Park Active

Let’s get active in our local parks. Starting 16 February, FREE weekly outdoor fitness sessions for groups of all abilities. The sessions will be led by qualified instructors who will take the group through a 30 minute outdoor activity session. Everyone will be able to work at their own level, and enjoy the benefits of exercising in an outdoor environment. These circuit-based sessions are family friendly, fun and can suit all ages and abilities. These weekly sessions will be taking place at five parks across the borough – Stevens Park – Wollescote, Buffery Park – Kates Hill, Abbey Street Rec – Gornal, Stevens Park – Quarry Bank and Grange Park – Dudley. To find out more about these sessions and to book your place via the activate app visit: https://lets-get.com/explore/healthy-hubs/park-active/ Park...

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Voluntary Sector Transformation EVENT- 29th January 2019

Voluntary Sector Transformation EVENT- 29th January 2019 Is your organisation within the Voluntary/Third Sector? We need your help, your expertise in this area of work is invaluable to ensure we create a new service model together that utilises the knowledge across Dudley with providers, service users and commissioners. To achieve this we are bringing together as many different stakeholders as possible. We are pleased to invite you to our exciting voluntary sector coproduction event taking place on the 29th January 2019 at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ to help us shape the future delivery of Voluntary services in Dudley. You may recall we started a conversation with key partners in the voluntary sector in September 2018 as we outlined our intentions to; • Transform the offer in relation a range of services that deliver advice, information and advocacy services • Maximise social value • Reduce any duplication and inefficiency • Build community resilience Following this event we recognised the need for greater coproduction to help us shape the new model(s) by developing the key outcomes together. The session will be interactive with some independently facilitated activities. We are keen to ensure that as many 3rd sector/voluntary organisations as possible contribute to this important development and we are also inviting organisations that may not currently be working Dudley, priority will be given to Dudley providers in the event that we are oversubscribed. This is a really important opportunity to contribute to this exciting project. If you want to share this with anyone/organisations not included on this email please forward them the details. Full event details are below, If you have any questions or queries please contact Rhys Khan at rhys.khan@dudley.gov.uk or by calling 01384 814309. Voluntary Sector Transformation Event Location: Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ Date: 29th January 2019, 13.30-16.00 Online Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voluntary-sector-transformation-event-29th-january-2019-tickets-50904630119 We look forward to see you there The Integrated Commissioning Team. Many...

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Big Switch

Please see below email for your informatioon. Switch and save on energy bills this winter Sign up to Dudley Council’s Big Switch and save cash on your home energy bills – registration is now open until 11 February 2019. Big Switch has been running for several years and growing in popularity as a result of the great savings that can be made on home gas and electricity bills. Energy bill savings of up to £300 a year are typically made when registering for the Big Switch and market leading deals are on offer, not available elsewhere. With gas and electricity bills on the rise and research indicating that people are reluctant to switch because they find it too confusing, the Big Switch is the perfect solution. Part of a national government initiative, the Big Switch scheme sees councils coming together and taking part in a collective energy switching auction. By joining together they are able to get the very best energy deals through the power of bulk buying. This auction will run until 11 February 2019 and then people will have the option of switching energy supplier to the company offering the very best deal. There is however no obligation to do switch. To register with Dudley’s Big Switch, visit the council’s website – www.dudley.gov.uk/bigswitch. Alternatively people can register simply and easily by calling Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345, they will then be guided through the simple process. They will need to have their current tariff details and fuel usage (shown on their most recent bill) to...

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Keeping older people safe and well this winter

Keeping older people safe and well this winter A Winter Wellbeing campaign aimed at helping older people stay safe and well over the cold, winter months, has launched this month. It highlights the practical help, support, information and advice on offer from a range council services which are designed to keep older or vulnerable people protected. As the weather gets colder its vital that older or vulnerable people take steps to keep safe, warm and well at home. https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/care-and-health/adult-health-social-care/support-to-stay-at-home/keep-safe-and-well-in-winter/ Many...

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Christmas opening times and emergency contacts

Please see below email for your information. Details of Dudley Council’s opening hours over the festive period are available to view online now at https://www.dudley.gov.uk/xmasopeningtimes Services including residential care and homecare will continue to operate during the holiday period. If you need to contact children’s or adult care services in an emergency when the offices are closed, call the emergency duty team on 0300 555 8574. Many...

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