Dignity in care event

Dudley’s vision to create a charter for dignity in care will be showcased at a special event next month.Last year Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living and Disability in Action with the support of Dudley Council and Healthwatch Dudley launched a campaign to find out what dignity in care means to local people.The two organisations have spent the past 12 months gathering information from individuals and local groups about how we can improve the way people are treated.At a meeting on Thursday February 1 at Queens Cross Network, Wellington Road, Dudley, the two voluntary groups will update local people with their progress and present the draft dignity in care charter.The draft charter is a list of top ten actions, which includes making sure people are included when making decisions, making sure people can understand and be part of a conversation and treating people fairly. Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for adult social care, said: I would like to thank Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living and Disability in Action for taking the time over the last 12 months to speak to local people and developing Dudley’s vision for dignity in care. “It’s absolutely right that anyone receiving care, whether it’s from the council or other organisations, should be treated with respect and dignity and I’m confident the charter will have a positive impact in creating a consistent level of care for local people. “I would encourage everyone to come along to the event and find out more about the work to date and how they can get involved.” Once finalised, it is hoped the charter will be adopted by local organisations including care providers. The event on February 1 is open to everyone including those who have already signed up to be a dignity champion. People can find out more or register their interest at the event by calling 01384 813460 or online. Ends Notes to editors Following feedback at the event on February 1, the charter will go to the borough’s health and well being board for sign off.  Once approved, organisations will be able to adopt the dignity in care charter The campaign follows on from the work the National Dignity Council has done for a number of years across the country to promote...

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Laughter Yoga

Hi Everyone 2018 is here and ready for us all to ‘bring on our awesome’. I have two Laughter Clubs taking place next week and another in Malvern the week after: 8 January 2018        Wordsley Community Centre, The Green, Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 5BN from 7.00 pm 11 January 2018      Mata Da Mandir Centre, 57 – 59 King Street, Dudley, DY2 8PX from 11.00 am 15 January 2018      Malvern Cube, Albert Road North, Malvern, WR14 2YF from 7.00 pm Training Opportunity: Training: 2-day Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training Dates: 10 and 11 February 2018 Times: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Venue: Wordsley Community Centre, The Green, Wordsley, Stourbridge, DY8 5BN Cost: £225per person – payment required at time of booking (£175 early bird fe if booked by Friday, 2 February 2018) Laughter Yoga helps you feel an overwhelming sense of exhilaration, peace, calm and goodwill towards everyone around you. It helps to nurture a positive mental attitude and, when done regularly, boosts the immune system. Maybe you will feel as I did, that it will make you want to know more about this activity for your own personal development or you may want to share the experience and become a Laughter Yoga Leader yourself. If you are interested in having a 30-minute, 1-hour or 90-minute session for your organization or group, I can offer sessions to meet your requirements.  I am able to offer negotiable rates for voluntary organisations and community groups. In addition, I am able to offer a Laughter Yoga – Basic Skills workshop that can be delivered either in 1-day or by hourly sessions for 8-weeks. Please get in touch if there’s anything you would like to know more about. Lets get everyone giggling in 2018 February 2018 CLYL Training Information February 2018 – CLYL Training Booking Form Merrie Maggie Leaflet Source: Maggie Thompson, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Laughter Ambassador, Tel. 07565 218567, maggiet1951@googlemail.com www.merriemaggie.co.uk www.facebook.com/merriemaggie...

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