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New Singing for the Mind sessions in Tamworth

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.

Designing your local health services – survey

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.

Countywide News


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 Deliver Care in Communities Set to be Approved

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.

Carers Hub - VCSE Feedback and Staffordshire County Council Response

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: