West Midlands Fire Service – public consultation

Please see below link for your information. West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will be carrying out a public consultation on whether West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) should be run by the WMCA in the future. The public consultation, starts on 11th January and runs until March the 8th. It follows an independent appraisal of how WMFS is currently run and governed. www.wmca.org.uk/wmfs Many thanks   Source:  West Midlands Fire Service          ...

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Break Away

Break Away is a lunch and social activity club for older people which is currently open on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of 9am – 4pm. Based at the Royal British Legion, Summerhill, Kingswinford, the service offers the opportunity for older people, many of which live alone to meet together, enjoy a lunch and take part in some activities. Also available is a gentle exercise to music group which takes place on Thursday afternoons at 1.30pm. (People can attend this class without staying for the whole day) As of 1st March 2018 the service will also be open on Friday’s as well! Anyone interested is welcome to pop in and have a chat or can get further information by contacting Jenny Bates on 07487...

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Rethink Group in Dudley

Rethink Group in Dudley Rethink Mental Illness is launching a new voluntary support group in Dudley, open to carers and to everyone with personal experience of mental ill-health. Please find the poster to advertise this meeting here. The aims of the group are to: Provide a safe, relaxing space to meet Promote wellbeing and recovery Lobby to improve local mental health services If you are interested in joining the group and would like to find out more, please come to our meeting.  Weds 31st January, 10.30am – 12.00pm DY1, Stafford Street, Dudley DY1 1RT If you are planning to attend, or would like further information, please contact:  Mark Woodward, Rethink Group Development Officer, West Midlands Email: mark.woodward@rethink.org Tel:  07436 562...

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Dudley Parent Carer Forum Update

Dudley Parent Carer Forum Update To view the latest edition of the Dudley Parent Carer Newsletter, please click here. The Dudley Parent Carer Forum would also like to share with you their latest group…. Friendships – what we think Adults, children and young people with a disability or aditional need have a right to develop friendships and enjoy a social life, just like anyone else. Friendships can help people feel happier, included and valued. They can also enhance wellbeing. Come together with other parent carers for an opportunity to reflect and talk about  how you feel about your young peoples friendships and  relationships with others. Watching them grow up and make their own decisions can be really hard. How can we have conversations that encourage their friendships and relationships to be meaningful and positive. To view the poster for ‘YIKES! I’m a grown up’ please click here. Wednesday 14 February 2018 DY1 Venue, Stafford Street, Dudley 9:30am (for a 10am start) until 12pm    For further information or to book a place please contact Donna by email; donna@dudleycvs.org.uk or call 01384...

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