Throughout the year, we at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service focus our efforts on trying our best to keep vulnerable people safe. However, Community Wellbeing Week is a time to raise the profile of how important it is to look after those around us that might need that bit of extra help. Events and activities are taking place around the county and everybody is welcome in order to try and make the week successful and worthwhile for those who need our help the most.
Open event/s being held in the east:
Monday, October 1, 2-4pm – Uttoxeter Cares, 2 Hermitage Gardens, Uttoxeter, ST14 7DT
Firefighters in conjunction with Uttoxeter Cares and AED Donate providing Heart Start Awareness Day covering basic life support and defibrillator awareness. Please contact Michelle Vodden at Uttoxeter Cares to confirm attendance on tel 01889 220420 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open event/s being held in the south/west:
Monday, October 1, 12-2pm, - Brew with a Crew at Kinver fire station, Fairfield Drive, Kinver, South Staffordshire, DY7 6EW
Drop in for an informal chat with local firefighters, officers from Staffordshire Police and a representative from Alzheimer’s UK.
Monday, October 1, to Friday, October 5, 11am -12pm– Brew with a Crew at Cannock Community Fire Station, Old Hednesford Road, Cannock, WS11 6LD
We will be opening the station doors and welcoming anyone who is passing to drop in for a hot drink and cake in a relaxed environment. Local firefighters and station staff will be on hand to have an informal chat.
Everyone Health Groups (run by Staffordshire County Council)
Thursday, October 4, between 3.30 and 4.30pm (and each week thereafter), Rugeley Community Centre
Monday, October 1, between 2.30-3.30pm (and each week thereafter), at Northfield Community Centre and Thursday, October 4, between 3 and 4pm (and each week thereafter), at the Signpost Community Centre.
These relaxed and friendly groups run weekly, and every week provide the chance to join in with a varied range of creative crafts activities such as making bird feeders, decorations and cards. There are also play board games, cards and skittles on offer.
In the first week there’s the chance to make an indoor terrarium garden which can be taken home. The sessions, materials and beverages are all completely FREE for Staffordshire residents.
It doesn’t matter if residents can’t make the first session – the groups will meet weekly at the same place and time with all welcome to join at any point.
Open event/s being held in the north:
Monday, October 1, 10am -12pm and 1.30-3.30pm, - Tea and Cake Morning at Newcastle Community Fire Station, Knutton Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 2SL.
Come along and reminisce about times gone by. There are two sessions which include a station tour, a film showing the history of Newcastle-under-Lyme and how it used to be, chat with the firefighters, old-fashioned board games, refreshments, music to your liking - please feel free to bring in your favourite vinyl records.
There is FREE transport for those living in Newcastle who are unable to get to the fire station.
Please contact Mandy Chapman on 01785 898897 to book your place.
Monday, October 1, to Friday, October 5, firefighters and staff attending Age UK over several 50s exercise classes and chats around Stoke-on-Trent.
Details of these classes (held regularly) are available here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northstaffs/our-services/exercise/ageing-well/
The organisation’s set out below provide a range of service’s which are aimed at supporting older people, improving their wellbeing and trying to help retain their independence.