That was the week that was from Making it Real in Dudley 26 May – 1 June

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That was the week that was from Making it Real in Dudley 26 May – 1 June

Here’s the weekly adult social care update….brought to you by Making it Real in Dudley

Local news

·       Over 700 households in Dudley supported to stay warm and well

·       Dudley highlighted as business support for Disability Confident continues to grow – DWP

·       Dudley Carers Support sessions for carers of individuals with mental illness 

·       Help shape the future of Dudley’s adult social care local account


Local events

·       Volunteers week (in Dudley) 1 – 7 June

·       Dudley Carers Forum June programme

·       Volunteering Marketplace and volunteer speedmatching – 7 June 2014

·       Carers Week in Dudley 9-15 June

·       National Care Home Open Day on Friday 20 June 2014 – check out who in Dudley is taking part

·       Dudley Carers Forum Summer Fair and Jumble Sale – 21 June

·       New production for Side by Side by people with learning disabilities (Stourbridge): 25 -28 June 2014

·       Black Country Day (14 July) and festival

·       Take part in the Rotary 5k fun run or 10k road race on 21 September for Age UK Dudley


National & regional news

·       How pensions can meet consumer needs under the new social care regime

·       At home- adapting to an ageing society

·       Looking forward to later life: taking an early action approach to ageing in our society

 National and regional events

·       Assistive Technology for WM housing organisations get connected event 18 June – Himley

·       Health & Social Care Take Away – ACTAN conference: 23 June, Birmingham

·       Young carers event time to be heard 25 June Nottingham University


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Alternatively you can contact Shelley Brooks on 01384 812418 or email


Our vision is that people should have choice and control over how they receive support, based on prevention, on promoting independence, better quality of life and personal budgets; this is called ‘personalisation’.



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