AIS Direct June 2019

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Welcome to the June edition of the AIS Direct newsletter.  This month’s issue contains information about Carers Week and some of the associated events that are going to be taking place locally.

Father’s Day this year is on 16 June.  A very Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads!

The Side by Side scheme, which discovers what people living with dementia would love to do with their time and helps them to achieve that with the support of a trained volunteer, has now launched in North Lincolnshire.  You can find out how to get involved.

There’s also lots of information, links and support around this month’s awareness days, weeks and months including cervical screening, diabetes, men’s health, carers and volunteering.

Your feedback is very helpful to us, if there is anything you would particularly like to see in future editions or if you have any comments to make please email us

If you would like to look back at previous copies of the newsletter, visit the AIH website.

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1 to 7 June is Volunteers Week 2019


This week is volunteers week, and there will be a Volunteer Showcase Event on Thursday 6 June at Ancholme Leisure Centre, Brigg, to celebrate and say thank you for all the hard work volunteers do for people across North Lincolnshire. 

The event is open to all voluntary and community organisations that are active in the Brigg, Barton and surrounding areas. Call 01724 297212 or email for more information."

Download the flyer here.

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences and boost your confidence.

If you’re interested in volunteering, have a look how to get started or read some volunteering stories to inspire you.

Men's Health Week 10 to 16 June 2019

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Led by the Men’s Health Forum, this year Men’s Health Week (taking place from 10 to 16 June) will focus on men’s health by numbers; looking at the key numbers that men need to know about their own health.

In previous years, Men’s Health Week has focussed on diabetes, hazardous waists, beating stress, healthy living, work and health.  All important factors that contribute to men’s health.

Find out more about Men’s Health Week or sign up here.

Read more about Awareness Raising weeks in June.

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Carers' Week 2019

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Carers' Week is taking place from 10 to 16 June and this year it’s all about getting Carers connected in their communities.

Carers' Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

This Carers' Week 2019, we're coming together to help carers get connected. There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers, with North Lincolnshire having 19,000 carers. These are people who will be looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older, including parents of children with additional needs

Have a look at the ‘What’s On’ section of this newsletter for some of the activities taking place this Carers' Week.

In the Carers' Support newsletter you can read more about The Lavender Room, a place for Carers to de-stress, relax and unwind.  Also in the newsletter are details of a range of activities and events taking place over the next few weeks.

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Cancer Champion training

Cancer Champion

Come and join a Cancer Champion training session. They are laid back and informal, run by people like you (i.e. not doctors or people who speak jargon).

You will learn about the early signs and symptoms of cancer, how to approach the subject, and also the National Cancer Screening Programmes.

We are coming to the Engineering University Technical College, Carlton Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6TA on:

  • Friday 14 June 2019 from 09:30 to 12:00
  • Monday 15 July 2019 from 13:30 to 16:00
  • Wednesday 14 August 2019 from 09:30 to 12:00
  • Tuesday 10 September 2019 from 13:30 to 16:00

To reserve your place, please contact Emma by Email: or Phone: 07519 120809.

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Are you living with dementia in North Lincolnshire?

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Are you living with dementia in North Lincolnshire?

What’s the point in creating services for people with dementia if you don’t listen to people with dementia?

Do you want to be involved in shaping the future of dementia care?

The Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership wants to listen to people living with a diagnosis of dementia to help them provide better support around and following the time of diagnosis.

Come along and share the message that YOU would like to give to people still to be diagnosed in your area.

WHEN - on Friday 14 June 2019

WHERE - The Arc, 2 Lichfield Avenue, Westcliff, Scunthorpe,DN17 1QL

WHAT TIME 10.30am - 12.30pm

Refreshments will be provided and we can help with transport.

To find out more contact Damian Murphy, Tel: 07927 405 854  Email:

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Are you eligible for Pension Credit?

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Over a third of people eligible for Pension Credit aren’t claiming it. Pension Credit can top up your low income if you’re over State Pension age. It’s worth checking if you’re eligible as even claiming a small amount could mean you qualify for other things such as free dental treatment, vouchers towards glasses or contact lenses. You may even get your rent and council tax paid in full.  If you think you could be missing out, order your free guide to Pension Credit now.

Also available to order for free is an Attendance Allowance guide.  Attendance Allowance is extra money if you have a long-term disability or condition.  You may be able to claim it if you need help with personal support, or supervision to keep you safe.  The guide looks at; what attendance allowance is, who qualifies, what you could get, how to claim and tips for filling in the claim form.

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Side by Side scheme has launched in North Lincs!


Side by Side gives people with dementia the opportunity to stay connected to the things they love and remain involved and active within their local communities, with the support of a volunteer.

Many people with dementia can feel lonely and have lost touch with friends following a diagnosis.  Public anxiety and a sense of social awkwardness can contribute to the isolation that people living with dementia experience.  This is why Side by Side is so important so that people living with dementia can stay connected to the things they love for longer.

Volunteers are urgently needed to pair up with people affected by dementia who share a common interest, pastime or hobby.  You will receive training and guidance and be fully supported through your volunteering journey.  Not only would you be making a huge difference to a person with dementia by supporting them in an activity of their choice, but you will benefit from the experience too.  If you are interested in this flexible and rewarding volunteering role, please contact:

01472 359247 or email

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Living with Sight Loss


The RNIB will once again be running a two day 'Living with Sight Loss' course at Scunthorpe Central, on 8 and 9 July 2019. 

The course provides advice, support and guidance to people with sight loss, their carers and families.  The course is free, but booking is essential. Call 0300 123 3933 or email to reserve a place.

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IT support available at Scunthorpe Central


If you need support with using your smartphone, tablet or laptop, or would just like some tips about how to get the best out of your device, why not drop in to one of the IT support sessions starting at Scunthorpe Central in June?  No need to book.

Mondays 10am to 12 noon, starting from Monday 3 June 2019.


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Community Champion Awards


Nominations are now open for this year’s Community Champion Awards.  Champions from across communities in North Lincolnshire can be nominated for one of the 23 awards.

The Awards ceremony is set to take place on Thursday 28 November at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.

Now in its eighth year, the Community Champion Awards continue to recognise unsung heroes in communities across North Lincolnshire. Over 150 awards have been received by worthy winners.

Do you know an individual or group that deserves an award? Make sure they get the recognition they deserve.

How can you nominate?

You can nominate using the online form  or if you are not able to nominate online, call 01724 297270  during office hours or email for a form.

All the awards and the criteria are available in the awards booklet.

Further information and a full list of the awards are available on the council website.

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Coping with bereavement and end of life planning


It isn’t something any of us want to think about, but planning for the end of life now can give you peace of mind and will help your loved ones when the time comes.  The Independent Age website has more information about those important advance decisions, arranging a power of attorney and making a will.  You can also order a free ‘Planning for the end of life’ guide.

By planning your funeral in advance, you can make sure those around you know your wishes for your funeral.  You may think they would know what you want, but there will be a lot of things for them to consider at a difficult time.  Find out more about planning your funeral.

It may be that you’re having to cope with bereavement and adjusting to living on your own.  You’re not alone, support is available.  Download this guide which looks at how you might be feeling and where you can look for support when you need it.  The NHS is also a useful source of advice and support.

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Park and ride from the town centre to the hospital

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Parking a headache? Take the Park and Ride service for just 50p each way. Park your car for FREE at the Parishes multi-storey car park in the town centre and catch the Hornsby n.o 9 bus from stand N in the bus station. Buses run from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday with a final bus leaving the hospital at 8pm. The service also operates on Saturdays. Please see timetable.

Patients and visitors must register their car registration number with the shopmobility office on the ground floor of the Parishes car park. You can park on any of the floors in the car park apart from the internal ground floor level.

Disabled users can park anywhere within the Parishes car park and do not need to register with the shopmobility office.

The buses stop outside the outpatients entrance on Cliff Gardens and the main entrance on Church Lane. Normal concessions apply: bus passes accepted and under 5s are free.

Please note that from Monday June 10 the timetable will be changing and the price will be increasing to 80p each way or £1.40 return. The timetable will be available on this page soon.

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Make a Noise in Libraries

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Libraries In North Lincolnshire will be recognising Make a Noise in Libraries (MANIL) fortnight, which is an annual RNIB event designed to promote library services for people with sight loss.  This year's theme is Get Connected, and is all about connecting blind and partially sighted people with books, reading and readers.  MANIL will run from 2 - 15 June 2019.  Contact for more information.text.

What's On

What's On

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What's On at Normanby Hall?

Race for Life

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, returns to Normanby Hall Country Park on Wednesday 5 June 2019. Join the fight to raise vital money to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research at this uplifting event. Read more here.

Who Dunnit at the hall?
Why? Theatre Company request the pleasure of your company at their wedding themed evening of murder mystery, at Normanby Hall Country Park on 7 June, from 6.45pm to 10pm​. Turn detective and dress to impress for a roaring twenties reception held in the stunning Regency Dining Room, where you’ll uncover the mystery, mingling with the actors.
Tickets cost £35 per person, which includes a delicious themed three course meal. To book, please call Normanby Hall on 01724 720588. Visit the Normanby Hall website for more details.
Visit the Normanby Hall website for lots more What's On information. 


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Barton Arts Festival

Click the link for a full list of events taking place during Barton Arts Festival.

Tickets can be purchased in person from The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road or online by just following the link on your chosen event.

Ropery Hall provide the ticketing service but Barton Arts festival is held at many venues around the town. Please check the venue details carefully for all shows.

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Armed Forces Day

Saturday 22 June 11am - 5pm

Brumby Hall Sports Ground, DN16 1AA

Read more details on the council website including a fly past by the iconic spitfire.

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