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Just Family CIC - Perinatal/Maternal/Parent Mental Well-Being Support

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Hello From Just Family

We just wanted to update you and share with you our current support offerings. We have recently been awarded funding so are able to offer our services free of charge and due to the strange times we have seen an upsurge in this Mental Well-Being need. 

Please do share our offerings to colleagues and/or anyone you feel would benefit from our support at this time. 

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FREE 'Supportive Communities' Training

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Do you support older people in your community?

  • If someone needed information and advice on staying healthy and independent, could you point them in the right direction?
  • What if someone wanted to learn how to video call their friends or family, could you help them?
  • If you were concerned about someone’s safety and wellbeing, would you know what to do?

Not sure?  Then the ‘Supportive Communities Training’ is for you!

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Cruse Bereavement Care South Staffordshire here to offer support

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Support if you or a friend has been bereaved: somewhere to turn when someone has died

We can provide a confidential listening ear, reassurance, advice and support to anyone who has been bereaved in the Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and Rugeley areas. To access this support, just call 01543 433479 and leave a message. Please note that this number is a voicemail only. Make sure you provide your name, address and phone number. An experienced volunteer will call you back, normally within 36 hours, to start the process of helping you.

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Easy search for health and wellbeing apps

Wed 8 Jul 2020

It is more important than ever to use digital health solutions to support our most vulnerable.  To aid this Staffordshire County Council has recently procured a digital tool from the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to make it easier for people to find good quality apps across different conditions and behaviours.

You can use the search to find top rated apps across different areas, such as stopping smoking, improving your mental wellbeing, keeping active and managing health conditions.

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Staffordshire’s Archive and Heritage Services to begin phased reopening

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Staffordshire’s record office is preparing to reopen to the public from Tuesday 14 July.

The office, on Eastgate Street in Stafford will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for two weeks and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a further two weeks, before resuming normal opening times from 11 August.  Saturday opening will commence from 22 August reverting back to one per month.

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Staffordshire place marketing workshops

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Staffordshire County Council is working with business leaders, our universities and other public sector partners to grow Staffordshire’s economy and create more, better paid jobs for our people. This work is now more important than ever following the enormous shock of the coronavirus to our economy and way of life.

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PPE 4 Community - Update

Tue 7 Jul 2020

PPE 4 Community a community interest company in Stoke-On-Trent was awarded funding by The Community Foundation for Staffordshire in June 2020 to donate PPE items to elderly care homes in the region.

The project was inspired by an article in the Sentinel in April about the care home manager at Safe Harbor who stated that at the time PPE Items were in high demand and short supply to his care homes. This message was repeated by many elderly care homes in the region.

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Ashbourne Community Transport - WE NEED NEW TRUSTEES – CAN YOU HELP?

Tue 7 Jul 2020

Ashbourne Community Transport (ACT) is a charity traditionally providing transport services for those unable to use or access normal public transport because of disability, age-related mobility issues or because, increasingly, no such services exist, such e.g. across Derbyshire and Staffordshire’s many rural areas.

We currently provide services in High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and parts of Amber Valley.

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Recommend our trusted library of hand-picked health apps to support those in Staffordshire at risk

Fri 3 Jul 2020

During the current ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we are all adapting to new ways of delivering health and wellbeing guidance and care support to our at-risk residents.

Digital health and wellbeing apps can help older residents or those with long-term conditions to manage their health at home, but there are thousands to choose from and not all apps can be trusted to offer clinical assurance and up to date advice.

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update: 29 June 2020

Fri 3 Jul 2020

This week we began counting down to the 72nd birthday of the NHS on Sunday 5 July, with social care also celebrating its birthday this weekend as well. To coincide with this, the famous photographer Rankin has unveiled a series of very special portraits celebrating NHS workers. The portraits feature 12 people who played a vital role in the NHS’ response to coronavirus including one of our local district nurses, Anne Roberts from Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust.

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