The outcome of the bids for Building Better Opportunities should now be known by the end of April. This is likely to mean a delay to stage 2 applications until November with delivery on the ground for the successful provider in December at the very earliest. All those involved in the Team Staffordshire applications will be notified directly when there is any news.
The government is seeking feedback on a draft enabling regulations on converting to Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO).
In 2013, the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) was introduced as a new legal structure to meet the needs of small charities in England and Wales. Since then it has proved popular with over 6,500 new CIOs registered by the Charity Commission.
Announcement from Live & Local:-
Have you ever thought how great it would be to see top class professional performers or new or classic films in your own village hall or community centre? There’d be no need to get the car out of the garage, it raises awareness of your fantastic venue and you’d be able to catch up with all your friends and neighbours too.
CareMatch are offering a FREE social media workshop aimed specifically at our sector.
Dickie James, the Chief Executive of Staffordshire Womens Aid, featured on Countryfile on Sunday 10 April in an excellent piece on domestic violence in rural areas, following the recent Archers storyline.
You can watch the episode here (item starts at 7.50 minutes and 27.55 minutes).
Announcement from Staffordshire North and Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureaux (SNSCAB)
Resettlement of Syrian Refugees in Staffordshire
Update from NHS DPP Director, Dr Jim O’Brien
Join the Staffordshire Neurological Alliance for a workshop on Patient Involvement in Neurological Services.
The programme will include:
- An update on our progress
- The true cost to Patients and their supporters of a fragmented health economy
- Feedback from a recent survey of patient experience
- Experiences of our Neurological Advocates and why we need more
- What we need to do to “turn up the volume”
Please contact us to book your place or to arrange an information stall.
Read what Healthwatch Staffordshire have been doing these last few weeks via the latest edition of their newsletter.
Included in this issue are an article and pictures from their engagement activities, volunteer recruitments, Careers Hubs surveys and much more.
The newsletter is attached below or you can read it here.