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Welcome to the official website of the Gwersyllt Community Council which we hope will be a valuable source of information about the authority and the community it serves.

As work on the site progresses, all agendas and minutes of the Council, together with other associated documents about the workings, procedures and business of the Council, will be available.

 

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Neighbourhood Watch - WARNING!

Trading Standards have made us aware of reports of persons targeting residents in their 80’s & 90’s in and around Wrexham neighbourhoods, claiming they are from the Water Board !

This is one of the common ruses used by Bogus Callers is to say that they are from one of the utility companies or “Boards” as they used to be known.

If a caller claims they are from the “Water Board”, “Gas Board” or “Electric Board” DO NOT LET THEM IN!  Those “Boards” do not exist anymore.

Bogus callers are conmen (or women) who use a variety of stories to gain access to a person's home in order to steal. They may pose as an official caller from a local authority or a utility company - Gas, Electricity or Water, with a plausible explanation for needing to enter the home.

Rogue Traders are people who pretend to be builders needing to do 'urgent' repairs or sales people offering bargain products. They often pressurise householders to pay in advance for materials or do poor work at highly inflated prices.

A common factor is that both Bogus Callers and Rogue Traders prey on vulnerable older or disabled people. Many offences go unreported. When a bogus caller uses a trick to enter a home and steal property it is called a 'Distraction Burglary'.

Bogus callers succeed because they sound believable, so don't be fooled. Make sure in your own mind that they are whom they claim to be by following these simple steps:

• Think before you open the door - use your door chain and spy hole or look out of the window to see if you recognise them.

• Ask callers for proof of identity. Check! telephone the company the caller claims to represent (use a number from the telephone directory and not any number they might give you). If suspicious report it immediately to 101

• Most utility companies now offer a password identification system.

Always follow this advice

LOCK – Is your back door locked? Always check it is as soon as someone knocks at your door or rings your bell. Be aware that bogus callers sometimes have an accomplice who may try to enter your home by the back door whilst you are distracted.

STOP – Do not open the door until you have looked through a window or used a door viewer to see who is on your doorstep. Remember, you do not have to open your door to anyone, especially someone you are not expecting or do not know. If in doubt, keep them out by keeping your door shut. Consider calling a friend or relative, if you have a warden call or community alarm press your button and call them. Please do not feel intimidated into opening the door.

CHAIN – If you feel that you need to speak to the caller, use a door-chain.
Do not open the door unless you put the chain on first so that you can see the person on your doorstep. Find out who they are and what they want. Close the door again while you do the following:

CHECK – Check their identity. Do not assume what they tell you is true, check by calling the utility company or if suspicious call 101 immediately

Remember, it is your home & YOU ARE IN CONTROL

Applications for the Youth Service Strategy Revenue Grant are now open!

Does your organisation need funding for a youth work project that will make a difference to the community and support young people?

Organisations working with young people aged 11-25 can now apply for £200 to £500 from the Youth Service Strategy Revenue Grant 2017/2018.

The Youth Service Strategy Revenue Grant is a grant scheme for youth work projects in both Voluntary and Statutory sector working with young people aged 11-25 with voluntary engagement relationship.  

The panel will be meeting to consider application on set dates throughout the year*, if you would like to have your application considered please return complete forms by:

  • 1st Closing date - Friday 10th November  
  • 2nd Closing date - Friday 12th January
  • 3rd Closing date - Friday 16th March

*Please allow 3 weeks from the closing date for notification of outcome 

If you would like more information on the grant please contact Tricia Jones – ctricia.jones@wrexham.gov.uk or Caroline Bennett - caroline.bennett@wrexham.gov.uk alternatively you can call 01978 317961.

Bereaved by Dementia - Cruse partnership training

Losing someone you love through bereavement may be one of the hardest things you will ever face. Bereavement and loss affects people differently and can be devastating. People with Dementia, and those close to them, can experience bereavement at different stages from diagnosis through to a person’s death, and beyond.

It’s so important that support is available to help people cope with such a complex and emotional experience. That’s why in Wales, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and Cruse Bereavement Care Cyrmu have united to support the bereavement needs of:-

  • People with dementia who have lost a loved one or carer
  • People bereaved by someone with dementia.

The pioneering three year project, funded by Welsh Government, aims to raise awareness of bereavement and how it impacts mental and physical health, improve access to support for bereaved people affected by dementia, and encourage self-help and peer support.

The training is free of charge to delegates.

Aim of the one day course

To explore the emotions that may be experienced by people living with dementia and their carers/family experiencing bereavement and to identify ways of providing effective bereavement support.

Course title: Supporting people with dementia and those close to them following a bereavement

Time: 9.30-4.30

Duration: 6hours

Numbers: Currently a maximum of 24 delegates

Learning Outcomes

Awareness:

• Of the impact of bereavement for families/friends/carer’s following the death of a person with dementia

• Of the impact of bereavement for a person living with dementia

Skills:

• To acquire skills and confidence in supporting a person with dementia through bereavement

Knowledge:

• Of how dementia affects the brain and how this impacts on the experiences of everyday life and of bereavement

Training dates: 12th October Quay Hotel ,Conwy

Please contact Maxine Norrish to book a place maxine.norrish@cruse.org.uk

Carer Information and Support Programm

Carer Information and Support Programme provides evidence based carer information in a group environment where carers are able to share their experiences and find out about local and national services that may be of help. CrISP is delivered by trained local staff.

 

CrISP aims to improve the knowledge, skills and understanding of people caring for a person with dementia, by providing effective support and up-to-date and relevant information. Each programme is delivered to small groups of up to 12 people.

 

The programme consists of two separate parts: CrISP 1 and CrISP 2:

 

CrISP 1 has been designed specifically for carers, family members and friends of people with a recent diagnosis of a dementia. It consists of four essential sessions, each lasting 2.5 hours, covering the following topics:


  • Understanding dementia
  • Providing support and care
  • Legal and money matters
  • Coping day-to-day

 

CrISP 2 has been designed specifically for carers, family members and friends of people who have been living with dementia for some time. It consists of three essential sessions, each lasting 2.5 hours, covering the following topics


  • Understanding how dementia progresses
  • Living with change as dementia progresses
  • Living well as dementia progresses, including occupation and activities.

 

If you know of anyone who would be interested in attending any of the sessions in the attached document please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Places are limited so booking is essential.

New Alzheimer's Society Premises

Please be informed that we are moving to new premises.  From the 9th of January we will be based at Unit 2, Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1XP.  The main contact number for our new office will be 01352 700462

Gwersyllt Safer Neighbourhood Team

Come and join the Gwersyllt Safer Neighbourhood Team for a cuppa and an informal chat at the Gwersyllt Community Resource Centre, Second Avenue, Gwersyllt on the first Monday of the month from 11.30a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

You can discuss any concerns you may have, ask advice about issues that matter most to you or learn more about the work of your local policing team.

All are welcome

Help for the Over 50s in Gwersyllt

Community Agents are an innovative response to a recognised need that many people living in our communities are unable to connect with key services that help and maintain well-being and support their quality of life.

Community Agents work with the over 50s in Wrexham, providing easy access to a wide range of information that will enable them to make informed choices about their present and future needs. The aim is to help older people feel more independent, secure, and cared for, and to have a better quality of life. Community Agents will support people living in areas of Wrexham, bridging the gap between the local community and the statutory or voluntary organisations, and offering help or support.

They can help with the following:

  • visiting the over 50s at home providing face to face information and support
  • primarily supporting older people, but also anyone who may benefit
  • helping individuals to make informed choices
  • offering a facilitated signposting service and putting people in direct contact with the appropriate agency

Gwersyllt Community Council has appointed a Community Agent, Justine Godfrey, and she will be operating throughout the community for the benefit of older residents. 

Her contact details are as follows:

Mobile: 07756 387 021
Office No. 01978 754776
E-mail: communityagentgwersyllt@gmail.com

If you would like to contact the Community Agent for help and advice or if you know of someone (e.g. a friend or neighbour) who may want to know more about this new service please do get in touch.