Widnes Vikings – The Activity Academy

Matthew Roberts2The Widnes Vikings kindly invited us along to their Activity Academy on Monday 4th December.This was a unique free event for staff working in Halton’s older people’s care homes and members of the local care sector.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn from some of the most inspiring and exciting people working in the dementia care sector, as well as the opportunity to develop new skills in short workshops (entitled “inspiration stations”) which could be used in care homes to support residents to lead fuller and happier lives.

To listen to the podcast, please click on the play button below.

NHS Halton CCG Radio Show Podcast – 14th December 2017

Matthew Roberts2Dave Sweeney“Bite the carrott”

Dave Sweeney and Matthew Roberts presented the NHS Halton CCG Christmas Special Radio Show with Alex Schofield in the Producer’s Chair.

They were joined in the studio by Cath McClenn as well as Gary & Joanne from Halton Carers’ Centre. James Rule (Widnes Vikings) and Sally Yeoman (Halton & St Helens VCA) telephoned in to add their “Highlights of 2017” to those provided by the team.

A variety of topics were discussed including: The standard of Prodcuer Alex’s baking, the existence of Father Christmas, the misunderstood Jumpin’ Landmines Christmas single, misheard Wham! lyrics, Producer Alex’s Christmas traditions and (the feel good story of the season) how Alex met his wife.

The show also included another One Minute Meditation (from Angelita) which seemed to do a fine job of improving everyone’s wellbeing as well as our two Christmas Show traditions; the best Christmas jumper competition and the singing of “Fairytale of New York”.

To listen to the show, click on the play button below.

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Alex and Matt get to meet Father Christmas!

17 12 Dave and Cath

Cath was a worthy winner of the prestigious “Best Christmas Jumper”

17 12 Dave Joanne Gary

Dave chats to Joanne & Cary from Halton Carers’ Centre

NHS Halton CCG Radio Show Podcast – 30th November 2017

Matthew Roberts2“Is this popular with the rowers?”

Matthew Roberts presented this month’s NHS Halton CCG Radio Show with Alex Schofield in the Producer’s Chair.

Matthew was joined in the studio by Ellen Mitchell (Countess of Chester Hospital) and Carl Dawood (Halton CCG) to talk “Diabetes Essentials”. Dr Paul Campbell (North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Trust) told us about “Think Wellbeing” and John Hughes (Widnes Vikings) chatted about winning the prestigious Rosa Parks Award at the NHS Academy of Fabulous Stuff Awards.

The show also included another One Minute Meditation (from Angelita) which seemed to do a fine job of improving everyone’s wellbeing.

To listen to the show, click on the play button below.

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Producer Alex, Carl Dawood and Ellen Mitchell

17 11 Dr Paul

Dr Paul Campbell joined us to talk about “Think Wellbeing”