Is social care working? Report from Scope

  This is the question disability charity Scope are addressing in their latest research, commissioned by the Department of Health. Their study aims to improve social care for working age disabled people and social care users. As part of the research, they have launched a survey and they want to hear from you if you are under the age of 65 and live in England. Please complete the survey and you could stand a chance of winning £100 Amazon vouchers.   Scope’s survey on social care Source:Think Local Act Personal e-bulletin -11 Dec...

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New Housing Support Services drop-in service starts 5th Jan, (and every first monday of the month thereafter)

Dudley Council’s Housing Support Service are setting up a new Drop In located at Queens Cross Network (Wellington Road, Dudley, DY1 1RB) We can offer support in the follow areas: Claiming benefits Rent arrears Maintaining tenancy Support to access training/employment Prevent Homelessness Form filling Sessions will be held on the first Monday of each month starting 5th January 2015 between 1.30pm – 3.30pm For further information or to make appointments you can contact our office on 01384 812 504  ...

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Are you or someone you know alone this Christmas?

Life Direct can put you in touch with charitable organisations for a free Christmas Day lunch. Contact Life Direct who will make the referral for you. Life Direct, 68 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3NX. Telephone: 0845 155 0307, email: enquiries.lifedirect@btconnect.com, web: www.lifedirect.org.uk. Source: Omega Network e-bulletin...

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That was the week that was MIRID update15 – 21 December 2014

That was the week that was MIRID update15 – 21 December 2014

Season’s greetings from Making it Real in Dudley. I am pleased to say that we have over 2000 people now following us! Please don’t forget if you want me to publicise any events and or news – just let me know! Happy Christmas everyone! – Shelley Here’s the latest adult social care weekly update brought to you from Making it Real in Dudley Local news Christmas Day Community Meal – We need your help!  Free Christmas Day meal and party for isolated people in Dudley Ho Ho Ho, it’s Christmas time in libraries DCVS December Echo (newsletter) is now out Rough Sleepers Estimate, Severe Weather Protocol and Winter Warm help Cinema card for disabled people Dudley’s Centre for Equality and diversity December newsletter Cancer Support at the White House – December to January newsletter People reminded to back homeless charity Local events Get Cycling for 50 plus from Age UK Dudley December – February* New Yoga and Wellbeing course Upper Gornal starts 3 January* Do you run a micro service? Do you use services provided by microproviders? Event 9 January 2015 Exciting workshops for disabled people looking to make new friends, increase their confidence and sense of wellbeing starting 12 & 14 Jan 2015* New Year – New You! Join us for three NEW weekly fitness classes starting at Beacon in January 2015* Want to know more about dementia? 14 January 2015 -Event from Age UK Dudley & Alzheimers Society New Dudley theatre company & Drama therapy sessions starting 19 January 2015 Do you want to train to become a Laughter Yoga Coach? (17 18 January) Want more info on Laughter Yoga?* Leap in to Action Day Wednesday 28th January 2015 – from Age UK Dudley* One Big Wednesday – club night for people with learning disabilities & friends -28 January* Autism awareness – characteristics and individuality – course 30 January 2015 Dignity Action Day 1st February 2015* Do you care for someone with Dementia? Looking After Me starts 16 Feb* Autism Awareness Behaviour and Person Centred Support – course 25 Feb Autism awareness – Effective communication with individuals on the autism spectrum 25 March 2015 National news New Dignity films from Social Care Institute for Excellence* Complaints Matter: Health and adult social care must embrace complaints to improve services* The bigger picture: understanding disability and care in England’s older population Monitor to start using new standards to bring mental health more in line with other services Government concerned at evidence of the inaccessibility of the British high street to disabled people* Emergency care for the mind Older people urged to share their views – CQC and the Silver Line Adult social care outcomes framework 2015 to 16 Public health responses to an...

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