It is more important than ever to use digital health solutions to support our most vulnerable. To aid this Staffordshire County Council has recently procured a digital tool from the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to make it easier for people to find good quality apps across different conditions and behaviours.
You can use the search to find top rated apps across different areas, such as stopping smoking, improving your mental wellbeing, keeping active and managing health conditions.
Ashbourne Community Transport (ACT) is a charity traditionally providing transport services for those unable to use or access normal public transport because of disability, age-related mobility issues or because, increasingly, no such services exist, such e.g. across Derbyshire and Staffordshire’s many rural areas.
We currently provide services in High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and parts of Amber Valley.
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.
The past week will have been a strange one for many people, with normal Easter activities and bank holiday plans being changed dramatically from the norm. We know that many people would usually be out delivering Easter eggs or, for those of different faiths, spending the long weekend with friends and family. We thank you all for staying home, keeping yourselves and loved ones safe, and protecting our NHS.
Staffordshire South West Citizens Advice is still here to help. If you need advice, information or support, our staff and volunteers are still here, working to help you.
Our offices in Stafford, Stone, Cannock, Rugeley and South Staffordshire (Wombourne) are closed but we are available on the telephone, email or web chat.
We can still offer you the information, advice and support to anyone who needs us.
These are difficult times for us all, but please contact us and we will do our best to help.
Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) has been awarded charity status as a CIO. They are a long standing organisation who support victims of hate crime in a variety of ways including acting as an advocate as well as being a listening ear. CACH also educate and raise awareness of hate crime as well as promoting tolerance in schools, colleges, workplaces and the community.
Action on hearing loss has a simple telephone hearing screening tool. To use this FREE service call 0844 800 3838
Are you worried about your hearing loss or have tinnitus?
If so our Information Line is open-
Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Text phone: 0808 808 9000
In response to the recent escalation of UK Governments Coronavirus strategy and the challenging months ahead we’re likely to face, we’re proud to offer a slimmed-down version of AutonoMe for FREE to vulnerable people such as people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs and Care Leavers and others in the UK.
The online Wellbeing Hub www.salus.org.uk has over 100 videos and Factsheets which we know will be incredibly beneficial to people who need to support their own health from the comfort of their own homes or places of work. If elderly and young alike are having to work from home or self-isolate our Hub can help build resilience in mental and physical health.