Calendar

Dec
13
Thu
December Members Meeting Guest Speaker: @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jan
10
Thu
January 2019 No Meeting @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
Jan 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

 

No meeting in January due to the cold weather conditions

Don’t want our members becoming unwell

Stay home where its warm

Feb
1
Fri
Planting Of Commiserative Oak Tree Royal Bolton Hospital @ The Royal Bolton Hospital
Feb 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Oak Tree

 

 

Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group was selected to receive one of the a Manchester Airport 80th Birthday Celebration oak tree. The tree is being planted in the grounds of The Royal Bolton Hospital to Commemorate the  formation of the Bolton Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group 15th February 2018

 

Manchester Airport 80th Celebration

 

Feb
14
Thu
February Guest Speaker Suzanne Lomax MBE Clinical Service Lead – Palliative and End of Life Care @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
February Guest Speaker Suzanne Lomax MBE Clinical Service Lead - Palliative and End of Life Care @ Bolton CVS (the hub) | England | United Kingdom

Guest Speaker

Suzanne Lomax MBE Clinical Service Lead – Palliative and End of Life Care

The vast majority of people believe that Palliative Care and Hospices is for people who are taking their last dying breaths. Not strictly true!
Palliative Care and The Hospice is for people who are trying to have maximal quality-of-life until life is over. Studies even show that people with certain conditions live longer under hospice care than they do with traditional cure-focused treatments and not only do they live longer, they live better.

Suzanne is here to enlighten you to what can be done to improve the quality of life for people who live with long term debilitating illnesses.
Palliative Care is not just for the patient but their partner their family, friends and carers, because their lives are affected too.

One of our members attends his local Hospice one day a week. He looks forward to going because it gives him his own personal space to relax and switch off. A serene and caring environment where he can switch off, read, take part in group or individual activities. There are doctors and nurses whom councillors whom he can freely and openly discuss any health concerns he may have. He can discuss his inner feelings and worries with counsellors, Partake and enjoy the alternative therapies many Hospices offer to their patients

Mar
14
Thu
Guest Speaker Tom Allerton Lead Pulmonary Physiotherapist Royal Bolton Hospital @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Guest Speaker Tom Allerton Lead Pulmonary Physiotherapist Royal Bolton Hospital @ Bolton CVS (the hub)

Tom Allerton
Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist and Principal Service Lead – Urgent Care Therapies at Royal Bolton Hospital

Apr
11
Thu
Helen Morris Interstitial Lung Disease specialist nurse at UHSM @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Helen Morris is an Interstitial Lung Disease specialist nurse at UHSM. She graduated from the University of Salford with a nursing diploma in 1998. She worked at University Hospital South Manchester in acute medicine on a general medical ward and a medical assessment unit. She developed an interest in respiratory medicine during this time and began work on the acute respiratory wards at UHSM in 2001 as a senior staff nurse. She studied for her degree whilst working on the respiratory wards and became ward sister.

May
9
Thu
Jen Brown Engagement Specialist – NHS Bolton CCG @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jen Brown is passionate about the work she does and enjoy looking at innovations to improve patient care. This demonstrated with the Live Life Well website which i was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation by Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust. www.live-life-well.net

Jun
13
Thu
Jen Brown Engagement Specialist – NHS Bolton CCG @ Bolton CVS The Hub
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jenny BrownJenny Brown is passionate about the work she does and enjoy looking at innovations to improve patient care. This demonstrated with the Live Life Well website which i was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation by Bridgewater Community Healthcare Trust. www.live-life-well.net

Jul
11
Thu
Darren Knight CEO Bolton CVS is Our Guest Speaker for July @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
Jul 11 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Darren Knight CEO Bolton CVS (the hub)

Darren Knight was appointed to the role of CEO of the Bolton CVS (Community Voluntary Services) in June 2018.Since his appointment the CVS has thrived under his guidance into fresh areas and initiatives for a broad section of the local voluntary sector. He has brought in new organisations to The Hub and instigated systems to sell CVS expertise alongside its free services.

Darren said of his appointment; I’m a Bolton resident and I’m moving to Bolton CVS from Shelter, the homelessness prevention charity, where I’ve been implementing a £10 million Big Lottery Fund project focused on supporting people with multiple and complex needs in Manchester.
I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Bolton CVS at such an exciting time. There are a range of challenges facing the voluntary and community sector and that brings with it a range of real opportunities. Working together, we have a real chance to influence and shape the agenda for Bolton, demonstrating the amazing contribution that our sector makes and enabling local groups and organisations to continue to thrive and meet the diverse needs of people across the borough.

Aug
8
Thu
Shaun Patterden Estate Planner Consultant Guest Speaker for August @ Bolton CVS (the hub)
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shaun Pattenden is a Personal Estate Planning Consultant. He will be giving advice on why you should consider making a will,  Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die (all these things together are called your ‘estate’). If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your estate is passed on – and this might not be in line with your wishes. Shaun will also provide advice and guidance on the advantages of setting up a personal funeral plan, With a funeral plan you choose the funeral you want, and then pay for the funeral director’s services included in your plan at today’s prices. He will also cover the topic of Lasting Power of Attorney.

If you lose mental capacity without an LPA in place, it will be necessary for your family to apply to the Court of Protection to have a deputy appointed to deal with everyday financial matters. This is a slow and very expensive process, costing thousands of pounds. If you already have an LPA in place, this will not be necessary.