Living With Sight Loss – Free Course
This is an informal and friendly two day course run by RNIB and supported by other local organisations and specialists in the field of sight loss.
Dates: Thursday 19th and 26th July
Times: 10.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Mercia Fire Station, 81 Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7QL
Everyone Health will be enabling people to spot the signs of people at risk of falling, obesity, smoking, loneliness and how to access a service that can help people live healthy, safe and independent lives.
The session will also include a Dementia Friends session where you can learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.
Finally, Andy will be giving a presentation on the services the Carers Hub offers and how to access
NEW 12 month pilot - Community Buddy scheme to support local residents that live in the Castle Ward in Tamworth.
Support Staffordshire will be recruiting and training a team of volunteers to become community buddies to offer a friendly ear to local residents, signposting and supporting accessibility to voluntary, community and health services.
The purpose is to connect community members with community buddies to enable them to attend local groups and to encourage and assist people facing barriers to access support within their local community.
A local group is hoping to help isolated members of the community to get out and experience – and remember -the joy of cycling.
Lichfield Re:cycle, which already reconditions used bikes, provides free long term loan bikes to those in need and organises community cycling events, has been touring Lichfield and Burntwood with a trishaw. Community groups have been invited to take a ride in the rickshaw style vehicle, to see whether there is any appetite for a ride service to be offered locally.
A statement from Cllr Alan White, Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, Councillor for Lichfield – Lichfield Rural East
I am pleased to inform you that the contract for the provision of Healthwatch Staffordshire services has now been awarded to ensure residents can continue to share any views they may have around both health and social care provision.
Did you know that Lichfield U3A have 57 different groups that meet once a month? – WOW!
One of the many services, that Support Staffordshire offer, is the Voluntary Car Scheme. This service is co-ordinated from the Lichfield office by a dedicated team of volunteers and part time staff. The Volunteer drivers are a vital part of the scheme for the help they offer by transporting people who have few options for getting around. The type of journeys undertaken include hospital appointments, GP appointments, dentists, other medical appointments and visiting friends/family in hospital and care homes.
Please see below a letter from Karen Bryson Assistant Director - Public Health and Prevention st Staffordshire County Council which Support Staffordshire has been asked to circulate:
Disability Solutions West Midlands invites you to our 2nd Annual Open House Event. Why not come along and:
- see what we do:
- meet the team
- go behind the scenes
- discover the potential of being a volunteer
- exlplore our excellent free membership
With Information, displays and presentations and an informal light lunch.
We are a small charity with a big heart. We look forward to welcoming you at our fully accessible offices.