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STAFFORDSHIRE AND STOKE-ON-TRENT WELLBEING SERVICE LAUNCHES 1 APRIL 2020

The way improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) services are provided locally is changing on 1 April 2020 with the launch of the new Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Wellbeing Service.

The new service will bring together existing IAPT teams in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent into one, fully integrated service with a single point of access.

Effective Bid Writing

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire.  Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.


100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course. 

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Hints and tips extremely valuable.

Generally a good course, very informative.

Very interesting - Tutor very pleasant and knowledgeable.


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THE RIGHT START: Writing Basic Business Plans

This training is currently funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

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THE RIGHT START: Adult Safeguarding Awareness

This training is currently funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.


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Let's Work Together Workshop

DELIVERED BY SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE


Do you come into contact with vulnerable people? Want to know more about referral routes so those who are most vulnerable can get the help and support that they need?

This FREE workshop aims to equip you with the tools, training and skills you need and identifies a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The Workshop will cover the following risks:

  • Cold/fuel poverty

  • Housing repairs

  • Debt

Let's Get Digital - FREE Digital Innovation Workshop for community groups and voluntary organisations in Staffordshire

This session is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund


As the world is going digital we often come across the phrase ‘digital innovation’ but what does this actually mean?

This FREE workshop will look at the range and benefits of digital technologies, how they can enhance your organisation and how to overcome barriers in applying for funding.

Garry Jones's Blog

One of the perennial bug bears I hear from local members in the voluntary sector is how frustrating it is to see local businesses and employee groups raising funds for Cancer Research UK, Macmillan or the British Heart Foundation (to name a few), whilst they struggle to make it by to the end of the year. The amounts involved will often be a drop in the ocean for such national ‘corporate’ charities, but locally could literally save a charity or community group from closure. Even more frustrating, is that these big names probably don’t even work locally in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent.

Staffordshire Village Hall Network

The 4th Staffordshire village halls network meeting was held on 20th January 2020 in the Staffordshire Moorlands district at Blythe Bridge Village Hall.  The theme of the event was to celebrate village halls with the launch of Village Halls Week; a national recognition of the 10,000 village halls in the country, and the people who volunteer their time to run them.

The Hilden Charitable Trust

Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women).

Although there are no set funding limits, the average grant is £5,000, and Hilden will consider funding projects for more than one year.