Pages Navigation Menu

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 & Services for the Elderly – June 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

The CHAPS day proved to be very successful with about 120 men being seen and just over 20 other having to be sent away as all the sessions were full. 3 aneurisms were found, 1 gall bladder problem, 3 severely diabetic results and 1 borderline and 6 prostate severe and quite a few who have to be retested. We have been asked to hold one again next year.   Careline has now started its lifting service, but is working with Colchester while they train their staff. It took longer than anticipated to start this service as they had trouble...

read more

Welfare & Services for the Elderly – May 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

The loop system has been serviced and was found to be in good condition. The only problem that was found was the volume was up to high and this could have caused a problem with people wearing hearing aids. Julie was given a demonstration and found if you wear a hearing aid you can hear what is being said right to the middle of the car park. It has been advised that the loop system is turned off during confidential debates as we have been informed that a member of the public was recording outside the back window during our last meeting....

read more

Welfare and Services for the Elderly – April 2017

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 in Welfare & Services for the Elderly

Tendring Mental Health has now changed its name to Summit after grant funding to improve and progress its services, working more on a one to one basis with families. The funding also enables them to go more into the community and work with families. The Mens CHAPS Day is booked for May 26th Friday at the YMCA hall. Appointments are being made from 10am to 1pm and can be pre booked on https://chaps2.simplybook.me/ and walk in from 1.30pm to 4pm. There will be AAA screening, NHS health checks and PSA checks. On Tuesday 25th April I will be...

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

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.

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more