Dementia Golden Ticket Stakeholder Event


In July, the High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group’s (HWLH CCG) Governing Body approved the roll-out of the Award winning model of care, called; The Dementia Golden Ticket.

Phased implementation will begin from October 2017.

In light of this fantastic news, HWLH CCG will be holding a 2.5 hour Session so that you can see the final model of care that will be implemented in your locality, the services which will be on offer and the stakeholder roles which will play a key part in its delivery.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for everyone to learn about the innovative model of care, and meet and greet people you may be working with and meeting in the future.

It’s important that a representative from the various organisations in the area attends the event, so that information can be cascaded to your teams. From October 2017, patients with a diagnosis of Dementia will be issued a Golden Ticket and your organisation, or you as a carer, will need to know what this means for that patient/carer, which you may be supporting.

Please therefore hold this event in your diaries:

Dementia Golden Ticket Stakeholder Event

Friday 22 September 2017


The Main Hall, Meridian Centre, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8BB

A draft agenda is outlined below:


  1. 1 hour Session, 2.00-3.00pm

Introduction to the Dementia Golden Ticket Model of Care

  • Welcome and Introductions (CCG Representative)
  • The Dementia Golden Ticket Model of Care (Clinical Lead for Dementia, Dr Emma Costello)
  • Meet the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Golden Ticket Team
  • Introduction to ‘Blip’ Clinics (Primary Care/SPFT)
  • Review Meetings – (Clinical Lead for Dementia, Dr Emma Costello)


2.  3.00-3.15pm comfort break

3.  1 hour Session, consisting of 10 Minute 2 slide presentation, 3.15-4.05:

‘Our Role in the GT model of Care and How to contact us’

  • Dementia Guide Service (ESCC)
  • Post-Diagnosis Wellbeing Services – Memory Cafes and Choirs (Know Dementia)
  • Post-Diagnosis Exercise Classes (Freedom/Wave Leisure)
  • Admiral Nurses (Wendy Weiner)

    4.  Q&A, 4.05-4.30pm

5.  Close at 4.30pm

For any queries, the contact at HWLH CCG is:

Keisha Birdine

Project Support Officer

 High Weald Lewes Havens CCG

36-38 Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2PB

Direct Line: 01273 485434



All Freedom of Information Requests should be sent to

Alternatively, you can contact Kate Davies, Chair, Meridian Mature Citizens Forum 

Tel: 01273 516207



Do you measure your own blood pressure or BMI?

Do you ever measure your own blood pressure or your BMI?
– Do you own a blood pressure monitor or a weighing scale that measures BMI?
– Have you ever downloaded an app to help you track either of these things?


If you do this now or have done in the past, would you be willing to take part in an interview? 


Interviews can take place at a time and place convenient for you and people who take part will be offered a £20 voucher for their time and effort. 

The project has been reviewed by the Department of Sociological Studies Research Ethics Committee at the University of Sheffield.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please email Ros at or call 0114 2226423. 


Older People’s Day 2017

Celebrating Older People’s Day 2017

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Sunday October 1st is officially Older People’s Day 2017, an International Day to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to society.

Once again, we have worked in partnership with seniors’ forums, the voluntary sector, community groups and other statutory organisations to put together and support a programme of fun activities and information fairs.

This year is the 10th anniversary of Older People’s Day in East Sussex, with events taking place across the county throughout September and October.

You can download a copy of the booklet here, or pick up a copy from your nearest library.

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The Meridian Forum has now been in existence for more than 10 years, and relies heavily on a “core” of committee members that give their all to enhance the lives of the “over 50s”. We have two longstanding members, Brian and Yvonne Vernon, whose lives were tragically turned round nearly 2 years ago when Brian contracted encephalitis (an acquired brain injury). Brian was in hospital for over a year, but although he is now being cared for at Chasley Trust in Eastbourne, his family want him back home, where he belongs. His wife Yvonne and his daughter Sharon, have been busily fundraising to purchase various pieces of equipment that would help Brian return to the family nest. They are seeking funds to help purchase a hoist, so PLEASE PLEASE visit Brian’s website at – it gives a real insight into Brian’s struggle and I think the whole family have been incredibly brave, and you can donate via the links on this page. Please be generous – the family are not only asking for money – they do a lot of fundraising at markets and would appreciate donations of goods to sell.


Sussex Express – Village News

There isn’t currently a Newhaven correspondent for the Village News items in the Sussex Express. If you are interested or want more information, contact Colin Jenner on 01424 856779 .

They want someone to serve as a point of contact for local organisations and groups in the Newhaven and surrounding area, who want to promote their work and events.

Please help as you could be providing a valuable service to your community.