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Bupa UK Foundation’s ‘Caring for Carers’ Grants

The Foundation's funding programmes will be developed around clearly defined themes and reflect important factors that underpin health and wellbeing. These include mental health, ageing well, managing long-term conditions, behaviour change and healthy living.

Each round will focus on a different theme. The theme of the second funding programme is Caring for Carers, and is now open to not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and community interest companies, based and operating within the UK.

Healthwatch Request Feedback via Experience Exchange

Healthwatch Staffordshire would like to hear your views!

Have you accessed any health or social care services throughout January or early February 2016, such as visiting hospital, attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share your experiences on our Experience Exchange feedback platform.

The Coordinating Isolated Support Service Project - Update May 2016

Following the successful Stakeholder Event held on the 4 March 2016, the project group have been busy in obtaining support from our local MP’s these include Craig Tracey, Christopher Pincher, Karen Bradley, Marcus Jones, and Chris White.  The group met with the MP’s in Parliament on the 16 March presenting the vision and goals of the project.

At present, there is some ongoing background work exploring referral pathways, funding, costings and roles which should be collated in the near future for the next step forward.

The Coordinating Isolated Support Service Project - Update May 2016

Following the successful Stakeholder Event held on the 4 March 2016, the project group have been busy in obtaining support from our local MP’s these include Craig Tracey, Christopher Pincher, Karen Bradley, Marcus Jones, and Chris White.  The group met with the MP’s in Parliament on the 16 March presenting the vision and goals of the project.

At present, there is some ongoing background work exploring referral pathways, funding, costings and roles which should be collated in the near future for the next step forward.

Workforce Development Funding (WDF) Open for Claims

The WDF is a funding stream from the Department of Health which is disbursed, in Staffordshire, by CareMatch.

It’s a limited pot of money which funds qualification units and supports the ongoing professional development of staff across adult social care in England.

The WDF can make a significant contribution towards the costs of workers completing health and social care qualifications, units and Apprenticeships.

Healthwatch Staffordshire - Online Survey Re: Priorities

What do you think Healthwatch Staffordshire priorities should be?

As the independent consumer champion of health and social care services in Staffordshire, they look into services and hear from the people that use them. Right now they're working on their plan of work for the next 12 months and they need your views about services in your area.

What do you think their priorities should be? They would be extremely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete their online questionnaire.