Staffordshire County Council has been encouraging people to take up volunteering opportunities in its 23 community libraries around the county through a series of “Find Out More” session at those local branches.
The Staffordshire LEADER Call for Bids Round 2 is now open for bids under all six priorities.
This call for bids will remain open until 12:00 midnight on the 24th April 2016.
Please visit their website for more information.
Announcement from Staffordshire County Council who are encouraging Partners to help put a stop to Child Sexual Exploitation by joining a new campaign:-
'Partners supporting parents, children or young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being asked to help tackle child sexual exploitation by supporting a new campaign.
Announcement from Paul Wiggins:-
Older People and Dementia, Mental Health and Care - 'A wonderful piece of writing relevant to so many different situations'- a Derbyshire NHS video that resonates for many.
I am advertising a free resource about listening to people who struggle to communicate, which has been well received by health professionals. I am reading out the poem.
Announcement from Befriending Network:-
'From April 2016, Befriending Networks will be offering an Online Training version of its Vital Skills in Befriending course for coordinators of befriending services.
This approach will enable befriending organisations across the UK, even in more remote areas, to access training and expert guidance on all aspects of good practice.
Training will involve a combination of self-study and contact sessions conducted via videoconference, with programmes running regularly throughout the year.
Announcement from Healthwatch:-
'Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are recommissioning their Healthwatch services from 1 April 2017.
To do this we are exploring how Healthwatch could be delivered in the future to ensure it meets the needs of local people and influences the future of health and care services. As Healthwatch is a champion acting on behalf of local people, it’s really important that everyone has a say about the future of this service.
Get up-to-date on the latest developments in data protection legislation and find out what you need to do to ensure you stay within the law. At this session you will:-
Announcement from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire:-
'Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Stafford and Stone to bid for money from his People Power Fund.
As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2016/17 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000.
The BT Community Web Kit is a free service that allows you to build and maintain a website for your charity or non profit community group that will really help you to make an impact.
Please visit their website for further information.