We Need Volunteers event Saturday 7 March 2015! – From providers Creative Support

Do you have spare time that you could use to volunteer? Want to give something back to your community, or gain some experience working with adults with support needs? Then Creative Support have a range of volunteering opportunities in Dudley and Wolverhampton that might be for you! We are a high quality provider of person-centred support services for adults with learning disabilities, mental health and other support needs. We passionately believe that everyone has the right to live happy lives that are meaningful and which enable them to reach their full potential. We will be at The Churchill Shopping Centre, Dudley, DY2 7BJ on Saturday 7th March from 10am until 4pm showcasing the volunteering opportunities that we currently have at our services in Wolverhampton and Dudley! If you would like more information, please contact: Jo Marsden on 01384 896 737  email jo.marsden@creativesupport.org.uk...

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Dementia Culture Awareness Training 13 March 2015 from Mindful Gifts

Where: Talent Navigator Enterprise Hub, 36 Navigation Street, Walsall, WS2 9LT When: 13 March 2015, 10 AM – 12.30 PM It is important to make sure our services for Dementia are inclusive to support people from all back grounds. This training will focus on culture awareness not just based around ethnicity but also inclusive of stigma, fear and denial among all communities. Please see flyer  for more details of this unique training.   To book your place contact mindful.gifts@yahoo.com   Kind Regards Vicki Phipps  Founder / Director Mindful Gifts CIC “Thought about Gifts for cared about people” http://www.mindfulgifts.co.uk   Tel 07828 935451 or 01922 495994   Email: mindful.gifts@yahoo.com   Winners of the 2014  ‘Social Enterprise Potential’ Award   Why not visit us at our new shop at 36B King Street, Darlaston, Walsall, WS10 8DE   Find out what we do in 2 mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXqbTOA0mF8   Stop press………..’This is My Life ‘ book is now available from www.mindfulgifts.co.uk  which is a must for everyone! Document your life stories and share with family & friends!     Mindful Gifts is a community interest company which means we operate for the benefit of the community and not for personal...

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Promising approaches to reducing loneliness and isolation in later life – Age UK

This Age UK report raises concerns around loneliness in older people and the public health risks that are associated with social isolation in later life. It sets out a new framework for understanding how to tackle the problem, presenting a range of projects and examples from around the country demonstrating the many, varied solutions needed for an effective response to a very personal problem. It calls on action from various sectors including social care and public health.   Report Source: The King’s Fund Health Management and Policy alert...

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