What is the PSSG (Pulham Surgery Support Group)

A great big Thank You to all members and all those who worked to help make the support group what is today. We now have our own Facebook page give it a look ( pulham surgery support group ) why not let us know what you think, and your ideas are always welcome. Because of the current situation we ask you to take care and follow staying at home rules, lets hope things start to get better in a couple of months, take care. We hope to make a decision on the future very soon, please look out for information as and when this is decided, thank you for your support and help in the past. A great big thankyou to anyone who has helped in the past, its most likely that due the current conditions we will not be able to continue running the group. Should this change in the future we will let you all know, again thanks you.

Please note you can download a practical guide to helping at home for carers (read on line or print your own copy) just follow the link below

The PSSG was established in 1994 and is made up of enthusiastic patients and volunteers who enjoy getting together. People come to make friends, meet new contacts, find useful information about health and social issues and hear from speakers on selected subjects. We are located in the picturesque village of Pulham Market in South Norfolk.
If you require information on the surgery or the P.P.G. you will need to use this link. www.churchhillsurgery.co.uk

We meet at The Memorial Hall, Pulham Market (IP21 4SV) which is located right by the green. There is access and facilities for disabled people. There is good parking available and the bus stops here on its routes from Harleston, Starston, Pulham St. Mary, Dickleborough villages. If you want directions, just enter your postcode into the box an the left and a map will show you the way. All Meetings cancelled at least until 2021

The PSSG is funded by grants and donations and holds a monthly raffle and craft stall. You can find more about our sponsors and supporters by contacting us through the above tab.

Activities include monthly meetings, quizzes, and social events and we produce regular news sheets.
We offer information and support for Carers and vulnerable people.
Friends and visitors are welcome to come and see what it is all about for themselves.
There is no membership fee and no charge, just turn up and enjoy a social afternoon.

.Contact us if you need more infomation using the "contact us" tab above. ( we are here to help)
See the attached note on a new help program for carers, its downloadable to give you full information (carers help below)

For more details on future events please see below for current poster and news letter, both of which can be printed out. You can also get lots of information on coming events by clicking on the above yellow box on the relevant event.
We are always looking for interesting speakers, contact Lorna Pyke at any meeting or contacts us via the contact tab.
Please check our information list below and download any that maybe of interest.
Please note any information sheets not produced by the p.s.s.g. are the responcibility of that organisation any concerns should be directed directy to that organisation.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES (updated 2017)

The PSSG has been running since 1994. It is self-funded through fund-raising events, grants and donations and is run by an elected committee supported by volunteers. Monthly meetings focus on health and wellbeing and provide opportunities for socialising and sharing information.

The Aims
The aims of the group are to increase awareness of the needs of local people and to co-ordinate support, identify and access resources available.

The Objectives
The objectives are to improve communication between clients and health professionals when needed, to respond effectively and appropriately to the changing needs within the community and provide information, practical help and companionship.

Volunteers contribute in many different ways and the group continues to learn and develop according to interests of regular members.

These are held in Pulham Market Memorial Hall every third Tuesday of the month at 2.00 – 4.00pm.

Coffee Mornings are also held periodically at The Brew House, Pulham Market, which offer the opportunity of using the internet.

Volunteers help by getting involved with the following:

• Inviting, booking and hosting guest speakers for monthly meetings
• Arranging tables and chairs, providing refreshments for monthly meetings
• Organising the monthly raffle to help cover costs
• Promotion: designing and distributing posters and general networking
• Helping people enjoy themselves - organising quizzes and entertainment
• Encouraging people to contribute to the Craft & Produce Stall and raffle
• Listening to people’s wants and worries and offering support
• Signposting: researching sources of help and passing on information
• Noting any special requests and evaluating activities
• Updating and managing the website
• Networking with local villages
• Helping create a photographic record of PSSG events
• Running an annual Carers Event and staying up to date with the help available

The PSSG has been instrumental in the development of support for carers in South Norfolk and continues to promote equal access to the information that is available.

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