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Children & Young People's Health & Wellbeing Programme Update

Announcement from Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People:-

At a meeting of Cabinet on 20 July, it was agreed that the county council would continue with plans to build a new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Programme.

The outline specification for the new Programme, which is for families of children and young people aged 0-19 years, has now been shared with organisations who expressed an early interest in delivering the programme on our behalf.

South Staffordshire Health Centre Joins 'Dementia Friendly' Campaign

A South Staffordshire GP practice has become one of the first in the area to join a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition by changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

Six members of staff at Lakeside Medical Centre in Church Road, Perton, attended a free one hour information session and have become Dementia Friends - an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health - Stafford Toolbox Project

Announcement from the SSNMH:-

South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health's Toolbox Project has been especially designed for your clients at risk of developing mental illness. They are supported by Stafford Borough Council and Staffordshire Public Health to ensure the people using your services get support to help them deal with issues that might be impacting on their emotional wellbeing.

Healthwatch Staffordshire Would Like to Hear Your Views!

A request from Healthwatch Staffordshire:-

Have you accessed any health or social care services during June, July & August 2016, such as attending a Hospital or GP Appointment, or visiting your local dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share any new experiences on our Experience Exchange feedback platform.

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.

Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team Invitation to Participate in their Drug & Alcohol Review

Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team would like you to invite you to take part in the Drug and Alcohol Review being held this month.

They would like to know your views on an outline proposal for potential changes to Drug and Alcohol services. This is an initial exploratory exercise and it would be helpful if you could submit your views by Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

Included below is a link to a short form which briefly outlines the proposal and includes a number of questions to capture your views.  Simply click on the link to take part.

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.

SSNMH - Network News (Summer 2016)

Announcement from the SSNMH:-

Please find below the Summer 2016 edition of Network News and supplements. We have compressed these to get them as small as possible!

There’s two huge things to tell you…

From Autumn 2016, we will providing our Toolbox Project across the six districts of south Staffordshire, funded by Big Lottery Funding. This means we some Job Opportunities available. Please see the attached advert!