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Making it Real in Dudley is the news site for all things Adult Social Care in Dudley.

News is published here from a range of partners and services in the Borough and is aimed at members of the public, partners, service providers, carers and adult social care professionals

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September 7, 2022 |

Suicide prevention – you can make a difference

Suicide is rare, but it does happen. The good news is that a chat can make a positive difference. Creating HOPE through action is the theme for this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (Saturday 10 September).The advice from public health is that having a short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them. ​There are more than 6000 deaths by suicide in the UK every year – an average of 16 per day. The advice from public health is that having a short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them.This video (trigger warning...

August 15, 2022 |

Fire safety for disabled people

The Home Office has today (10 August), published updated guidance on fire safety tips for disabled people and those who care for them. It provides practical advice and tips that will help protect those with disabilities from the risk of fire. Guidance: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1097046/Sight__Hearing_Mobility_-_Web_accessible__Updated_.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-for-people-with-sight-hearing-or-mobility-difficulties/fire-safety-for-people-with-sight-hearing-or-mobility-issues-accessible-version https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-for-people-with-sight-hearing-or-mobility-difficulties#full-publication Many...

July 21, 2022 |

Celebrate the Games in Dudley

We have  number of great things that are happening in the borough to celebrate the biggest international sporting event ever to be held in the region. As part of the Games the borough is receiving the Queens Baton Relay on Sunday 24 July 2022 (1.30pm – 7.15pm). The relay will be visiting several locations in the borough culminating in a fabulous free celebration event at the Waterfront, Brierley Hill.Running from 12pm to 8pm, the event will include a huge range of family-fun activities. In addition, we are hosting a number of free festival events, which we have combined with our Play Week from 1 – 7 August, for all the family to enjoy and watch the...

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