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COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics to be held at Staffordshire fire stations this month

Mon 11 Oct 2021

Throughout October, we have joined forces with local fire stations across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to offer walk-in clinics to patients seeking the COVID-19 jab. By collaborating with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service we can continue to provide convenient walk-in clinics during the colder months.

We would like to thank Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service for supporting our work by making these fire stations available for our walk-in clinics.

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Compassionate Community Charter Status Award for Brereton Million

Wed 22 Sep 2021

We are pleased to hear the announcement that Compassionate Communities UK have awarded Brereton Million the Compassionate Community Charter Status. 

Only two City Councils have been given the Compassionate Community Charter Status.  However Brereton Million are the FIRST community group in the universe to get this award. This is because of the amazing work the Covid Support Group have done during the pandemic, including the bereavement support and the continued support for residents around isolation and loneliness.

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Covid-19 Loneliness Fund evaluation

Thu 12 Aug 2021

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The £5m Loneliness Covid-19 Fund was launched in May 2020 to support 9 national organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections to help them to continue and adapt their critical work during the pandemic.

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) was appointed as evaluator for this fund. This report presents the results of a process evaluation of the fund, to see how it supported the delivery and adaption of services aimed at addressing loneliness during COVID-19 restrictions.

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July 2021 update from GOV.UK for: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

Mon 5 Jul 2021

The Government have updated the guidance on ‘AGMs and other meetings: postponing or cancelling meetings’ section to set out the new approach to annual return filing extensions;

"As restrictions are gradually eased, we have reviewed our approach to filing extensions and we will be contacting all charities with a filing extension that was in place by 30 June 2021. These charities will need to meet their filing commitments by 30 September 2021.

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Accessing NHS and GP Services

Thu 1 Jul 2021

General practice remains open and continues to work differently to keep patients safe. Although lockdown restrictions are lifting across England, social distancing remains in place across all healthcare settings. This means that face to face appointments will take place for those who need them alongside telephone and video consultations.

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Staffordshire music charity Make Some Noise set to launch Song for Wellbeing fundraising appeal on 14 May 2021

Thu 13 May 2021

To celebrate their 20th birthday in July, local music charity Make Some Noise is set to launch a Crowdfunding campaign Song for Wellbeing on Friday 14 May to support young people following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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Council pledges support to local voluntary organisation

Thu 11 Feb 2021

Cannock Chase Council Leader Councillor George Adamson and Garry Jones the Chief Executive at Support Staffordshire have signed the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Pledge for Local Authorities.

In November 2020, the Council’s Cabinet approved to give Support Staffordshire a grant for £8,350 for a 12 month period to deliver an additional 5 hours per week to support the voluntary sector within the District.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Published: 6 January 2021

The greatest hope at the start of 2021 is the promise of the new vaccine. An effective vaccine is the best way to protect people from coronavirus. The NHS and local authorities are working hard to deliver the vaccine, as supplies continue to be distributed.

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TAMWORTH: Covid Vaccination Support Volunteers

Tue 12 Jan 2021

Covid Vaccination Support Volunteers

Vaccine Support Volunteers will work alongside NHS staff to ensure the effective roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine to Staffordshire residents. There are two main roles, each of which we expect to operate in teams of at least two. All volunteers will have a named, on-site coordinator.

Volunteer Stewards

This role operates outside the venue and at the entrance.

Your role will be to:

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Cannock Chase Advice Centre Winter Warmer Project success

Tue 5 Jan 2021

Cannock Chase Advice Centre is a local charity offering free confidential advice and guidance to people facing financial hardship, giving advice to unemployed people and the general public on welfare benefits, disability benefits, housing benefits, council tax, consumer matters and personal issues to individuals

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