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The Crewe and District Local Group of Parkinsons UK

LATEST NEWS North West Research Interest Group

In these days when good news is harder to come by, it was great to hear that Nicola Ray, a researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, is keen to set up a North West research interest group, launching in January 2020. Nicola herself will chair the group with support from Liz Nash the research support network manager at Parkinson's UK.

Similar research interest groups are already established in other regions of the UK and bring together local groups, volunteers and researchers with the aim of creating stronger links between people living with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s researchers. You can read more about Parkinson’s UK’s RIGs programme online here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/research/local-parkinsons-research-groups

We know that many of our local groups and volunteers are keen to keep abreast of research and in particular local research projects, so please do let your members know that there is a new opportunity on the horizon and circulate the attached letter (at the very bottom of this email) which contains all the vital information, contact details etc. If you have any queries please get in touch with either Liz Nash or Nicola Ray both of whom would be happy to answer your questions. nw_research_interest_group_-_intro_letter.pdf

Cheshire East e-bulletin for Carers Includes information about how our services are currently being delivered virtually during the Covid-19 outbreak to keep our Carers, staff and volunteers safe. https://mcusercontent.com/3e029ac09bbdde7c89017a477/files/3ea259b4-0133-442b-8c1c-1790391055ed/Cheshire_East_Adult_Bulletin.docx

Understanding coronavirus and Parkinson’s https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/news/understanding-coronavirus-and-parkinsons

Please note that for the time being due to the Coronavirus our group activities will not go ahead. We have received advice from Parkinson's UK as follows :

Advice on volunteer and local group events Our advice, where groups of people are coming together, is that you cancel your activities as a precaution. This includes AGMs, Working Together days, and other volunteer-led activities.

For people with Parkinson’s, there’s no increased risk of catching coronavirus. However, the advice for slowing the spread of the virus does include staying away from vulnerable individuals, such as elderly people and people with underlying health conditions. And, as volunteers you are likely to be in contact with these groups.

What does this mean for me? As a volunteer directly involved in running groups, activities and meetings, we’re asking you to cancel your activities for now. In these uncertain and unsettling times developments are evolving and we’ll keep you up to date as our advice changes

Cheshire East Carers Newsletter 8th_cheshire_east_newsletter_spring_2021_-_v3.pdf 7th_cheshire_east_newsletter_august_2020.pdf

Programme 2020 CURRENTLY SUSPENDED - parkinsons_events_2020.pdf

Online Social Singalong parkinsons_and_ms_friendly_mon_and_thurs_flyer.pdf

Exercise The Everybody Foundation is offering exercise for long term neurological conditions. Referral forms can be obtained from : EBHealthy@everybody.org.uk

Therapeutic Dance Moves for Parkinson's

**As lockdown eases we are making some changes to help us move into the 'new normal'.

Our group will continue on Zoom for the foreseeable future and we have amended our programme accordingly. Online delivery requires a new way of working so we have adjusted the format and content of the sessions and changed the way they are booked and paid for.

To participate in the session you need to register with our booking site Smoothbook, which is free to do. You can register here: https://cal.smoothbook.co/5eea9d7aed2760050b4b8fbd

Once you have registered with Smoothbook, giving us the details we need for health and safety, you can book your class using the calendar. Details of the class are on the flyer below. If you have any difficulty booking your session please email hello@transformotion.org.uk.

When you have booked, you will receive a Zoom link for the group.

The group subscription is £14 per person per month, and payment is due on the first Monday of the month. Please pay by PayPal here: http://paypal.me/TransformotionDMP

If you cannot pay by Paypal please email hello@transformotion.org.uk to make arrangements.

Your monthly subscription includes recorded content via our website and you can attend the other classes in our programme - please use the booking system to book a place and receive the Zoom link. For information or to enquire about availability, contact Shirley Brocklehurst - 07760 428554 - shirley@transformotion.org.uk.

Shirley Brocklehurst, Dance & Movement Psychotherapist Practice Director | Transformotion DMP CIC


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