Patients and carers to help shape services

Community event.
Community event.

Two consultation events are being held to help shape community services in Mansfield and Ashfield.

Patients in Control in Mansfield and Ashfield are inviting people with a long-term health condition, or their carers to talk about self-care support services in the area.

They will be holding two events on the 26th March 2015.

The morning event will be 10am - 12.30pm at The Friends Meeting House, Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG19 6AB.

The afternoon event is 2pm - 4.30pm at The Ashfield Health Village, Portland Street, Kirkby NG17 7AE.

A spokesman said: “People ask hat is supported self-care?

“Self-care doesn’t mean you get less help from your doctor.

“It’s all about what else you can do alongside the medical professionals.

“Self-care means looking after yourself and your loved ones, whether that’s taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise.

She added: “Supported self-care is all about services, groups and activities that help people to look after themselves, for example self-management programmes.

“It’s about finding activities that focus on what you can do. not what you can’t do.”

For more information, or to book a place, people interested in contributing can visit: or

Alternatively you can contact Cathy Evans by calling 0115 9111662 or by sending an email to