The purpose of the Health & Care Forum is to provide a forum for VCSE organisations delivering services or activities in the health and care arena, so that they can:
The Toolbox project is a new service delivered by South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH), funded through the Big Lottery, looking at Emotional Wellbeing within the South Staffordshire area including East Staffordshire, Tamworth Borough, Cannock Chase District, Lichfield District, Stafford Borough & South Staffordshire
So what is Toolbox?
Contact the Elderly, the national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation among older people, has teamed up with local organisation Support Staffordshire to extend an invitation to tea to older residents in Stafford.
The National Trading Standards Scams Team are looking for national partner organisations to help identify people living with dementia who would benefit from a call blocker to stop them receiving nuisance and scam calls. Once a partner has identified a potential user they would send the partner a call blocker for installation.
If you are going through a hard time, or if you are worried about someone you know, you are not alone, please come and visit us to see how local support services can help.
A council has been branded "ridiculous" for criticising mental health provision in town – a year after its funding cuts contributed to the closure of a Uttoxeter psychiatric charity.
A recent East Staffordshire Borough Council report found that people in Uttoxeter had "relatively little access" to mental health services.
In July 2016 Art and Soul had to close its doors when it could no longer access funding from the authority.
Please find below a link to the latest edition of the newsletter focused on the proposed merger between Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals. In this issue, nurses and midwives from both of our Trusts joined together for the first time to get a real taste of how bringing the best together will benefit both patients and staff.
Last month we invited nominations for voluntary sector representatives to this new health body in North Staffordshire which has been set up to steer and plan for the development of a North Staffordshire Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) model. Two nominations were received for the two places so no election was required. Your representatives are: for the Moorlands, Jill Norman of Support Staffordshire and for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Melanie Dunn of Staffordshire Housing Group. (Copies of the nomination forms attached for further information.).
Healthwatch Staffordshire needs your help!
Have you accessed any health or social care services during 2017 so far, such as attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local hospital, dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share any new experiences you may have had.
Many of our members will have seen the recent opportunity to comment at the ‘soft market testing’ stage of a new county council programme called ‘Healthy Communities’. The details are attached if you have not.