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Review of voluntary sector grants and contracts from Stoke and North Staffs CCGs

Wed 4 Mar 2020

The North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have announced an 8 week consultation around it's review of grants and contracts to voluntary groups in North Staffordshire. 6 of the services are recommended for significant change in funding or losing all funding. These are:

ASIST BME advocacy service for Stoke-on-Trent patients from the BME community who have a learning disability, physical disability or mental health issue.    

YMCA Health Zone to support disadvantaged young people to access and manage their interaction with appropriate health services.  

Saltbox befriending service to reduce social isolation and loneliness. 

Moorlands Homelink Cheadle day centre and 5 outreach day care groups in Blythe Bridge, Tean, Biddulph, Werrington and Cheddleton. 

Beth Johnson Dementia advocacy service to assist and support older people with dementia and memory impairment to communicate and to fully participate in decisions affecting their lives including preventing outcomes that the patient may not want.  

The Stroke Association - The Life After Stroke service.  In Stoke-on-Trent, the service includes face to face visits, whereas in North Staffordshire the service provides telephone support only.

If you, or any of your service users, access any of these services please fill in the form on the attachment and return it by Sunday 26th March 2020.

If you value this service, this is your chance to say what difference it makes to your life and why it needs to continue. Also, if you can show that the funding provided by the CCGs brings even more value to the service e.g. by way of volunteers helping to deliver the service or additional funding that comes in by way of other grants or fundraising or donations, etc, this will also help the CCGs to decide whether they can continue to fund it. 

You can find out more in the attachment or on the CCGs websites:

https://www.stokeccg.nhs.uk/stoke-get-involved/consultation-engagement

https://www.northstaffsccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/consultation-engagement

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