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Asist & Reach Providing Self Advocacy Support & Information

The new Self Advocacy Service in Staffordshire started on the 1st April 2016. They are working with self advocacy groups in Staffordshire and will soon be meeting new people in schools, colleges and other places around Staffordshire.

Reach support young people (from age 14) and adults in Staffordshire to speak up together.

For further information please see the attached flyers or visit Asist's website.

Staffordshire Moorlands Council Congratulates Local Businesses on Number of Disabled Employees

Staffordshire Moorlands has been recognised by the Office for National Statistics for its exceptionally high rates of employment of people with a disability – which rank the Authority in the top 3% of districts in the Country. Over 75% of people age 16 to 64 with a disability or health condition are in employment – compared to less than 48% nationally.

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Reach with Asist Advocacy Service

Asist advocacy service has recently been awarded the self-advocacy contract for Staffordshire, which will be delivered through our Reach project.  Reach was set up in 2000 to support adults with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves and others.  The new self-advocacy contract has been extended to include adults and young people from age 14 with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions and young people between the ages of 14 -24 with special educational needs and disabilities.

DEAFvibe's 6th Annual Deaf Day Event - "See Me, Hear Me"

DEAFvibe's 6th Annual Deaf Day Event "See Me, Hear Me" is on Friday 13th May 2016 at the Britannia Stadium (Stoke City Football Club) between 10am - 4pm.

Free Entrance to Exhibitions and  Presentations in 2 Rooms!

Information, Advice & Support, Equipment Demonstrations is available from 45 organisations locally and nationally n the Tony Waddington Suite (Floor 2).

Presentations by 4 speakers on different topics will be in the Stanley Matthews Lounge (Floor 2).

Primary Medical Care East Staffordshire: Improving Local GP & Primary Care Services Survey

Announcement from East Staffs CCG Patient Board:-

Our World is changing fast. It is good to know that most of us will live longer in the future, but this will bring an increase in mobility problems and long term conditions such as diabetes and heart problems.

News headlines highlight problems of childhood obesity and chronic problems like type 2 diabetes brought on by unhelpful lifestyles and lack of exercise.

Advances in medicine and medical technology bring new opportunities while people’s expectations of GP surgeries are increasing.