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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.

Times

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

Agenda

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.

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.