Bromley Heath Neighbourhood Watch
If you are interested in finding out more about the Bromley Heath Neighbourhood Watch (BHNW) or wish to contact them about anything specific, please visit their website at www.bhnw.org.uk.
Downend Local History Society
If you would like to learn more about the history of your area, why not contact the local History Society – visit their website at www.downendlhs.org.uk.
Many of you will have seen the local Residents’ handbook for the area. If you would like to explore what can be found within the parish, please visit www.standbrook-guides.com.
Since Well Aware was established in 2010 it has become one of the most popular local online resources for people wanting information about health and well being services. It offers a wide choice of services based on post code selections and so provides a truly local service.
For people in the Downend & Bromley Heath area who don’t know where to turn to when they want to find, say, a local group or organisation, a home help, advice on adapting a home to meet changing needs, or just someone to talk to – Well Aware has it all, and more. 4,500 local organisations are listed on Well Aware and can be accessed through the web site or by a FREE phone call to 0808 808 5252. Visit www.wellaware.org.uk.
Things going on…
There is a wide variety of activities that take place at various venues in Downend and Bromley Heath. Some of the places you might want to check out are:-
Lincombe Barn http://www.downendfolkhouse.org.uk
Downend Library www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries
Badminton Road Methodist Church www.badmintonroadmethodist.org.uk
Downend Baptist Church www.downendbaptist.co.uk
Christ Church, Downend www.christchurchdownend.com
St Augustine of Canterbury www.staugustinesbristol.com
Downend Christadelphians http://www.downendchristadelphians.org.uk
For other local information and services, visit www.standbrook-guides.com
South Gloucestershire Local Involvement Network endeavour to engage with the whole of South Gloucestershire, to enable the community to have a say in health and social care in the area. To find out more, visit www.linksouthglos.org.uk
National Blood Service
The National Blood Service (NBS) – part of NHS Blood and Transplant – is asking people to spare an hour of their time to donate blood.
A single donation can be broken into three component parts (red cells, plasma and platelets) which means that your one donation can help save or improve the lives of up to three people.
Blood stocks are used up in a matter of days so the NBS counts on people continuing to step forward to donate blood. Certain blood products only have a shelf life of five days so the NBS need to constantly renew their stocks.
The NBS needs to collect 7,000 donations of blood each day to supply hospitals in England and north Wales with the blood products needed to treat patients. Blood is used for a wide-range of medical procedures including cancer care, general surgery, in maternity care and for accident and emergency situations.
Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.
To book an appointment call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk
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