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Still time to nominate for Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards 

19 Apr 18

WITH just one month to go, people are being reminded there is still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award.


Blog feature
BBC: Smart Revision Advice 

17 Apr 18

This year, we have devoted a regular Year 11 assembly slot so pupils actively practise the right revision techniques – the things which are proven to work.


Blog feature
Drumming Together in West Bromwich pilot extended 

16 Apr 18

Beat It Percussion’s final session of its 12 week Pilot Project, Drumming Together in West Bromwich, ended on 12 April.


Council
Staying safe online sessions for parents and pupils 

26 Mar 18

Parents and carers of Sandwell secondary school pupils are invited to attend Clickwise sessions to learn about keeping safe online.


Council
Easter Coffee Morning Appeal 

20 Mar 18

Councillor Simon Hackett, Cabinet Member for Childrens Services has made a new appeal for people to step forward as foster carers at a coffee morning arranged exclusively for Sandwell foster carers at the Coneygre Youth Arts Centre, in Tipton…


Blog feature
Rethink Mental Illness 

19 Mar 18

Rethink has a network of more than 100 support groups across the country, which many people find to be an important factor in their recovery.


Local news
Students Perform Wizard of Oz 

15 Mar 18

A cast of over 50 student performers supported by a band of almost 20 student musicians performed ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Stafford’s Blessed William Howard Catholic High School last week.


Blog feature
Stakeholder Consultation: proposed changes to 3 GP Practices in Sandwell and West Birmingham 

5 Mar 18

Sandwell and Birmingham CCG is currently reviewing the contracts at the three GP practices, below, as they are due to end on 31 March 2019.


Blog comment
Government taken to Court over UC 

5 Mar 18

Universal Credit is now up and running in Wolverhampton for all new claims for adults (excluding PIP).


Blog comment
Get Active! 

5 Mar 18

Loneliness and isolation are linked to poor health and wellbeing, especially in the colder months, older or disabled people can get quite isolated and go for days without seeing or speaking to anyone.


News
Fundraising by Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business helps charity create book for bereaved children 

4 Mar 18

A book designed to support bereaved children under five has been launched, thanks to a partnership between a bereavement charity and a nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Council
Progress to HE – Supporting Care Leavers in to Higher Education 

28 Feb 18

Are you a Foster Carer, Social Worker, designated teacher or other person supporting young people in care or Care Leavers in Coventry or the surrounding area? Want to find out more about University…


Blog feature
Spotlight on Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives 

26 Feb 18

1 Tell us what you do.


Blog comment
Save Our Nurseries Campaign – Planning the Next Steps, Saturday 3 March at 2pm in the Council House 

21 Feb 18

Calling all Council Nursery Parents and Carers! You are invited to a Planning Meeting with parents and carers from all 14 Council Nurseries now under threat of closure.


Local news
#PositiveSWBrum Rubery teen raises funds and awareness for young carers 

17 Feb 18

A Rubery teen who helps to care for her parents organised a fund and awareness raising event at her school.


Blog comment
Launching our Dignity in Care Awards 2018 – Celebrating carers who go the extra mile 

12 Feb 18

Last week I blogged about our latest campaign to encourage more people to consider a career in care.


News
Celebrating Staffordshire’s carers who go that extra mile 

10 Feb 18

PEOPLE are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members who put dignity at the heart of everything they do for a special award.


Blog comment
Important event for carers in Walsall coming up… 

10 Feb 18

Here’s an important event taking place in Walsall next Thursday morning (15th February 2018) at the Royal Hotel, Ablewell Street from 10am until 12pm that will be essential for anyone who cares for children or young adults with learning disabilities …


Blog comment
Walsall Wood’s Motivation Hub now open! 

8 Feb 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 centre …


Local news
Police urge ’be cautious, but not alarmed’ as school reports after-school incident 

5 Feb 18

Police have said local families should “be cautious, but not alarmed”, after local schools issued a warning following an incident in Rednal, opposite McDonalds, last week.


Blog feature
BUDS Dementia Carers Cafe 

5 Feb 18

Did you know that BUDS runs Dementia Carers Care at locations across the borough at St Albans Community Centre , Great Bridge Library and Great Barr Library? The Carers Cafe provide carers with support, empathy, advice and understanding.


News
Feeling ‘social worked’: how can we better incorporate service user voices into children’s services? 

1 Feb 18

by Tony Stanley Andy Couldrick Social work is in the business of helping.


FOI
Foster care 

30 Jan 18

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Robert Cann on 30 January 2018 .


FOI
Foster care 

30 Jan 18

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Robert Cann on 30 January 2018 .


FOI
Foster care 

30 Jan 18

Request sent to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Robert Cann on 30 January 2018 .