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Exploring family bereavement experiences: when a surviving family member has dementia

Would you be willing to help with the design of a research project which is being planned as part of a Professional Doctorate study?

Nikki Taylor is a third year Professional Doctorate Student at Keele University. She also works in the Family Support and Bereavement Team at St Giles where she has increasingly become involved in supporting families who are facing or have been bereaved in circumstances where a surviving family member has dementia. She is now looking to develop research which will help people facing similar circumstances.

Search begins for panel members to help transform health and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

The search has begun for volunteers to form a new People’s Panel that will provide views and advice on plans to transform health and care services from the comfort of their own homes.

The panel will play an active role in helping improve services and will consist of people who will represent a cross-section of local communities.

Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire

Approach are holding Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire.

Please note these training sessions are for UNPAID carers i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter or friend of someone with a diagnosis of dementia and not for professional carers.

• WOMBOURNE – Wombourne Community Fire Station, Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 0AX Friday 17th/ 24th/31st January 2020 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

This starts next Friday and there are still places available – please contact Beckie if you require one (details below)

Peer Support Volunteers Wanted in Stafford!

Do you want to help others and provide support to people in need?  Then become a volunteer at Stafford Social Hub.

All our groups are led by Peer Support Volunteers who have lived experience in mental distress.

By volunteering with Stafford Social Hub you will be able to discover your true potential, build self confidence and self-esteem, learn new skills and offer support to others on their road to recover.

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community. 

Since our article in the July Ebulletin in addition to the Places of Welcome already up and running in Burton we are pleased to introduce two new Places of Welcome.


Our new additions are:

Bowled Over by a Welcome in Tamworth

A new Place of Welcome has opened in Tamworth, taking place every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.30pm.  You will be bowled over by its location, for the host venue is Tamworth Castle Bowling Club.  The green itself is closed throughout the winter months, but the doors are still open for people to come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat over a game of dominoes.  Why not pop along and say hello?


Rugeley Library has joined the Place of Welcome network and is offering companionship, conversation and free refreshments every Friday morning, 10am - 11am at its premises in Anson Street, Rugeley, WS15 2BB which is in the pedestrian area of the town centre. The Library is the 64th Place of Welcome in Staffordshire and the 13th Library to also become a Place of Welcome.

"Pop up Place of Welcome"Event

Please join The Places of Welcome team and other local supporters to promote and celebrate the contribution of Places of Welcome to Burton and Uttoxeter

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong and connect and contribute.

Buddying Up in Lichfield

There are lots of great social groups and activities on offer across Lichfield District but not everyone finds it easy to take part and get involved. They may lack the confidence to try new things, be shy about meeting new people or simply not be aware of what is on offer or where things are happening.