Parish Councillors Mick Brown and Angela Sillence are responding to a Southern Area Board project to establish, at parish level, an active group who will look at issues relating specifically to elderly and disabled parishioners, their families and carers. This will have the working title of The Winterslow Health & Welfare Forum.
This group will be networking with other parish groups to identify best practice in terms of existing dedicated activity provision, and how to respond to specific needs were there is an identified shortfall. An example of the areas for consideration would be the provision of suitable activities in the parish and respite care.
The aim is to establish a group of volunteers to represent the widest spectrum of relevant parish organisations and groups as possible. An initial investigation would be the first step to establish the current situation and to identify a strategy to maximise the opportunities for parishioners in these groups, and their support, to be involved in their chosen activities. In tandem with this would be the associated opportunity for carers to take advantage of respite care and take the opportunity to take part, if they wished, in parish-based activities.
If you would like to help establish this group and work to enhance the support for our fellow parishioners please contact:
The Parish Clerk
Also visit the Your Care Your Support Wiltshire section on Wiltshire County Council's website: www.yourcareyoursupportwiltshire.org.uk