The current Strategy for All-Age Disabled People in Staffordshire comes to an end in March 2018. People fed back that they wanted to know when things would happen, so the new strategy will be accompanied by clear, costed delivery plans which will make clear when things will happen, and ensure that the plans are both unambiguous and financially viable.
Work to create a new dementia centre of excellence in Staffordshire is progressing well.
The multi-million pound flagship centre at Burton is being developed by Symphony – a consortium made up of Accord, Keepmoat and Quattro Architects, and promises to transform care and support for residents and their families.
You are invited to an Open House Event where you can find out more about Disability Solutions and meet the team. You can also find out more about membership or becoming a volunteer. Light refreshment will be available.
10 March 2017 | 12pm - 3pm
Celebrate the launch of well active to support Disability Access Day
A range of organisations will be present to showcase opportunities and support for people with disabilities
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.
Citizens Advice services in Staffordshire are having to change the way they provide county-wide services from 2 March 2017.
Citizens Advice services in the county include Staffordshire South West, Staffordshire North & Stoke, East Staffordshire, South Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire Cheadle, Leek, and Tamworth
The county-wide services affected include:
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.
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.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
See attached poster for details of the event in your area.
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.
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.