Monthly Archives: March 2019

Community Update – March 2019

Issue content:

PCN Updates
Little Village
Yalding Centre – Computer Literacy Course
Time & Talents – Children and Families Clubs
St George the Martyr Charity
Other

 

PCN Updates 

  • Thank you to everyone that has read this bulletin – readership has doubled since the first bulletin was produced in October! We hope you have found them helpful! Any feedback to help us improve would be greatly appreciated.
  • There is a Care Navigation training module on Blue Stream that you might find useful. You may need to ask your administrator to add this to your profile.
  • Please note that there has been an update to the Time & Talents referral form. This should have been uploaded into your practice system, but please contact your Neighbourhood Coordinator should you have any problems.

 

Little Village

Priory Court Former Tenants Hall, Cheltenham Road, Nunhead, London, SE15 3BG

Little Village is like a foodbank, but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of five. They collect great quality donations and gift these on to local families dealing with challenging circumstances, including homelessness, unemployment, low wages and domestic violence.If you are a professional working with a parent – or family – who in your opinion is struggling to afford the basic essentials for their children, they would welcome your referral.  Visit the referral section on their website and complete the simple form.  Once they receive your referral, they will be in touch with an appointment for the family to visit their stockroom and collect the items they need.They offer appointments every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am – 2pm during term time. More information can be found on our website here.

 

Yalding Centre – Computer Literacy Course

95 Southwark Park Rd, London SE16 3TY

On Tuesday 12 March, the Yalding Centre will be hosting a computer literacy course. This will  cover basic computer skils, Microsoft Word, email account creation and internet safety. The leaflet can be found here. For further information please contact them on 0207 237 0860.Alternatively Citizen’s Advice offer a digital support drop-in session every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month between 11am-1pm. This is held at Neckinger TRA, 87 Spa Road, London, SE16 3QT. For further information, please see their leaflet.

 

Time & Talents – Children and Families Clubs

The Old Mortuary, St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JE 

Join Time & Talents for a variety of new free activities for parents and families! This range from social groups for parents, to crafts and activity groups for children. Please see their leaflet for more information on all the groups.Time & Talents has loads of other activities every week for kids & families, as well as lots of groups for adults & older adults. For full info please visit their web calendar.

 

St George the Martyr Charity

Marshall House, 66 Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1YT

St George the Martyr Charity provides support for older people who have limited financial means and live in the Borough, Bankside, Walworth and Newington neighbourhoods. The Charity is independent of the church and provides support to older people of all faiths and none.This includes social opportunities (holidays, day trips, theatre tickets), homecare services (hairdressing and nail care), grants and limited financial support. Some of these services are dependent on age and length of residency in the Charity’s area of benefit.Persons of 55 years and over can apply for grants for items and services that can improve their quality of life. Usually these are things such as items of furniture, ‘white goods’, bedding or winter clothing. But it could also be services such as decorating or gardening . The Charity has even provided grants to help people ‘declutter’ their homes. They will not provide grants for things that are the responsibility of a landlord or statutory body.If patients who attend your surgery would benefit from any of the above and are likely to be eligible for support, please either signpost or refer them to the Charity directly. Subject to individuals passing an initial eligibility test (which looks at their postcode, date of birth and general financial situation) the Charity will arrange a home visit to confirm their financial eligibility and discuss their individual needs.

Please email or call the charity on 020 7407 2994 (Monday to Thursday) or visit their website.

 

Other

  • Please see the flyer for the events being held in March by South London Cares. From chair yoga, to quizzes and choirs – there’s something for everyone.
  • Please see the Positive Ageing events being held at Blackfriars Settlement. Activities include lunch club and groups to help with your memory.