Mark

Success Stories

Friends of Shire Hill social group

Mark

Mark was admitted to Shire Hill following a hip replacement and complications due to an infection. He lost weight and had a very poor appetite, and became very low. Prior to admission Mark lived alone and had no other close relatives. He had been independently looking after himself and wanted to return home again after […]

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The Guide Dogs Association

Tom

Tom contacted The Bureau following an accident which left him partially sighted. Tom wanted to find out about support groups for people living with sight loss. The Bureau put him in touch with the VIP (Visually Impaired Group) and also took the time to find out a bit more about his situation. Tom was struggling […]

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Volunteering with Time Out

Mary

Following a TIA (mini stroke) Mary became socially isolated and lost her confidence as she was stuck at home on her own and rarely saw anyone. Mary contacted The Bureau to find out about volunteering opportunities with an aim was to meet people and support others with disabilities. Mary went along for a taster session […]

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Friends of Shire Hill

Dorothy

Dorothy was transferred to Shire Hill Hospital after a series of falls and in-patient stays in Tameside Hospital. Whilst Dorothy is a very sociable person she would not generally go to the lounge to watch television or chat to others. However she was keen to get involved if there was a specific activity going on […]

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