Our strategic objectives

To develop a high quality and pro-active voluntary sector for the benefit of the
residents of the Dudley Borough by positively engaging partners in support of
voluntary activity



Health & Social Care


Adult Social Care Local Account 

The way Dudley Council’s adult social care services are judged has changed. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will no longer assess the performance of local authority adult social care services. Instead, council’s are now required to produce a self-assessment document each year called a Local Account. Local people will be able to establish how well their Adult Social Care services are performing against national and local priorities. As part of this year’s Local Account, Dudley MBC has launched the Take Control and Get Involved campaign, which asks people to answer four simple questions about their care and support experiences. 

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Take Control and Get Involved information event  

When:   Monday 12 November 2012  

Time:   1 – 4.30 pm (lunch included) 

Where: Saltwells EDC, Bowling Green Road, Netherton, Dudley, DY2 9LY

E-mail Karen.heath@dudley.gov.uk to confirm attendance and any dietary and or access requirements.


Dudley Council for Voluntary Service is facilitating a Local Account reference group. The group is made up of a number of people who use services, self help groups and voluntary organisations. Dudley Voices for Choice has been commissioned to undertake engagement activity with people with learning disabilities.

The group will oversee all aspects of the production of the local account which is due to be presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board in January and published in March 2013.





Dudley Users Forums is a borough wide forum for parents and carers of people with learning disabilities. The Forums discuss issues of common interest and promote the interests of carers and the people they care for to the Local Authority and Primary Care Trust.

Hear Here is a borough wide forum for people who have acquired hearing loss or a hearing impairment. They share information and discuss issues that they face in relation to services and equipment. They meet at the Hearing Impaired Unit, Wellington Road, Dudley, which has the benefit of a hearing loop.

Liaise is a borough wide forum for people who have a physical disability, or other mobility issues.

Offsight is a borough wide forum for people with a visual impairment. The Forum aims to improve access to services for all visual impaired or blind people in Dudley. They liaise closely with the many different groups for people with visual impairment in the Dudley Borough.

Dudley Carers' Forum represents carers' issues and campaigns on behalf of all carers within Dudley borough to the Local Authority and others. Volunteers from the forum run a support line called carer2carer helpline - telephone number: 01384 482980, as well as the website www.carer2carer.com

The Carers' forum meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 11.00-2.00pm.

Integrated Living Team (ILT) is a forum for present and former clients of the Integrated Living Team which covers people aged 6-64 with a physical disability or acquired brain injury. The forum allows members to exchange information and discuss issues of interest with each other and staff from the Integrated Living Team.

The forum meets at the Queens Cross Centre, Wellington Road, Dudley.

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Telephone : 01384 573381 Visit our office at : 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY5 3EE

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