Help To Care App
Caring for someone due to illness, disability or old age?
The Free Help to Care app is a simple-to-use tool developed to provide all carers with clear advice, guides, training and local service information.
We want to make sure you find the right help if you’re concerned about someone in your care.
The app is currently only available for carers in Kent & Medway, but we hope to expand this useful tool to other areas soon.
Created by local care professionals, the Help to Care app has features to help you on-the-go. From learning who is at risk of pressure sores, to checking where to get help if someone has symptoms of a urine infection.
NHS Help to Care app features:
• Handy tools to help you quickly find when and where to seek medical advice
• Useful advice articles and guides in one place, to help you on-the-go
• A range of training materials and videos to help you too
The NHS Help to Care app is a tool to help support carers in the invaluable work they do.
FITNESS FOR ALL
FITNESS FOR ALL
FROM 16TH AUGUST, 2021
Join us every Monday Morning @11am – 12.45 at
St Radigunds Community Centre, Dover, Kent,
First 4 sessions free then £3 per session
Choose to take part in fitness activities
Meet new people and make new friends
Sit and chat with group members and our GroupMotivators
Try new food and drinks for free
Get in touch to find out more:
Or call Nicky on 07917 435299
Patients of Buckland Surgery, Peter Street Surgery and Tara Surgery
All three Surgeries, Buckland Medical Centre, Tara and Peter Street Surgery have been working collaboratively together for the past seven years. Now we feel the time is right to merge all three surgeries. This will take effect as from 23rd April 2021. We would like to reassure our patients that all services currently provided will remain the same at all three sites.
Covid-19 vaccination programme
Includes Us 2 Support Groups After Easter 2021
Includes Us 2 is a parent driven charity providing services for disabled children and their families, in the areas of Ashford, Dover and Shepway.
Due to the current need for increased social distancing measures, Includes Us 2 will be offering a series of “Zoom Time” support groups over the next few months instead of our usual face to face meetings. “Zoom Time” provides a relaxed and informal space for parents & carers of children with a disability or a special educational need to get together “virtually” and access information and support. Speakers are regularly invited to these sessions to provide information and advice about specialist services.
Bump, Births and Beyond
A new NHS website has launched in Kent and Medway to help expectant parents make informed choices about their maternity care.
Bump, Birth and Beyond brings together information about local maternity services into one place for the first time, to make it easier for women to find out about antenatal care, post-natal care and options for giving birth.
The website was developed by the Local Maternity System (LMS), with feedback from local women and families, and working closely with midwives, clinicians, health visitors, local Maternity Voices Partnership representatives and partner organisations. It follows recommendations from the Better Births national review. which sets out a vision for safer, more personalised maternity services in England.
Developing Kent and Medway maternal mental health services
The Local Maternity System is working with TONIC to conduct interviews and surveys with women and their partners who have experienced birth trauma or loss. This is to support the roll-out of maternal mental health services across Kent and Medway, following the pilot project currently running in east Kent: Thrive: Psychological Support for Birth Trauma and Loss. Further information for patients is available on the new Bump, Birth and Beyond maternity services website and the KMCCG website.
Community Services in Dover (updated 17th March 2021)
Dover District Council are pleased to provide the Support Services List to the public.
Created in collaboration with Health and Social Care providers, Voluntary sector, Community groups and Department for Work & Pensions it is designed to provide a useful list of information such as:
- Key contacts
- Emergency Food
- Access to Cash Options
- Shopping, Prescriptions and Meals
- Food shops & wholesalers delivering locally
- Mental Health support
- Carer Support and Special Needs
- Older People's Services
- Young People's Services
- Miscellaneous Community Support
- Community Safety
- Benefits, Jobs & Debt
- Utilities, Council Tax and Dover District Council services
- Local Housing Providers
- Emergency Health & Patient Transport
The full list can be viewed here Services in Dover Newsletter_ Edition 17.pdf and can be printed.
If you would like to be included in the next Support Services list please contact the Community Services Team at Dover District Council.