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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My Life, My Way, My Choice- personal assistant/direct payments event Wednesday 18 Sep

My Life, My Way, My Choice. The Face of Personalised Support in Dudley  Do you have someone to help you with shopping, cooking, paying bills and going out to places? Do you get money from Dudley Council to help get the support you need? This is called a Direct Payment and is money provided to you by the Council so that you can get the help you need.  With a direct payment you can ask someone that you know and trust to help you to do the things that you need help with or you can advertise to find a suitable person to provide the help you need.  In each case you would employ someone who would become your personal assistant.  You can also choose to use the money in another way such as getting help from a care agency / care provider.  Whether you employ a personal assistant, use a care agency or use the money in another way we would like to hear from you. We want to find out what people think and feel about direct payments so we are inviting local people to have their say at an event.  Book your place at the “My Life, My Way, My Choice” event for people who employ personal assistants, people who work as a personal assistant and people who use a care agency or use money from the Council to get the support they need in another way. “We would like to ask you to help to improve the way that you get help to make life easier and more enjoyable for you and for all people that need support in Dudley.”  Come along: September 19th 2018  10:30 am—2:30 pm Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, Dudley West Midlands. DY1 1RB If you would like to help us and want more information about the event please contact Ken or Tracy on 01384 348095 or 07989515771 or email dudleycil@outlook.com To book a place please contact :  Dudley Disability in Action email:                Disabilityinaction.ulo@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01384...

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Good Eye Health events for National Eye Health Week 24 – 30 Sep

The ninth annual  National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place 24 – 30 September 2018. In support of this  Dudley Council’s  Vision Support Service are co-ordinating and promoting the importance of good eye health by holding events throughout the week at Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, Dudley, DY1 1RB. Monday 24 – throughout the day, meet the team, come and speak to Vision Support staff and discuss any concerns you may being having with vision. Tuesday 25 – 10am Rebecca Stephen from Humanware will be demonstrating an array of electronic aids also Linda Ellis  from Macular Society will share information about the society. Wednesday 26 at 10 am Deb from Day and Night opticians will carryout basic free eye tests. Thursday 27 at 11 am  Aneela Hanif Vision cafe, come along a share ideas of good health care. Friday 28 at 10am Peter Moodie Beacon Bus will be demonstrating and giving guidance of assistive living aids and equipment. At  1.30 Claire Bickley from Black country sight loss council and Dudley Vision Support service will be able to provide advice and support. If you would like additional information regarding events please contact Dolores Wishart 01384...

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We are recruiting – looking for a career in adult social care?

Dudley Council is recruiting a number of part-time homecare assistants, full time assistant care coordinators and a full time team assistant as well as a number of other social worker posts. Be part of a forward thinking, dynamic council, which actively supports staff and works with employees to help people change their lives for the better. Roles: Assistant Care Co-ordinators (£20,661 to £22,658 per annum) closing date 29 October 2017 Assistant Care Co-ordinators – Occupational Therapy and Social Work (£20,661 to £22,658 per annum) closing date 29 October 2017 Home Care Assistants (26.25 hours per week), £12,819 to £14,287 per annum (+ enhancement for weekend/bank holiday working) closing date 29 October 2017 Team Assistant (£18,070 to £20,138 per annum) closing date 29 October 2017 Other care roles on offer are: Care Manager (£29,854 to £32,164 per annum) closing date 22 October 2017 Senior Support Workers (£20,661 to £22,658 per annum) closing date 22 October 2017 Community Care Supervisors (£23,166 to £25,694 per annum) closing date 22 October 2017 Social Workers (£26,556 to £29,033 per annum) closing date 22 October 2017 Peripatetic Night Care Assistants (£10,573 to £11,783) per annum plus 33% closing date 22 October 2017 Senior Social Workers (£33,106 to £36,019 per annum) closing date 29 October 2017 Senior Occupational Therapists (£33,106 to £36,019 per annum) closing date 30 October 2017 Occupational Therapists (£26,556 to £29,033 per annum) closing date 30 October 2017 The duration of these posts are minimum 12 months fixed term from start date with the opportunity of extending the contract up to March 2019 or March 2020 subject to funding Visit www.dudley.gov.uk/ascjobs to find out more and all vacancies in Dudley. Supporting vulnerable adults with respect, care and kindness advert...

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Got a good idea or a great project? Get funding with Dudley Soup

Got a good idea? Or a great project? Get funding with Dudley Soup Anything that benefits the Dudley Borough will be considered: arts, social justice, enterprise, health, food projects…the list goes on! Go to our website www.dudleysoup.com and fill in the submission form. Alternatively you can pick up an application form from DY1, Community Space on Stafford Street in Dudley, complete it and pop it in the SOUP postbox at DY1 APPLY TO PITCH TODAY! The next Dudley SOUP kicks off at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Wednesday 15th March DY1 Community Space, Stafford Street, Dudley DY1 1RT www.dudleysoup.com / @dudley_soup / facebook.com/dudleysoup...

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