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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:

Staffordshire Youth Awards Nominations

Sporting Communities believes in celebrating the achievements of young people and our Youth Awards aim to highlight the amazing things that young people do, the life barriers that they overcome and the aid that they provide to others.

We are delighted that this year we will be hosting Youth Awards in both Derby City and Staffordshire. We would also like to give a special thank you to the National Community Lottery Fund and all of our other Award sponsors for their support of this celebration of inspirational young people.

The quiet NHS reorganisation

Back in 2010, there was much fanfare as the then new coalition government began to dismantle and reorganise the NHS, from the top down (it didn’t really follow any calls from the grassroots) – exactly the thing they had promised during the election, not to do. Fast forward 11 years and a major reorganisation of the NHS is well underway once again, not that you would know this from the absence of discussion in the public eye.

Respite Care Consultation

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have had to look at different ways of offering services to adults with a learning disability.

Replacement care services had previously been reviewed in 2019, but with the coronavirus pandemic affecting how many people can access building-based services at any one time, the county council has explored other options to ensure services can be offered in different ways.  Now, we want to look again at these services to understand how they can embrace the changes that have been made, and make sure the services are fit for the future.

Mental Health Sustainability Fund

Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to announce the launch of the second round of a small grants fund on Monday 26 July. This fund will be used to provide grants of up to £5,000 to support the sustainability of mental health voluntary, community and social enterprise provider organisations, with a turnover of £0-250k.

Chair announced for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent NHS Integrated Care Board

A key leader has today been announced for the new organisation that would lead to closer co-operation and integration of services across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Prem Singh has become ‘Chair designate’ of the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) in anticipation of it becoming formally established in April 2022.

Prem was appointed as Independent Chair of Together We’re Better, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent’s Integrated Care System (ICS) in November 2020. He has a background in nursing and has served at board level in the NHS for over 30 years.

Community Life Survey 2020/21 - Volunteering and Charitable Giving

Volunteering and Charitable Giving - Community Life Survey 2020/21

Background

The Community Life Survey collects information about whether adults (16+) have volunteered and given to charitable causes.

This section provides headline data measuring engagement in formal and informal volunteering, reasons for and barriers to volunteering, as well as charitable giving behaviours and views. The data looks at engagement over time, and differences in engagement between demographic groups.

Summer Safety Advice and Guidance for Young People

Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire fire and rescue service have produced a digital flyer with advice and information for yound people on how they can stay safe during the school summer holidays. 

The digital flyer attached is downloadable and contains information on the following:

  • Knife crime
  • County Lines
  • Staying safe online
  • Being water safe aware
  • Activities for 8 to 17 year olds
  • You're not alone campaign
  • Useful Contacts.

THE RIGHT START: Writing Good Policies and Procedures

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.


Who should attend:

This session is aimed at anyone new to writing policies and procedures or those who would like the latest information on some of the key policy areas.

Overview:

Supportive Communities: Communication & Safeguarding

‘Supportive Communities’ is a programme of work that supports older people to stay healthy and independent for longer.  It's about:

Supporting people to stay connected with their local community.

Helping people to find different solutions, so they can stay in their own homes for longer. This could be a new piece of daily living equipment or technology that supports independence.

Encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.