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Coronavirus Community News and Announcements

NHS COVID-19 app launches to help control coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission.

Fri 25 Sep 2020

From 24 September 2020 certain businesses in England are required by law to display NHS Test and Trace QR codes so customers with the NHS COVID-19 app can use them to check-in.

QR codes will help businesses meet their legal requirement to log contact details and allow public health leads to send alerts based on whether people have checked in at venues. So far, more than 160,000 businesses have already downloaded QR codes. 

You should create and display a QR code if you are:

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MHA Lichfield and Burntwood Live at Home Covid Impact report

Fri 11 Sep 2020

Our Live at Home schemes normally deliver a range of face to face activities, volunteer befriending, support & companionship for older people.

We suspended our face to face activities in mid-March as the pandemic developed.  Initially, our core focus was on ensuring our members and other vulnerable people could access food and basic supplies without putting themselves at risk.

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Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Fri 11 Sep 2020

No closing date specified


The National Emergency Trust has announced £1.5 million of funding to support grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) across the UK to respond to the Covid-19 needs of disabled people. The funding will be administered and distributed through a partnership of DPOs across the UK.

What work will the DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund?

The DPO Covid-19 Emergency Fund aims to support DPOs to meet the needs of disabled people. We are looking to fund Covid-19 related work in the following broad three areas:

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The 7 Stars Foundation Covid-19 Support Funding Programme

Fri 11 Sep 2020

No closing date specified


Young People in England – Shine Bright Fund

The7stars foundation has partnered with regional charities and our legal partner Coram Chambers to administrate our grant funding across the UK to vulnerable young people directly. We wish to remind those young people who usually seek in school, a refuge from home- they are loved, cared for and thought of.

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St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics donates £15,000 to Realise charity

Fri 11 Sep 2020

St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics, the dedicated industrial and logistics division of property developer St. Modwen, has donated £15,000 to Realise charity to support its community services through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of we are aspire, which also comprises Staffordshire-based Aspire Housing and PM Training, Realise charity supports people of all ages and background from across its region through a range of services including employment, skills, health and wellbeing, and befriending.

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Great News for Good Neighbours in Staffordshire!

Fri 11 Sep 2020

Support Staffordshire is delighted to announce it has been awarded a grant of more than £65,000 from the National Lottery to support and develop groups who have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and assist the creation of new Good Neighbour Schemes across Staffordshire as part of their Covid Legacy Project.

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Covid-19 and Risk Assessments

Fri 11 Sep 2020

We are all adapting to the new world and guidance is being released all the time on what we should/shouldn’t be doing.  Keeping on top of it all can be quite a challenge.

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FREE 'Supportive Communities' Training

Wed 9 Sep 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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Covid-19 testing expanded after Silverdale outbreak

Wed 2 Sep 2020

More people are being encouraged to take a Covid-19 test following an outbreak linked to the Silverdale Working Men’s Club.

People who visited the Bush Pub and The Vine in Silverdale and the George & Dragon in Newcastle, between August 20 and August 22, are being advised to get tested, even if they don’t have symptoms.

This is in addition to everyone who visited Silverdale Working Men’s Club from August 16 up until it closed on Friday the 21st .

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The Staffordshire History Festival is going online!

Wed 2 Sep 2020

September sees the start of Staffordshire Library and Arts’ and Archive and Heritage’s annual Staffordshire History Festival – a two-month celebration of our local history and cultural heritage in Staffordshire and beyond. This year because of Covid-19 the festival will be taking place online!

A virtual programme of informative posts, quizzes, interesting videos, live online events, crafts and activities for children and families will be posted across the two months of the festival, many produced by our staff, volunteers and local organisations.

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