Supporting local families

Help make a difference to families in Dudley borough, become a volunteer at your local family centre. Boost your confidence, skills and wellbeing by becoming a volunteer. Volunteers will work alongside staff, making a difference by offering support, friendship and celebrating achievements. Full training will be given, experience is not required, volunteers must be 18+. If you have a heart to help others and want to make a difference to the lives of local families, please get in touch with Carl at Safe Families: carlcadman@safefamilies.uk 07385 089166 Many...

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Dudley’s Local Offer for young people with SEND

The Local Offer is full of information and advice on things to support you and your child or young person, aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities. If you need advice on health, education, social care and community support for you and your family visit the Local Offer website: www.localoffer.dudley.gov.uk Many thanks Dudley’s Local Offer for young people with...

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Carers urged to get COVID-19 booster now

All unpaid carers, care home and homecare workers are being urged to get boosted now against COVID-19 to protect the most vulnerable this winter. This follows the publication of the Vivaldi 3 study, which adds further evidence to the importance of a booster vaccine for both carers and care home residents. All carers and recipients of care are being offered priority access at vaccine sites. Where operationally viable, NHS England has requested that vaccination centres offer priority access for frontline staff, including unpaid carers and social care staff, which includes access to queue management and priority lines. This makes it as easy as possible for anyone who is receiving or giving care, whether paid or unpaid, to get their booster this winter. Staff may be asked to show a valid ID for priority access. Unpaid carers can use a letter issued to the care sector as proof of ID. Vaccination sites are also making reasonable adjustments for pregnant women, the clinically vulnerable, including those with learning disabilities and autism and severe mental illness, as well as for their carers. Announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carers-urged-to-get-covid-19-booster-now Book vaccination www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination Many...

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Omega News Media Release – Stourbridge Bereavement Support Event Friday 13 August

Omega News Media Release Omega the National Association for End of Life Care is relaunching its popular bereavement support programme in Stourbridge, with a drop-in taster session on Friday 13th August 2021. This free series of facilitator-led, small group workshops is designed for people who are at least 6 months on from losing someone. You might still be finding it hard to move forward with your changed life or you just might want to learn something new, and adapt the way you think about your future. The programme gives participants an opportunity to share experiences with those in a similar situation, to explore coping skills and learn what others have done, and to gain support from people who understand their circumstances. Omega Bereavement Programme Team Leader Jane Hunt, who runs the programme with her co-facilitator Chrissie Harris, said she was “delighted that the lifting of lockdown allows us to get back to face-to-face work. We’ve had to delay these sessions and it’s been a long wait. Chrissie and I will make sure that everyone who comes along will get a warm and empathetic welcome. “This kind of engagement needs a degree of sensitivity that just isn’t possible via video meetings. Our clients are at their most comfortable when they can sit down for a cup of tea and a chat.” Anyone interested can pop in to meet Jane and Chrissie, and find out more about the programme on Friday 13th August at St James’s Church Hall, Belfry Drive, Wollaston, Stourbridge, DY8 3SE. You can drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm. There is no need to book for the taster session, but it is helpful if you do. You can also call Omega for more information, or to register your interest in the programme, on 01743 245 088. Email: info@omega.uk.net Many...

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