The latest newsletter for the Office of Gloucestershire Police Commissioner has been released. To access a copy please use the link below
If you would like some creative respite and the camaraderie and support
of others who have “been there”
Macmillan Cancer Support are offering a different kind of Support called Flourish
on Tuesdays from 9th Jan 2018 at:
Museum in the Park, Stroud
9:30 – 11:30
GL11 Community Hub, Cam
13:30 – 15:30
If someone you know might benefit from Flourish, please:
or call 03000 200 102
For further details please use the link below.
Our annual Christmas celebration is being held at Gloucester Cathedral on 8th December at 2pm!
For further information please use the link below.
There will be an Information Day for the Over Sixties, their Families and Carers
on Monday 27th November 2017
Registration from 10.30am for 11.00am until 3.30pm
at Forest Green Rovers,
Another Way, Nailsworth, GL6 0FG
For further details please use the link below
Forest of Dean Community Hospital Consultation Meetings for Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations will be held on:
Monday 6th November From 1pm to 2:30pm
At Bream Community centre
Tuesday 14th November from 3pm to 4:30pm
At Huntley Vilage Hall
With Cheryl Haswell (Gloucester Care Services and Matron at Dilke and Lydney Hospital)
Jackie Jenkins (Community Manager for the Forest of dean)
Find out more about proposals for the future of community hospitals in the Forest of dean and give feedback
If you have a diagnosed lung condition, and would like to learn how to improve your breath control & confidence, as well as have fun and meet new people, come along to Singing for Breathing.
So why Singing for Breathing?
There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your health & wellbeing. If you have a lung condition, research also suggests that singing can:
• reduce your feelings of being short of breath. By strengthening the muscles you use when you breathe, you learn to breathe more slowly and deeply
• help you to feel more in control of your breathing
• increase the strength of your voice
• improve your posture
• increase your lung capacity
• boost your body’s response to infection
• reduce your use of medication when you have a flare-up
The singing and breathing session lasts an hour, and there’s time to have a cuppa and a chat afterwards as well.
From September 2017, the Gloucester CCG is funding people with a diagnosis of COPD to attend 12 consecutive sessions of Singing for Breathing for free. People with other breathing difficulties are also welcome, and invited to contribute a donation of up to £3 a session.
Come along and give it a go!
For more information, contact: Kirsty Abraham
What the Lydney Singing for Breathing Singers have said:
“It’s beneficial to my breathing.”
“I’m finding I can hold my outbreath for longer than I expected.”
“It does me a deal of good.”
“Nice being with people with similar health problems.”
Where: Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane,
Lydney GL15 5AT
When: (Summer/autumn 2017) Thursdays, from 2 pm.
For further details use the link below
Please find below a link to information from Bev Hemming of Community Connexions regarding a Community Transport Consultation that is due to be undertaken by the Dept. of Transport.
A new Care Guide has been produced by Care Choices.
To access this guide please click on the link below
One of Life’s big questions Is toleration of ‘other’ still a British value?
Do you have ideas and opinions but want to know more than the newspapers or television tells you?
Do you want to find out more about what other people think, and why they think that?
When is this happening? Wednesday 18th October 2017 6.45 to 8.30 pm
and the venue? Council Chamber, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham
for full details please use the link below.
Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group have been working together, with community partners, to integrate the Village and Community Agent service with the Social prescribing service.
For further details please use the following link