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A message from John Crabtree OBE

As the representative of Her Majesty The Queen in the West Midlands, I would like to thank you for your contribution you have made to the County during the extraordinary and difficult times. No matter how large or small, the innovation, collaboration, humanity and selfless … Read more

Life after lock-down

The last few months have been different to anything we’ve ever experienced before now things are easing the big question is: What will life after lock-down look like? Queuing to get into grocery shops, signs reminding us to keep our distance and the wearing of … Read more

National Picnic Week

Did you know that it’s national picnic week this week? What better excuse to get outdoors with your nearest and dearest and enjoy some food together? The best thing about picnics are being outside and that children love them. They don’t even have to be … Read more

Child Safety Week 1st – 7th June

What is Child Safety Week? Every week a child under the age of 5 years old dies as the result of an accident.  75% of all accidents presented at A&E in under 5’s happened in the home. 50% of all accidents in under 5’s were … Read more

National Biscuit Day

Last week marked National Biscuit day. Did you know that on average, Brits buy 500 biscuits per year? And over half the nation (53%) state they enjoy eating them. 56 million packets of branded digestives are sold every year, imagine that figure taking into account … Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week in Mental Health Awareness Week! We can’t deny we’re experiencing something unprecedented at the moment. It’s important to manage your mental health during this time, especially when it is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental … Read more

It’s National Gardening Week!

It’s National Gardening Week, it’s got us thinking about all things garden! In April 2018 Valley House began a gardening project for service users. Over the spring and summer we grew; tomatoes, strawberries, beans, peppers, chillies, cucumbers, rhubarb and potatoes! The children in the Nursery … Read more

Stress awareness month

Did you know that April is Stress awareness month? What is stress? In a nutshell, stress is the body’s reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. It’s not always a bad thing to feel stressed, the stress of a work or school deadline is a … Read more