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Proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at the County Hospital

Members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at the County Hospital.

The proposal is to transfer the eight inpatient beds, which are currently provided at the County Hospital in Stafford to the specialist haematology departments at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

Have Your Say on Staffordshire’s Short Break’s (Activities) – Aiming High

The All Age Disability Commissioning Team at Staffordshire County Council recently conducted Staffordshire’s ‘Shaping the Future of SEND Assessment and Specialist Support Programme’. Parents and carers of children and young people with SEND told them of the importance of offering Community Based Short Breaks, which are currently delivered via Staffordshire’s Aiming High Programme.

Vacancy for Independent Co-opted Member of Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel

Would you like the opportunity to have an input into decisions about the delivery of policing services in Staffordshire?

The Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel are looking for a member of the public to serve as a Lay Co-opted member of the Panel.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire’s primary role is to maintain, and secure the efficiency and effectiveness of, a police force for Staffordshire, holding the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of her duties.

Staffordshire County Council - events to support carers

Staffordshire County Council have announced a series of events in Staffordshire, which are designed to support carers.

Negotiating the Benefits Mine Field
Various dates and locations

This session will allow those with caring responsibilities the opportunity to hear about the upcoming changes to the benefit system. This opportunity is to offer help and support regarding benefit entitlement for carers.

Staffordshire County Council offer funded energy audits for community buildings

Staffordshire County Council are able to offer a small number of funded energy audits for community buildings in Staffordshire during the current financial year.

The buildings should be used for a not for profit purpose; in the past they have provided audits for charity drop-in centres, girl guide/scout huts, and community centres.  Eligible buildings will be selected on a first come, first served basis, to be audited around the end of September.

The Dove service announce training sessions

The Dove Service has announced the following training sessions available for carers:-

Coping with Change - 26 August, 1-3pm at Unit 22 at The Dudson Centre, Hope St, Hanley

This course helps carers look at potential changes they may face when caring for someone. It will explore change; reflecting on how we cope with change, considering what potential changes we face and how they may impact on our caring role.

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation

Tamworth Borough Council is seeking people’s views on a proposed change to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, to take effect from the 1st April 2016. This amendment would see child maintenance payments being disregarded as income when calculating a working age claimant’s Council Tax Reduction entitlement.

The council has launched a consultation asking for people’s views on this proposed change and is also taking this opportunity to gauge opinion on the rest of the scheme which has been in operation since 1st April 2013.