Road closures City Centre

Road closures City Centre

Road closures City Centre

The City Centre Victorian Christmas market is planned for 13th December to 16th December and will have an impact on parking etc. as there will be road closures in place on these dates.

Queen Square / Lichfield Street closed in both directions between its junctions with North Street / Victoria Street and Princess Street / Princes Square.

Dudley Street closed between King Street and Queen Square.

Exchange Street closed entire length.

Lich Gates closed entire length

Darlington Street closed in an eastern direction between its junctions with Red Lion Street and North Street.

Through traffic diversion: Princes Square, Stafford Street, Ring Road St. Peter’s, Waterloo Road and vice versa.

It is expected this will start on 13/12/18 at 20:00 until 16/12/18 at 23:59.

You can download a map here>>



A Wolverhampton Christmas Carol

A Wolverhampton Christmas Carol

A Wolverhampton Christmas Carol

The   Alzheimer’s Society is putting on another of their fabulous Christmas Carol concerts in aid of people with Dementia tonight.

Their annual Carol Concert will be returning to St Johns in the square, Wolverhampton on the 14 December! Come and join in for a magical evening of carols, festive treats and celebrity guests all in support of Alzheimer’s Society. Together we will unite against dementia.

Location: St John’s Square, Wolverhampton WV2 4BZ

Date: Thursday 14 December 2017

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (Doors open at 6.00pm)

Universal Credit in wolverhampton

Universal Credit in wolverhampton

Universal Credit in wolverhampton

Wolverhampton will start full Universal Credit from 13th December 2017. This will effect all new claimants

It will start at some parts of Wolverhampton postcodes before others because that is how Jobcentre Plus works.

For example,  WV3 postcodes will go to full Universal Credit from 13th December 2017, but only some WV10 postcodes go onto full Universal Credit on 13th December whilst others will not go to Universal Credit on 14th February 2018.

You can download a map that was produced by Wolverhampton Council’s Welfare Rights Team. The map is tells you which postcodes are affected and when. You can get the map here>>

One Voice Advocacy Service thanks Wolverhampton Council Welfare Benefits Team for sharing this information with us, so that we could tell you about it.

Adult Care Charges consultation

Adult Care Charges consultation

Adult Care Charges consultation

The City of Wolverhampton Council wants people to have a say about proposals to revise its policy on contributions towards non-residential adult social care.

This consultation runs until 26 November 2017 and the proposals are set out here:.

You can download an information leaflet here

A stakeholder briefing has been arranged for Wednesday 18th October, 12:00 – 14:00 in the Gathering Space at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, which you are welcome to attend and comment on the proposals.

The proposals seek to change contributions to non-residential adult social care from a banded contributions scheme to individual financial assessments in line with the Care Act 2014.
This does not affect the financial assessment policy for people in residential or nursing homes.

The results of the consultation will be considered and proposals reviewed before any final decisions are made about the revised Contributions Policy.

Community Mental Health Teams

Community Mental Health Teams

Community Mental Health Teams

Most services for mental health are accessed by referral from a GP or other professional.

There are three community mental health teams are based around the city, Steps to Health in the North East, The Croft Resource Centre serving the South East and Corner House Resource Centre in the South West.

The teams are made up of nurses, social workers, psychologists, doctors and occupational therapists.  They can also arrange for other services like outreach, day care, home treatment, employment services, carer support, inpatient treatment at Penn Hospital and other specialist services.

They will to assess your care needs, work out your care plan, and provide a care co-ordinator to keep in touch with you and to provide a review.

North Area:
Steps to Health, Wolverhampton City PCT, Showell Circus, Low Hill
Wolverhampton, WV10  9TH
Phone: 01902 444600 or 445871

Bus number 2

South East Area:
The Croft Resource Centre,87 Greencroft, Bilston, WV14 7NB
Phone: 01902 553914

Bus number 25 and 82

South West Area:
Corner House Resource Centre, 300 Dunstall Road, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton,  WV6 0NZ
Phone: 01902 553382 or 553876 or 553874

Bus number 25 and 62

All of these centres are GP referral only

Wolverhampton also runs a short-stay treatment centre called Recovery House in Low Hill, which provides intensive support for people with a mental health problem, and a stay of up to 2 weeks to try to prevent the person in crisis from having to go into hospital.

Bereavement Support Service

Bereavement Support Service

Bereavement Support Service

Wolverhampton City Council with partners such as the Hospitals Trust runs an excellent accessible Bereavement Centre from the ground floor of the Civic Centre, next to the Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages.

The centre is open on weekdays from 09.00am-4.00pm

The centre can help you with registering a death, burials and cremations, benefits and tax issues, and housing and other council services.

The aim is to allow you to sort out all the things relating to a person’s death in one place, including helping you to send back things like the driving license of the person who died.

Bereavement Centre, Wolverhampton City Council, Civic Centre,
St. Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RU
Telephone: 01902 554992

Fax: 01902 554987
Textphone: 01902 555770