Let us know what you think of Dudley’s Local Account for Adult Social Care

Last month the council together with partners and people who use services published it’s second annual account for adult social care. Copies in a variety of formats and an online questionnaire are available on the council’s website. We are  seeking views on the document as well as asking people to let us know how we can improve it for next year.  Please can you complete the on-line questionnaire by no later than 31 May For more information contact: Shelley Brooks 01384 812418...

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Out & About – Living Well Feeling Safe roadshow

Friday 3 May, Sedgley Community Centre  10am – 3pm A service aimed at keeping older people safe and well will be out and about in Sedgley . The living well, feeling safe service provides practical safety, security and wellbeing advice for older people; aiming to make sure they keep safe, secure and happy at home. Living well, feeling safe is a partnership made up of Dudley Council, Age UK, West Midlands Police, Victim Support and West Midlands Fire Service. Staff from the scheme will be visiting homes around Sedgley on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April. Free home assessments will be on offer where advice, tips and practical help will be provided on home safety and security, as well as on keeping comfortable, happy, independent and well. Home safety and security equipment can be fitted and home and personal alarms will be offered. Advice on general wellbeing, home improvements and adaptations, handyperson support, fire safety and crime prevention will all also be available. A drop in service will also be available at Sedgley and District Community Association, Ladies Walk, Sedgley on Friday 3 May, starting at 10am until 3pm. People are encouraged to drop in and find out more about keeping safe, secure and well in their homes. Representatives will be in attendance from a range of organisations such as Age UK, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service and Dudley home improvement service. For more information or if you are a provider and would like know more about getting involved please contact Paul Grainger on 01384 2812296 or email him at:...

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Latest progamme update available

The latest programme update is now available Highlights include a news in brief section which includes articles on HealthWatch, Dementia Gateways being  up for award and  carers co-ordinator Christine Rowley who has received a national honour. It also includes updates on the draft MiRiD Blueprint, the new resource allocation system (RAS) that came into force on April 1 and personalisation in Mental Health as well as information on the transport, Dudley Community Information Directory, and Quality Rating projects to name but a few. We are also holding a series of morning or afternoon  Making it Real in Dudley stakeholder sessions in May and we want to encourage as many providers, partners, staff and stakeholders to come along and take part. Places are free and can be booked on line at our forthcoming events section. Attendees, will hear about the Making it Real in Dudley programme and will have an opportunity to contribute to the agenda. We are also looking for people and or organisations who are willing to take part in telling how Making it Real is affecting them. Tuesday 7 May Salt wells EDC 1:45-4pm Thursday 9 May Caslon Room Halesowen Library 1:45-4pm Wednesday 15 May Wollaston Room Stourbridge Town Hall 1:45-4pm Tuesday 21 May Dudley College 9:45am-Noon Friday 24 May Brierley Hill Civic Hall 9:45am-Noon Alternatively you can contact Shelley Brooks by email shelley.brooks@dudley.gov.uk or telephone: 01384 812418 If you would like to submit an article for the next making it Real in Dudley Briefing please email Shelley before 30 June. You can also follow the programme on twitter @MIRDudley For more information on the programme contact Stuart Lackenby on 01384...

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