Health

New Nantwich social group to boost happiness and wellbeing

New Nantwich social group to boost happiness and wellbeing

Volunteers of Nantwich Buddies are launching a new social group to help ease isolated people out of lockdown.

The “Happiness Hub” group aims to tackle loneliness by offering a friendly environment for people to enjoy.

September 14, 2021
Healthcare worker at home visit

Healthcare staff in Cheshire East quitting for pub and supermarket jobs

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Learning disability nurses, clinical support workers and care staff are quitting their jobs in Cheshire East because they can earn more working in supermarkets or in pubs.

And Cheshire East is now experiencing “real workforce pressures” in the healthcare sector, bosses told members of Cheshire East Council’s scrutiny committee.

September 8, 2021
57,000 Cheshire East pupils prepare for return amid easing of Covid rules

57,000 Cheshire East pupils prepare for return amid easing of Covid rules

Up to 57,000 pupils will be returning to schools and colleges across Cheshire East in the next week under fewer Covid safety measures.

Almost 180 schools and colleges have been working with Cheshire East staff to agree arrangements following the recent lifting of national restrictions.

August 28, 2021
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Partnership at Crewe Lifestyle Centre

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Partnership at Crewe Lifestyle Centre

A new health programme for those suffering breathing diseases and conditions is being launched at Crewe Lifestyle Centre.

Everybody Sport and Recreation has teamed up with the Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) Pulmonary Rehabilitation service to run the project.

August 24, 2021
Nantwich and Crewe vaccination centres prepare for Covid “booster” jabs

Nantwich and Crewe vaccination centres prepare for Covid “booster” jabs

By Jonathan White
Two key Covid vaccination centres in Nantwich and Crewe are preparing for the rollout of a proposed “booster” jab.

The centres at Masonic Hall in Willaston and Crewe Honda Centre on West Street have already administered up to 55,000 jabs between them.

August 18, 2021
Unvaccinated CEC staff NOT classed as sick if self-isolating as “contact”

Unvaccinated CEC staff NOT classed as sick if self-isolating as “contact”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Unvaccinated Cheshire East Council staff who take time off work to self-isolate as a close contact of a Covid-19 case won’t be classed as being off sick.

From yesterday (August 16), people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.

August 17, 2021
CEC welcomes £647k grant to adhere to new Domestic Abuse Act

CEC welcomes £647k grant to adhere to new Domestic Abuse Act

Cheshire East Council and its partners have been awarded a grant of £647,000 to support the new Domestic Abuse Act which was signed into law in April.

The new act means councils must ensure victims and their children can access life-saving support in safe accommodation.

August 16, 2021
New directory launched to help Cheshire sexual violence victims

New directory launched to help Cheshire sexual violence victims

A new digital directory of services has been launched to help survivors of sexual violence in Cheshire find support.

It features a postcode search function which allows users to find local support services.

August 16, 2021
Nantwich care home opens “Taylor’s Walk” in honour of couple

Nantwich care home opens “Taylor’s Walk” in honour of couple

A care home in Nantwich has unveiled a new pathway thanks to a family of a couple staff cared for.

The pathway, known as “Taylor’s Walk”, is installed at St Catherine’s Care Home on Barony Road.

August 9, 2021
Green-fingered Richmond residents produce bumper radish crop

Green-fingered Richmond residents produce bumper radish crop

Green-fingered residents at Richmond Village Nantwich have been keeping fit – by producing a bumper crop of their own radishes!

Grown from seed and planted out earlier in the year, the radishes were harvested and given to Head Chef Wai who is using them in his salads.

August 8, 2021
Cheshire MPs push for Leighton Hospital funding from Government

Cheshire MPs push for Leighton Hospital funding from Government

Cheshire MPs are urging the Government to select Leighton Hospital as one of eight in the country to benefit from a multi-billion pound building programme.

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan, Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson, and Congleton MP Fiona Bruce say they have written a joint letter to new Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

August 4, 2021
MP Kieran Mullan hails Willaston Covid vaccination centre

MP Kieran Mullan hails Willaston Covid vaccination centre

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has praised the work of a Willaston team running a Covid vaccination centre in the village.

He visited The Acacia Suite at Willaston Masonic Hall to see how the progress of the centre.

July 30, 2021
Crewe Vagrants hockey players tackle challenge for stricken team-mate

Crewe Vagrants hockey players tackle challenge for stricken team-mate

A group of Crewe Vagrants hockey players are taking on a 40-mile walk in honour of their team-mate who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

Seventeen of Steph Thompson’s friends want to raise awareness of the Blood Cancer which has hit the popular Brine Leas School teacher for a second time.

July 29, 2021