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Plan for Burntwood to become dementia-friendly town

A plan has been drawn up to make Burntwood a dementia-friendly town.

Carers and those living with dementia will be the focus of the initiative drawn up by Burntwood Town Council.

Among the proposals are that mapping will take place to identify where affected residents are living across the area.

Discussions are also being planned with local businesses to find ways to make shops more dementia-friendly.

Patient Experience Survey – Anticoagulation Services

Anticoagulation Services are provided in a primary care setting or in the Acute Hospitals.

The six Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) would like to gather the views of service users to understand the expectations from existing services and to find out what is important to you when accessing anticoagulation services in a Staffordshire primary care setting or hospital.

We are particularly targeting patients and their family / carers, with experience in this area of service provision. 

Safer Recruitment

Whether you are employing staff or recruiting volunteers, you need to be confident that those who are working with adults at risk or children are suitable.  Safeguarding is a big topic and involves more than just doing a DBS so in this article we examine some of the steps you can take to protect those most vulnerable.

Plan ahead

Writing a good job or role description is crucial to enable you to match applicants well against set criteria.  All tasks should be clearly written so that it comes as no surprise to an individual when they take up a position.

Volunteers needed to support older people in Rugeley

Michelle Cliff (Locality Officer for Cannock Chase) enjoyed a visit at St Pauls church hall in Rugeley to meet the volunteers and members of a lunch group run by MHA Lichfield & District Live at Home 

This weekly group can accommodate up to 25 people for lunch and social activities, the members look forward to the get together’s and enjoy seeing the friends they have made.

The Together We're Better Listening Events

"The Together We're Better, Staffordshire Health and Care Partnership has been out and about across the county listening to local people's feedback about their experiences of health and care services and how they could be improved.

Two webinars have been organised to offer an opportunity to people who could not attend our listening events to share their views. The webinars will include an expert panel, live discussions and an opportunity to ask questions.

Free Health MOT's

Freedom Leisure want to give people a bit more understanding about their individual health and wellbeing, so Burntwood Leisure Centre are offering free health MOTs to all our partners and organisations employees / volunteers.

They can arrange a visit from one of their qualified personal trainers to your organisation where they will measure BMI, muscle and fat % etc.

Please see the attached poster for more information and details on how to book.