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Fuel Grants

Are you a needy householder of 70 years or over living in Lichfield city? If so you are invited to apply for a grant towards the cost of your heating.

The Trustees of Michael Lowe's and Associated Charities (Registered Charity No. 214785) will select recipients for Charitable gifts of grants for fuel on the 26th November 2015. Grants will be paid in February 2016.

Please see the attached for further details: FUEL GRANT POSTER - 2015

Staffordshire County Council - events to support carers

Staffordshire County Council have announced a series of events in Staffordshire, which are designed to support carers.

Negotiating the Benefits Mine Field
Various dates and locations

This session will allow those with caring responsibilities the opportunity to hear about the upcoming changes to the benefit system. This opportunity is to offer help and support regarding benefit entitlement for carers.

The Dove service announce training sessions

The Dove Service has announced the following training sessions available for carers:-

Coping with Change - 26 August, 1-3pm at Unit 22 at The Dudson Centre, Hope St, Hanley

This course helps carers look at potential changes they may face when caring for someone. It will explore change; reflecting on how we cope with change, considering what potential changes we face and how they may impact on our caring role.

second Live Age Festival - 1st to 3rd October 2015

From 1 - 3 October, the second Live Age Festival will be celebrating the artistic and creative works of talented, older people from across North Staffordshire.

Coinciding with the International Day of Older People (Oct 1st), activities will take place around Staffordshire’s local community centres, residential homes, theatres and galleries – increasing the number of opportunities for local people to get creative and to train those working in the community to integrate creativity into their work.