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Adult Safeguarding Board Update and Transition

Support Staffordshire have recently joined the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership (SSASPB) Board in order to ensure that the wider sector is connected with safeguarding policy, strategy and good practice and that statutory organisations take the sector into account when planning and making decisions. Healthwatch and Domestic Abuse service providers also have representation at this Board. Garry attended his first Board meeting in January 2017 and aims to improve awareness and engagement between the Board and the sector over the coming months.

Carers Support

At the next round of VCSE Forums Support Staffordshire is planning to facilitate discussion around the current Carers Support provision across Staffordshire.

We are particulalry interested in hearing from our member organisations across Staffordshire who currently work with or support unpaid carers.  Anything we learn will be shared with Staffordshire Councty Council Commissioners and help shape any future service provision.

South Staffordshire Health Centre Champions Health of Community

A South Staffordshire GP practice has been making great strides to look after the health of local people with a series of initiatives and fundraisers to help patients in the community.

Staff and supporters at Bilbrook Medical Centre, based in Brookfield Road, Wolverhampton, have been walking, baking and raising money to support diabetes and Alzheimer’s patients and provide their community with life-saving defibrillators - as well as spreading the word about good health and illness prevention.

Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline Open for Longer Over Christmas and New Year

The Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline, a free and confidential telephone service that offers support to people who have concerns about their mental health, will be open for longer over Christmas.

The Helpline provides a listening service 365 days a year, where you can talk through concerns safely and confidentially, exploring options available and offering emotional support where needed.

Dedicated women's group will cook up Christmas meal for the homeless and needy

Christmas is a time for giving and thinking about other people. Most people will have a wonderful Christmas this year; full of presents, great food and joy as they spend time with loved ones and friends.

But for a worrying number of people the festive time is miserable. Homesless people and families living in crisis will not see much Christmas cheer. Those living on the streets and families facing having little or no money to buy food let alone presents will see others all around them having fun and full of the joys of the season, which can only serve to compound their misery.

Russell Brand lends support against closure of Burton Addiction Centre's sister site

High-profile actor and comedian Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the Burton Addiction Centre O'Connor Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme from closure.

The centre is facing closure because of an £800,000 funding cut, with fears that if it did close, there would be knock-on effects for its sister centre in Station Street, Burton.

More than 37,000 people have signed an online petition to try to keep the centre open ahead of a Staffordshire County Council meeting to discuss the proposed cuts on Thursday, December 8.

SSNMH - Toolbox Project

The South Staffordsire Network for Mental Health hasbeen awarded a grant from the Big Lottery for a Toolbox Project to provide an emotional wellbeing and mental illness prevention service across the six district of South Staffordshire. To find out more, including how to access the service please see attached leaflet.