Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 23 January 2018
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Rugby
Birmingham foster carer called disabled child ‘it’ 

22 Jan 18

Shocking evidence given to tribunal after council investigation…


Rugby
Birmingham council carers in strike over long hours 

19 Jan 18

Unison says low paid staff face 16 hour split-shift days as long-running dispute continues…


News
Birmingham council carers in strike over long hours 

19 Jan 18

Unison says low paid staff face 16 hour split-shift days as long-running dispute continues…


News
Make a Career out of Care 

12 Jan 18

CARE companies in Staffordshire are looking to recruit an army of carers to help those eligible for help live independently for as long as possible in their homes.


Blog comment
Walsall Wood’s Motivation Hub opens soon 

10 Jan 18

I told you all late last year that a really interesting project was starting soon in Walsall Wood for the families and carers of adults with learning disabilities and who have a weekday requirement for daycare for their loved one – well, the lady …


News
Burntwood centre thanks locals who helped spread Christmas cheer to deserving children 

9 Jan 18

People in Burntwood are being thanked for helping to give some Christmas cheer to local children.


Blog feature
Volunteers Needed for Music-Making Sessions 

5 Jan 18

Would You Like to Volunteer? Beat It Percussion (is a small Community Interest Company founded in 2013 with the aim of bringing music based activities to people in the community) – Drumming Together are seeking volunteers, to help run and …


News
New Year Honours: MBE for carer who fostered more than 100 children 

29 Dec 17

Stella Tomkinson, from Nuneaton, said she was “really lucky” to watch so many children grow up.


Blog feature
Let’s Hear it for the Carers 

28 Dec 17

I missed my Christmas Day visit to see Mum.


Local news
Shamed carer snorts drugs near severely disabled man after deliberately reducing his medicine dose 

27 Dec 17

CCTV footage shows Thomas Harris checking nobody is looking before ingesting the drugs…


News
More than 300 home carers vote to STRIKE over council job cuts threat 

19 Dec 17

Council carers vote overwhelmingly for industrial action over plans for 150 redundancies and shift changes…


Council
Smiles, Santa and Magic all around at the Coventry Young Carers Christmas party 

19 Dec 17

On Wednesday 13 December, the Carers Trust Heart of England Young Carers Services held their Young Carers Family Christmas Party at the Britannia Hotel in Coventry.


News
Drayton Manor sends Christmas cheer to disadvantaged children 

12 Dec 17

DRAYTON Manor Park welcomed thousands of underprivileged children to its annual KidsOut Magical Christmas event on Tuesday 5 December.


News
Thousands of youngsters enjoy a pre-Christmas treat as KidsOut Christmas event returns to Drayton Manor Park 

11 Dec 17

Thousands of children have enjoyed an early Christmas treat as Drayton Manor Park threw open its doors for underprivileged youngsters.


Blog feature
Turning back the clock? Employment rights after Brexit 

7 Dec 17

Over the last 20 years, the UK has become a leader in creating an employment culture that promotes work-family balance and assists working parents.


Council
Benefits Information for Carers and Young People 

7 Dec 17

SEND Information, Advice Support Service has arranged the following free session for parents/carers of children who have SEN and Disabilities.


Blog feature
Volunteers Needed for Music-Making Sessions 

4 Dec 17

Would You Like to Volunteer? Beat It Percussion (is a small Community Interest Company founded in 2013 with the aim of bringing music based activities to people in the community) – Drumming Together are seeking volunteers, to help run and …


Blog comment
Reggie Bear needs your help! 

30 Nov 17

Christmas is usually a special time for families and something that children very much look forward to.


Blog comment
Motive power… at the Motivation Hub 

28 Nov 17

I have been contacted by Suzanne Sant who’s starting a really interesting project soon in Walsall Wood for the families and carers of adults with learning disabilities and who have a weekday requirement for daycare for their loved one.


Blog feature
Read along with your child: English literature GCSE 

28 Nov 17

Read along with your child: English literature GCSE We have had several requests from parents and carers to publish the list of set texts for English literature GCSE.


News
Christmas campaign gets people thinking about fostering 

21 Nov 17

‘WE need your help to find more foster carers’ is the Christmas message from Reggie Bear, Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service mascot.


Council
Staying safe online sessions for parents and children 

20 Nov 17

Parents and carers of young people who attend Sandwell secondary schools are being invited to attend Clickwise sessions to learn about keeping safe online.


News
‘This is a sad day’ – Lichfield Day Centre to close 

16 Nov 17

Alternative facilities ‘will be like going from a Mercedes to a Mini’ claim worried carers…


FOI
Looked After Children placement statistics – Between 2016 – 2017 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Dudley Council by Liam Woods on 2 November 2017 .


FOI
Looked After Children placement statistics – Between 2016 – 2017 

2 Nov 17

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Liam Woods on 2 November 2017 .