SUMMER 2018

   
 
 


NEWS

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Association of Carers Talk and Support Service helps carer fulfil his childhood dream.

Ron was caring for his wife Maureen, who has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. When the caring situation became increasingly difficult for Ron, he made the extremely difficult decision that his wife should go into permanent respite care.

Ron has been receiving regular telephone calls, as part of the Association of Carers ‘Talk & Support’ service. Our volunteer, Jane, provided supportive and cheering telephone calls to Ron. Discussing local groups Ron could join, to help reduce Ron’s isolation.

During one weekly conversation they were discussing what Ron had always wanted to do during his life. This was to fly a Spitfire, as his brother had been involved in the design of this aircraft. Jane looked into flights in East Sussex and found the information for Ron.

Ron had his Spitfire flight on 13/11/2017 and was thrilled.

Ron kindly wrote about his experience and shared some photographs of the day:

‘I was born in 1936, at Maynards Green, Horam. Plenty of fields and animals, loads of memories of the Battle of Britain—seeing the dog fights—Spitfires always the best.

After leaving school at 15, I worked on a farm until I was 18, then was called up for National Service, but signed on for 3 years in the RAF. After training, I was posted to RAF Tangmere in West Sussex. I loved every minute of it. I was able to meet a lot of the Battle of Britain pilots. In August 1956 I went to Cyprus with Tangmere Wing (Suez Campaign).

I left the RAF in 1957 and went back to farming until 1970. I retired in 2012 to look after my wife, Maureen, who has Alzheimer’s .

My childhood dream was to have a flight in a Spitfire. I booked a flight on the 13th November 2017 and flew out from Goodwood. I was allowed to take over the controls and fly the plane. An experience I will never forget.’

You can find out more about the Association of Carers and their work here: http://associationofcarers.org.uk/


Rotherfield at Heart

East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV), in partnership with Rotherfield St Martin, are delighted to have received a grant of £5,000 from the Big Lottery Fund for a pilot project, Rotherfield at Heart, that tackles social isolation in Rotherfield.

The project will consist of a programme of activities and events and a community survey between July and September, to involve residents in driving positive change in the community, turning their ideas in-to action.
You can find out more about the activities including the  PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT, at the Courtyard Cafe on Thursday 12th July, 5.30pm-6.30pm here: http://www.escv.org.uk/portfolio/rotherfieldatheart



East Sussex Joint Strategic Needs and Assets Assessment

The East Sussex Joint Strategic Needs and Assets Assessment is available at www.eastsussexjsna.org.uk. The site contains both local and national resources for those who commission, provide or use health and social care services in East Sussex.
On the site you will find:
• data in the form of scorecards
• area summaries
• local needs assessments
• profiles that compare our local data with national data
• overview reports and briefings that pull information from a wide range of sources into one document
• ....and much much more

The site is added to regularly, so to keep up-to-date please subscribe to a short monthly email alert here www.eastsussexjsna.org.uk/subscribe


EVENTS

Eastbourne Pride 2018

Eastbourne Pride comes to town on Saturday July 21 2018.  It’s an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate diversity and families.  The organiser, BourneOut LGBT, invites everyone to join in.

The parade sets off at 11am from the Southern Water Wastewater Treatment Plant at Langney Point Car Park on Prince William Parade.  The parade will pass along the promenade to the car park at the side of Fort Fun where it will cross Royal Parade and continue into Princes Park.  The walk will be at a slow pace and take approximately 35mins.  The celebration will continue in Princes Park from 11:45am-6pm.
Find out more information here: http://www.eastbournepride.co.uk/





Wrap for Carers

If you are an unpaid carer, supporting someone who couldn't manage without your help, attending a WRAP group for carers will provide you with the opportunity to explore safe and simple tools that you can use to maintain your wellbeing and support you when you are facing challenges. WRAP provides you with a framework which can support you in every part of your life.

The courses run for six sessions, usually weekly, meeting for up to 3 hours each session. There is a maximum of 10 people in a group and the groups are closed.

These courses are funded through the East Sussex County Council Commissioning Grants Prospectus and are free of charge. Booking is essential. Please complete and return an application form to secure your place on a course.

NEWHAVEN – WRAP for Carers – starts July 2018 Venue: Newhaven Wellbeing Centre, Summerhayes, Marshall Lane, Newhaven BN9 9RB Start date: Monday, 30 July 2018 Session dates: 30 July, 6 August, 13 August, 20 August, [1 week break], 3 September, 10 September Session time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm How to book: Download an application form from the Coastal Wellbeing website

WRAP for Mental Health & Wellbeing

WRAP is a simple, safe tool that anyone can use to enhance their wellbeing and help deal with life's challenges. Attending a WRAP group will provide you with the opportunity to explore safe and simple tools that you can use to maintain your wellbeing and support you when you are facing challenges. WRAP provides you with a framework which can support you in every part of your life.

Our courses are for anyone wanting to explore their mental health and wellbeing. WRAP can also be helpful for people with physical long term conditions who may also be experiencing mental health issues such as low level depression, anxiety and stress.

The courses run for six sessions, usually weekly, meeting for up to 3 hours each session. There is a maximum of 10 people in a group and the groups are closed.

NEWHAVEN – WRAP for Mental Health & Wellbeing – starts July 2018 **fully booked**

Venue: Newhaven Wellbeing Centre, Summerhayes, Marshall Lane, Newhaven BN9 9RB

Start date: Monday, 30 July 2018 Session dates: 30 July, 6 August, 13 August, 20 August, [1 week break], 3 September, 10 September Session time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Booking: Please contact us to put your name on the waiting list

EASTBOURNE – WRAP for Mental Health & Wellbeing – starts July 2018

Venue: Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre, Brightview, 6 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne BN21 1DG

Start date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Session dates: 31 July, 7 August, 14 August, 21 August, [1 week break], 4 September, 11 September

Session time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Booking: Please contact a member of staff at Eastbourne Wellbeing Centre Tel. 01323 405 330

UCKFIELD - WRAP for Mental Health & Wellbeing - starts September 2018

Venue: Uckfield Wellbeing Centre, Bellbrook Centre, Bell Lane, Uckfield TN22 1QL

Start date: Date to be confirmed

Session dates:TBC

Session time: 10:00am to 1:00pm

Booking: Please contact a member of staff at the Bellbrook Centre on 01825 760 684


Health and Wellbeing Board

All information relating to the Health and Wellbeing Board can be found here. The next meeting will take place on 17th July 2018 and will be webcast live.


 
 
 
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