Welcome to the Healthwatch West Berkshire Newsletter, your local Consumer Champion for health and social care services. We are gathering your views and taking it to those who deliver and commission services. We are committed members of the community who have the authority to make your views heard and campaign for change. Visit our website and see our activities.

November 2018 Newsletter
 
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Money Matters for older people with age UK Berkshire

Visit Broadway House Newbury on Tuesday Nov 13th from 10:30am for an information and advice session.Topics include paying for care, managing money and benefit eligibility. Reserve your place and / or learn more by Phoning 0118 959 4242 or Emailing info@ageukberkshire.org.uk
Voice of Disability
 
We’re inviting people with disabilities and their carers to come to the Thatcham Catholic Hall on November 15th to speak out about the health & social care issues that concern them; no matter how big or small the issue. If you know someone that may be interested, then let them know. Register here or contact us for more info. 
West Berkshire World Food Day

Come to the Riverside Community Centre in Newbury on Nov 18th at 12:30am, bring/share your traditional food and national costumes and celebrate differences in communities in West Berkshire. Everyone is welcome. Register by phone 01635 45900 or by clicking HERE
Blooming Strong Awards
 
Nominate women that are survivors of gender based violence and/or women working with survivors, so that they have a chance of winning an award on Nov 22nd. Complete this form and return it to westberksbct@westberks.gov.uk by Thursday 8th November 2018. More details here.
Daylight Saving

As we fall back an hour due to daylight saving, be mindful that even tiny time changes can affect your health. The change to your natural circadian rhythm can lead to grogginess & loss of mental acuity, early sunsets can lead to depression and people suffering from falls, particularly if they suffer from a chronic illness or are elderly.
Volunteer for us

We are looking for Enter and View volunteers, if you have a couple of free hours and want to volunteer for your community, contact us.
Email: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk
Phone: 01635 760 341 / Website: Link
Enter and view training will be coming soon.
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