Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

Carers Support Group

St.Vincents UCAN centre in Farnworth are running a support group for carers.

The group meets every Tuesday from 10am - 12pm, its a chance for carers to meet up have a cup of tea and a chat plus get support and experience from eachother.

If you are a carer or know anybody who is and think they would benefit in joing the group please see contact details below.




Author - | Added on 02/10/2013

St.Vincent's Fair Play Scheme

Our Fair Play Scheme has been up and running for some months now, and there have already been 12 lucky prize draw winners.

The first winner recieves a £500 cheque plus £500 to spend on improving their home, two further prize winners receive £250. (Terms and conditions apply for further information please refer to the Fair Play Policy) 

Currently, we have over 2,000 customers in the Fair Play Scheme, and the winners of the draws so far are :

Mr & Mrs Brown - Great Harwood

Mr Oldham - Rochdale

Mr & Mrs Egerton - Horwich

Mrs Radcliffe - Little Hulton

Miss Mathews - Little Hulton

Mrs McIntyre - Bolton

Mr Nadeen & Ms Shaheen - Rochdale

Ms Hall - Rochdale

Mrs Amad - Nelson

Miss Brazil - Rochdale

Mrs Bryceland - Clitheroe

Mrs E Mather - Bolton



Author - Simon Lord | Added on 25/09/2013

Good News for St.Vincent's Home Improvement Agency

We are delighted to announce our Home Improvement Agency has been retained to deliver the adaptations contract in East Lancashire, providing valuable aids and adaptations through the local Occupational Therapists, so that people can remain independent in their own home.

Author - | Added on 03/09/2013

Approved Customer Panel

St.Vincent's are looking for a customer to join there 'Approved  by our customer's panel. The individual will need to commit to attending occasional meetings (usally one every two to three months) which last about an hour, and giving St.Vincent's feedback on things such as the newsletter and new leaflets. St.Vincent's will be able to reimburse the persons milage or travel expenses - if you think you have what it takes and would like to apply please contact

Author - | Added on 19/08/2013

Farnworth UCAN holds its first health screening session

St.Vincent's UCAN Centre gave Farnworth residents the opportunity to have their health checked at a 'pop up' clinic in the 13th August 2013.

This was a free and confidential service and was initially piloted to see how busy the screening would be.

Staff at the centre and the health care practitioners were amazed at how busy and successful it was and feel that regular outreach health screening is essential and valuable to identify people who may be unaware of any health problems or may have long term conditions such as diabetes that need constant managing and care.

In a two and a half hour session the nurses saw 15 people and many more had to leave their names and details with the staff so that extra appointments could be made.

The nurses were able to make referrals in some cases to their GPs for emergency appointments or specialist hospital treatment and 3 people were identified as having high blood pressure.

All the participants thought it was a worthy event and called for more outreach services to be available as often they find it hard to get to their own GP. One lady said it was great because it was on her doorstep!

Discussions have begun to set up regular clinics at the UCAN where general health related matters can be discussed, BMI, height and weight management checks can be accessed; as well as more in-depth health screening such as cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure and opportunities to explore other health related issues. Because of the high identified demand of the screening the following clinics will be appointment only provision.

All participants doctors will be sent letters to let them know that their patients accessed the drop in clinic and can make the necessary referrals.

Charlie Norman St.Vincent's Chief Executive said: "The link between health and housing is at the top of St.Vincent's agenda. I am very aware that if you have a good, well maintained, warm and dry home your chances of improved health are vastly improved. I am also a board member of Our Life who published a report recently which shows that if you can improve an individual's health and wellbeing, you will increase their life expectancy by 7 years.....I am delighted with the success of the screening session at the UCAN, it shows just how much we need these kind of initiatives, especially when there is so much pressure on the public purse to make efficiencies"

Author - | Added on 15/08/2013

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