Launch of Dementia Discovery Fund

The Dementia Discovery Fund, a groundbreaking new initiative designed to speed up the discovery and development of new treatments for dementia, has launched after securing $100m backing from worldwide investors. The UK Government’s Department of Health, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and world-leading pharmaceutical companies including Biogen, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Pfizer and Takeda, have joined forces to support the innovative new fund – a world first for dementia which will invest in pioneering research to help deliver much-needed treatments for the condition. For more information visit Alzheimer’s Research...

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Launch of Dementia Discovery Fund

The Dementia Discovery Fund, a groundbreaking new initiative designed to speed up the discovery and development of new treatments for dementia, has launched after securing $100m backing from worldwide investors. The UK Government’s Department of Health, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and world-leading pharmaceutical companies including Biogen, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Pfizer and Takeda, have joined forces to support the innovative new fund – a world first for dementia which will invest in pioneering research to help deliver much-needed treatments for the condition. For more information visit Alzheimer’s Research UK....

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Small business market comes to Dudley

Dudley shoppers will be able to pick up unique Christmas gifts, while helping small local businesses, at a special Christmas-themed market in Dudley town centre this December. A Small Business Saturday market will take place on Saturday December 5 within the newly re-built Dudley Market, in the town centre. In addition to existing market sellers, one-off stalls will sell food, crafts, gifts, and more. The festive market will run from 8am – 4pm, next to one of the town’s Christmas trees and in between the restored historic fountain and the refurbished Duncan Edwards statue. Family entertainment will also be provided, free of charge. The event will be part of Dudley Council’s ongoing commitment to the national Small Business Saturday initiative, which encourages people to use local businesses wherever possible. It will also mark the end of Dudley’s wider Small Business Week, from Monday November 30 to Saturday December 5. Anyone interested in having one of the remaining market stalls, which are free for the one day only, should email vanessa.brown@dudley.gov.uk The market is one of a number of initiatives at Dudley Council to foster local business growth, under the umbrella of Dudley Business First, which is run by the authority. A single point of contact for businesses and investors, it offers free and tailored services to help local businesses. For more details visit Dudley Business First or call 01384...

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Carer’s Rights Day, Friday 20 November 2015

Tomorrow celebrates carer’s right day across the UK. In Dudley carers can get support at the Carers Tea and Chat event at the Lunch on the Run Cafe @DY1, Stafford Street, Dudley, DY1 1RT 9.30-12 noon.  (and every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month) Do you support a relative, friend or a loved one with every day tasks? You might be cooking, shopping or helping with taking medication, washing and dressing……give this kind of support often Need more information or help? Carers Tea and Chat is an informal drop in for carers to meet each other and find support from local organisations including the NHS, the council, CAB, Healthwatch Dudley. Refreshments start from just £1 – all welcome! More information for carers in Dudley Carers Uk also issue a Carers Rights...

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Halas Home’s Sing and Sign Choir – Celebrating Carers at Christmas event 13 December, 11am @B’ham Town Hall

Bring the whole family along for a morning of festive cheer at BirminghamTown Hall as they welcome Metropolitan Brass and the Halas Home Sing and Sign choir! Enjoy your favourite festive classics in the beautiful backdrop of Town Hall along with a free mince pie and hot drink, courtesy of Midland Mencap. Halas Homes supports people with Learning Disabilities and their Sing and Sign choir meets each week to learn to sign to new and familiar songs. The group perform in local communities and spread happiness wherever they perform. Old friends and firm audience favourites, the Metropolitan Brass Quintet, will also bring festive music and cheer, along with their great mix of humour, style and even hosepipe horns, performing some Christmas classics! Tickets are £6.50 More...

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