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Health & Wellbeing Board Survey

How do we protect our health and care services against a background of an ageing population and services already under considerable strain? 

Part of the solution is for more people to make lifestyle choices that will enable them to stay healthy and well for longer to help reduce the demand that our services are seeing.

Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board would welcome your views on what we can all do to help people make good lifestyle choices.

Reforming Charity Tax Reliefs- A Chance to Have Your Say

There hasn't been a full review of charity taxation and reliefs for over 20 years and the world in which the voluntary sector operates has changed a lot since then! Tax reliefs for charities are estimated to be worth £3.77bn a year, the main ones being business rates relief, Gift Aid and VAT relief.

So how can the system be improved?

NCVO have established the Charity Tax Commission. It's assessing how the system can be modernised to help charities like yours make an even greater contribution to society.

Designing Future Health Services in Stoke and North Staffordshire

The North Staffordshire and Stoke Clinical Commissioning Groups have produced another update on the work underway to design future health services in Stoke and North Staffordshire. A copy is attached. it summarises the outcome from the Options Development Event on 14th February and explains the next steps.

Further information is available on www.stokeccg.nhs.uk/stoke-get-involved/consultation-engagement/the-futur...

Flood Resilience Event - Burton

Burton on Trent has the highest flooding risk in Staffordshire, with the flood defences working 49 days out over the last 10 years to protect the town against a flooding event. Despite this, out of the 11691 most at risk addresses, only 742 (6.35%) are currently fully signed up to the Environment Agency Flood Warning System.

Designing Your Future Local Health Services in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire

North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are in the process of gathering the views of local people in the design of high quality, accessible and affordable local health services that meet the needs in and around the Community Hospitals. You may have participated in one of the pre consultation events. A summary of the position at 13th February is attached.

For further information now and as the review progresses go to:

Support Staffordshire Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM will be held in conjunction with our Annual Lecture, which will follow the formal (and brief) business of the AGM and an update on Support Staffordshire from our Chief Executive, Garry Jones.

Please be aware that refreshments will be available from 1.45pm. 

Annual Lecture by Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change: 

"Putting Your Big Girl Pants On" ‘

Debra will give a view on the current state of the sector and what we can do about it.