Forthcoming Laughter Yoga activities

Hi Everyone There are several Laughter Yoga sessions coming up within the Dudley area over the coming weeks: 28 March 2018         Halesowen College, (Rooms 13101 and 13102 in Block 13), Whittingham Road, Halesowen, B63 3NA from 7.00 pm.  There will be another session at this venue on 25 April. 9 April 2018              Wordsley Community Centre, The Green, Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 5BN stating at 7.00 pm. 12 April 2018            Mata Da Mandir Centre, 57 – 59 King Street, Dudley, DY2 8PX from 11.00 am There is no charge for these sessions but donations between £3.00 and £5.00 help towards room hire costs. This information can also be found at: http://www.merriemaggie.co.uk/laughter-yoga-sessions/ Tuesday, 20 March 2018 was International Happiness Day and I took part in an interview at BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester to talk about this annual event and Laughter Yoga.  You can listen again at:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05zdrm0 .  Scroll along until 2:8:30 into Malcolm Boyden’s show – it lasts around 7 minutes. There is going to be a programme on ITV called ‘Older People’s Bootcamp’ and I have been given a new date for its release on 12 April 2018.  At the moment I don’t have exact time and channel details but I will update you when I have.  It is about a group of older people taking part in various activities, including Laughter Yoga.  Watch this space ….. World Laughter Day falls on the first Sunday in May every year around the world.  People laugh to promote World Peace.  To celebrate this event, I shall be holding two sessions in Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, DY8 2AA on Sunday, 6 May 2018.  The first session will be from 11.00 am and the second from 2.00 pm.  Both these sessions are completely FREE.  Bring your friends and family and, weather permitting, we shall do the session outside. World Laughter Day falls on the first Sunday in May every year around the world.  People laugh to promote World Peace.  To celebrate this event, I shall be holding two sessions in Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, DY8 2AA on Sunday, 6 May 2018.  The first session will be from 11.00 am and the second from 2.00 pm.  Both these sessions are completely FREE.  Bring your friends and family and, weather permitting, we shall do the session outside. Finally, Having run a successful 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader training in February, I shall be running another one on 14 and 15 July at Wordsley Community Centre and have attached the information leaflet.  The benefits of Laughter Yoga are becoming recognised more and more and it is a useful skill for organisations to be able to offer their clients.  For a booking form, please contact...

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Dignity in care event

Dudley’s vision to create a charter for dignity in care will be showcased at a special event next month.Last year Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living and Disability in Action with the support of Dudley Council and Healthwatch Dudley launched a campaign to find out what dignity in care means to local people.The two organisations have spent the past 12 months gathering information from individuals and local groups about how we can improve the way people are treated.At a meeting on Thursday February 1 at Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, Dudley, the two voluntary groups will update local people with their progress and present the draft dignity in care charter.The draft charter is a list of top ten actions, which includes making sure people are included when making decisions, making sure people can understand and be part of a conversation and treating people fairly. Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for adult social care, said: I would like to thank Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living and Disability in Action for taking the time over the last 12 months to speak to local people and developing Dudley’s vision for dignity in care. “It’s absolutely right that anyone receiving care, whether it’s from the council or other organisations, should be treated with respect and dignity and I’m confident the charter will have a positive impact in creating a consistent level of care for local people. “I would encourage everyone to come along to the event and find out more about the work to date and how they can get involved.” Once finalised, it is hoped the charter will be adopted by local organisations including care providers. The event on February 1 is open to everyone including those who have already signed up to be a dignity champion. People can find out more or register their interest at the event by calling 01384 813460 or online. Ends Notes to editors Following feedback at the event on February 1, the charter will go to the borough’s health and well being board for sign off.  Once approved, organisations will be able to adopt the dignity in care charter The campaign follows on from the work the National Dignity Council has done for a number of years across the country to promote...

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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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