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Join our Virtual Cafe Neuro.

After the closure of all Cafe Neuros in March 2020, further to the Covid 19 pandemic, the BCNA have restarted Cafe Neuro on a virtual basis using Zoom. Please Click here for further information.

Each meeting will last approximately 1 1/2 hrs, but you can leave or join us at any point.. To join each meeting please follow the link we send you for that particular month's meeting. It may be beneficial to download the Zoom application onto your device, although still follow the relevant monthly link sent to you by email. Each Zoom Meeting will be open to anyone who has requested and received the zoom link for that particular meeting, however the meetings will be most relevant to people from the four boroughs of the Black Country, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

Loneliness and Isolation Project

The project engages with residents within the Black Country who are impacted by loneliness and isolation. We contact the participants via email, telephone, text, MS Teams and support them to develop their social networks and provide support in various ways, building their confidence and improving their self-esteem. Currently this is mainly remotely but as the restrictions allow we will be meeting service users face to face. Please follow these links for more information on the following:-

Let's Talk

Events calendar

Walk & Talk

Quiz mornings

Should you require more information, please contact:-

Ann Harbon

Loneliness and Social Isolation Vocational Specialist

Kingshill, Wednesbury

Mob: 07909 213184    

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

BCNA Neuro Supporter

As someone either directly or indirectly affected by a neurological / neuromuscular condition who better to work with the Black Country Neurological Alliance

Purpose of the role:

To ensure that the feedback & solicited views of people directly or indirectly affected by a neurological / neuromuscular condition within the Black Country are appropriately represented by the BCNA in its dealings and engagement with health and social care networks, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), healthcare collaborations, working groups, forums and charities.

General Requirements:

• Be committed to the purpose and values of the BCNA
• As felt comfortable attend healthcare meetings and events as an opportunity to feedback to the BCNA on local support services
• Encourage neurological / neuromuscular charities and associated support groups to work with the BCNA to improve health and social care services here in the Black Country Specific Tasks:
• If possible attend your local area BCNA road show / neurological forum
• Provide timely feedback to the BCNA committee for healthcare meetings and events attended
• If possible attend our AGM
• Provide timely out of pocket expense submissions for any agreed BCNA activities

Personal qualities:

• Willingness to contribute as part of a team
• Able to deal with confidential information sensitively and appropriately
• Ability to recognise and respect a diversity of views, attitudes and lifestyles
• Able to contribute to BCNA initiatives / discussions
• Computer skills and access to e-mail desirable but not essential

Personal commitment / desired outcomes:

• Personal agreement on time you wish to commit to the role
• Joint agreement with BCNA on the support you feel comfortable to offer Training and support (provided by BCNA):
• Induction pack and induction session
• Out of pocket expenses
• Ongoing support from BCNA Neuro Champion lead and fellow BCNA committee member(s)

Please click here (poster) and here (leaflet) for more information.

To apply or for more information email us at contact@bcna.org.uk .