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Serving the Essex Coastal Town of Brightlingsea

Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Elderly

 

The councillor responsible for Welfare & Services for the Elderly is Jayne Chapman.

Reports on these services can be found below.

Welfare and Services for the Elderly – August 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

I attended the summer garden party at Quenby on Friday 12th and Well House Residential  Home summer fete on Saturday 13th. I met with CHP Housing Options who have properties throughout Essex and offer a wide range of housing options.  They deal with transfers, exchanges, shared ownership, Right to Buy and rented accommodation. There newest estate they are working in is Bockings Elm.

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Welfare and Services for the Elderly – July 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

On Wednesday 5th July I attended the Lipton Foundation Sailing week held at Brightlingsea Sailing Club. This was with a school from Jaywick who had been selected by the Lipton Foundation under the “Buoyed Up” scheme to promote welfare and well being and to build confidence in young children. The results in the children were really visible, taking many of them with problems to be much more confident, holding conversations with adults and respecting themselves and the adults around them. Although invited as Brightlingsea Councillor...

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Welfare and Services for the Elderly – June 2016

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

I attended the opening of the new nursing care wing at Silver Springs on Friday 27th May and have been invited back to see the whole home again since it has now changed hands to Care UK. Working with community agents with 2 residents who needed equipment and help to claim attendance allowances. Attended the ordination of Sandie Hicks from the Baptist Church.

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February 2016 – Welfare and Services for the elderly

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

I have been working with a local family and Swan Care. They needed a new central heating tank and Swan managed to get them a £700 grant towards the work. I was involved in a forced entry where we found a resident had fallen and broken her leg, this came to our attention by a neighbour who had checked up on them after reading the “the do you know where your neighbour is” leaflet.

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January 2016 – Services for Older People

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

There has been some misunderstanding in the newspapers about Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Careline Service and the possible introduction of a lifting service for Careline customers who have a fall and need help to get them up on their feet again. Therefore, I felt it is only right to clear the matter up. TDC Careline provides support services that help residents to live their lives as independently as possible, providing products such as monitored pill dispensers, temperature monitors and epilepsy sensors. When a resident has a fall the...

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December 2015 – Services for Older People

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

I have had a meeting with the Lloyds Bank Managers who have confirmed that Brightlingsea Branch will not be closing. A lot of banks and not just Lloyds have reduced their hours with Barclays following at St Johns Colchester and their branch at the University closing altogether. I have asked them to reply to the Council letter to confirm the emails I was shown. I have had a lot of contact with Adult Social Care over the last few weeks with local residents either needing more equipment or assessment of their needs. We had an emergency with a...

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November 2015 – Services for Older People

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Family support Brightlingsea celebrated their 25th birthday with a special meal on Friday 16th October, where their patron David Bellamy and his wife Rosemary attended. David Bellamy bought down some of his t-shirt and sweatshirts that had been used when he was filming. These were sold at the lunch and over £100 was raised. The Town Council has been informed they will no longer be able to supply hearing aid batteries to the public. People will have to go to the hospital or get them by post. We have written to protest at this outcome and are...

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October 2015 – Services for Older People

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Welfare cuts are due to come into force from April 2016, the most you can get when all your benefits are added together is £20,000 outside London, slightly more when your in London. For single people it will be £13,400 outside London. Some people are already being re interviewed regarding befits and rent allowances. If you earn over £30,000, you may find your rent going up also. Have been involved with 2 local residents and had a care package and equipment put into place. Attended a meeting about setting up a food bank in Brightlingsea. This...

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September 2015 – Services for Older People

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Have had a meeting with Careline and 2 residents have had Careline fitted. After conversations with the Alzheimer Association we are now working towards medical bracelets, where information can be engraved with residents contact numbers for safety. Have been asked to help work with a group to organise a local food bank, meeting and presentation by Colchester food bank later in month.

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July 2015 – Services for Older People

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Social Services have invited me to attend an assessment with a local resident to show me the process of work and the stages they have to go through to get equipment and a care package in place. This also showed how residents that qualify for help with care can use their money to pay individuals to help them without having to go through a care company. Wednesday 24th attend the Co-op Woman’s Guild, there are great changes to the way the Guild gets their funding and they have to prove they are viable. Tuesday 14th July attended a meeting with...

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