Members of the South Birmingham Long Term Conditions group (also known as the Patient Health Forum) are living with, or caring for people who live with, a range of long term health conditions.
The forum, which is led by a Committee of volunteers, provides an opportunity for people to meet others with similar issues, but it also gives them a voice and the chance to influence services by giving their local CCG insights and feedback about the health services they all use.
At the regular meetings, the forum hosts a range of speakers, including representatives from other organisations, charities and agencies, who offer extra advice and signposting. It also holds regular health and wellbeing activity sessions, as well as entertainment and social activities.
The group is funded by Birmingham and Solihull CCG and facilitated by Gateway Family Services. Membership is open to anyone who lives in South Birmingham, or is registered with a South Birmingham GP, and lives with a long term health condition, or cares for someone who does.
If you or someone you know would like to join the South Birmingham Long Term Conditions Group, call Ralph or Aaminah on 0121 456 7820.
Expanding into other areas of Birmingham
We are keen to replicate the model of the South Birmingham Long Term Conditions Group in other areas of the city and surrounding areas, particularly East Birmingham and North Solihull. If you think you might be interested in helping us to set up a new group in another area — particularly if you would like to volunteer on the Committee — please call Katherine or Jo on 0121 456 7820.
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