April to June Healthy Footsteps Please find attached Healthy Footsteps for 50 plus programme, April to June.  Also attached are all the posters for the quarter’s longer and speciality walks.  Through your help we have welcomed quite a few new members over the last 3 months, so we would really appreciate if you could share with those that may be interested and promote wherever possible, thank you. Sabrina (Sam) Mullet, Age UK Dudley April – June 2019 Walk Programme FULLDownload Bluebell Walk May 19Download Forestry School June 19Download Local Industry History April 19Download New Thursday Walks MayJune 2019Download Picture Safari June...

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Hold the date: Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund Round Two- Launch Event Date: Tuesday 12th March

Venue: Amblecote Christian Centre,102-104 Brettell Lane, Amblecote DY8 4BS Following the successful launch of the Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund in December 2017, Dudley Council is about to launch Round 2 of this exciting initiative for the borough. The background to the Fund was the recognition by the Health and Wellbeing Board that we need to work together to do things differently in Dudley to achieve longer, safer, healthier lives for all. We have a strong history across Dudley borough of people working together to improve their local communities. In order to support this approach, Dudley Council has identified the Voluntary Sector Innovation Fund to enable people in our local communities to do more of the things they do best. We all have an active role to play in helping to make this happen – individuals, families, communities, organisations and local politicians. We are inviting you to this event to find out more about how this different way of investing money in our communities might benefit you in supporting new, innovative ideas for improving health and wellbeing. If you are from a voluntary, community or faith sector group or organisation and you are working with communities in Dudley borough, please come along to find out about this exciting initiative. Please register for the event using this link:...

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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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