Older People & Long Term Conditions
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.
The Beth Johnson Foundation is pleased to launch our 'Experiences of Being Report', which shows the positive effect of using drama, music and dance in care homes to help people living with dementia.
Support Staffordshire work:
In early 2017, Support Staffordshire were asked by Staffordshire County Council (SCC the lead commissioner) and the Carers Partnership Board to engage with local VCSE organisations who supported Carers. In particular they asked us to gain some feedback upon how the relationship with the Carers Hub could be improved.
In March 2017, we undertook discussion workshops at 7 locality forums. Across Staffordshire 75 people attended the workshops from 62 VCSE organisations.
We prompted the following questions as part of small group discussions:
Tickets are available for a magical evening of musical performances by The Tamworth Ladies Choir and The Mercian Singers plus a ‘Singing for the Brain’ session, singalong carols and festive readings.
The concert is being held at St. Edithas Church, Tamworth on Thursday 7th December 2017 starting at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm)