Community Co-ordinator Bulletin June 2018 - page 7

New Support for Liver Disease
90% of liver disease is preventable, yet new research by the Lancet Commission
highlighted that more than 3000 people a year in Wales are admitted to hospital
every year with liver-related conditions, with most of these being unplanned.
The British Liver Trust
is the only UK wide charity that supports and campaigns for
patients and families so that they don’t have to face liver disease alone.
Their new project in Wales will campaign to improve awareness so more people
understand the risk factors for liver disease, and advocating for better services.
For information resources and details of support through local groups, events and a
UK wide helpline contact
EPP Cymru - free Health and Well-Being courses for age 18+
The Chronic Pain Self Management course
was developed for people who have a
primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain.
This free 6 week course covers topics including exercise for staying healthy, flexible
and strong, making decisions about treatment and complementary therapies, and
ways to talk about chronic pain with family, friends and health professionals.
For further information on course dates and venues contact EPP Coordinator:-
Debra Moore 01685 351025 or Janice Davies 01685 351032
Free Autism Awareness training for GPs
The Autism Directory, based at Treforest, have secured Lottery Funding to provide
training to GPs in Cwm Taf. Training sessions last 1 hr, and can be delivered to
small or larger groups, and covers:-
What is autism?
Recognising the signs
Masking of autism
Autism in adults and women
Working with their members’ “Think Tank”, they have developed a framework for GPs
to work with, from understanding autism to making a Practice autism friendly.
For further information or to book a free training session contact Gareth Tarrant:-
Warm Homes on Prescription funding ended
Funding for the Warm Homes scheme via Care & Repair Cwm Taf has ended, and
all information about the scheme should be removed from display.
Cwm Taf general information
Drink Wise Age Well
are an organisation that help people across Merthyr Tydfil and
Rhondda Cynon Taff to make healthier choices about alcohol as they age. They offer
free confidential support and advice for you or your family of for someone you know.
They offer a wide range of activities and groups in local communities. Please call
0800 161 5780 for further information or visit
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