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Reach with Asist Advocacy Service

Asist advocacy service has recently been awarded the self-advocacy contract for Staffordshire, which will be delivered through our Reach project.  Reach was set up in 2000 to support adults with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves and others.  The new self-advocacy contract has been extended to include adults and young people from age 14 with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions and young people between the ages of 14 -24 with special educational needs and disabilities.

DEAFvibe's 6th Annual Deaf Day Event - "See Me, Hear Me"

DEAFvibe's 6th Annual Deaf Day Event "See Me, Hear Me" is on Friday 13th May 2016 at the Britannia Stadium (Stoke City Football Club) between 10am - 4pm.

Free Entrance to Exhibitions and  Presentations in 2 Rooms!

Information, Advice & Support, Equipment Demonstrations is available from 45 organisations locally and nationally n the Tony Waddington Suite (Floor 2).

Presentations by 4 speakers on different topics will be in the Stanley Matthews Lounge (Floor 2).

Primary Medical Care East Staffordshire: Improving Local GP & Primary Care Services Survey

Announcement from East Staffs CCG Patient Board:-

Our World is changing fast. It is good to know that most of us will live longer in the future, but this will bring an increase in mobility problems and long term conditions such as diabetes and heart problems.

News headlines highlight problems of childhood obesity and chronic problems like type 2 diabetes brought on by unhelpful lifestyles and lack of exercise.

Advances in medicine and medical technology bring new opportunities while people’s expectations of GP surgeries are increasing.

Agenda Items Required for Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board

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.

For those of you not familiar with the partnership it 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 which gives a full explanation of the remit of the Board.

Pals Supporting Pals (Leek)

This small group of carers, who support people over 18 years of age with a disability, is looking to get together on a regular basis in Leek to socialise and take part in activities and outings. They want to provide mutual support for each other and maintain friendships for the people they support.

Staffordshire Neurological Alliance - Patient Involvement in Neurological Services Workshop (Venue: Rugeley)

Join the Staffordshire Neurological Alliance for a workshop on Patient Involvement in Neurological Services.

The programme will include:

  • An update on our progress
  • The true cost to Patients and their supporters of a fragmented health economy
  • Feedback from a recent survey of patient experience
  • Experiences of our Neurological Advocates and why we need more
  • What we need to do to “turn up the volume”

Please contact us to book your place or to arrange an information stall.

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

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.

The Rowan Organisation Information & Peer Support Event (Venue: Tamworth)

The Rowan Organisation are hosting an Information and Peer Support event in Tamworth on March 24th between 1pm and 3pm. They are extending invitations to all relevant organisations and public figures. 

Their aim is to bring people together to develop a greater support network throughout the county and its boroughs. There will be a small presentation and workshop focussing on peer support and information sharing.

The event will be filmed and uploaded online.

Please see the flyer below for further information.