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Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care
We are a charity set up to help bereaved people to understand
their grief and cope with their loss. We provide information, one to
one support and offer advice, education and training services. We
also have a specialist Children & Young People Team.
If you would like to volunteer to support bereaved people, help on
our Area Committee or with publicity and fundraising please
contact us.
For help or information please telephone your local Branch:
Ipswich 01473 230888 North Suffolk & Great Yarmouth 01502 722234
Suffolk Coastal 01394 670770 West Suffolk 01284 767674
Further information can be found at www.cruse.org.uk, www.suffolkcruse.co.uk or email
suffolk@cruse.org.uk
“I felt my counselling with my volunteer was very helpful indeed, at a time when I felt isolated
and at times desperate”.

Advice from NHS for you to pass on to clients

Our doctors, nurses and paramedics are under a lot of pressure today, and they are asking for your help. 

Most of the people we are seeing at the hospital’s Emergency Departments and at the GP surgeries need a lot of time to make sure they are treated well. This is not unusual – people who are already quite ill get a lot sicker during the colder winter months. 
  • There are lots of coughs and colds about now. If a patient has been told they have a breathing issue, like asthma or allergies, get them to ask for help for their cough or cold early by asking their pharmacist. 
  • Drinking eight cups of water during a day can stop bladder infections – which stops people falling over and injuring themselves or becoming confused. 
We would appreciate if you would highlight these key points. You will help the person in front of you be proactive and encourage them to call for help if they need it.
 

FIND OUT HOW THEY’RE FEELING

In addition to asking “How are you today?” consider asking directly about their health “How is your health today. Are you feeling well?”

If they are feeling unwell or have concerns about their health, encourage them to make an appointment with their GP. A GP can deal with a health issue before it gets serious and requires a hospital admission or stay. Let them know the GP is ready and willing to help them. If you are able, check with them that they’ve made the appointment.
 

OFFER REASSURANCE

There is a Suffolk-based 24-hour medical helpline, NHS 111, which can offer help, advice and guidance on urgent medical matters. This means that when the GP surgery is closed and it’s not a life-threatening emergency, then they should call NHS 111. Calls are free and will be answered by a trained health advisor. This service will advise on the best course of action and will organise a visit by the out-of-hours GP if needed.
 

ENSURE THEY ARE DRINKING ENOUGH WATER

We all know how common a problem falls are to elderly people, and many end up in A&E because they’ve fallen over. Not drinking enough fluid can result in dehydration, low blood pressure, urinary tract infections and confusion – all increasing the risk of a fall.

Make sure they are drinking enough fluids. 6 – 8 glasses of non-alcoholic fluid are recommended each day. It doesn’t only have to be water that they drink. Fluids can include water, tea, coffee and soup. Encourage them to have small sips of fluid throughout the day.
 

TACKLE THEIR FEAR OF FALLING

The fear of falling can often cause a great deal of stress and anxiety, especially to an older person who has previously had a fall. GPs can help by carrying out a falls assessment test which check the person’s balance and walking.  If they’re worried about falling encourage them to talk with the GP.

Helpful links

Please remember that 999 & A&E are for emergencies only.
Otherwise call NHS 111 for help & advice.
 

Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care

We are a charity set up to help bereaved people to understand

their grief and cope with their loss. We provide information, one to

one support and offer advice, education and training services. We

also have a specialist Children & Young People Team.

If you would like to volunteer to support bereaved people, help on

our Area Committee or with publicity and fundraising please

contact us.

For help or information please telephone your local Branch:

Ipswich 01473 230888 North Suffolk & Great Yarmouth 01502 722234

Suffolk Coastal 01394 670770 West Suffolk 01284 767674

Further information can be found at www.cruse.org.uk, www.suffolkcruse.co.uk or email

suffolk@cruse.org.uk

“I felt my counselling with my volunteer was very helpful indeed, at a time when I felt isolated

and at times desperate”.

 

 

Minutes 81 - October 2016

 

Agenda December 2016

 

 

2016/2017 collection dates:

BDC - A4 Colour

 

Allotments Available in Whatfield

 

As from 19th October there will be several full plots and one half plot available for rent.

Prices are:

Full plot is £15.00 for residents of the Village and £20 for non-residents per annum

Half Plot is £7.50 for residents of the Village and £10.00 for non-residents per annum

For more information or agreement/contract

Please contact Lynn King on 01473809399

Agenda October 2016

Minutes 80 July 2016

Agenda July 2016

Minutes No: 79 April 2016

 

Calling all Villagers in Whatfield!

Villagers of Whatfield, both new and established, may not be aware of the many opportunities to get involved in the life of the village and play a rewarding role in our community.

 We urgently need volunteers to join our village committees so that we can continue to organise events and maintain the smooth running of the Village Hall.

Would you be willing to give up some of your time and help us in any of the following ways?

  • The Community Council needs more members in order to run fund-raising events, such as the recent very successful ‘Violet’s Time for Tea’ and the Summer Fete. The Council meets once every 2 months at the Village Hall.

 

  • The Village Hall Management Committee, which ensures the smooth running of the Village Hall and also meets once every 2 months , would also welcome more members.
  • Even if you can’t make a regular commitment to join a Committee would you be able to man one of our stalls at the upcoming Summer Fete on Saturday 2nd July? 
  • Could you help at any of our other forthcoming events such as the Craft Fair on 2nd October and the Wine and Cheese Evening on 15th October ?
  • Finally we need more volunteers to man the bar in the Village Hall, either on a Friday night or when the Hall has been booked for a party or special event.

If you feel you can help in any way please contact Chris Dray, Secretary of the Community Council, on 01473 399215 or Bobbie Smith, Chairman of the Management Committee, on 01473 824090

We look forward to hearing from you!

  VIOLETS TIME FOR TEA

Thank you to everyone who came and made Violets Time for Tea celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday such a success.

 

 

 

HISTORY OF CONSERVATION IN WHATFIELD.

In 1983 when the Church decided to sell off some of its Glebe land including Buckles meadow a well attended meeting of villagers decided they wanted to preserve the land which had always been a meadow and never ploughed. £4500 was raised and together with a grant from Babergh  the meadow was purchased and work was started on conserving the plants.

The first large oak in the meadow was planted by Stan Thorpe from an acorn from the great oak in oak meadow. This was planted in about 1989 in memory of Ashley Fairweather who died tragically young.

The meadow is now a county wild life site and is protected.

The sale included the land known as the drift. This land was cleared by volunteers and a selection of native trees was planted by Richard Mower who also created the walkway. The wild flower area is looked after by Joy Green.

In 1998 Miss Vale purchased Hunty's meadow in memory of her sister Edith and Rupert Martin who had worked it as a small holding. Two seats are dedicated to their memory It was fenced by Bill and Ronnie Gant.

This meadow has been maintained by Richard and a series of old fruit trees has been planted in memory of various villagers. This whole area has given pleasure to many people as well as being a valuable contribution to the environment and wildlife.

 

 

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