Pill community champion asks: What do women want?

South Wales Argus: ‘Community champion’ Lynette Webbe  (4644034) ‘Community champion’ Lynette Webbe (4644034)

ONE of Newport’s newest community champions is on a mission to find out what women want.

Lynette Webbe, of Linton Street, Pill is the Communities First health champion for women and old people and through a series of public consultations, she hopes to better identify the needs of Newport’s women.

Communities First is given Welsh government funding to supply services for their communities, aiming to support the most disadvantaged people in certain areas.

Ms Webbe said: “Instead of taking money and wasting it, we need to start by asking ‘what do you want?’ They call us the hard to reach people but if you offer us a hand we’ll take it.

“It’s about health and wellbeing. They put on what they think – but now we are going to ask women what they want. This is the change.”

The consultation events will include open discussions, activities and opportunities for feedback.

Ms Webbe said: “It helps to be able to say to women ‘I understand where you are in your lives, because I’ve been through it’. I’m hoping for as many women to come as possible.”

After spending years living in Birmingham, Ms Webbe returned to Newport, where she grew up, at the end of 2012.

She is a dedicated volunteer and has worked with the British Heart Foundation and Time to Change Wales.

“When I was in a dark place, I would go and volunteer. I’m a cobweb shaker, feel good maker. I want to improve the quality of my life and improve that of others,” she said.

“I’ve come back to Newport with so much knowledge. This knowledge will help other women to have a voice.”

Communities first has three main health strands – physical wellbeing, healthy cooking and health promotion services.

Nathan Davies of Communities First, said: “It’s all about awareness. Communities First money is for the communities. We could easily go ahead and just put stuff on, but I don’t think that’s the right way of spending it.”

His colleague, Sajeeda Nanabawa said physical activity was one of the biggest issues to tackle.

She said: “I really do hope this project will help a lot of women out there.”

The first consultation event is open to all women and will be at the Pill Millennium Centre this Thursday, 10am-1pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Others will be held at Stow Hill Centre on March 25th, noon-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 28th, 1.30pm-4pm.

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5:41am Wed 19 Mar 14

mizpeejay says...

Go Nette!!! See you Thursday Morning X
Go Nette!!! See you Thursday Morning X mizpeejay
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7:44am Wed 19 Mar 14

Dai Rear says...

"Communities First is given Welsh government funding to supply services for their communities, aiming to support the most disadvantaged people in certain areas"
There's no money for flood defences, so people's lives are ruined. There's no money for fixing the holes in the road despite our motorists paying near the highest taxes in the world.so people die and their transport to work is mangled. But there's ALWAYS money for this sententious pap. I despair.
"Communities First is given Welsh government funding to supply services for their communities, aiming to support the most disadvantaged people in certain areas" There's no money for flood defences, so people's lives are ruined. There's no money for fixing the holes in the road despite our motorists paying near the highest taxes in the world.so people die and their transport to work is mangled. But there's ALWAYS money for this sententious pap. I despair. Dai Rear
  • Score: 7

7:54am Wed 19 Mar 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"The first consultation event is open to all women and will be at the Pill Millennium Centre this Thursday, 10am-1pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Others will be held at Stow Hill Centre on March 28, noon-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 25, 1.30pm-4pm."

Hope these events are trans-inclusive.
"The first consultation event is open to all women and will be at the Pill Millennium Centre this Thursday, 10am-1pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Others will be held at Stow Hill Centre on March 28, noon-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 25, 1.30pm-4pm." Hope these events are trans-inclusive. Katie Re-Registered
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8:01am Wed 19 Mar 14

Dai Rear says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
"The first consultation event is open to all women and will be at the Pill Millennium Centre this Thursday, 10am-1pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Others will be held at Stow Hill Centre on March 28, noon-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 25, 1.30pm-4pm."

Hope these events are trans-inclusive.
And open to media stereotypes like you. I have twigged you, I'm afraid. You're Deirdre Dutt-Pauker. How's Bert Brecht Mao Rudy Che Odinga ? Bet he's quite a handful these days.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: "The first consultation event is open to all women and will be at the Pill Millennium Centre this Thursday, 10am-1pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Others will be held at Stow Hill Centre on March 28, noon-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 25, 1.30pm-4pm." Hope these events are trans-inclusive.[/p][/quote]And open to media stereotypes like you. I have twigged you, I'm afraid. You're Deirdre Dutt-Pauker. How's Bert Brecht Mao Rudy Che Odinga ? Bet he's quite a handful these days. Dai Rear
  • Score: 3

8:07am Wed 19 Mar 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Although the events emphasize the importance of healthy eating and cooking I actually think that women tend to be far more aware of this than men. By contrast, blokes tend to be quite dismissive about their own health so maybe they need educating more on such matters than women. Personally, I would have thought the main contemporary issues for women to currently be: low & unequal pay; under-representation by a male-dominated society, the damage caused to women and young girls through the deliberate misinformation and outright lies of a male-dominated and controlled sexist media, the cuts in public services caused by a succession of governments who'd rather massage their fragile masculine egos by investing money into playing war instead of practical 'bread & butter' stuff like public services...But then again, what would I know? According to feminists like Janice Raymond and Germaine Greer I'm just a transsexual trying to 'muscle in' on the women's movement!
Although the events emphasize the importance of healthy eating and cooking I actually think that women tend to be far more aware of this than men. By contrast, blokes tend to be quite dismissive about their own health so maybe they need educating more on such matters than women. Personally, I would have thought the main contemporary issues for women to currently be: low & unequal pay; under-representation by a male-dominated society, the damage caused to women and young girls through the deliberate misinformation and outright lies of a male-dominated and controlled sexist media, the cuts in public services caused by a succession of governments who'd rather massage their fragile masculine egos by investing money into playing war instead of practical 'bread & butter' stuff like public services...But then again, what would I know? According to feminists like Janice Raymond and Germaine Greer I'm just a transsexual trying to 'muscle in' on the women's movement! Katie Re-Registered
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8:21am Wed 19 Mar 14

Dai Rear says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Although the events emphasize the importance of healthy eating and cooking I actually think that women tend to be far more aware of this than men. By contrast, blokes tend to be quite dismissive about their own health so maybe they need educating more on such matters than women. Personally, I would have thought the main contemporary issues for women to currently be: low & unequal pay; under-representation by a male-dominated society, the damage caused to women and young girls through the deliberate misinformation and outright lies of a male-dominated and controlled sexist media, the cuts in public services caused by a succession of governments who'd rather massage their fragile masculine egos by investing money into playing war instead of practical 'bread & butter' stuff like public services...But then again, what would I know? According to feminists like Janice Raymond and Germaine Greer I'm just a transsexual trying to 'muscle in' on the women's movement!
Shame. Does that mean that little Bert Brecht will never have a little sister or brother to re-educate? I think by "transsexual" you mean a man whose organs of generation have been amputated. Correct me if I'm wrong. (Only joking. I know your generation of electronic intellect is not yet capable of responding to more than simple yes/no type questions)
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Although the events emphasize the importance of healthy eating and cooking I actually think that women tend to be far more aware of this than men. By contrast, blokes tend to be quite dismissive about their own health so maybe they need educating more on such matters than women. Personally, I would have thought the main contemporary issues for women to currently be: low & unequal pay; under-representation by a male-dominated society, the damage caused to women and young girls through the deliberate misinformation and outright lies of a male-dominated and controlled sexist media, the cuts in public services caused by a succession of governments who'd rather massage their fragile masculine egos by investing money into playing war instead of practical 'bread & butter' stuff like public services...But then again, what would I know? According to feminists like Janice Raymond and Germaine Greer I'm just a transsexual trying to 'muscle in' on the women's movement![/p][/quote]Shame. Does that mean that little Bert Brecht will never have a little sister or brother to re-educate? I think by "transsexual" you mean a man whose organs of generation have been amputated. Correct me if I'm wrong. (Only joking. I know your generation of electronic intellect is not yet capable of responding to more than simple yes/no type questions) Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

8:22am Wed 19 Mar 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Katie Re-Registered wrote: "The first consultation event is open to all women and will be at the Pill Millennium Centre this Thursday, 10am-1pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Others will be held at Stow Hill Centre on March 28, noon-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 25, 1.30pm-4pm." Hope these events are trans-inclusive.
And open to media stereotypes like you. I have twigged you, I'm afraid. You're Deirdre Dutt-Pauker. How's Bert Brecht Mao Rudy Che Odinga ? Bet he's quite a handful these days.
LOL:) I certainly wish I was such a smart, clever satirist as Berthold Brecht, Dai - I'll take that as a compliment which I for one certainly don't come anywhere near deserving - as he was undoubtedly a genius and the majority of duffers like me could only dream of leaving such a legacy in our wake.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: "The first consultation event is open to all women and will be at the Pill Millennium Centre this Thursday, 10am-1pm. Free refreshments will be provided. Others will be held at Stow Hill Centre on March 28, noon-3pm, and Maindee Community House on March 25, 1.30pm-4pm." Hope these events are trans-inclusive.[/p][/quote]And open to media stereotypes like you. I have twigged you, I'm afraid. You're Deirdre Dutt-Pauker. How's Bert Brecht Mao Rudy Che Odinga ? Bet he's quite a handful these days.[/p][/quote]LOL:) I certainly wish I was such a smart, clever satirist as Berthold Brecht, Dai - I'll take that as a compliment which I for one certainly don't come anywhere near deserving - as he was undoubtedly a genius and the majority of duffers like me could only dream of leaving such a legacy in our wake. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 3

8:28am Wed 19 Mar 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Katie Re-Registered wrote: Although the events emphasize the importance of healthy eating and cooking I actually think that women tend to be far more aware of this than men. By contrast, blokes tend to be quite dismissive about their own health so maybe they need educating more on such matters than women. Personally, I would have thought the main contemporary issues for women to currently be: low & unequal pay; under-representation by a male-dominated society, the damage caused to women and young girls through the deliberate misinformation and outright lies of a male-dominated and controlled sexist media, the cuts in public services caused by a succession of governments who'd rather massage their fragile masculine egos by investing money into playing war instead of practical 'bread & butter' stuff like public services...But then again, what would I know? According to feminists like Janice Raymond and Germaine Greer I'm just a transsexual trying to 'muscle in' on the women's movement!
Shame. Does that mean that little Bert Brecht will never have a little sister or brother to re-educate? I think by "transsexual" you mean a man whose organs of generation have been amputated. Correct me if I'm wrong. (Only joking. I know your generation of electronic intellect is not yet capable of responding to more than simple yes/no type questions)
It's kind of ironic that many people assume that trans people are the politically-correct sets flavour of the month, as if you delve a little deeper you'll discover that there has traditionally been a long-running and oddly profound sense of mistrust and hostility exhibited by many self-proclaimed feminists towards transsexuals as - amongst other things - they hold us responsible for reinforcing patriarchal gender stereotypes. (Google, for instance, the recent Julie Burchill vs. Paris Lees spat). Transsexuals actually get battered from both sides: feminists and chauvinists.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Although the events emphasize the importance of healthy eating and cooking I actually think that women tend to be far more aware of this than men. By contrast, blokes tend to be quite dismissive about their own health so maybe they need educating more on such matters than women. Personally, I would have thought the main contemporary issues for women to currently be: low & unequal pay; under-representation by a male-dominated society, the damage caused to women and young girls through the deliberate misinformation and outright lies of a male-dominated and controlled sexist media, the cuts in public services caused by a succession of governments who'd rather massage their fragile masculine egos by investing money into playing war instead of practical 'bread & butter' stuff like public services...But then again, what would I know? According to feminists like Janice Raymond and Germaine Greer I'm just a transsexual trying to 'muscle in' on the women's movement![/p][/quote]Shame. Does that mean that little Bert Brecht will never have a little sister or brother to re-educate? I think by "transsexual" you mean a man whose organs of generation have been amputated. Correct me if I'm wrong. (Only joking. I know your generation of electronic intellect is not yet capable of responding to more than simple yes/no type questions)[/p][/quote]It's kind of ironic that many people assume that trans people are the politically-correct sets flavour of the month, as if you delve a little deeper you'll discover that there has traditionally been a long-running and oddly profound sense of mistrust and hostility exhibited by many self-proclaimed feminists towards transsexuals as - amongst other things - they hold us responsible for reinforcing patriarchal gender stereotypes. (Google, for instance, the recent Julie Burchill vs. Paris Lees spat). Transsexuals actually get battered from both sides: feminists and chauvinists. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 3

8:50am Wed 19 Mar 14

Dai Rear says...

For my part it's always struck me as rather crude doctoring to cut off bits of a person's body because of what is essentially a mental dysfunction. After all would my GP refer me for an amputation of my arm if I believed myself to be Bonaparte? No, honestly Doc, I really like having 2 arms. However I have no doubt that that makes me a feminist or a chauvinist-though I've little idea what those words mean; I get the impression they're like "you dirty scoundrel" or "my knight in shining armour" but more vague.
For my part it's always struck me as rather crude doctoring to cut off bits of a person's body because of what is essentially a mental dysfunction. After all would my GP refer me for an amputation of my arm if I believed myself to be Bonaparte? No, honestly Doc, I really like having 2 arms. However I have no doubt that that makes me a feminist or a chauvinist-though I've little idea what those words mean; I get the impression they're like "you dirty scoundrel" or "my knight in shining armour" but more vague. Dai Rear
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