Crowdfunding, and thanks

There’s a hugely important milestone in our People Helping People work this week, with the launch of the Crowdfund Staffordshire platform. I would ask you all to have a think about whether it can support the important work you are doing.  It’s not just about finding another funding source for activities that we want to do with and for Staffordshire’s residents, but also a very good way of grabbing people’s attention for a particular subject.  In essence, if somebody contributes even a pound, they feel a greater connection and ownership with the issue.

Click here to find out more about the initiative—I would encourage you to have a look at it.


I just also wanted to thank everybody involved in managing the closure of a privately run care home over the past three weeks.  It’s sadly a relatively frequent occurrence, often, but not always, brought on by a poor rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The team from Health and Care have to find alternative care settings for very frail people at short notice, working with families and friends to get the best solutions.  It’s not an easy task; emotions run high when these things happen, but the team have dealt with the closure in a calm, reassuring manner, finding suitable accommodation for all of the residents.  It’s one of those unseen and thankless tasks that our colleagues do every day, and I, for one, am very grateful to them.


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