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Acorns Children’s Hospice has joined forces with law firms across the region for a special scheme, aimed at raising vital funds towards the charity’s lifeline care and support.

Throughout June, Acorns is partnering with local law firms from across the region to provide a free Will writing service as part of the Birmingham-based charity’s annual Make a Will Month.

Two Kidderminster-based support workers have been rewarded for their efforts in adult social care over the past year – taking home prestigious accolades at National Care Group’s Annual Awards. 

Returning in person for 2022, 150 colleagues from across the country gathered to celebrate and reflect on the past year in care, with senior management setting out their vision for the leading social care provider over the next few years. 

With inflation now at a 40-year high the British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Sajid Javid to follow the precedent set with NHS prescriptions and freeze NHS dental charges for the foreseeable future.

Commenting at the time of the prescription freeze, Javid said: “The rise in the cost of living has been unavoidable… While we cannot completely prevent these rises, where we can help, we absolutely will.” 

People living with dementia from South Asian communities will benefit from improved culturally sensitive support, thanks to a new online toolkit launched by universities and charities. The toolkit hosted by the Race Equality Foundation will provide enhanced care for members of South Asian communities – many of whom receive significantly less effective dementia care from statutory services compared to their counterparts from White British communities.

Hundreds of Black Country families received a major boost today, with the launch of a new dedicated Resource Centre in Wolverhampton. Progress Care, which provides specialist social care services to children and young adults, has invested over £250,000 into creating a multi-purpose space that will provide a valuable range of community-based day opportunities for young people with additional needs.

Local carers enjoyed the VIP treatment courtesy of the City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Wanderers last week.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Carer Support Team invited carers to enter a competition to win tickets for them and the person they care for to see Wolverhampton Wanderers in action from the comfort of an executive box at Molineux Stadium.

Leading engineering and construction firm adi Group continues to lead the way when it comes to health and safety after being awarded its fourth Gold RoSPA Award. 

Serving as a client’s single point of responsibility, Birmingham-based adi Group’s model of self-delivered engineering services offers its clients end to end engineering solutions across multiple manufacturing sectors, whilst prioritising health and safety. 

A unique and innovative centre that helps people with additional needs has received a welcome financial boost from housebuilder Persimmon Homes.

Perkisound, a musically inspired ‘Stay and Play’ recreation centre, successfully applied for the money through Persimmon’s Community Champions, a funding scheme that every month hands out two awards of up to £1,000.

The new CEO at St Giles Hospice is starting as he means to go on after joining cyclists at the charity’s annual Cycle Spring fundraising bike ride on Sunday (8 May).

Interim Chief Executive Officer Andrew Harkness, a pharmacist and experienced NHS executive director, took up his new role and set off on the 77-mile cycle alongside St Giles’ Chair of The Board of Trustees, Robin Vickers.

A British med-tech company founded at the University of Exeter has received an investment from Innova, the world’s largest COVID-19 test provider, to accelerate the rollout of its novel immunity test. Attomarker’s CE marked and MHRA accredited rapid COVID Antibody Immunity Test assesses an individual’s antibody levels and estimates when they will likely be on the ‘edge of immunity’; providing vital insight for patients and public health officials to better inform the timing of shots and other protective measures.  

Karen Bucknall is a 51-year-old woman from Acocks Green (now Gloucester) who is fighting a brain tumour. She has previously survived bowel cancer, a stroke and vagina cancer.

In 2019, Karen was diagnosed with bowel cancer after having frequent blood in her stool. She is passionate about others getting an early diagnosis and not being embarrassed to talk to a doctor about changes in their bodies.

Two care homes in Edgbaston have joined forces to launch a free guide to support people whose loved ones have been diagnosed with dementia ahead of Dementia Action Week.

A poll of 2,000 adults carried out by Care UK, which operates Metchley Manor and Edgbaston Manor, found over a third of British adults (35%) have many questions about dementia – but do not know how to get the answers.