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Healthwatch Staffordshire Annual Conference: Theme - “Voice of the Community”

Healthwatch Staffordshire will be holding its Annual Conference on Thursday 30 June 2016, 5.00 – 8.00 p.m. at the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek.

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Conference which will celebrate the work that we have done over the last 12 months, engage with the public on a variety of topics and set out what some of the next steps for our organisation will be.

Aged Veterans Fund

A fund of £25million over five years is available to charitable organisations working in partnership for projects that support non-core health, wellbeing and social care needs of UK veterans over the age of 65 years who live permanently in the UK.  

Grants Available from The England Illegal Money Lending Team

New funding is available from The England Illegal Money Lending Team to be used to benefit local communities.

The good news is that for the year 2016-2017 organisations will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to directly target an area affected by, or believed to be at risk of, illegal money lending to promote the Illegal Money Lending Team and the message that loan sharks should be avoided at all costs.

Your project idea will need to target illegal money lending and needs to be delivered by the 31st March 2017.

The Coordinating Isolated Support Service Project - Update May 2016

Following the successful Stakeholder Event held on the 4 March 2016, the project group have been busy in obtaining support from our local MP’s these include Craig Tracey, Christopher Pincher, Karen Bradley, Marcus Jones, and Chris White.  The group met with the MP’s in Parliament on the 16 March presenting the vision and goals of the project.

At present, there is some ongoing background work exploring referral pathways, funding, costings and roles which should be collated in the near future for the next step forward.

Workforce Development Funding (WDF) Open for Claims

The WDF is a funding stream from the Department of Health which is disbursed, in Staffordshire, by CareMatch.

It’s a limited pot of money which funds qualification units and supports the ongoing professional development of staff across adult social care in England.

The WDF can make a significant contribution towards the costs of workers completing health and social care qualifications, units and Apprenticeships.

The Mental Capacity Act (2005), Communication Skills & Advance Care Planning in Practice  Training

Katharine House Hospice are hosting training for care home staff in Advance Care Planning and Mental Capacity Act run by National Council for Palliative Care. This training is designed to support staff to provide high quality, compassionate end of life care for people with dementia.

Please note a compulsory requirement of attending is the completion of two online questionnaires 1 & 3 months after the workshop.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Places are funded and limited to 20 per workshop given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Healthwatch Staffordshire - Online Survey Re: Priorities

What do you think Healthwatch Staffordshire priorities should be?

As the independent consumer champion of health and social care services in Staffordshire, they look into services and hear from the people that use them. Right now they're working on their plan of work for the next 12 months and they need your views about services in your area.

What do you think their priorities should be? They would be extremely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete their online questionnaire.