Please see below a letter from Karen Bryson Assistant Director - Public Health and Prevention st Staffordshire County Council which Support Staffordshire has been asked to circulate:
Older People & Long Term Conditions
Starting on Tuesday 13th February this new Senior Gent social group are looking for members to join them to:
- meet new friends,
- reduce isolation,
- chat about sport,
- play cards or dominos,
- join in activities,
- have fun.
Admission is free and the club will run every Tuesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm at St John’s Church, 8 John Street, Tamworth B79 7EX
For more information call 01827 431002.
Trent and Dove will be covering the common signs of disrepair in properties including Damp, Mould, Condensation and how they can be reported and also some tips and ticks on how to manage them.
South Staffs Water has a range of extra help services for their customers; one example is the Assure tariff, a new easy way for eligible customers to reduce their water charges by up to 80%.
Assure is a fairly new scheme and they’ve helped over 8500 people obtain a discount on their water charges since it started, and over 20400 customers are receiving extra help/priority services.
Cannock Chase District Council have produced this guide which will provide people living with dementia and their carers a detailed summary of the services and activities available to them, that are happening across the Cannock Chase district
The succesful Memory Cafe is moving location so that it can accomodate even more people. From January 9th it will meet at Sacred Heart Church in Glascote between 10:30am and 12:30pm every Tuesday. This cafe is free to drop in to and suited for those living with and those caring for someone with memory loss.
See poster for details.
Starting in January there will be two Singing for the Mind sessions each month in Tamworth. On the first Thursday of the month at Sacred Heart Church in Glascote and the third Thursday of the month at Community Together CIC Hub in the Castle Grounds between 10:30 and 11:30am.
There are many benefits to singing including being good for the mind, helping with confidence, relieving anxiety and reducing stress. All are welcome.
North Staffordshire CCG and Stoke on Trent CCG are gathering the views of local people on how they could deliver the best services to all patients to meet their changing health needs. This involves working with you to develop the options that they will be consulting you about in 2018. The aim is to design high quality, accessible and affordable local health services that meet your needs in and around Leek Moorlands Hospital, Haywood Hospital, Longton Cottage Hospital, Bradwell Hospital and Cheadle Hospital.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE NHS THIS WINTER
Wed 29 Nov 2017
It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of their local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter
Here’s what you can do:
Plans to support more people to receive health and social care in their homes and local communities looks set to be approved for Staffordshire.
NHS England has said it will approve Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF) subject to conditions on improving the rate of Delayed Transfers of Care from hospital further. The BCF plan spans both local authorities and the NHS and is aimed at pooling resources to join up care and help people live as independently as possible for as long possible in their homes.