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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Update

Mon 11 Apr 2016

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Update from NHS DPP Director, Dr Jim O’Brien

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Change of Venue for The Stafford Monthly Alzheimer's Support Meeting (MASE) Group

Mon 11 Apr 2016

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The Stafford Monthly Alzheimer's Support Meeting (MASE) Group are changing venue starting from Monday 25 April 2016. Their new address will be Castlefields Church Hall, Newport Road, Stafford, ST16 1DP.

This is an evening for Carers, and those cared for with Alzheimer's/Dementia, to come along and meet others who are in a similar situation.

The MASE Groups help Carers to talk openly about the illness, build up vital networks of support, and enables them to form their own friendship groups outside of the MASE which helps to reduce social isolation.

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Healthwatch Staffordshire Newsletter - March 2016

Mon 11 Apr 2016

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Read what Healthwatch Staffordshire have been doing these last few weeks via the latest edition of their newsletter.

Included in this issue are an article and pictures from their engagement activities, volunteer recruitments, Careers Hubs surveys and much more.  

The newsletter is attached below or you can read it here.

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Quotes Welcome for Positive Futures Coach Service, East Staffordshire FIP

Mon 11 Apr 2016

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Announcement from Staffordshire County Council

An opportunity has arisen that you may be interested in to quote to provide the following service:

Positive Futures Coach Service, East Staffordshire FIP

Rationale.

The National Evaluation of Troubled Families identifies FIP teams as being as strength in turning around vulnerable families and being key in ensuring that change is sustainable, in the Staffordshire BRFC model.

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Volunteers Wanted for Open House at Cherry Close, Burntwood

Mon 4 Apr 2016

The Open House at Cherry Close facility and playing fields is now ready for the people of Burntwood to start using. They have young people’s sports activities planned through Sportivate, older people's activity clubs including a cardiovascular battling against dementia project, and a variety of social groups across all ages and needs.

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The Prince's Trust: New Fairbridge Programme Starting in April 2016 (Stoke-on-Trent)

Mon 4 Apr 2016

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The Prince's Trust have a fantastic Fairbridge programme starting in April with good progression routes. This is a NEW and FREE programme in the Stoke-on-Trent area which gives you a fantastic opportunity to work in a challenging and new environment. If you are aged 16-25 and unemployed or struggling with education you could join the Fairbridge programme.

Please see the attached flyer for further information. 

There is a Taster day on 5th April.

 

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Healthwatch Staffordshire: Staffordshire Carers Partnership Surveys

Fri 1 Apr 2016

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Announcement from Healthwatch Staffordshire:-

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Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board - Call For Agenda Items

Thu 31 Mar 2016

The next meeting of the recently formed Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board is due towards the end of April and a request has been made for agenda items.

This partnership is a multi-agency group that reports into the Health & Wellbeing Board. Its focus is on families rather than simply children and young people in recognition of the integral link between the two.

A paper that was presented to the Health & Wellbeing Board in March is attached below. This gives a full explanation of the remit of the Board.

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Participation Invited in Staffordshire Social Action & Community Capacity Initiative

Wed 30 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Staffordshire County Council:-

Following the Social Action and Community Capacity workshop on Tuesday 1 March we are starting a joint conversation about how we can work together to enable social action and develop community capacity in Staffordshire. The energy, enthusiasm and creativity in the room were evident for all to see.

The discussions at the workshop highlighted some key points that for me are critical:

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Potteries Gold Benefits Newsletter - March 2016

Tue 29 Mar 2016

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Please see below the March 2016 edition of the Potteries Gold benefit newsletter, including Budget 2016 update.

You can download a printable version here.

 

Contents

1. New State Pension

2. Personal Independence Payment Assessment Criteria Review

3. Welfare Reform and Work Bill

4. Benefit Cap

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