The Forum members were obviously impressed by the well dressings at Tissington. Here’s another well dressing picture with a short description of the intricacies involved in achieving the magical result.
The Forum members always enjoy a day trip and the visit to Tissington to see the well dressings was no exception. Fortunately the weather was lovely and sunny, so visitors were able to make the most of the local attractions, such as the church on the hill and the Methodist Chapel, as well as other facilities. Continue reading
Frosty mornings means scraping car windows and warming the engine before driving off. However, take care and do to leave your vehicle unattended or it could be someone else driving off in it, instead of you!
This booklet was inspired by and created with the words of people with dementia to give readers ideas on how to make the lives of people with dementia more pleasant, allowing them to be more socially included and no longer feeling alone. The booklet was created with funding support from the Life Changes Trust. You can download the booklet and an accompanying film .
Linda Ellis’ poem ‘The Dash’ appears on the February page of Gracious Street’s Grapevine magazine. It is an inspiring poem about how to live one’s life. To read the poem click here. To read about the author Linda Ellis, follow this link. (If you can’t read it, increase the contrast by highlighting the text (click in the text and then press Ctrl A)).
St Marks Church in Harrogate has produced a report called Minding the Gaps.
This comprehensive survey of the unmet social needs of the Harrogate area is now available online at http://smch.org.uk/minding-the-gaps-2/
End of life care could be improved for up to 355,000 people a year in England, according to a report published recently by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. The report highlights tragic cases where people’s suffering could have been avoided or lessened with the right care and treatment, as they approached the end of their lives.
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman makes final decisions on complaints about the NHS in England, including where there is a dispute about what happened. The Ombudsman service identified a range of issues with end of life care from its casework. Continue reading
The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service in North Yorkshire is provided by Cloverleaf Advocacy. The service is available to anyone who is a resident of North Yorkshire. The NHS Complaints Advocacy Service is for those who wish to have support to make a Complaint about a service they have received from the NHS. The service is free, confidential and independent.
HARCVS is in the process of setting up a voluntary car driver service for Harrogate, Knaresborough and the surrounding villages which will provide a door-to-door service on non-urgent journeys for essential trips, as well as to attend medical appointments, lunch clubs, day centres etc. We anticipate it will be operational by the end of the summer.
Those of you who took part in the library consultation, in February of this year, will be eager to read the results. Click Library consultation update to find out the latest news.