Meet the makers

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Hmm... it would be great to have one of my paint­ings in an ac­tual art gallery. Fail­ing that, I would like to de­sign a scarf for Flavia off Strictly Come Danc­ing (she was inn the ear­lier se­ries). She is very stylish, and an amaz­ing dancer, a mod­ern day Au­drey Hep­burn really. What/who is your big­gest in­spi­ra­tion?: I am a na­ture lover at heart, so much of my work is in­spired by the nat­u­ral beauty of flow­ers, plants, an­i­mals and birds around us. Al­though my style is very dif­fer­ent, I have cer­tainly been in­spired by our own fa­mous Mac­cles­field artist, Charles Fredrick Tun­ni­cliffe. He was able to pro­duce so many tech­niques and styles and had a great sense of de­sign too. Do you have any events lined up?: I will be hav­ing a stall at the Makers Day this Satur­day, Novem­ber 21, 10am-4pm at the Old Sun­day School, (Her­itage Cen­tre) and also at the De­cem­ber Rode Hall Farmer’s mar­ket on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 5, 9.30am to 1.30pm. app, which is aimed at par­ents, grand­par­ents and car­ers of chil­dren aged 0-5.

CATCH, which will be launched early next year, aims to help par­ents and car­ers de­ter­mine when their child needs med­i­cal at­ten­tion and when mi­nor ail­ments such as colds and bumps to the head would be bet­ter reme­died with self care.

All in­for­ma­tion con­tained within the app is drawn from NHS Choices, which is writ­ten and re­viewed reg­u­larly by clin­i­cians and is the Name of event: Makers Day at The Old Sun­day School, Mac­cles­field Silk Mu­seum, Roe St, Mac­cles­field SK11 6UT When is it?: Satur­day, Novem­ber 21, 10am-4pm What does it in­volve?: This Satur­day, drop-in to the Old Sun­day School for our ‘Makers Day’ when you can meet more than 20 lo­cal makers and crafters, have a go at over 20 crafts, browse and buy hand­made goods and even make gold-stan­dard for health­care in­for­ma­tion in the UK.

CATCH will also en­able users to cre­ate per­son­alised pro­files for their chil­dren and will no­tify par­ents and car­ers when im­por­tant health mile­stones are ap­proach­ing, such as im­mu­ni­sa­tions.

Cru­cially, CATCH is highly lo­calised, and has in­for­ma­tion about all lo­cal health­care ser­vices pro­grammed within it – em­pow­er­ing par­ents to choose the right ser­vice at the right time. One of the some pieces to take home. Meet lo­cal craft net­works in­clud­ing the Em­broi­der­ers Guild, Quil­ters Guild and the Spin­ner, Weavers and Dy­ers. Who is it suit­able for?: Ev­ery­one. Any other in­for­ma­tion?: En­try to the event is free but some ac­tiv­i­ties may charge. Want to find out more?: Call 01625 613210 or visit www.silk­mac­cles­field.

org.uk. rea­sons we’ve cho­sen to fo­cus on this age group ini­tially is be­cause A&E at­ten­dance for chil­dren aged 0-4 in East­ern Cheshire is far higher than the na­tional av­er­age. There could be a num­ber of rea­sons for th­ese higher than av­er­age fig­ures, but en­sur­ing par­ents and car­ers are self-care aware is a great place to start.

The CCG is hold­ing CATCH test­ing and feed­back ses­sions in De­cem­ber 2015 and Jan­uary 2016, email kate. banks1@nhs.net if you would like to be in­volved. cu st ta ve ch p te

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