Saturday dementia club, Brett Young Centre, starts 12 December from Creative Support

Creative Support is hosting a Saturday Dementia Club launch taking place on Saturday 12th December at the Brett Young Centre in Halesowen. The Club, which will run every Saturday, will allow individuals living with dementia to take part in a range of meaningful and fun activities, including reminiscence, arts, music, flower arranging, and cooking, all delivered by trained staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. On the launch day, those who attend will be able to try out different taster sessions for the activities on offer, enjoy some afternoon tea, take part in a bake off (to be judged by the mayor!) and take part in our raffle. SeeDementia Hub Launch Poster for more information Creative support are also looking for volunteers at the club –Volunteering Flyer – Dementia Hub...

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Office of Health Economics report published – Dementia: The R&D landscape

In order to achieve the G8 Summit Commitment to finding a disease-modifying therapy or cure for dementia by 2025, it became clear that steps would need to be taken to ‘mitigate the market failure’ that is undermining dementia research and drug development efforts. The ‘Integrated Development’ initiative was therefore established, with the leadership of Independent Expert Raj Long (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and World Dementia Council member in order to assess what collaborative efforts could be undertaken in the regulatory space to create a more conducive environment for dementia drug development.   Report: Office of Health Economics report published – Dementia: The R&D Landscape Source: Department of Health e-bulletin 28.10.2015...

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Adult social care People’s Network 11 November 2015

The People’s Network – November event! For people who are passionate about social care in Dudley borough The People’s Network is a place to: Network in a positive way with people who have similar interests in social care Have discussions and share knowledge about local services Inform policies and influence what local services look like Have real opportunities to feed back to decision makers Test the accuracy and readability of public documents before they go live Bring and share powerful stories, journeys and experiences Who can join? Whether you access or provide a service or care for someone who does, everyone is welcome and we can make a difference! Everyone is welcome but if you are attending from a local organisation, we would like to encourage you to bring along someone who you support. The November Event! At our September event participants decided that they would like to see a spotlight on some of the services available to people who access adult social care. Our November event will include guest speakers, lots of discussion opportunities and a chance to find out about some of the services that local people can tap into for support. You can expect a friendly atmosphere at the event and light refreshments will be provided. When? Wednesday 11th November 10.30am – 1pm Register! Book your place here or call 03000 111 001, or email hello@healthwatchdudley.co.uk for more information The People’s Network is a partnership between Healthwatch Dudley, Dudley Council, local people and partners in adult social care. register...

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Developing relationships and sharing information survey – calling all care organisations & vol groups

Are you a care organisation, self help group, voluntary organisation or charity interested in improving social care? -CQC want to hear from you. (Deadline for completion 31 October 2015) Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England and does this by monitoring, inspecting and regulating services to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage services to improve. Everyone in England at some point uses the many different types of health and social care services. Many are at their most vulnerable when they do so. Recognising all services are important, CQC and its partners need to make sure resources are well used and targeted where they can be most effective. For these reasons CQCs work is prioritised, as it relates to: 1. Those at risk of poor care because of their vulnerable circumstances, such as people with learning disabilities or dementia, or those who are detained under the Mental Health Act. 2.  People who are likelier to experience poorer health outcomes, such as homeless people, travelling communities, people who misuse alcohol and substances, sex workers, refugees, and asylum seekers. 3. Those with ‘protected characteristics’ under equalities legislation, such as minority ethnic groups, people whose first language is not English, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 4. Groups of individuals who may or are encouraged to use CQC information to make important decisions about services, such as people’s family, friends, advocates and support workers. To assist CQC in their work across the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England regions, your help is needed. CQC in partnership with RAWM (Regional Action West Midlands)would like to invite you to start a conversation by clicking here and completing this survey. Thank You Sharon Sharon Palmer MBE Chief Executive RAWM Landline:  0121 237 5816 Mobile:     0783...

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Understanding the wider public health workforce in England

This report, published in conjunction with the Royal Society of Public Health, examines the wider public health workforce. It identifies the size and scope of this workforce, provides examples of its work and considers possible professional development needs for strengthening this important service. It has found that at least 15 million people contribute to the public health agenda in England- ranging from fire personnel and police, to opticians and housing officers. See more details here. See the full report here- Understanding the wider public health...

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