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Support Staffordshire wins Award for being the beating heart of the local community

Tue 5 Jan 2021

Support Staffordshire, which supports a membership of more than 1000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Staffordshire won the 2020 NAVCA Heart of the Community Award for being the beating heart of the local VCS and wider economy.

NAVCA is the national membership body for local third sector support and development organisations in England and alongside their members, they are part of the movement for local social action.

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Stafford MP Theo Clarke visits Hearts & Hands Community Group

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Stafford MP Theo Clarke visited Hearts & Hands to meet the volunteers who set up the community group in October 2020. The locals saw a need in the area for those furloughed or self employed who needed a bit of short term help by offering free food boxes to those financially affected by COVID 19.  

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Together We're Better COVID-19 Stakeholder Update - 12 February 2021

Mon 15 Feb 2021

Last week we administered our 200,000th vaccine in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Our teams across the patch have been working extremely hard, vaccinating and protecting citizens against this virus. It truly is a Herculean effort, particularly by our GPs and our thanks go to everyone involved.

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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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Your Family Hub Assistance Grant

Wed 3 Feb 2021

Information for Professionals: 

We don’t want anyone to go hungry in Staffordshire as a result of COVID-19. Our District Family Hubs are helping to support individuals and families who need food and essential supplies as well as providing ongoing information, advice, guidance and support around local support for children and families, in response to COVID-19.

What is the Family Hub Assistance Grant?

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Great Response to COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteer Recruitment

Wed 3 Feb 2021

The COVID-19 vaccinaton programme that is working hard to protect everyone is heavily reliant on volunteers in order to meet government targets. So it's great to know that the people of Tamworth have stepped forward, volunteering their time and exposing themselves to potential risk, to fill the vacancies at the Coton Centre where vaccinations are taking place.

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Together We're Better Update: January 29th

Tue 2 Feb 2021

The UK has now passed the grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths, which is amongst the highest death tolls in Europe. Particularly moving have been the stories of those lost at the front line. This includes those who volunteered to return to the frontline, whether that be A&E, ITU, a COVID ward and died as a result. There’s also the long tale of those seriously damaged by COVID-19, many with a long road to recovery, some who will never fully recover at all. We know that many more people will still become ill from this virus, and many will sadly pass.

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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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Star on Wheels Collection and Transportation Service

Tue 12 Jan 2021

Star Foundation have launched a new project called 'Star on Wheels'. The free service includes shopping and pharmacy collection and transport to GP and Hospital appointments. Key wokers and Charity workers will also be able to use the service for getting to work or volunteering.

Star are also looking for volunteers who can drive and have their own car.

If you need transportation or collection or would like to volunteer, contact Star Foundation on 07988 897 352 or email info@starfoundtion.org.uk.

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