Help for people with ME/CFS in and around Stockport


Monthly Meetings











Stockport ME Group Information Line

0845 519 4116

Or email smeg2244@yahoo.co.uk


This is a 24 hour voicemail service. A volunteer will respond to messages left within the next 2 working days. Please be aware that this is messaging service only, and that while volunteers regularly check for voicemail messages, no volunteer is able to answer a telephone call there and then, so please do leave a message.


Anyone on a BT Anytime landline can call this number for free. All other calls are charged at 2p/minute daytime and 0.5p/minute evenings*. Alternatively please email us at smeg2244@yahoo.co.uk


This is an information line number only. Volunteers responsible for dealing with queries will not be permitted to give advice. For Stockport ME Group members, if you have a specific query, numbers on page 2 of HERMES still apply.


*correct at the time of going to press  

Views in and around Stockport

Thanks to Stockport MBC for the images.

The Solidarity Drop-In

(benefits support).


The Solidarity Drop-in which was formerly located in the now closed Sir Joseph Whitworth Centre is now taking place in Disability Stockport's Centre for Independent Living, at 23 High Street, Stockport, SK1 1EG. It is on Mondays from 10 am to 4 pm.


They offer support with completion of applications for Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance and information on social security sanctions. They can also help with referrals to the appropriate service in cases where advice, or representation in appeals is required.


High Street is on the route of the free Stockport Metroshuttle bus, service 300.


Anyone who is interested in volunteering to work with Solidarity Drop-in, is very welcome to drop in and chat to their team. They have two roles - reception, and support with forms and referrals. Training by an experienced professional in the field, is available for the latter role.


http://solidaritydropinstockport.webs.com/


Stockport CFS/ME Service


Information regarding Stockport CSF/ME service can be found here


Stockport ME group is now on Facebook!


If you are on Facebook come and join the conversation.

Find us on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/stockportmegroup/

or just search for Stockport ME Group.

You will be able to ask questions and chat with other members of the group.



Hope to see you there!


Christmas Meal - Friday December 14th at 12 noon























Brookside Restaurant

Christmas menu 2018









Starters
Smoked chicken and herb terrine served with caramelized red onion chutney and crusty bread

Roast butternut squash and red pepper soup topped with chilli and ginger infused oil, served with a crusty bread roll

North Atlantic prawns, cherry tomatoes and red onion served in a trio of gem cups, topped with marie rose sauce

Mains
Succulent roast turkey crown served with pigs in blankets, thyme roast potatoes, sage and onion stuffing, sautéed sprouts, savoy cabbage, honey roast parsnips and carrot puree. Topped with rich flavoursome gravy

Pan fried pink trout served with herbs new potatoes, sautéed courgette, bell pepper, drizzled with a tomato and herb olive oil dressing topped with pea shoots.

Leek and mushroom pie served with herb new potatoes, sliced fennel and butternut puree. Finished with crispy kale (v) (vg) (gf)

Desserts
Traditional Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce

Apple and plum tart served with winter berry compote and vanilla ice cream

Lotus biscuit and raspberry cheesecake served with winter berry compote and Chantilly cream

2 courses 15.95   3 courses 17.95


This year we have decided to go to the Topiary restaurant at Brookside Garden Centre in Poynton.


They offer a set price two or three course Christmas menu (price £15.95 and £17.95, respectively). This is a little bit more expensive than last year at the Puss in Boots but the Puss in Boots is not available this year so, on the recommendation of one of our members, we have decided to try the Topiary instead. For many years the group did actually go to Brookside for the Christmas meal so hopefully the venue, albeit a newly revamped restaurant, will be familiar to some of our longer standing members. As in previous years we are offering a £5 reduction for members.


The restaurant is seating us in a private room which will mean we are not in the main restaurant and hopefully it will be a little quieter. The xmas meal is always a very friendly and relaxed event so please do consider coming along. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!


If you would like to reserve a place for yourself, a friend or family member please contact Nia on 0161 449 0634 or 0754 876 9916 before November 25th. The restaurant requires food orders by the beginning of December at the latest so please do have look at the menu and let me know what you would like to eat.


Public transport to Brookside is not great so please do get in touch if getting there is an issue and we will do our best to help. Please don't let problems with transport put you off coming.