Nick Booth

Vaccinating Jean – the covid vaccine and black and asian people

It’s called vaccine hesitancy, and it particularly affects black people and people from other ethnic minorities.  It’s a concern that they are at greater risk from Covid 19 and also from the vaccines. This video (from the Department of Health and Social Care) talks about some of those concerns –   (Update: BME London Landlord has …

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Welcome to CHADD

We woke up this morning a bigger and more bustling family. CHADD and The Langstone Society have merged, with more than 100 staff joining CHADD to continue their work under our umbrella. The two charities have worked together for decades. The Langstone leadership team lived in our top room at our old offices for a …

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About bloody time – but we still need help with period poverty

Last week we devoted International Women’s Day to the About Bloody Time campaign to tackle period poverty for the women of Dudley. This week the government confirmed that they will fund free sanitary products for schools in England.   Hurrah – great news and well done all who campaigned for this change! But This doesn’t deal …

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It’s Never too Late an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate for people aged over 55 in Dudley

Outreach work to help victims of domestic abuse is a core part of CHADD’s work. In the last year we have developed this work with a new member of our team: Rani Kaur. Rani is an IDVA, an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate. She launched our new outreach service for people aged over 55. Here she …

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Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance session on housing and domestic abuse in Dudley

This morning we hosted Phil Azu for the first Midlands event from the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.  It’s an opportunity to bring people together from a range of housing providers and other public services to improve how we recognise and tackle domestic abuse. Anna Gillespie, our Chief Executive, opened the morning and  provided the context for …

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The Dudley Group Domestic Abuse

‘This saves lives’ – CHADD’s domestic abuse training at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

We’re halfway through a new programme to train medics and other staff at Russells Hall Hospital to help them recognise and act on domestic abuse. It’s a new partnership built on long-standing relationships between our own Karen Turnock and the safeguarding team at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.   Karen is clear about why it …

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