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SSSFT and SSOTP announce ‘enhanced partnership’ to ensure improved patient services

The Chairs and Chief Executives of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Partnership Trust (SSOTP) are entering into an ‘enhanced partnership’ arrangement to ensure improved patient care for the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Swimming superstar Adam Peaty becomes ambassador for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice

Swimming's golden boy Adam Peaty has been learning more about a specialist hospice caring for children with life-limiting illness as he becomes a new charity ambassador. The 22-year-old from East Staffordshire, who was awarded an MBE last year for his heroics at the Olympic Games, is the new ambassador for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice in Staffordshire.

Social Care Recruitment Fair

Speak to local care employers and apply for their jobs - Many roles available

Whether care work is completely new to you or if you have years of experience and qualifications in care come along to talk to CareMatch, local employers and other stand holders about jobs and training opportunities available to you.  Drop in at your local event.



See attached poster for details of the event in your area.


Carers Support

At the next round of VCSE Forums Support Staffordshire is planning to facilitate discussion around the current Carers Support provision across Staffordshire.

We are particulalry interested in hearing from our member organisations across Staffordshire who currently work with or support unpaid carers.  Anything we learn will be shared with Staffordshire Councty Council Commissioners and help shape any future service provision.

Russell Brand lends support against closure of Burton Addiction Centre's sister site

High-profile actor and comedian Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the Burton Addiction Centre O'Connor Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme from closure.

The centre is facing closure because of an £800,000 funding cut, with fears that if it did close, there would be knock-on effects for its sister centre in Station Street, Burton.

More than 37,000 people have signed an online petition to try to keep the centre open ahead of a Staffordshire County Council meeting to discuss the proposed cuts on Thursday, December 8.

Friends 2 Friends Talent Show

For adults with learning/physical disabilities

Tickets are now on sale for our Talent show on Saturday 19 November.  Tickets are £5 pre booked and £6 on the door, this was a fantastic event last year and was a sell out so we recommend you book a ticket in order to ensure a seat. Fantastic performances guaranteed plus great raffle prizes. 

Tickets can be purchased by:

Emai: friends2friends@btinternet.com 

Telephone 07800 675 645

Dementia Friendly Tamworth

Dementia Friendly Tamworth Information Drop-In Event

Monday 21st November 2016 11.30am - 2.00pm and 4.00pm - 6.00pm
at Communities Together CIC (Opposite the Tennis Courts) Tamworth Castle Grounds,
River Drive, Tamworth. B79 7ND

You are invited to join us at the above event to find out more information around Tamworth borough working to become Dementia Friendly.

Community transport set to end

In January Lichfield DC began an in depth review of their community transport service, involving member groups, individual users and volunteer drivers in the process. 
Through the review, they explored the costs of delivering the service, the usage figures, the sustainability of the service, the need for investment, and whether other providers were better placed to support our customers. 
The review recommended the closure of the service at the end of this year.     

Everystep Counts

Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles are working with Walking for Health to pilot a program called Every Step Counts to support people with low mobility to step back into walking.  It is a 12 week short walks programme with aim at the end to people to transfer into their core walking offer.