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Tamworth Earliest Help Event

This event will bring together representatives from the local voluntary and community sector and public sector to share knowledge and promote the earliest help work that happens within the Tamworth Community.

"Earliest help is working with children, young people and families to offer the right support at an early stage before a small needs becomes a bigger one."

It will update on earliest help so far, share the 4 priorities, explore how to address the priorities and network and build relationships.

Dementia Awareness in Talke

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, the local GP practice in Talke Pits organised a dementia cafe in Talke Library on Wednesday 23rd May, supported by the Beth Johnson Foundation and Approach and others. Information and advice was available in a relaxed setting with tea on offer and sunshine streaming through the windows! The library - currently supported by Support Staffordshire which has its Newcastle base there - also played its part by putting on a display of books about dementia during the week.

Let's Work Together - Falls, Smoking, Weight Management, Dementia Friends and Carers

Everyone Health will be enabling people to spot the signs of people at risk of falling, obesity, smoking, loneliness and how to access a service that can help people live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The session will also include a Dementia Friends session where you can learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Finally, Andy will be giving a presentation on the services the Carers Hub offers and how to access

Community Buddies - Castle Ward, Tamworth

NEW 12 month pilot  - Community Buddy scheme to support local residents that live in the Castle Ward in Tamworth. 

Support Staffordshire will be recruiting and training a team of volunteers to become community buddies to offer a friendly ear to local residents, signposting and supporting accessibility to voluntary, community and health services.

The purpose is to connect community members with community buddies to enable them to attend local groups and to encourage and assist people facing barriers to access support within their local community.

Campaign urges people to be open and honest about death and dying

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to speak openly and honestly about death and dying, in an effort to break the stigma and ensure their final wishes are known.

A new campaign by the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board, ‘Dying Matters, Staffordshire’ aims to help people drop the euphemisms about death, and instead talk openly about what they want to happen when they die.

The campaign launched on 20 March and will end with national Dying Matters Awareness Week in mid-May. 

For All Our Tomorrows: Creating a better life for older people and how together we can make a difference

MHA is a registered charity supporting older people and will be holding a series of events across the country to initiate a conversation about what it's like to grow older in the UK.

Speakers from the organisation will also be on hand to discuss how MHA, as a charity and care provider, has the opportunity to enhance and improve the lives of our older generation. Come along and join us to find out more about:

Dying Matters, Staffordshire Campaign

Staffordshire County Council are due to launch a new campaign in March, called Dying Matters, Staffordshire. The aim of the campaign is to encourage more people to think, talk and plan for their own end of life experience, and that of their family or friends. We know that many people do not have the end of life experience that they would like, and so we want to encourage people to talk about death and dying so that they can feel comfortable to start expressing their wishes and making plans as soon as possible.

Group hoping to help tackle isolation in Lichfield and Burntwood through cycling project

A local group is hoping to help isolated members of the community to get out and experience – and remember -the joy of cycling.

Lichfield Re:cycle, which already reconditions used bikes, provides free long term loan bikes to those in need and organises community cycling events, has been touring Lichfield and Burntwood with a trishaw. Community groups have been invited to take a ride in the rickshaw style vehicle, to see whether there is any appetite for a ride service to be offered locally.

Let's Work Together: Medicines—How you can help, Dementia Friends and Carers Hub

Let’s Work Together aims to bring all agencies together to help people live healthy, safe and independent lives by giving the tools, training and skills to become the “eyes and ears” for partner organisations, identifying risks or referring to services. It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.