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Grant Fund / Darlaston Rotary

by danielbarker on 16 April, 2018

Grant Fund Walsall Council is seeking to fund community and voluntary sector groups to contribute to delivering the Making Connections Walsall Social Prescribing Programme. We are interested in funding a range of local activities which directly address the loneliness and or social isolation of Walsall’s diverse older population. A maximum of up to £5000 funding […]

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Abba tribute In aid of St Giles Hospice & the Connor John Appeal •Willow’s Hall; Bath Street Willenhall WV13 2EY •Date Friday 29th June 2018 •Tickets Adult £25.00 Children £10.00 Drinks Reception 6.30pm; 2 Course Indian Meal; Auction; Raffle; Disco Tel: 07596 634281 or 01902 213 155 Tickets available at Crazy –Wicks Market Place Willenhall […]

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Over two thirds of local authorities surveyed said they had difficulties finding social housing for homeless people last year, new report reveals. An annual homelessness study, funded by Crisis and Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), found the majority of councils in England are struggling to find any stable housing for homeless people in their area. There […]

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More information on Holly Bank House

by danielbarker on 12 April, 2018

As promised, some more information on Holly Bank House. This is the press release that was sent to the express and star but was not printed. Holly Bank House Community Rehabilitation Service is funded by Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) through the Better Care Fund. The service is currently provided by Walsall Council, with aligned […]

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Information for communities

by danielbarker on 11 April, 2018

The Loft Youth Club – New Invention Square Frank F Harrison Community Association is proud to introduce The Loft Youth Club situated at New Invention Square, 1st floor Community Centre (above Greggs) every Thursday evening 5:15pm – 7:45pm for young people aged 9 – 15 years. The youth centre has been designed to include a […]

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Hollybank House

by danielbarker on 10 April, 2018

As a councillor for Short Heath and member of the Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Panel, it came as a shock when the first I heard about Hollybank House losing the beds to care for patients coming out of the Manor (not closing) came from a resident rather than from anyone with responsibility […]

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On Saturday I saw for the first time the revised plans for the former Meadow House site off Stroud Avenue. Plans to build more houses on the site were withdrawn earlier this year. The new plans are a small revision to the Planning Permission which already exists on the site for a Nursing Home. The […]

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Full Council tonight

by danielbarker on 9 April, 2018

All 60 Walsall Councillors should be in attendance at tonight’s Full Council Meeting. The agenda includes: The Locality Model – a chance for council members to discuss the new Strategic Locality Partnership Boards Walsall Housing Group governance proposals – which appear to signal a further watering down of any influence the Council has over this […]

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This week, Sal Brinton and others argued in the House of Lords that action was needed to ensure that Brexit didn’t open the door to privatisation of the NHS. She wrote about the issue for The House magazine: “If you asked most people what effect Brexit would have on our health service, regardless of how […]

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The Tory Government has been blasted by the opposition as new figures reveal only one social home is being built for every three sold off under the Right to Buy scheme. The Government statistics have shown that 11,649 social homes were sold off last year while only 4,566 social homes are in the process of […]

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