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Emily Arbery

Moving & Handling Training

Emily, Bryony & 2 volunteers attended a moving & handling training today. Thanks to Carers in Southampton for inviting us. We picked up some excellent information & advice and aim to send some basics out to our volunteers shortly. We even got the name of the trainer and hope to book him for a future volunteer...
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West Valentine’s Tea Party

Wow – what a weekend this has been! Today we had 44 attendees, including 8 from St. Mark’s Church. That’s a total of 76 attending our Valentine’s tea parties across the weekend! It has been lovely meeting so many great personalities and was brilliant to see everyone interacting, especially those that got up and danced...
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East Valentine’s Tea Party

32 people came to our East Valentine’s themed Tea Party this afternoon. It was so lovely to meet some of the people that have been waiting for befrienders on our waiting list as well as those that are regulars to our events. Chloe from Timeless came to sing for us and was simply fabulous! Everyone...
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Funding from Sovereign

We’re delighted that Sovereign are sending us £2,280 to help us support our volunteers with further training and support sessions. More information will follow later but for now, we’re launching a survey for our volunteers to complete to help us provide the most useful resources.

February Volunteer Forums

We had two great sessions with our volunteers last Thursday and this evening. Huge thanks to Moraig who visited from the ‘Better Care’ team and helped us to think about noticing changes in our client’s conditions and what to do about it, as part of the ‘Look Out For Health’ campaign. The information and videos can...
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Dizziness Project Update

We mentioned last month that we were going to take part in a dizziness project with Southampton University. It involves using an online package to do balance retraining and has reportedly had very good success rates. We’re pleased to say this is now live. Do take a look at the website: https://balanceretraininghs.lifeguidewebsites.org/ This project is designed...
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Mental Health Discussion

This afternoon, we met with several other organisations and professionals to discuss how we could better the mental health support on offer across the City, as well as how we could boost attendance at these groups. It was great to all meet face-to-face and lots of ideas were shared, including a potential evening supper club!...
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Free Music Concerts

Are you aware that Southampton University’s music department put on regular free concerts? Perhaps you could take your client to one? Turner Sims Concert Hall Monday lunch time, 1pm. No need to book. St. Michaels’ Church SO14 2AT February 7 (voice) February 14 (organ) February 21 (violin & lute) February 28 (early vocal music) March...
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