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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:

Independent Chair appointed to Together We’re Better

Together We’re Better is the partnership transforming health and social care for the citizens of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. All health organisations, both commissioners and providers, are members along with Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. It is one of 44 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) across England.

NHS Improvement is responsible for recruiting the Chair and on the 20 October announced a substantive appointment.

Staffordshire’s local directory has had a makeover –Take a look at Staffordshire Connects.

Staffordshire Connects is the easy to use directory for Staffordshire which provides details about hundreds of different care and support services, organisations, local activities, clubs and community groups taking place across the county

Use Staffordshire Connects to browse, search, find and get in touch with a range of organisations offering support around areas such as:

Dying Matters - Staffordshire

Dying Matters -Staffordshire is a planned public engagement campaign which aims to encourage the public to talk more about and consider end of life - aiming to anticipate the important decisions we all have to make around death and dying now, rather than when our health is already deteriorating or we are not in a position to make those decisions ourselves.

The background to the campaign is outlined in appendix 1.The rationale is:

Upcoming Deadline: Concertina Charitable Trust

Description

Grants are available to charitable organisations in England and Wales to improve the quality of life of elderly members of society, through cultural activities and related facilities.

Details

Maximum Value:

£ 250

Key Criteria

The Trust is keen to support smaller charitable organisations in England and Wales that might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding.  These include funds to many care homes for the elderly, to provide musical entertainment for residents.