Do you employ a personal assistant? Are you a good boss? Free training is now available

Hosted by Dudley’s centre for Inclusive Living this free training course is for all Individual’s who employ a PA or are looking to do so. Becoming an Individual Employer (IE) can be very daunting, so this course has been designed to make the IE role much easier. This interactive course is for Individual Employers who want to get a good grounding in what to do and what not to do, to become a Good Boss. This 3 session course covers Before the PA starts The importance of proper Induction Preventing and sorting out problems    The course is being provided by Surrey Independent Living Council on behalf of Skills for Care and will take place at Queen Cross Network, Dudley. If you are interested and would like to know more about this course or others please call or text Ken on 07989 515771. Or email dudleycil@outlook.comby the 15th September...

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Are you a personal assistant or want to be a PA?

Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living is looking to host some training sessions for Personal Assistants or people to become a PA. Person Centred Care – Free Course Effective personalisation and high quality care and support can only be ensured when the needs and preferences of individuals are placed at the heart of the support and care delivered. This course gives an understanding of the importance of putting the individual employer at the centre when performing support/care. The medical and the social model of disability Choice  Respect, Valuing Diversity, Communication  & Respect The course is being provided by Surrey Independent Living Council on behalf of Skills for Care and will take place at Queen Cross Network, Dudley. If you are interested and would like to know more about this course or others please call or text Ken on 07989 515771. Or email dudleycil@outlook.comby the 15th September...

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Hold the date: Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund Round Two- Launch Event Date: Tuesday 12th March

Venue: Amblecote Christian Centre,102-104 Brettell Lane, Amblecote DY8 4BS Following the successful launch of the Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund in December 2017, Dudley Council is about to launch Round 2 of this exciting initiative for the borough. The background to the Fund was the recognition by the Health and Wellbeing Board that we need to work together to do things differently in Dudley to achieve longer, safer, healthier lives for all. We have a strong history across Dudley borough of people working together to improve their local communities. In order to support this approach, Dudley Council has identified the Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund to enable people in our local communities to do more of the things they do best. We all have an active role to play in helping to make this happen – individuals, families, communities, organisations and local politicians. We are inviting you to this event to find out more about how this different way of investing money in our communities might benefit you in supporting new, innovative ideas for improving health and wellbeing. If you are from a voluntary, community or faith sector group or organisation and you are working with communities in Dudley borough, please come along to find out about this exciting initiative. Please register for the event using this link:...

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How you can help others to tackle loneliness and isolation – take Dudley’s On-line Course

Christmas/New Year can intensify the feeling lonely and isolated. This Loneliness and Isolation course from Dudley Council is for anyone who comes into contact with people who might be lonely or isolated. It will provide an awareness of what isolation and loneliness is, who might be vulnerable, how to spot signs that someone might need help and what you can do to help tackle this issue. It is estimated that there are approximately 32,000 over the age of 60 who are said to be lonely or isolated in Dudley. Evidence shows that being lonely has an impact has the same negative impact on health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. But loneliness and isolation doesn’t just affect older people and according to a recent BBC survey younger people are more likely to feel isolated and lonely than older people. One of the Health and Wellbeing Boards key goal is the reduction of loneliness and isolation in the borough and this is set out in Dudley’s Health and Wellbeing strategy. We want as many staff and partners to take the course and help tackle loneliness and isolation in Dudley together. To take the course go to...

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Dudley Disability Service – Complex Needs Engagement Event

Dear Colleague, Dudley Council are holding an event to bring together service users, families, providers and other stakeholders to gather ideas to develop services that will be delivered in an innovative way to support people with complex needs. The information gathered from this day will help to form the service specification going forward! Some soft market testing has already commenced to gain initial interest and ideas, the event will build on this to continue to work with people in a collaborative way. You are all invited to attend a Market Engagement event on the 23rd October 2018, full details and the boking link are below.   Dudley Disability Service – Complex Needs Engagement Event Date: Tuesday 23rd October 2018 Time: 9.30am – 1pm Location – Dudley College, The Broadway, Dudley, DY1 4AS Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dudley-disability-service-complex-needs-engagement-event-tickets-50950184373     If you would like further information please feel free to contact the lead Commissioning Officer Jay Adams at jay.adams@dudley.gov.uk or the Market Engagement Officer Joanne Basterfield at joanne.basterfield@dudley.gov.uk. Alternatively call Rhys Khan on 01384 815262.     Joanne Basterfield Market Engagement Officer › Dudley MBC, Integrated Commissioning Hub 3 – 5 St James Road, Dudley DY1 1HP ‘ 01384 81...

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