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Participants at Songs for You are delighted to have received a donation of refreshments from ASDA Stafford for their next session

Songs for You is a programme for people in the community with dementia, their carers and older adults, delivered by Arts for Health at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Stafford sessions take place at Walton Village Hall.

A service offering support for people with Hepatitis C has been shortlisted for a national Health Service Journal Patient Safety Award.

Inclusion provides drug, alcohol and psychological services and is part of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Inclusion has been shortlisted in the Quality Improvement Initiative of the Year category which recognises an outstanding quality improvement initiative. The nomination highlighted treatment pathways, support and innovation developed within Incusions Hampshire and Buckinghamshire drug and alcohol services as part of Inclusion’s commitment to contribute to the elimination of Hepatitis C.

A group of young people receiving support for their mental health and wellbeing are looking for donations of seeds, plants and equipment to help kick start their new allotment project.

The Early Intervention service supports young people aged 14 upwards, from the Shropshire and Telford areas who are coming into contact with mental health services for the first time due to concerns that they are developing a serious mental illness.

Neil Carr, Chief Executive of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) was delighted to join in promoting the excellent work being to help the homeless in Stafford when Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow visited the Borough at the invitation of MP Jeremy Lefroy.

Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, is the latest high profile figure to show an interest in the work being done to help the homeless in Stafford.

The whistle-stop visit included a talk with Community Matron, Suzanne Rigby, dubbed the ‘Angel of Stafford’ by rough sleepers in the town, and a tour of Eagle House – which has been instrumental in delivering the new ‘Housing First’ project to get homeless people into long term, sustainable accommodation.

Suzanne is employed by SSSFT in an innovative partnership which recognises the emotional wellbeing needs of the homeless alongside their physical health and other support requirements.

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