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Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust invites the public to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 11 October at Kingsholm Rugby Club, Gloucester.

The formal AGM session itself will commence at 5pm, however, members of the public are invited to attend from 3.30pm where Trust staff and health and social care partners will host an exhibition.

The exhibition will focus on innovations across a broad range of the Trust’s community services. The Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation team will be promoting cancer awareness and offering advice and education on how to support those affected by, and living with, a cancer diagnosis. This will also include a walk through inflatable replica of the human colon providing a unique and educational look at bowel cancer and its consequences. 

You can also learn how to knit a twiddle muff – they’re simple-to-make – and are comforting and therapeutic for many patients with Alzheimer’s, arthritis and dementia, as they help encourage movement and brain stimulation.

The formal AGM session will include an overview of the Trust’s financial position, a summary of key achievements over the last 12 months and a look ahead to future plans for community services. Members of the public will also have an opportunity to put questions to members of the Trust board. This session will run between 5pm and 6pm.

Chair Ingrid Barker said: “The AGM is open to all members of the public and offers everyone the opportunity to share their views with us, and participate in learning more about the activities of the Trust. People will also have the chance to find out about a number of our new services offering innovative approaches to patient care.’