Partington: What’s On?

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What’s On at Partington Library & Wellbeing Centre

If you would like to join in any of these activities but feel a bit unsure, just pop in or contact us and one of our friendly colleagues will meet and introduce you.

As you may know, the government changed their restrictions and guidance around Covid. As such, we have adapted our policies and procedures to reflect the new guidance.
We know the changes will have left some of us nervous about re-joining groups and accessing services at the centre, so here is a list of the ways we are continuing to make your visit to the centre safe:

• room capacities have been reduced and  we are asking activity leaders and partners to ventilate rooms where possible.
• Our QR codes are available for visitors to check in at the centres.
• We are encouraging our staff to continue regularly testing themselves for Covid.
•  All staff, volunteers and visitors are required  to wear masks when walking around the building and in areas of low ventilation.
• sanitiser stations are located around the building.

For more information you can contact us on 0161 775 1912, email activities@bluesci.org.uk, or pop in to ask at our reception.

Activities going on in the centre

DayTimeActivity
Monday1.00pm - 3.00pmSewing Group come along no experience necessary.
Tuesday6.30pmCouch to 5k Running group Come along and over 9 weeks you will slowly improve where at the finish you will be able to run 5k no running experience necessary. Meet at St Mary's Church 6.30pm. Any queries ring 7751912
Tuesday11.00am - 12.00mdDance fitness Free, At your own pace - all adults welcome. Dance Fitness
Wednesday1.00pm - 3.00pmWellbeing Wednesdays Friendly informal group pop in for a brew and chat we have guest speakers, bingo, creative activities alongside information and advice to improve your wellbeing. For more information please contact us on 0161 775 1912.
Thursday10.00am - 12.00mdPotters Community Allotment We meet every Thursday 10-12pm at the Library and Wellbeing Centre to walk over to the allotment at St Mary’s church – for more information please phone 0161 775 1912 Find out more here
Thursday10.00am - 1.00pmArt Group No experience necessary just come along.
Thursday1.00pm - 3.00pmWomens craft group No experience necessary
Friday1.00pm - 3.00pmDirections for men group To help improve the wellbeing of men who are struggling. We meet weekly to talk about things affecting us, provide support for each other and learn techniques that may allow us to find better ways to deal with the issues we face. This is a drop-in activity - just come along. Directions for Men group
Monday10.00am - 12.00mdTea and Tec Learn new digital skills, gain confidence with technology and use this to help enhance daily living. At Partington Library and WB Centre 1st Monday of the month. Tea and Tec

Activities you have to book in advance

DayTimeActivity
Monday - Thursday10.00am - 12.30pm Ready for a change?, Intuitive Recovery is a short course aimed at helping you find freedom from any addiction or habit. The couse runs over 4 days 10:00-12:30pm . To self-refer please visit www.intuitivethinkingskills.co.uk/fast/referral or pop in and speak to a member of Bluesci team who will assist you.
Mondays9.00am-4.00pmBenefits and Welfare Advice Working out what benefits or tax credits you’re entitled to can be tricky, especially with recent welfare changes. This service is free expert advice by telephone or face to face. Contact us on 775 1912 to book an appointment.
Monday10.00am -11.30amSinging for Lung Health FREE 6 week intensive courses to help adults with long term lung disease like COPD or asthma and for those recovering from COVID-19. It will help you to feel less breathless & have fun! view poster
Contact Marcia Tel/text 07988421709
Monday10.00am -12.00 mid dayWellbeing Course A 6 week programme designed to improve your wellbeing and build your confidence and assertiveness. Call us on 0161 775 1912 to find out more about it and book your free place. Course starts Monday 28th Feb 2022
Tuesday9.00am-4.00pmCV Polish Are you looking for a new job? Wanting to change direction? Do you want help to polish your CV? Book a 1:1 appointment call Kat 775 1912.
Wednesday11am - 12 mid dayNew 6 Week Healthy Eating Program - Are you interested in making some longer lasting changes to your eating habits?  Looking to find more ways to eat healthily?  A new 6-week healthy eating program is taking place at Partington Wellbeing Centre on Wednesdays 11-12pm.  Contact Sam on 07394 191483.
Thursday9.00am - 4.00pmNeed help with your laptop or tablet? Is your laptop or tablet misbehaving or are you struggling with a programme? Before you take it in for repair book an appointment for a free IT once over. Call 775 1912 or email appointments@bluesci.org.uk
Monday - Fridayto suitKnow someone who struggles to read? We can provide confidential 1:1 reading support call in or contact Stuart 775 1912 for more information and to book a reading coach.
Friday1.30pm - 2.30pmBudgeting for all Struggling to manage your finances? - Get help here -To book: Ring or text 07598 499375 Want help with Budgeting?
DayTimeActivity
Monday-Friday10.00am-5.00pmFree 121 Computer Support If you want to get more computer literate to help with employability, for getting in touch with loved ones, or to build up your confidence, you can book a free 121 with us. We can show you how to create an e-mail address, order food and groceries, join online activities using video software such as Zoom, or any other computer related task you would like to know about. Call us on 0161 775 1912 or e-mail us at activities@bluesci.org.uk to get started!
Monday-Friday10.00am-4.00pmFoodbank Vouchers The Trussell Trust runs a network of over 420 foodbanks, which work out of more than 1,200 centres across the UK and provide emergency food to people during crisis situations such as redundancy, benefit delays or receiving an unexpected bill. We can issue foodbank e-vouchers for parcels containing a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced food. We issue foodbank vouchers with appropriate discretion, and can discuss further support available at the centre. Call us on 0161 912 3560 between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, and we’ll arrange to issue a voucher. If you aren’t able to call, come into the centre.

Activities Happening Online

Zoom is a free video conferencing service that lets you talk with friends and family from all over the world.

As well as being able to keep in touch with loved ones, there are all kinds of group meetings and events taking place over Zoom. During the Covid-19 restrictions, video services such as Zoom have been used to allow virtual gatherings and 121s where physical distancing would otherwise mean these would be cancelled.

Click here for a list of activities that you can join online.

If you need help accessing any online activities or you would like to use one of our computers, please contact the centre on 0161 775 1912 or email activities@bluesci.org.uk and we can book you in for a 121 session.

Free Sanitary Towels

Sanitary towels are available in our toilets and are free for visitors to take thanks to Go With The Flow. Please help yourself.