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Consultation on the Future Provision of Social Care for people with Mental Health Conditions

Staffordshire County Council is legally responsible for making sure social care services for adults with mental health conditions are available to people across Staffordshire.

Adults in Staffordshire with mental health conditions needing mental health social care support and assessments are currently supported by two organisations: South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust (NSCHT).

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HOW YOU CAN HELP THE NHS THIS WINTER

Wed 29 Nov 2017

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of their local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter

Here’s what you can do:

Funding boost launched on #GivingTuesday to support communities give children a great start in life.

Staffordshire communities are set for a funding boost with the launch of the Children and Families Fund. 

The Staffordshire County Council fund, launched on 28 November as part of #GivingTuesday, is making £50,000 available to those organisations looking to improve support some of our communities most vulnerable children and families.  

Any project using Crowdfund Staffordshire to fundraise for a project that helps families to face their challenges at the earliest possible stage could be eligible for up to £5,000.

Get the best out of your local NHS services & Stay Well This Winter

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of your local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter

Here’s what you can do:

Make your pharmacy the first choice for help and advice – many pharmacies are open long hours including evenings and weekends and can help you deal with many conditions, such as if you have a cold, a sprain or strain, if you have small cuts and bruises, have indigestion, heartburn or diarrhoea. You don’t need an appointment to speak with the pharmacist.

The Autumn Budget 2017 Local infrastructure & charity – a summary of relevant points

This weeks Budget largely ignored local infrastructure and charities, containing little that is directly relevant to the sector. Whilst much of the Budget was centred around business and physical infrastructure (e.g. roads, rail, bricks and mortar), there was no commitment made to supporting social infrastructure and no mention of increasing spending on many key public services such as social care.

Charity & local infrastructure - what’s included:

SASSOT are seeking new Board Members

Could you be instrumental in enhancing our impact?

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) is a high performing County Sports Partnership, bringing partners to work together to create active places and healthy lives through physical activity and sport. SASSOT is currently on a positive journey of change, with a new Chair and leadership team, completion of a governance review and development of a new strategy for 2018-2021. The aspiration of the Board is for SASSOT to become a progressive, adaptable and thriving organisation, with a visionary Board at its helm.

SASSOT are seeking new Board Members

Could you be instrumental in enhancing our impact?

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) is a high performing County Sports Partnership, bringing partners to work together to create active places and healthy lives through physical activity and sport. SASSOT is currently on a positive journey of change, with a new Chair and leadership team, completion of a governance review and development of a new strategy for 2018-2021. The aspiration of the Board is for SASSOT to become a progressive, adaptable and thriving organisation, with a visionary Board at its helm.

Plans to Deliver Care in Communities Set to be Approved

Plans to support more people to receive health and social care in their homes and local communities looks set to be approved for Staffordshire.

NHS England has said it will approve Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF)  subject to conditions on improving the rate of Delayed Transfers of Care from hospital further. The BCF plan spans both local authorities and the NHS and is aimed at pooling resources to join up care and help people live as independently as possible for as long possible in their homes.