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If you have feedback about these topics, or any recent experiences about health or care services you think we should know about, give Healthwatch Tameside a call on 0161 667 2526. Or email

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Community outreach

We have been busy with our community outreach this month. We have visited community groups, explaining what we do, and collecting people's feedback about their experiences of using health and social care services. This is used anonymously in our work, and helps to influence the way services are provided.

We have also worked with Ashton Sixth Form College, and their health and social care groups.

We would like to meet more people of all ages. If you would like us to visit your community group, school, college, or other community venue, or attend an event you are organising, please get in touch. You can give us a call on 0161 667 2526, or complete the form at, and we will get in touch with you.

Young people's mental and emotional wellbeing service

Following a ‘soft launch’ in December last year, Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind (TOG Mind) are officially launching their brand new Tameside CYP (Children & Young People) service on Thursday 31st March 2022 at their Ashton office on Katherine Street. The time is 2pm till 4pm for partners / professionals and 4pm till 6pm for parents and young people.

It is co-designed by young people, for young people, and they are working in partnership with 42nd Street in Manchester.

To find out more, and to book a place, see

OKE event

Do you have a child with special needs/disabilities aged 0-25?

Do you want to find out about support, services and activities available? 

OKE (Our Kids Eyes) are holding a Local offer information day on Wednesday 23rd March from 9.30 - 12 noon, at The Village Hotel in Ashton.

Find out more on Facebook at

Healthwatch Tameside will be there, if you want to tell us about your experiences of using health and social care services.

Travelling to healthcare sites

TfGM’s (Transport for Greater Manchester) customer experience team want to learn more about the ways in which patients and staff travel to health sites such as hospitals, GPs, clinics and walk-in centres.

At the end of March, the team will be hosting a “Travelling to Healthcare Sites” engagement workshop to provide an opportunity for attendees to share their travel experiences, highlight any potential practical issues encountered when travelling to health sites and to discuss opinions on sustainable transport modes. Participant insight and feedback will help to make a difference to people travelling to health sites in Greater Manchester.

The engagement workshops will be held virtually, via Microsoft Teams. The same workshop will be delivered twice, with one daytime slot and one evening slot.

If you are interested, tickets need to be booked before midday on Tuesday 22 March 2022.

Including Glossop in the ICS

The latest edition of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire newsletter can be found at

On page 6 there is an article about the next listening event due to take place on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at 6:30 pm.

More information about the changes can be found at

If you are interested in attending the virtual event, you can find out more at


For up-to-date information about the latest rules and guidance see

There are regular vaccination hubs around the borough. If you would like more information about the location and opening times for each, see  

For information about health related questions, see


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