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Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team Invitation to Participate in their Drug & Alcohol Review

Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team would like you to invite you to take part in the Drug and Alcohol Review being held this month.

They would like to know your views on an outline proposal for potential changes to Drug and Alcohol services. This is an initial exploratory exercise and it would be helpful if you could submit your views by Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

Included below is a link to a short form which briefly outlines the proposal and includes a number of questions to capture your views.  Simply click on the link to take part.

National Crime Agency & Children's Commissioner Announce Two Programmes Ensuring Child Safety

The National Crime Agency and Children's Commissioner have announced two important programmes that are designated to help professionals keep pace with, and protect children from, the changing landscape of risk.

They are both free to use and will be valuable in helping schools and social care providers keep children safe.

Please see attached document for further information.

Disability Solutions West Midlands & Stoke-on-Trent Cooperative Working Partnership Vacancies: Three Welfare Benefits Advisors

The Disability Solutions West Midlands and Stoke-on-Trent Cooperative Working partnership are seeking to recruit three Welfare Benefits Advisors to support people with disabilities living in Stoke-on-Trent in securing appropriate welfare benefits/services.

Based at Disability Solutions HQ (North Staffordshire Medical Institute) the successful candidates will have proven successful experience of working in the welfare benefits advice sector and will have an excellent working knowledge and experience of the welfare benefits system.

Bupa UK Foundation’s ‘Caring for Carers’ Grants

The Foundation's funding programmes will be developed around clearly defined themes and reflect important factors that underpin health and wellbeing. These include mental health, ageing well, managing long-term conditions, behaviour change and healthy living.

Each round will focus on a different theme. The theme of the second funding programme is Caring for Carers, and is now open to not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and community interest companies, based and operating within the UK.

Launch of Digital Arts & Creative Ageing Fund

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing is a collaborative grant funding programme developed by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation. This programme is all about improving engagement with the creative arts by older people across the UK, with the associated benefits to general health and wellbeing which such participation brings.

Funding and support is available to enable entrepreneurial organisations to demonstrate the potential of digital technologies to bring scale to service provision focused on extending access to the creative arts for those aged 65 and over.

Healthwatch Request Feedback via Experience Exchange

Healthwatch Staffordshire would like to hear your views!

Have you accessed any health or social care services throughout January or early February 2016, such as visiting hospital, attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share your experiences on our Experience Exchange feedback platform.