These are stressful times. None of us have ever lived through an event like this before. Especially in these times, it's important to look after one another. I know this crisis may be hitting some of you especially hard. At Walton Parish Nursing we are doing our part to keep connected and support all our clients and volunteers. We are making and receiving many phone calls and assessing our clients needs. We are following the latest Government guidelines, working from home and socially distancing. If there is a desperate need and that need outweighs the risk we will of course take action but again following the strictest rules.
Any requests should come to me, Lorna Bellamy, Walton Parish Nurse only please.
Please note I also work with for the NHS and due to the current situation my working days may vary but this will be stated on the answerphone and on the out of office response if you have sent an email.
Thank you and keep safe.
Walton Parish Nursing is a service provided jointly by Maidstone Road Baptist Church, Seaton Road Methodist and St Mary's Church Walton Felixstowe. The service includes health promotion and screening, leg and foot care, an chair based exercise class, support for carers, transport to medical appointments, work with children and families, referral to other agencies, support with enabling activities, both at home and community-based, making sense of medical information, prayer support and an opportunity to discuss spiritual needs, work with those with long-term conditions, drops- in clinics, health promotion in group sessions, increasing and maintaining safety and independence in the home and support with mental and emotional health.
Walton Parish Nursing runs three drop in clinics. One at The Laydens Community Cafe in Langley Avenue on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 10.00-11.30am (at the same time as the Walton Parish Nursing crafty mornings). One at the St Philip's Church Pop-Up Shop on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month,11.00am (shop is open every week at 11.00am and another one for residents at Collimer Court in Walton, once a month (date on notice board at Collimer Court). Everyone is welcome to the clinics at the Laydens and at the Pop-Up shop and no appointment is necessary.
Walton Parish Nursing also runs ' No Labels' at Seaton Road Methodist Church Hall on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month, 1.30-3.30pm for those experiencing issues with mental health and would like to meet in a supportive environment.
Walton Parish Nursing also runs 'Fizzability' at Seaton Road Methodist Church and trips out, 1 to 3pm on the second Tuesday of the month. It is open to all those of working age who experience challenges to their physical abilities. Guest speakers, a variety of social activities and encourage healthy living to support each other. Please phone the Walton Parish Nursing team on 07969901001 to check whether the group are on an outing on the day you can attend.
All our activities are free. The groups except chair based exercises are open to everyone. Chair based exercises are open to Walton residents only due to their popularity.