Archive of: September, 2015
23 September 2015
For those of you who don’t know, Cotswold Friends is a local charity that - among other services - provides a community transport service for people in and around the North Cotswold area. The transport service has evolved from a system founded in the 1970’s and has grown over the years to where we are today with just under a thousand clients and just under a hundred volunteers. Here are some numbers on what we’ve been up to this year!
10 September 2015
Cotswold Friends have been appointed to manage a 12 month pilot for social prescribing co-ordinators in a five North Cotswolds GP surgeries! With the government’s remit on health being placed on population health and seeking local change and improvement from within localities, social prescribing is designed to offer non-medical or preventative solutions for GP-referred patients.
09 September 2015
We have over 200 fantastic volunteers on our books now! Some of them are volunteer drivers who take our elderly residents to the shops, their hospital appointments and to see family and friends, others help with carer respite and our lunch clubs. Many are befrienders to the hundreds of isolated and lonely older people in our community. Without them, we (read more)
01 September 2015
On top of needing a hip replacement mom has type II diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Her feet are black with peripheral neuropathy and burn intensely. She is repeating herself, often retelling stories she has only finished telling minutes earlier.
Her GP told us that her three illnesses, in combination, can hasten the onset of dementia.