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Summary Report of District Pilots to Develop Children's Services

Staffordshire County Council have issued a summary report of district pilots to develop children's services.

If you would like more information, or have ideas for supporting further development, please contact Sandra Payne at Sandra.Payne@supportstaffordshire.org.uk or on 01543 303030.

Alternatively you can contact your local District Commissioner to ensure we are connecting current provision.

Announcement Re: Anti-lobbying Clause in Grant Agreements with Charities

The Cabinet Office has revealed that councils will not be required to include an anti-lobbying clause in grant agreements with charities if they have generated the money for the grants themselves. It is likely however that the government will recommend it as best practice.

Recent discussions have been conducted between Cabinet Office officials and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations following concerns raised by some charities about the anti-lobbying clause due to come into effect from 1 May 2016 as part of the new and renewed grant agreements.

Informational Video: Older People & Dementia, Mental Health & Care

Announcement from Paul Wiggins:-

Older People and Dementia, Mental Health and Care - 'A wonderful piece of writing relevant to so many different situations'- a Derbyshire NHS video that resonates for many.

I am advertising a free resource about listening to people who struggle to communicate, which has been well received by health professionals. I am reading out the poem.