HELP AND SUPPORT
First and most importantly it
is VERY beneficial to be a
member of the National Society
and if you attend any functions
this means that you are fully
insured. If you need an
application form please let a
Committee member know and
we will get one to you.
Help and support for everyone
with Parkinson’s is available in
various forms. To clarify this we
hope the following will sign post
anyone feeling “alone” to the
right course of action.
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP
Led by your Committee the
group is there for your well
being and provides regular
monthly social meetings for
information, friendship and
entertainment. We also raise
funds for research and to be
able to subsidise therapies so
that we can offer them at a
reduced rate. These include
exercise classes and
we hope very soon singing
therapy. Outings and functions
are another aspect.
PARKINSON’S LOCAL ADVISOR
Parkinson's UK are introducing changes over time. Access to the
local adviser service will be through to Parkinson's UK national helpline.
People in need of support can ring our freephone number on 0808 800 0303 or
In a crisis your Doctor and the Nurses are there to help but PLEASE do
notify both of any problems IMMEDIATELY.
Your first call is to your GP AND THEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER NOTIFY THE NURSES
There is a change to the telephone service: please take note.
The new number to dial is 0330 726 0077
which takes you to the county-wide admin hub during office hours.
You will hear a message “Thank you for calling CPFT NHS Community Services. Please press
button 2 for Huntingdon,
button 3 for
Ely and Fenland,
button 4 for
button 5 for
There is no answering machine to leave a voice message. The call-handler will take the call and direct the message to the appropriate team to request a call back.
All calls will go through this route: there are no direct lines to the nurses.
[‘Office hours’ in this case is likely to mean 8.00 am to 8.00 pm.
The generic email address which is checked every day should still work:
Most of our Branch members will press button 2 for Huntingdon area, but those in the Ramsey area may have to press button 3.
I have asked which villages are concerned, but have not yet had a reply. I assume it is those which usually have nurses from Peterborough. David Rudd]
WE WILL DO ALL WE CAN