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COVID19 FUNDER DATABASE

Tue 16 Jun 2020

The free COVID19 funder database is live. Searchable, using multiple criteria, with 545 funders; click through to 1000s of funder websites. Login to access it, the assessments and 4 toolkits. If you’re not yet a member of our community – Register Now. It takes 2 mins and everything is free.

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NCVO BLOG- The government’s covid-19 recovery strategy: Implications for charities

Tue 12 May 2020

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Posted on May 12 2020 by Elizabeth Chamberlain


Following the prime minister’s speech on Sunday evening, the government has published Our plan to rebuild: the UK government’s covid-19 recovery strategy. The document is intended to provide further details about the government’s proposed plan to ease the lockdown and rebuild the economy and society as we get through the worst of the pandemic.

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Do you have experience of using health and social care services during the coronavirus pandemic?

Tue 14 Jul 2020

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent and Healthwatch Staffordshire, the local independent champions for health and social care have worked with Together We’re Better including Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council on a collaborative piece of work to devise a coronavirus impact survey, which asks members of the public about their experiences of health and social care services during the coronavirus pandemic. The survey largely focuses on coronavirus experiences, long-term health conditions, mental health and digital engagements. 

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 6 July 2020

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Face masks and coverings have been in the news again this week, with more evidence emerging about their effectiveness in helping to stop the spread of the virus. In the UK, around 23% of the public use face coverings when out and about, which is far lower than other countries. Even in the USA, where there is divided opinion regarding face masks, the number of people wearing them is at about 63%.

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Fund helping communities through Coronavirus to be extended

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Application deadline: 30 October 2020


A county council fund that has already provided a £155,000 lifeline to help communities through Coronavirus  is to be extended.

Our COVID-19 Support Fund has already helped over 100 organisations and groups, and is now making a further £124,000 available.

The money is available to help groups to recover and adapt, and to get their activities up and running again, as well as to continue supporting people through the crisis.

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The #NeverMoreNeeded website is here and ready for you to use!

Fri 10 Jul 2020

To fuel you all with content and activities to keep banging the #NeverMoreNeeded drum, the #NeverMoreNeeded website is now live.

Charity and voluntary organisations have responded to the urgent needs of people across the country – quickly, effectively and without question.

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FREE 'Supportive Communities' Training

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Do you support older people in your community?

  • If someone needed information and advice on staying healthy and independent, could you point them in the right direction?
  • What if someone wanted to learn how to video call their friends or family, could you help them?
  • If you were concerned about someone’s safety and wellbeing, would you know what to do?

Not sure?  Then the ‘Supportive Communities Training’ is for you!

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Cruse Bereavement Care South Staffordshire here to offer support

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Support if you or a friend has been bereaved: somewhere to turn when someone has died

We can provide a confidential listening ear, reassurance, advice and support to anyone who has been bereaved in the Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and Rugeley areas. To access this support, just call 01543 433479 and leave a message. Please note that this number is a voicemail only. Make sure you provide your name, address and phone number. An experienced volunteer will call you back, normally within 36 hours, to start the process of helping you.

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Community Grants from Transforming the Trent Valley

Wed 8 Jul 2020

Application deadline: 25 August 2020


Can the TTTV Community Grants support your COVID 19 recovery?

We are encouraging community groups to apply for our Community Grants Scheme to support their recovery from the COVID19 lockdown. We would welcome applications for projects around the following themes:

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Easy search for health and wellbeing apps

Wed 8 Jul 2020

It is more important than ever to use digital health solutions to support our most vulnerable.  To aid this Staffordshire County Council has recently procured a digital tool from the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to make it easier for people to find good quality apps across different conditions and behaviours.

You can use the search to find top rated apps across different areas, such as stopping smoking, improving your mental wellbeing, keeping active and managing health conditions.

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