Good news if ..........

ichabod6
ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
edited 30. Jul 2017, 09:50 in Living with Arthritis archive
...... you live in parts of central Lancashire, that is Chorley,
Preston and South Ribble.
Arthritis Care has made its Individual Support Service
available, and it is there for use by anyone with any of
the numerous arthritis conditions.
The service can be delivered either face to face or by
telephone.
For details and further information just contact Gill, the
area co-ordinator on 02073806500 or 07734 238682

Comments

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,700
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good news indeed for many of those on the dark side of the Pennines, ichabod :wink: It's a service that deserves to be well-used and I hope it is. Congratulations to all concerned.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    For those who do it must be. I wish it well and I hope it helps those who live in the area. DD
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,257
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks icahbod
    Its sounds like a brilliant idea, hopefully it will spread across the uk.. :)
  • JamesFoote
    JamesFoote Member Posts: 86
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I did this about 18 months ago, I think it was a trial run.
    I was rang once a week for an hour, well 3 hours really as we did have a lot of laughs.
    I think this is the same thing. It was really very good but they could not give advice I needed so my feed back was if some one asks what do you do then the person should be able to answer as though you were talking to a friend etc

    James
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good point James.
    The volunteers who deliver this service are not medical people,
    whether or not they are in their working capacity. One of the things they can and will do with your agreement is direct you to services which you may find useful. It would then be your decision to take any suggested step. The service is based on self management.
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 843
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There are now 7 people using the AC support service, and
    I would like to remind everyone that this is a free service and
    is available to anyone who has any of the many forms of
    arthritis.
    Unfortunately it is presently only available in these districts
    Chorley, Preston and South Ribble, but if the demand is there,
    AC hope to extend the coverage.
    The contacts details are set out in my first post.
  • HipHipReplacement
    HipHipReplacement Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good news indeed for many of those on the dark side of the Pennines, ichabod :wink: It's a service that deserves to be well-used and I hope it is. Congratulations to all concerned.

    Finally a positive from living under the red rose instead of the white!

    Great idea though, really brilliant from the people that run it.
  • RedRaven786
    RedRaven786 Member Posts: 15
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Need this where I am

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,700
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Have you tried the grey tab above labelled 'In My Area'. There might be something on offer.

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