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Personal Independence Payment – Application and Challenging Decisions

Gain an enhanced understanding of the process and the main drivers and how to effectively and efficiently challenge DWP decisions at all levels; applications/form filling, understanding the descriptors, Mandatory Reconsideration, successful Appeals, Tribunals and Upper Tribunals. This full day of training will successfully equip staff enabling them to support customers with all parts of the claimant journey.

NEWS from Sherratts Wood CIC

Sherratts Wood has been in business for 9 years and we welcome customers from all over the county to our three sites. Sherratts Wood CIC offer services to individuals at the farm site, Burton-on-Trent or Lichfield with each setting offering different opportunities. We support individuals with learning disabilities, mental health disorders physical disabilities, Dementia and Alzheimer’s or individuals who have suffered with brain injuries. Individuals can choose to join us from 16 years of age with our oldest customer’s being in their 70’s.

Uttoxeter Heath Community Centre - Grand Reopening Celebration

Following a sizeable refurbishment project, the Uttoxeter Heath Community Centre will be holding a celebratory Family Fun Day on Sunday 27th January 2019, 10am to 2pm, to which all are welcome.

This is an opportunity to see the new facilites at the Community Centre, and to meet the local groups that support it.

Activities will include:

Live Entertainment, Chatty Cafe, Raffle and Tombola, Face Painting and an Eco Pop Up Shop

More information and contact details are on the attached poster.

Places of Welcome - Coming to Burton and Uttoxeter

Be a part of the Movement!

Would you or your organisation be interested in becoming a Place of Welcome?

The Places of Welcome movement is a growing network of Places run entirely by volunteers from local community groups, who want to make sure that everyone in their area has a place to go for a friendly face, a cup of tea and a conversation if and when they need it, promoting community spirit, bringing people together and making people feel part of the community.

Social Enterprise Start-Up programme & Grant.

Expressions of interest are being sought from Social Entrepreneurs who are starting or recently started a Social Enterprise in the Midlands. The programme, sponsored by Lloyds Bank is free to attend and comes with a grant of £1000.

The programme comprises 14 study sessions over a 12 month period from October 2019 to October 2020. The application window runs from February 2019 through to mid-April 2019 but interested parties can obtain an application pack and sign up for reminders by visiting

https://www.the-sse.org/lbsep/