"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.


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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