Breaking the barriers of silence

National research suggests that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women who have migrated to the UK. CfED (Centre for Equality and Divesity) with support from Dudley’s public health team has been working with a group of women from different nationalities on a project called ‘breaking the barriers of silence.’  The project focus had been to explore cultural barriers and reasons for low take up of services relating to breast and cervical cancer and to provide training to a group of women to increase their knowledge and identify approaches they could take to raise awareness amongst other women in their community.  A series of posters have also been designed which will be widely circulated to raise awareness of cancer .   The posters will be launched at an event on Wednesday March 12 from 7 to 8.30pm (a free buffet will be served from 6.30pm) at Dudley College, Broadway Campus, Dudley.  People are invited to attend the launch and find out more about the project.   To confirm your attendance at the event call 01384 456166 or email anna.wilkes@cfed.org.uk...

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House of Memories – dementia awareness programme

People are invited to attend National Museums Liverpool’s dementia awareness programme, House of Memories. The programme is being supported by the Department of Health. The training is aimed at those who support people living with dementia in the health, and social care sector.   The free one-day training programme will run on: 11 and 12 March 2014 –  Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 18 and 19 March 2014 – Leicester Guildhall 24 and 25 March 2014 – Wollaton Hall, Nottingham (booked up) Overwhelmingly, participants report that the training has increased their awareness and understanding of dementia, and helped them to see those living with the condition differently. To find out more about House of Memories, watch a video or read the evaluation report online. How to book a place You are eligible to book on to the training course if you are working in the West or East Midlands. Please note that early booking is advised. To book please phone 0151 478 4240 or email learning@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk with your preferred date, venue and full contact details and we will get back to you. We will need the names of all the delegates that wish to...

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Launch of dementia app at theatre performance

Dudley Council will launch its dementia friendly community app at a special theatre performance about the life of someone living with memory loss. The new app is designed to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to support someone with dementia. It had been produced by the Dudley Council’s dementia gateway service in partnership with community interest company, Equip 4 Change.  People will be able to download the app from the council’s website to their smart phone or other device. The app will be launched during a special performance of Finding Joy, a funny and moving play performed by award winning mask and mime company, Vamos on Wednesday February 26 from 8pm at the Cornbow Hall in Halesowen. Find out...

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Dudley NHS survey

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust will be inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at the end of March. Anyone who has used services at Russells Hall Hospital, Corbett Outpatient Centre and Guest Outpatient Centre are urged to complete an online survey and share their experience of the service.  People are also invited to attend a focus group facilitated by Disability Rights UK and Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living on Friday February 28 from 2 to 4pm (people are asked to arrive for 1.30pm).  To book a place call 01384 348095 or email enquiries@dudleycil.org.uk.  People who attend will receive a £15 voucher to say thank you, as long as they have not recently participated in a CQC event....

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It’s showtime!

Age UK Dudley is organising ‘Showtime’, a fundraising afternoon of high class entertainment and lunch at The Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill on Wednesday 12 March 2014. Hilarious comedian, Doug Parker, will headline the afternoon. One man band comedy and musical entertainer Bruce Thompson is also sure to get you laughing with his witty jokes and tunes. They will be joined by international vocalist Sandy Lawrence who is sure to get you dancing. This is a fantastic afternoon not to be missed. Tickets are only £15 and funds raised will support  Age UK Dudley to continue its work with and for the older people of Dudley. For more details please refer to the poster...

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