In its first year since re-launching last May, the Lyme Regis Foodbank has provided, to local individuals and families with a food crisis, 471 ‘person/weeks' of food. Think of that as the equivalent of feeding a family of three for just over three years to get a feel for what’s involved.
During that time the service has helped 56 adults and 36 children, each directed by one of the nineteen professionally-responsible groups (such as GP Practices, Citizens Advice, Magna Housing, Children’s Services Family Workers) who agree to work alongside the Foodbank and use their skills to help clients deal with whatever it is that’s causing their food emergency.
Twenty selfless volunteers share the work of keeping the Foodbank open each Wednesday morning at The Hub in Church Street, and managing the behind-the-scenes tasks needed to keep supplies flowing and organised.
The other generosity, of course, comes from residents willing and able to donate to the Foodbank. Some do this by contributing product...
An information event held by the CCG on Tuesday 9th April at Woodmead Halls included a short explanatory video covering the changes to both Primary Care / GP and Community Services: click here to watch this.
They also provided a set of Frequently Asked Questions (with their answers!) which you can read here.
Lyme Regis Community Services Press release
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce that, from 1 June 2019, Community Health Services in Lyme Regis and Charmouth will be provided by Dorset HealthCare.
The contract was awarded following a competitive tendering process and will ensure that local people have access to high quality Physiotherapy, Community Rehabilitation, Community Beds and Community Nursing services.
Steven Tomkins, Medical Director at Dorset Healthcare, said, “We are delighted that we will be providing community services for the people of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, and that the staff currently working in the service will be moving to Dorset...
Amalgamation of Lyme Regis Medical Centre and Lyme Bay Medical Practice
The Clinical Commissioning Group has now clarified that from 1st June the two Lyme Regis GP Practices will merge into a single Practice, led by Dr Forbes Watson.
This follows the announcement last November, communicated by letter to all patients at Lyme Regis Medical Centre, by press release, and through a drop-in question-and-answer session, that Virgin Care’s contract to run GP services at LRMC would cease on 31st May.
At the time the CCG promised that more detail on what it called the ’alternative local arrangements’ would follow in due course.
We are promised more specific information from the Clinical Commissioning Group and from Dr Watson as details are worked through. It is expected that this will include a further explanatory letter to patients currently registered at Lyme Regis Medical Centre, as well as the open public event on Tuesday 9th April,...