Upcoming Free PA Skill Courses provided by Your Support Matters


Your Support Matters has Two upcoming FREE courses in partnership with Surrey Independent living Council, funded by Skills For Care.  These courses are open to PA’s and individual employers. However, we welcome attendees who are family carers and other professionals who would benefit from these courses. Thursday  30th January  2020  … Read More

Your Health Matters – February Talks


‘Your Health Matters’ talks (in February):- ’50 years on from the War on Cancer – Are we winning ?’ – Wednesday 5th February, 2 pm – 3 pm, Auditorium, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD The talk will explore how understanding of cancer has developed over the … Read More

Paediatric (Children’s) Medicine Review: Your Voice Matters – Talking about A&E


Background information – Greater Manchester Review of Paediatric Medicine Hospital Services   The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership’s Improving Specialist Care Programme is undertaking a review of Paediatric medicine services. They are looking at how A&E and Observation/Assessment departments can be improved and made more sustainable for the future. … Read More

Fresh eyes on end of life care


“Caring for people who are dying is an everyday occurrence in acute hospitals” says this report from Hospice UK. “With around 46% of all deaths in England occurring in hospital, it is important that hospitals provide good quality, compassionate care.” The report describes a way of exploring the patient, family … Read More

Young People & Mental Health – work with Bury College Student

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Last year Healthwatch Bury worked with a young student, Xander Ross, from Bury College. Xander focused on mental health as a topic and developed a short video highlighting depression as an area of concern for young people. We would like to thank Xander and Bury College for this excellent piece of work. … Read More