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Emergency FIRST AID at Work (EFAAW)

This one day course provides organisations and individuals first aid to an appointed person level and aimed at those personnel that are working in low level risk such as offices, voluntary organisations, shops and schools; or those that are volunteering or seeking employment. This is a Health and Safety Approved Centre workshop where the assessment is in the form of continuous assessment and oral questioning.

This course will cover:

Personal Independence Payment – Application and Challenging Decisions

  • £75 Voluntary Sector / Not-for-Profit
  • £100 Statutory Sector / Local Authority / For-profit organisations

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.

Places of Welcome Opening Times between Christmas and New Year

LICHFIELD

Be Friends, Beacon Church, Burntwood (Tuesdays)– closed Christmas and New Years Days

Curborough Community Centre (Tuesdays) – open New Years Day 1st Jan 2019

Handsacre Methodist Church (Fridays) – open Friday 21st December, closed 28th December, reopens 4th January 2019

Martin Heath Hall, Lichfield (Mondays) – closed Christmas Eve, open New Years Eve

St Annes, Chasetown (Thursdays)  – will be open Thursday 27th December and Thursday 3rd January 2019

REMINDER: Education Consultations Are Live

REMINDER: The consultations for the ‘Education and Skills Strategy’ and ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy’ are still live - Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your say!

Public consultations for the “Education and Skills Strategy: A Partnership Framework for Staffordshire” and Staffordshire’s “Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy” started in November the consultations will stay open until the 21st December 2018.

Funding Boost for ‘Green’ Community Projects in Lichfield and Cannock Districts

Community organisations with great ideas for green projects are set to receive a boost from the Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) Community Fund, being relaunched in partnership with the Community Foundation for Staffordshire (CFS).

Invitations are open for grants of up to £2000 for community projects in the Lichfield and Cannock Chase Districts which will tackle environmental issues and help protect our fragile planet for future generations.