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Crowdfund Birmingham to help vulnerable people

Birmingham City Council is launching Crowdfund Birmingham, on the UK’s #1 crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder and wants to hear now from local organisations interested in raising money through crowdfunding.  Birmingham City Council has set aside £470,000 from its Community Innovation Fund to provide match funding to pledge on projects that will benefit the people of Birmingham. Pre-registration […]

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Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, to retire

By on 25/01/2017 in Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, has today announced that he will be retiring this summer after 14 years with Birmingham City Council. Peter will take early retirement in July although he will stand down from his role as Strategic Director for People on 31 March. Between April and July he will be seconded to […]

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We need to be bold and imaginative with adult care

Cllr Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, talks about how we must be bold and imaginative if we are to truly transform adult care. It is a year now since discussions around the Birmingham and Solihull STP (Sustainability and Transformation Plan) began and following agreement on priorities, governance and our triple aim […]

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Birmingham’s commitment to preventing domestic abuse

A report setting out Birmingham’s commitment to preventing domestic abuse is due to go to the city council’s cabinet. The Birmingham Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy 2017-2020, in line with national guidelines, looks at adults who are experiencing – or have experienced – domestic abuse, perpetrators, children exposed to it and how the general population can […]

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At risk groups urged to book a flu jab

By on 06/10/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

With flu season fast approaching, Birmingham health chiefs are urging people at risk across the city to think ahead and book their flu jabs now.

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Enjoy the sun – stay out of the water

By on 18/07/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

With Birmingham set to bask in the sunshine this week, the city council has warned people to stay out of ponds, lakes and canals across the city. The city is set for a mini heatwave this week, with temperatures set to hit 30C (86F) by Tuesday. And Cabinet member for Health and Social Care Cllr […]

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New school health service for Birmingham

By on 08/07/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The official launch of the Birmingham School Health Advisory Service will be held from 9am to 1pm on Wednesday, 13 July at St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham.

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Fitbit on prescription? It might just work

By on 20/06/2016 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health boss believes the NHS should seriously consider offering fitness trackers on prescription to combat the UK’s inactivity crisis.

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Ramadan advice for Birmingham diabetics

By on 25/05/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Muslim diabetics in Birmingham have been urged not to put their health at risk by fasting during the forthcoming month of Ramadan.

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Sugar tax welcomed in childhood obesity fight

By on 16/03/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health chief, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, has welcomed Government plans for a sugar tax on soft drinks as ‘a victory for children’s health’. In his 2016 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne this afternoon unveiled a tax on the makers of sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity. From 2018 there will be two bands – one […]

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