THE CHANTRY, THORNBURY

Free support, information and friendship is available to anyone living or working with Parkinson’s at THE CHANTRY on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 16:00


Activities:
10:00 – 12:00 Tea and coffee social group. Informal and friendly get together.
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch club. Please call Sally to book (see attached file for details).
14:00 – 16:00 TO BE ADVISED eg Talks, classes and special activities


Aids and adaptations, literature, books, poems and crafted items made by the
Parkinson’s community will be available in our Pop-Up-Shop all day. Come along anytime to peruse, no appointment needed.


You have the option to receive face to face support on any aspect of living with Parkinson’s with an Independent Parkinson’s Advisor (IPA). This is also a free service and also available 10:00 – 16:00. An IPA can provide emotional and practical support, help with benefits and financial support. Refer onto other services where appropriate. Or just be there to talk through your situation and have a chat. You can just come along for a coffee, chat and shop. But please book an appointment if you need to see your IPA.

 
 

HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU

As an Independent Parkinson's Advisor, Kevin Carter provides confidential support and information to anyone living with Parkinson's or Parkinsonisms, including family, friends, and carers.

Support can be given via our clinics or at your home if you are unable to get to our clinics.

FINANCIAL ADVICE

We assist with applying for benefits including attendance allowance and universal credit, blue badges, grants, council tax, and carers' allowance. Over the last three years, Kevin has helped people with Parkinson's access over £250,000 per year of unclaimed benefits. Please see resources: Benefits, a simple guide.

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

For the emotional impact of living with a lifelong condition, both for the person living with it as well as the family and carers. Confidential and non-judgmental. Signposting.

ADVOCACY

Representing you and being in your corner. This could be necessary for hospital complaints, benefit tribunals, and writing to others on your behalf when these sorts of situations arise.

SOCIAL NEEDS

Helping you accessing further support, such as branches, groups, exercise classes, social groups and connecting with others.

LIVING WITH PARKINSON'S

Providing holistic support to those living with the condition, their families, and carers. If we can't help you directly, we will find you someone who can.

LINKS TO OTHER ORGANISATIONS

We work closely with other voluntary organisations and the statutory sector, so if we can't help you with something, we can contact them on your behalf.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

Kevin Carter is also a personal assistant providing short or long term support for social needs and practical support but not personal care. Please ask for details.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Please download our information leaflet by clicking here.

 

SCHEDULE

2022

SALTFORD HALL

On the second Wednesday of every month.

THE CHANTRY, THORNBURY

On the first Wednesday of every month.

TICKENHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE

On the second Monday of each month.

BRISTOL AND DISTRICT BRANCH CALENDAR

Please click here to be directed to the full Parkinson's UK Bristol and District Branch Calendar.