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6th January 2020

The next themed night at Didlebury Village Hall will be a Greek Isle Party night on Saturday 22 February from 7.30pm

 

6th January 2020

The next film screening at Diddlebury Village Hall is Downton Abbey on Thursday 23 January.

Doors open 7.15, film starts 7.45.

Click on the document below to view the poster and more details for this film.

18th December 2019

Local NHS health professionals are advising residents where to go to get medical help and advice when their GP practice is closed this festive period.

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are reminding people that although GP practices will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, there are other services available.

For anyone who needs urgent medical help or advice they can call NHS 111 for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or they can access the service online at 111.nhs.uk.

A number of pharmacies will be open for limited hours, on a rota on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Your pharmacist will be able to give you free advice on minor conditions and over-the-counter treatments.

You can also download the NHS App to check symptoms, book GP appointments during normal opening hours, and request repeat prescriptions.

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “Christmas is a busy time of year and that’s why it is really important people think about their healthcare needs.

“If you have a regular prescription, make sure you have enough to cover the festive period and you collect it in advance.

“Remember your local pharmacist can offer you free health advice without the need of an appointment, or if you are feeling unwell and need urgent health advice call NHS 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk.”

Dr Jo Leahy, Chair of Telford & Wrekin CCG, said: “We can all help ourselves stay well by making sure we have the essentials to treat minor coughs, colds and sore throats ready, to hand in our medicine cabinets. Please remember, as well as looking after yourself, to pop in and check on your elderly family, friends and neighbours too.”

For more information on what you can do to stay well this winter, please visit: www.nhs.uk/staywell.

18th December 2019

We have recently received some funding from Citizens Advice Bureau for the Big Energy Saving Network.  This means I am visiting various community groups across the county from now until the end of March offering free advice and information about reducing energy bills, switching suppliers and accessing help available to vulnerable households to help them stay warm and well over the winter months.

 I am looking for a couple of volunteers who can facilitate one or two  of these sessions in their local area.  The support being offered is helping people to understand their energy bills, demonstrating how much they can save by switching suppliers, tips on saving energy in the home and checking if they are eligible for any help eg. Warm home discount, Priority Services Register etc.

 I can provide training and all materials and factsheets.  Examples of groups to target are community coffee mornings, friendship groups, craft clubs, book groups, baby and toddler, IT support, carers support, exercise classes.

 So if you are interested in volunteering or if you know of a group that would benefit from a session then please get in touch.  This is a great project that will hopefully reach people who need a little extra help over winter to save money and keep warm.

 Let me know if you need any further info.

Elizabeth Thain

Membership Development Officer- Fuel Buying Scheme

01743 342 167

You can now join the Fuel Buying Scheme online by following the link below.

www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk/oilbuying

14th November 2019

Please click on the icon below to view the poster for this forthcoming film