OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN & ALLOTMENT PROJECT
The surgery would like to become more involved with our local community and would like to suggest that the green space around the surgery building be used as a community allotment and garden. The allotment could be used by local people for local people. It has been suggested that any fresh produce grown could be ‘sold’ by means of an honesty box and the funds raised put back into the project.
If you are interested in this project or have ideas how the surgery can be more involved with the local community please contact us.
Food Bank Donation
We have been made aware that during the Covid19 crisis, food banks are experiencing a 150% increase in demand with average families requiring help increasing from 80 to 200 per week. Our staff rallied round and donated generously to help local residents. A donation has been made to the Chesterfield Food Bank which is part of the Trussell Trust. We believe this service is essential for both physical and mental health wellbeing and we will continue to donate to this worthy cause throughout the year.
1 in 3 people across the world don’t have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. Bad sanitation is one of the world’s biggest killers: it hits women, children, old and sick people the hardest. Every minute, a child under the age of five dies because of dirty water and poor sanitation. Around half the people in the world have an illness caused by bad sanitation.
Newbold Surgery has 6 toilets within the premises. These six toilets have now been “twinned” with six toilets in other parts of the world as part of a programme to help encourage and educate some of the poorer areas of the world on good hygiene and sanitation.
To find out more please visit www.toilettwinning.org
Medication storage for the homeless
Medication storage and management is a huge problem for many homeless people who are at the risk of theft when they are at their most vulnerable. The surgery is in the process of developing a service whereby we provide safe lockage medication storage for people of no fixed abode which will allow them to keep their medications safe and secure here at the surgery. For further information regarding this service please enquire at reception.