"I do like having someone to talk to with whom I can speak in confidence"

About: Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Community matrons Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Podiatry

(as the patient),

I have a variety services that Locala provide for me. They are all really good.

I have a home visit from the Community Matron, at the moment there is another lady from Dewsbury Hospital who does these visits. She monitors my condition as I have emphysema and has given me tips on breathing techniques – you would think there is nothing to learn about how to breathe but the techniques have made a real difference.

Because of the home visits I have also had a second hand rail put on the stairs to make it easier for me to get up them. I also have a prop in my bed so that I am more upright when I sleep making my breathing easier.

I have a podiatrist to check my feet and trim my nails and have also had a home optician.

As I cannot always get down to open the door for visitors I have had a key safe installed so that visitors can let themselves in.

I like my independence and am happy being on my own, but I do like having someone to talk to with whom I can speak in confidence without being judged. I would be lost without these services.

Locala have arranged all this for me. People complain about raising taxes but they should realize that taxes are essential to fund these services.

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Response from Louise Thornton, Customer Engagement Manager , Adults Planned and Health and Wellbeing Business Unit, Locala Community Partnerships

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Dear Raccoon 84

It’s great to receive a post like yours which shows the diversity of the services Locala provide. It’s also especially nice when the services are complemented and we have helped an individual to have a better quality of life. Currently nationally services are constantly criticized for not having the time to care, so it’s good to hear professionals do listen, care and provide a great service out in the community.

Thank you once again for posting

Louise Thornton

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