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Tackling Loneliness at Richmond Nantwich

1st November 2013

Tackling Loneliness at Richmond Nantwich

Cheshire East Council and its partners in the Ageing Well programme are taking the initiative as they look to tackle the problem of ‘social isolation’.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that the country has ‘utterly failed to confront’ the problem of loneliness as more than 800,000 people are said to be lonely inEngland. But the Council wants to highlight the issue with community leaders in the region at a support event to be held at Richmond Nantwich on Friday 8th November 2013.

The 2011 census tells us that there has been a 16 per cent increase in the number of people who live alone in Cheshire East from Census 2001.There are 47,328 single person households in the Borough compared to 40,919 a decade earlier.And with the number of people aged 75 and over predicted to increase by 4,200 by 2020, there highlights the potential of a growing problem.

Councillor Janet Clowes, Winter Wellbeing spokeswoman, said: “It is at times like this, when the nights are drawing in and Christmas gets closer, that we naturally want to be surrounded by families and friends.“But research says that, nationally, five million people state that television is their main form of company. This is a terrible state of affairs and something that ought to be addressed.“In Cheshire East, we really want to try and make a difference, which is why we are hosting these events in which community leaders can share ideas about how they can make a difference to people’s lives.“There is some good work already being done but we must do more. I hope this event will also encourage participants to make pledges of further support.”

Nicola Tooke, Village Advisor remarked " As a founder member of the Association for Retirement Community Organisations, we are keen to raise awareness about the emerging models of extra care, assisted living and specialised supported housing for older people from a diverse range of socio economic and ethnic backgrounds. We are keen to build links and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within communities that they serve, in order to understand and adapt to local and regional initiatives and policies and to provide an insight into the services provided by Richmond. We also recognise the importance of working collectively with other local stakeholders and providers; this initiative is something that we are delighted to be involved with."

Bonfire Night Supper Club & Fire work Display!

5th November 2013

Bonfire Night Supper Club & Fire work Display!

Come and join us at Richmond Nantwich for the ever-popular Bonfire Night Supper Club and Firework Show!

Delicious food, warming drinks and plenty of good company mean that this annual event is always very popular, so reserving your place early is a must! All our Residents thoroughly enjoy the spectacle and friends and family are always welcome to join them. Plus if you're thinking about coming to Richmond Nantwich then the Supper Club is an ideal way to find out just how good our events really are!

Tickets are £7 and reservations can be made by telephoning 01270 629080.

Quiz Night at Richmond Northampton

13th November 2013

Quiz Night at Richmond Northampton

At Northampton we hold a regular monthly Quiz Night on the second Wednesday of every month.

5.00pm for pre- quiz drinks at the village restaurant bar. Quiz Starting at 5:30pm with six rounds of general knowledge questions.

Hot Buffet served at 6:30pm.

If you would like to attend please call Christopher Rayatt Activity co-ordinator on 01604 432635

Fashion Show and Charity Night

15th November 2013

Richmond Nantwich is hosting a Fashion Show in aid of The Mid Cheshire Hospital Trust on Friday 15th November at 7pm.

Featuring local boutiques and accessory shops, the evening will start with a fizz and canape reception and a chance to browse the market place before the catwalk show starts.

Tickets are £10 and include a goody bag. Further information from Alison or Nicola at Richmond Nantwich on 01270 629080.

Richmond Nantwich working with local stakeholders

18th November 2013

Richmond Nantwich working with local stakeholders

Local Council Leaders, Community Champions and statutory
representatives, together with faith and community groups came together at
Richmond Village Nantwich last week to address the increasing problem of
loneliness and isolation in th elderly.

A task group consisting of key stakeholders, including
Councillor Janet Clowes, the Portfolio Holder for Health & Adult Wellbeing
in Cheshire East, Sharon Angus-Crawshaw, Nantwich Local Area Partnership
Manager, Lucia Scally, Senior Manager for Public Health Commissioning, Jacquie
Grinham, Chief Officer for Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North, Carolyn
McQuaker, Senior Representative of the Faith Sector and Richmond Village
Nantwich’s Village Advisor, Nicola Tooke organised the event at the Village to
help begin developing strategic long term thinking and planning to address
these issues across the Borough. This had been partly inspired by findings from
a survey conducted by the “Campaign to End Loneliness” which cited loneliness
and social isolation as being “as big a killer as heart disease and diabetes”,
something backed up by studies undertaken by the Association of Retirement
Communities (ARCO) of which Richmond Villages are a founder member.

The event proved to be a huge success and included a
presentation by Darren Sterling from “The Silver Line”, a telephone service set
up for elderly people by Esther Rantzen, which has recently undergone a trial
period and is now being launched nationwide.

The event finished with “pledges” being made by the
attendees as to how they would help address social isolation in the Borough.

A further meeting will be held in Macclesfield this Friday
with Nicola attending as part of the Task Group which will continue to meet
over the coming months.

Traditional Christmas Fayre at Richmond Nantwich

23rd November 2013

Traditional Christmas Fayre at Richmond Nantwich

The traditional Christmas Fayre at Richmond Nantwich is now the place to go to do all your Christmas shopping under one roof.

From handmade jewellery, crafts and gifts to accessories, toiletries and delicious cakes,  with over 20 stalls taking part there really is something for everyone! Children can deliver their Chrismas lists to Father Christmas in person whilst parents can enjoy a glass (or two) of mulled wine and maybe the odd mince pie!

There will also be the official launch of the Christmas Cuddly Toy Appeal in aid of local children's respite centre, The Wingate Centre which Richmond Villge, Sainsburys Nantwich and The CAT radio station have organised for the past three years.

Entrance to the Fayre is free but if everyone who came bought a donation of a cuddly toy, big or small, then the Appeal would get off to wonderful start!


So come along on Saturday 23rd November from 11am and start Christmas off in true style!

Christmas Craft Fair at Richmond Letcombe Regis

28th November 2013

Christmas Craft Fair at Richmond Letcombe Regis

We are already busy planning our Christmas Craft Fair at Letcombe Regis.  There will be a range of stalls offering a choice of gifts suitable for everyone.  Further details to follow soon. 

If you would like more information about activities and events at Richmond Letcombe Regis, please contact us on 01235 773970 (option 1).

Christmas Shopping Event at Richmond Painswick

30th November 2013

Christmas Shopping Event at Richmond Painswick

Join us for our Christmas Shopping Event on Saturday 30 November 2pm - 5pm

We will have stalls selling many wonderful things such as;

Homemade Preserves, Gifts, Cupcakes, Sweet Treats, Jewellery, Fashions and many many more ....

Painswick Community Choir will perform at 3pm and we are holding a Raffle in aid of The James Hopkins Trust.

for more information, please contact Jay Dexter at jay.dexter@richmond-villages.com or 01452 813902 ext 224