That was the week that was MIRID update 22-28 Sep

Here’s the latest adult social care weekly update brought to you from Making it Real in Dudley. Local news Our Dementia – Outcomes short film from Beth Johnson Foundation Matching Disabled Individuals with PAs – BBC series looking for volunteers Event planning course – 6 week course North Dudley Area Carer Aware – e learning course and resource Dudley Learning Disability Newsletter “4Seasons News” Free information service for people with learning disabilities Local events Understanding Personal Health Budgets seminars – free from Dudley CIL 30 Sep 4 or 5 Oct* Charity cycle ride for Omega chatterbox action against loneliness – 28 September 2014* FREE ‘Care Act in a nutshell’ themed workshops (x9)for staff, stakeholders and local people begins 7 October Beacon Centre for the Blind i-sight exhibition 9 October 2014*  Creative Support is hosting two events on World Mental Health Day 10 October* Rethink Caring and Coping 10 week Course – starts 31 October for carers of people with mental health* Selfcare Week 2014 17 – 23 November* National events Mental Health Conference 9 October, Nottinghamshire National Dignity Conference 14 October 2014 National Carers Summit -13 November, London The Kings Fund Annual Conference – 14 November If you would like further details on Making it Real in Dudley please go to www.makingitrealindudley.org You can also subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates in real-time. Alternatively you can contact Shelley Brooks on 01384 812418 or email *indicates specific interest for carers...

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Creative Support is hosting two events on World Mental Health Day 10 October

World Mental Health Day is facilitated by the Mental Health Foundation and this year’s theme is Schizophrenia. Creative Support will be hosting two events in the Dudley Borough on Friday 10th October: Friday 10th October 10am – 4pm The Cornbow Shopping Centre, Halesowen Friday 10th October 1.30pm – 2.30pm and 3pm – 4pm Insight House, Pearson Street, DY5 3BL We look forward to seeing you for activity sessions, film showings, information and more! Please contact our Creative Support’s Dudley Office on 01384 896 737 for more information. WMHD Dudley Poster...

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Beacon Centre for the Blind i-sight exhibition 9 October 2014

Please find attached a flyer regarding Beacon Centre for the Blind’s i sight exhibition that we are hosting on 9th October 2014 . They have several suppliers attending including Optelec, enhanced vision, Dolphin, sight and sound, humanware,  as well as other local low vision service providers. Event Flyer More information:: John Walters Equipment & Advice Officer | Beacon Centre for the Blind Wolverhampton Road East, Wolverhampton, WV4 6AZ. T: 01902 880111 |D: 01902 886786 | W:...

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Carer Aware – e learning course and resource

Carer Aware aims to raise awareness about carers, their role and rights as well as support available within the Borough. It is for carers, staff and other interested parties. The material is designed to be used as a resource which you can dip in and out of. To access the course go to www.dudley.gov.uk/careraware. If you are involved in an organisation which would like be designated ‘Carer Aware’ please contact the Dudley Carers Network via Access to Adult Social Care in Dudley: Telephone: 0300 555 0055 Visit: Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre, 2nd Floor, Venture Way, Brierley Hill, DY5 1RE Email: Access to Adult Social Care...

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“Smile While You Still Have Teeth” an evening of stories and jokes about growing older disgracefully 3 October

Join author Carol E. Wyer for an evening of stories, jokes and anecdotes about growing older disgracefully at Halesowen Library (Shenstone theatre level 7) on: Friday 3rd October Starts at 7.15pm (light refreshments from 6.30pm) Tickets:£3 Reserve your place by contacting Halesowen Library 01384 812980 Carol is the author of ‘How Not to Murder Your Grumpy’, ‘Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines’, Grumpy Old Menopause’ and more. Her first novel won several awards for humour and she has since won more awards (Just Add Spice is a Costa Award nominee). She has appeared on numerous radio programmes and BBC Breakfast television. Carol has also written articles for, and featured in, several national women’s magazines including Take A Break, Choice, Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Own who also wrote about her journey to becoming a best-selling author. Copies of Carol’s books will be available to buy at the...

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