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HELP AND SUPPORT
BY PARKINSON’S

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 email:

DOCTORS AND SPECIALISED NURSES
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 Peterborough
button 5 for Cambridge”.
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 TO HELP

Your Committee