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Rural Health and Well-being workshop

Dr Tom Kingstone is a researcher from Keele University. He is currently running an initiative called FRRESH, which stands for the Forum for Rural RESearch on Health & Well-being.

Through FRRESH we aim to bring rural stakeholders (e.g. health and social care workers, voluntary sector organisations, council members, members of the public, academics) together to discuss important health and well-being topics that impact people in rural areas. This discussion can then inform the research that we do.

Your views on our Equality & Inclusion Strategy

The six Clinical Commissioning Groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have been working on compiling a joint Equality and Inclusion Strategy for the next three years. The draft strategy is attached below.

We would very much welcome your feedback on shaping this CCGs’ strategy, from as wide a range of local groups and organisations as possible. We are particularly seeking feedback from seldom heard groups / protected characteristic groups / inclusion health groups and their representatives.

Forthcoming NHS Consultation in North Staffordshire

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire have been working with patients, partners, system leaders and politicians to make sure that the right services are in the right place to meet the health needs of local people. Over the course of the year a great deal of work has been undertaken to develop proposals for community based services wrapped around the patient in an integrated and joined up way.

Together We're Better Feedback Ambassador workshop session

Together We’re Better is the partnership transforming health and social care for the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. It is made up of NHS and local government organisations, alongside the two local Healthwatch and voluntary and community organisations, including Support Staffordshire.

As part of this work, Together We’re Better (TWB) runs a Feedback Ambassador programme, which seeks to utilise the skills and experience of local volunteers.

The UN Is Investigating Extreme Poverty in the UK for the First Time

And the British public have been asked to share their stories of poverty.

Does Britain have a problem with extreme poverty? The United Nations is about to find out.

Globally, extreme poverty is defined as living on less than $1.90 (about £1.50) a day. Between 1990 and 2013, the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has fallen by 1 billion — over half — to 769 million.

Localise West Midlands consultation

A West Midlands Voluntary & Community Sector Leaders' Group (WMVCS), of which Support Staffordshire is a member,  is urging civil society organisations and groups across the West Midlands region to take part in an important survey which will feed into a local strategy for inclusive growth. This strategy aims to ensure that economic benefits of growth across the West Midlands are transferred equally to individuals and communities.

Cannock Chase DC Corporate Plan 2018-2023

Earlier this year Cannock Chase District Council consulated with key partners and stakeholders regarding their draft Corporate Plan  welcoming comments and discussion on whether you agreed with their proposed priorities and objectives for the next five years. Cannock Chase DC would like to take this opportunity to thank those who responded with their comments on the proposals outlined within the draft document and for your suggestions on how they can best work together to achieve our common goals.

Just one way to follow NHS commissioners on Twitter in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Social media users now have a new way of finding out about the latest news and information from NHS commissioners across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

A new Twitter account - @StaffsCCGs – will combine news and information from the area’s six clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). Previously the CCGs had separate accounts.