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Carers Health Fair No Smoking Day The Aspire Project Mental Health services for prisoners in Wales Review of weekly maximum charge Change lives with Heart Matters People and Places

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Wednesday 5th of March at Acton Community Resource Centre, Overton Way, Wrexham 10am-1.30pm. Feel free to drop in any time.

Opportunity for carers to have a free health check, take part in taster session (like dancing), free massage and information on services available in Wrexham

For more information contact Wrexham Carers Service on 0800 276 1070 or e-mail carers@avow.org

No Smoking Day

Wednesday 12th of March 2014, 10am-3pm at Queens Square, Wrexham

Come along to our No Smoking Market.

Get advice and information about quitting smoking from:

  • Caia Park Health Partnership
  • Communities First
  • BCHU Maternity Services
  • Community Pharmacies
  • Health Screening
  • Fire Service who will have a famous fire man with them.
  • Fresh Start
  • Stop Smoking Wales

Free Quit Kits will be available on the day.

Free Quit Kits will also be available from Grosvenor Road Clinic between 1st and 12th of March 2014.

For more information you can also visit:

www.nosmokingday.org.uk or www.stopsmokingwales.com

Aspire is a new project to support young parents aged 14-25 years in Flintshire and Wrexham. Aspire will work together to identify areas of personal, practical and parenting skills which they can enhance to enable them to develop both as parents and individuals.

Young parents can self-referral to the project.

For more information please contact project co-ordinator laura.williams2@barnados.org.uk or phone Barnado’s Cymru Compass on 01978 315130.

Start of consultation: 13/01/2014

End of consultation: 24/02/2014

This was a commitment we made in our ‘Together for Mental Health’ strategy document.

Overview

The Welsh Government is wishing to consult about how Mental Health services are delivered in Prisons across Wales. The context of this consultation is based on the Welsh Governments commitment, set out within its ‘Together for Mental Health’ strategy, to the health and well-being of offenders, and prisoners in particular.

Your views are sought on the Policy Implementation Guidance and in particular the importance placed on delivering the Welsh Governments requirements set out within the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

Your views are sought in particular to the importance placed on delivering requirements contained within the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.

Please follow the link for more information:

http://new.wales.gov.uk/consultations/healthsocialcare/prisoner/?lang=en

Start of consultation: 07/02/2014

End of consultation: 07/03/2014

This is in respect of people who are required to pay for the non-residential social services they receive.

Welsh Government asking you to consider:

  • a proposal to increase the weekly maximum charge from £50 to £55 per week from April 2014; and
  • a proposal to increase the weekly maximum charge from £55 to £60 per week from April 2015.

The weekly maximum charge was introduced by the Welsh Government as part of the First Steps Improvement Package in April 2011.

This introduced more consistency in the charges local authorities make for the non-residential social services they provide.

For more information and how to respond follow the link below

http://new.wales.gov.uk/consultations/healthsocialcare/charge/?lang=en

Heart Matters is free memebership service designed to support you and your patients. Join other healthcare professionals who already benefit from Heart Matters and are inspiring their patients to live with a healthier heart.

Change your life now. Join Heart Matters for free support.

Visit British Heart Foundations website for more details http://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-we-can-help/information/heart-matters/heart-matters-hcps.aspx

A new and exciting project delivering services across the North Wales locality to include Wrexham and Flintshire.

The project will deliver a range of informal and formal learning opportunities for people with dementia and their carers.

For more information please contact:

Keeley Bird, Group Co-ordinator for Wrexham and Flintshire on 01352 700724 or email: keeley.bird@alzheimers.org.uk

‘Try Something New’

Supporting people with dementia to participate in leisure and social activities.

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