Monthly Archives: October 2016

Young Musicians Wanted for Xmas Carol Concert


Christmas at St John’s 2016
Young Singers and Musicians

Sally Crompton and Sue Harris are planning the music for the service on December 18th at 6pm. They are looking for young singers and musicians for a children’s choir and or a small orchestra or solo performance.

If any adults want to join in on The Coventry Carol they would be happy to make an adult section too.

Rehearsals will take place in The Reading Room early evenings or after school whichever is most convenient

Please contact Sue Harris on 690069 or text her on 07766259497


Avon Dassett Post Office to Re-Open for 3 Month Trial Period

Avon Dassett Post Office

A temporary Postmaster has been found for a period of 3 months to allow the village Post Office to reopen for business. It will be open on Tuesdays from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm.

It will reopen on 8 November 2016 from 10.30 am on the first day to allow the new Postmaster sufficient time to ensure the equipment is ready and working.

If this service is to be continued in the future residents are encouraged to make full use of the village post office.

News from Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership


  1. National Hate Crime Week

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 ran from 8 – 15 October 2016  and was an opportunity for people to raise awareness of what hate crime is and how we can respond to it when we witness or are victim to it. This can help to ensure people report instances of hate crime, victims get the support they need and those committing it are met with justice.

WREP has supported a range of activities which took place during the week.

For information on what a hate crime is and how to report, please visit the WREP website on  –

  1. Care Quality Commission (CQC) – State of Care Report

The CQC have produced their annual “State of Care” Report on the quality of health & social care in England.  This document can be found at:

Specific findings from the report are summarised here:

They have also highlighted one very important part of the report, the section on their monitoring of the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DoLS): 

3. Warwickshire County Council – New Living Well with Dementia website

Warwickshire County Council have launched their new website for anyone who would like to know more about dementia at:

They invite comments and feedback on the new website, which can be made via email to:  Suggestions submitted by Friday 21st October 2016 will be considered and actioned where appropriate.


New Crimestoppers Website aimed at Young Adults


There is a new crime prevention website, aimed at young adults:

It is run along side the independent charity Crimestoppers.

The website says: 

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime – 100% anonymously

Healthwatch Warwickshire Mental Health Report Published

mental health

Healthwatch Warwickshire is launching a call for evidence report on Mental Health Services in Warwickshire.

They interviewed a small group of users and carers and asked them for their experiences. They wanted to know how they managed their condition, and the importance of having a diagnosis.

The full report can be downloaded from their website:

Key Recommendations

  • Diagnosis – for those referred or presenting themselves at the single point of entry there needs to be a clearer explanation of the triage process and what can be expected.
  • Talking and holistic therapies – Respondents were clear that they would all benefit with counselling or other therapies yet these had to be sourced independently.
  • Treatment plans – There was a lack of understanding about treatment plans.
  • Discharge and follow up – Respondents were also confused about ‘what happens now’ when they come to the end of their treatment schedule.
  • Better service coordination – there appears to be poor coordination between mental health services and GP’s.
  • Carers – Carers feel excluded yet have much to contribute.