Ex-army helpline

Ex-army helpline

A helpline for ex-soldiers who are experiencing poor mental health, after they have left the army starts today.

The helpline will be funded by the Ministry of Defence, and can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The helpline number is – 0800 323 4444

Wolverhampton Advocacy Service

Wolverhampton Advocacy Service

WAS is run by One Voice and provides a free advocacy service for disabled people, people with substance misuse issues, older people, and family carers.

Advocacy helps you to help yourself by providing information and support on a wide range of issues, like your care plan and services, benefits, legal rights, employment, housing, fuel bills, complaints and other issues that affect the lives of our service users.

You can contact WAS by email: kevin@wolvesadvocacy.uk  or telephone us during office hours 8.30-4.00 monday to Friday.

Appointments are available from 8.30am – 7pm during weekdays and also on Saturday mornings.

 

 

Lonliness – some help

Lonliness – some help

Over 70% of older people are lonely according to research published by the over 50s site gransnet. The poll also revealled that around half of those people who felt lonely have never told anyone about it.

If you are one of the silent majority who is feeling lonely, why not sign up to one of the wolves next step walks or events, or use our befriending service. We welcome any older or disabled people in wolverhampton plus their family neighbours – you can meet other people who understand just how you feel, and make new friends, and get some fresh air.

If you want to come on one of our walks – which start again in May – but feel a bit shy, you can contact us and Karen or Kevin will come and meet you, so you dont have to turn up by yourself.

If you want to turn up by yourself you will also be very welcome – come along and meet us, we want to meet new people and make friends!

 

Dementia Cafes

Dementia Cafes

The Alzheimer’s Society, in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council, holds Dementia Cafes in the city. Wolverhampton’s Dementia Cafes are a monthly meeting for people with dementia or memory loss, their families and friends.

The monthly gathering aims to provide a safe, welcoming environment for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers in the company of other carers, volunteers and health and social care professionals.

It offers emotional support, information and the opportunity for people living with the impact of a dementia to talk about their situation. There is usually a presentation by a professional or local organisation and occasionally entertainment such as live music.

Meetings are open to anyone with memory problems or dementia and their families, friends or carers, and refreshments are available free of charge.

These are the dementia cafe meeting places and details:

Linden House Café

Where: Linden House, Tettenhall Road, WV6 0DD

When: 1st Tuesday 10am – 12pm

Wednesfield Community Café

Where: Wednesfield Community Centre, Well Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 1XT

When: 2nd Tuesday 10am-12pm

Beautiful Memories / Suhanni Yaadein

Where: Bob Jones Community Hub & Healthy Living Centre, Bromley Street, Blakenhall,  Wolverhampton WV2 3AS

When: 2nd Wednesday  10.30am – 12.30pm

 

Pendeford Café

Where: Pendeford Medical Centre, Whitburn Close, Pendeford, WV9 5NJ

When: 3rd Tuesday  2pm- 4pm

 

**new venue** Wolverhampton Archives **new venue**

Where: Molineux Hotel Building, Whitmore Hill, WV1 1SF

When: 3rd Thursday   10.30- 12.30

Memory Lane

Where: Heath Town SCW, East Park Church, Brooklands Parade, WV1 2ND

When: Last Thursday 10am – 12pm

 

Wolverhampton Carers’ Forum

Wolverhampton Carers’ Forum

Are you a carer?
Would you like to be involved in the Wolverhampton Carers Forum?

You can be involved with :

decision making
raising awareness of care issues
helping to arrange events for carers

Have your say about carers services and register your interest now.

For further information please contact:

Carer Support Team
City of Wolverhampton Council
Blossom’s fold, off North Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4HJ
Or
call them on 01902 553409
email: carer.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk

check out the website: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/carers