Positive Living Group …trainer Debra McCallion reflects on how participants are coping during lockdown The Positive Living Group are all doing incredibly well despite the challenges they are being faced with. With workshops postponed all were phoned and all were demonstrating a high level of emotional resilience as you would hope! (they have been listeningContinue reading Positive Living Group update from Debra
Chorlton Good Neighbours: Positive Living Lockdown Tips Our life coach Debra has been speaking with 20 of the regular members of the Positive Living Group, to get their ideas on how they are coping with the current situation. Here are the ideas that people have suggested which you may find useful as well. Keep toContinue reading Positive Living Group’s Lockdown Tips
A report by DEMOS (2019) found that 6m older people (55+) are physically inactive and of those 50% are completely inactive, doing no exercise whatsoever. This costs the NHS over £90m per year and lead to a lot of older people having fall and not being able to get out and about in the communityContinue reading Exercise – 10today and can you spot Bernard
Dear Good Neighbour Many of you took the trouble to ring or email to say thank you for last letter so I have printed off some different exercises for you to try out, as well as included some tips from the Positive Living Group members which will help get us through the next couple ofContinue reading Easter letter 2020 from Helen
Stories of Our Lives goes online! Stories of our Lives facilitator Jolene writes: Changing times have called for changing methods of communication and so the storytelling group has started to experiment with meeting up online! Our first session in March was very much a trial and error process, with lots of laughing at ourselves andContinue reading Stories of Our Lives goes online!
This statement is from Joanne Roney Chief Executive at MCC, Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of the Council (Executive Member for the VCSE), and Claire Yarwood, Acting Chief Accountable Officer at Manchester Health & Care Commissioning (MHCC). The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) is, and will continue to be, a vital part ofContinue reading Message about the voluntary sector from Mcr City Council
A BIG BIG THANK YOU to all Chorlton Good Neighbours volunteers and staff who, this past week, have supported local older people by : collecting prescriptions for them Doing shopping Making telephone calls to check they are ok taking emergency shopping packs out ( thank you Morrisons) knocked at the door to check how peopleContinue reading BIG THANK YOU to all Chorlton Good Neighbours volunteers and staff
Chorlton Good Neighbours, Wilbraham St Ninians Church , Egerton Rd south, M21 0XJ Tel 881-2925 email : firstname.lastname@example.org 24.03.20 Dear Good Neighbour I thought you might appreciate a little note as CGN wants to keep in touch with you and offer our support in these challenging times, especially as most of you will be stayingContinue reading Update from Helen, CGN coordinator, 27-03-20
We are very grateful for people inquiring about helping out and volunteering with Chorlton Good Neighbours during this COVID-19 crisis. However, for the moment we are focusing on getting a sense of what local need is and who might be needing some support. Volunteers who are already with CGN, ( DBS checked and trainedContinue reading Offers of help & the COVID-19 crisis
Dear Volunteer I am so sorry I have not been in touch before but I have been waiting to give you some up to date information. Even if I send something out to you today and tomorrow, it could change again but I know you will be prepared for that, and act accordingly. As youContinue reading A message to our volunteers about the Coronavirus
This relatively new project is beginning to get well established , with two sessions taking place on the last Saturday morning of both January and February. Focused around a different theme each time , older members of CGN are paired with local writers (some also from CGN ) who listen to and record their memoriesContinue reading Stories of our Lives – an update
The day trips remain as popular as ever, particularly if it involves a nice meal some where and a coach ride that is no more than an hour away. Former trustee Marc Grundy found a brilliant pub in Mellor , and so a full coach load of 51 went there mid February for aContinue reading Trip to the Devonshire Arms , Mellor
As well as the usual visits from our Hear to Help colleagues and nurse Eileen , CGN has also welcomed plenty of other local colleagues and visitors to Thursday coffee mornings. This is so valuable as our older residents and volunteers have a chance to gain information about what else is going on locally orContinue reading Thursday coffee mornings during January and February.
Setting up a Neighbourhood Care Organisation in Ardwick Chorlton Good Neighbours were invited to give a talk to a group who are interested in setting up a community care group in the Longsight & Ardwick area of Manchester, bur focusing on Ardwick initially. As CGN has survived (and thrived) for over 50 years we areContinue reading Setting up a neighbourhood care organisation
Just a reminder about next Thursday 6th Feb talk by Steve Little on the forgotten burial grounds of Manchester. All welcome at 1.30pm here in the main hall at Wilbraham St Ninians Church. Other pieces of information which you might find useful: Next Monday 3rd Feb : Positive Living Group with Life Coach, Debra McCallionContinue reading Good Neighbours History Group 1.30pm Thurs 6th Feb