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Small Talk SLT Ltd Children & Parenting Courses

Small Talk SLT Ltd are running two courses via adult learning (wider family learning):-

More Than Words

This is a 10 week course for parents of children with ASD, suspected ASD, 2 year olds not talking etc.

  • Uttoxeter Fire Station 7-9pm from 12 September
  • Wombourne Fire Station 1-3pm from 22 September (no creche sorry)
  • Tamworth Fire Station 7-9pm from 7 November

Lets Talk With Your Baby

Lichfield & Burntwood Social Club for the Blind Welcome New Members

Lichfield and Burntwood Social Club for the Blind would like to thank Lichfield District Council for their kind donation.

The club is now open to partially sighted people, as well as blind people, and their helpers.

They meet for socialising, and outings are also arranged. Transport is provided at cost by Lichfield District Council Community Transport.

The meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at the Methodist Centre, Backcester Lane, Lichfield.

New members are welcome.

Please contact 01543 250289 for further information. 

South Staffordshire Health Centre Joins 'Dementia Friendly' Campaign

A South Staffordshire GP practice has become one of the first in the area to join a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition by changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

Six members of staff at Lakeside Medical Centre in Church Road, Perton, attended a free one hour information session and have become Dementia Friends - an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Healthwatch Staffordshire Would Like to Hear Your Views!

A request from Healthwatch Staffordshire:-

Have you accessed any health or social care services during June, July & August 2016, such as attending a Hospital or GP Appointment, or visiting your local dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share any new experiences on our Experience Exchange feedback platform.

Olive Branch Training - Let's Help the Vulnerable People in Our Community

The Olive Branch Programme was initially launched in mid 2007 following the tragic fire death of Olive Simcock. One of the lessons learnt following her death was for key agencies to engage in closer partnership working to better communicate and refer vulnerable persons to the appropriate agency or organisation.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue are committed to reducing the number of accidental dwelling fires which result in injury or death for the most vulnerable members of our communities through partnership working.

Olive Branch Training is completely FREE of charge.

Healthwatch Stafford District Network Meeting

Message from Paul Higgitt:-

As the new Outreach Officer for Healthwatch Staffordshire I would like to warmly invite you to the next Healthwatch Stafford District Network Meeting on Thursday 28 July.

The building is accessible for people with mobility issues and wheelchair users, and free car parking is available around the area. The centre is close to a frequent bus services.


The meeting will run from 10:00am to 12:00 noon, and will include a light networking lunch.


Disability Solutions West Midlands & Stoke-on-Trent Cooperative Working Partnership Vacancies: Three Welfare Benefits Advisors

The Disability Solutions West Midlands and Stoke-on-Trent Cooperative Working partnership are seeking to recruit three Welfare Benefits Advisors to support people with disabilities living in Stoke-on-Trent in securing appropriate welfare benefits/services.

Based at Disability Solutions HQ (North Staffordshire Medical Institute) the successful candidates will have proven successful experience of working in the welfare benefits advice sector and will have an excellent working knowledge and experience of the welfare benefits system.