We wanted to share with our families, communities and partners an update on how we are doing, but more importantly how we think you are doing.
Children, Young People & Families
Staffordshire Archives & Heritage and the William Salt Library are working in partnership to create and deliver the new Staffordshire History Centre.
The project will transform the way the public engage with our services, our collections and create an exciting new visitor experience. We are interested in learning more about your personal experiences of Staffordshire Archives & Heritage (both in person and/or online), as well as some more information about how you spend your leisure time in general.
Sports Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent (SASSOT) have developed a dedicated 'Staying Active' section on their website where we have collated great online content for adults, children and families and those that want to take it steady.
It's still important to stay as active as you can. Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health #StayinWorkOut
Visit the SASSOT website to find out more about staying active.
The NHS test and trace service will help to control the rate of reproduction (R), reduce the spread of the infection and save lives. By playing your part through the actions set out below, you will directly help to contain the virus by reducing its spread. This means that, thanks to your efforts, we will be able to go as far as it is safe to go in easing lockdown measures.
You can help in the following ways:
Once again this week we have seen lots of developments nationally in the fight against coronavirus. The NHS Test and Trace service went live on 28 May. The Test and Trace service will help identify, contain, and control coronavirus, reducing the spread and saving lives.
The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.
The aims of this training are:
The Home Office has worked with a number of key partners and charities to launch a campaign to raise awareness that the coronavirus (COVID-19) household isolation instructions do not apply to those escaping domestic abuse. The campaign aims to inform the public that police response and support services remain available too.
Unfortunately, due to the current Covid19 government restrictions we have been forced to postpone our Support Staffordshire Day at Uttoxeter Races.
After discussion with the Race Course, a postponement of 12 months is the sensible decision. Although the exact date is not yet fixed, it will be roughly the same weekend in 2021.
A Makaton choir has marked VE Day by putting together a heartwarming video of the Vera Lynn classic We’ll Meet Again.
The Shine & Sign choir, which was set up by the charity Liberty for vulnerable young people with SEND to communicate their love of music, has been rehearsing via the video conferencing site Zoom.
The choir has proved to be invaluable for some of its members who have difficulties speaking and communicating. Makaton is a special language programme which uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate.
The NHS service supporting autistic children and young people in South Staffordshire and their families has developed a new online workshop in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s interim Children and Young People’s Autism Service has worked with a number of families to adapt its face-to-face Introduction to Autism session into an easy-to-use podcast-style audio and video workshop.