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.
Older People & Long Term Conditions
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)
This half day course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with adults who are potentially at risk. It will enable learners to understand what to look for and how to safeguard adults from harm. By the end of the training you should be able to recognise abuse, respond effectively and refer appropriately. The session will cover:-
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 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 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:
01 November 2017
Grants are typically around £2,500.
The Music in the Community grants programme is administered by Music for All, which is the charity of the UK musical instrument industry, and is also supported by the NAMM Foundation in the US and endorsed by a number of musical celebrities.
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.
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.
The next "Rugeley Community Helping Hands" get together is approaching; just over 6 weeks away, on Thursday 23rd November 2017.
This event includes a "Coffee and Cake" morning, to raise funds for the local Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.