|29 Mar 2019 at 2:26pm|
On 30 Apr 2019, at 12:29, Sarah Klueter <Sarah.Klueter@wchg.org.uk> wrote:Dear AlanI have been passed this email and would like to find out a little more about what you are doing and how we can best support you.Is there a convenient time for us to talk on the phone?Best wishes,SarahSarah KlueterAssistant Director - Community Investment and RegenerationWythenshawe Community Housing Group8 Poundswick LaneManchesterWythenshaweM22 9TAEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 0161 946 7544Mobile: 07525 905 032
On 1 May 2019, at 17:38, Sarah Klueter <Sarah.Klueter@wchg.org.uk> wrote:Hi AlanThanks for your time on the phone yesterday, it was good to talk to you. I’d like to clarify our position, our offer of support and the use of the WCHG name.1. WCHG’s positionIn terms of your project proposal, this is not something that WCHG is able to support at this time.In terms of supporting you as an individual, this is something we’d be keen to do, if you think it would be useful to you. From our conversation yesterday, there are two offers I’d like to make that may be of interest to you. I have outlined these below.2. WCHG’ offer of supportIf useful, we can support you in your volunteering for the benefit of the Wythenshawe community e.g. putting you in contact with volunteering opportunities through Real Neighbours or the Timebanking scheme. We talked about your availability only being in evenings and weekends. Whilst there is a smaller range of volunteering opportunities available at these times they do still exist. I’d be happy to work alongside you to see if we can find an opportunity that matches your interests and skills.If useful, we can support you in identifying your employment options – this does not just relate to jobs with WCHG, rather jobs right across Wythenshawe and across a range of sectors.3. Use of WCHG nameI am not aware of the WCHG Active project that you refer to in your email below.The Bideford centre, as you know, is managed by volunteers. Should the Bideford centre wish to take you up on this offer of support, they would do so as the Bideford centre, not as WCHG. If you would like to discuss this with the centre, Kirsty Taylor is the correct contact.Regardless of the decision of the Bideford centre, this project would not be part of WCHG and it would not be appropriate to use the WCHG name.4. Further supportPlease do let me know if you are interested in either of the ways WCHG may be able to support you as an individual (volunteering or employment support).Thanks again for your time and for your ongoing contribution to the Wythenshawe community.Please do let me know if you have any questions.With very best wishes,SarahSarah KlueterAssistant Director - Community Investment and RegenerationWythenshawe Community Housing Group8 Poundswick LaneManchesterWythenshaweM22 9TAEmail: email@example.comPhone: 0161 946 7544Mobile: 07525 905 032
Whilst you will not support me there is still a WCHG project alive and kicking
It is The Bideford Centre which is known as WCHG Active.
From time to time I will update this site and I will be reporting to the Wythenshawe Reporter that I set up IT in the Wythenshawe Community in 2013.
All I was asking was a little bit of recognition and promotion. - I do not know why you will not help me.
You may recall that I contacted you a while ago to invite you to be part of a focus group we were setting up to help us better recruit and involve people affected by cancer in our Trust Macmillan Recovery Package Project (improving care for those living with and beyond cancer). The Focus Group has met twice and are progressing well with work on co-designing a leaflet to recruit service users. At the last meeting it was agreed that, going forward, we should establish a ‘Trust Macmillan Recovery Package Project Service User Group’ that would meet on a regular basis to help us with implementing all elements of the Recovery Package across different cancer services.
I am contacting you today to invite you to become a part of this group as a Service User Representative. The first meeting is planned for:-
Refreshments will be provided and we will reimburse out of pocket expenses including car parking (please bring your ticket with you so we can replace with a pre-paid one). If you have any special requirements, please let us know. We are happy to look at alternative venues for future meetings if the Group prefers.
This first meeting will focus on:-
Our Trust Macmillan Recovery Package Project is time limited but the Service User Group could continue to be a voice of people affected by cancer beyond this. Macmillan offers training to group members who would like to take a more active and formal role. This is something that we can explore further with you over the remaining 12 months of our Project.
It is vital that we ensure that the voices of our service users are heard and acted upon and, as our experts through experience, you are the best people to help us.
We have really valued your contributions and feedback to date. The members of our original Focus Group felt that it was a perfect way of giving something back to the service and does not require the specific time commitment of more rigid volunteering roles.
Please can you let me know no later than Monday 20 May 2019 if you are able to attend the first meeting of our ‘Trust Macmillan Recovery Package Project Service User Group’ later the same week – we really hope you will be able to get involved. If you need any more information then please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Helen E Ankers-Brailsford
Macmillan Service User Involvement Facilitator
Macmillan Office - Area F
Team Tel - 0161 291 2583
Team Mobile - 07741 627968 (text or calls)