Plymouth Support Group

This is a page for the Plymouth Support Group which will be edited by Plymouth member John Crosswaite. The group meet regularly on a fortnightly basis in the Prayer Room, Local Care Centre, Mount Gould PL4 7QD from 10:30 till 12:00. If entering from the road through the main entrance turn right and the room is just along the corridor.
There is always the opportunity to share ideas or request advice from the Area Nurse Andrew, or Specialist HD Adviser Charles, who are usually present.

Friday 19th October 2018

Friday 2nd November 2018

Friday 16th November 2018

Friday 30th November 2018

Friday 14th December 2018 Xmas Gathering, details to follow

Here is a pdf of 2018 dates you can view or print and pin to the wall

Plymouth HD Support Group Meeting dates 2018

Many thanks for the kind donation towards Branch funds from Amanda & Kevin in memory of Amanda’s father Nigel. The award will be used in part to promote the boccia group below.

Boccia Group for HD Community
Boccia is a boules type game which is designed for people of all physical abilities to be able to participate in.
The aim is to get your ball as close to possible to the white “Jack” ball as you can.
The balls can be released in a variety of ways depending on ability, they can be thrown, kicked, pushed off the lap or even released with assistance from a ramp.


We have an opportunity to set up a community group at Ginko House Harley, where participants and their Carers can enjoy the benefits of playing this game regardless of ability. There will be a trained group leader in attendance and refreshments with all comfort facilities in easy reach.
1 hour will cost £25 so a minimum of 8 people would be needed to keep costs at a reasonable level.
In future “Ooomph sessions” (music and armchair exercise) could also be organised by our friends at “Improving-Lives Plymouth”

Please contact Andrew Parkinson (HD Nurse) on 01752 434535
or Lee Houghton on 07508 915 996 if you are interested in joining in.

 

Local patients & carers attend Royal reception
Huntington’s patients and carers who made a significant contribution to the funds for the research facility at the Penninsular Medical School were invited to the opening of the new facility.

Details here https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/hrh-the-princess-royal-opens-life-changing-health-and-medical-research-facility