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SASSOT are seeking new Board Members

Could you be instrumental in enhancing our impact?

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) is a high performing County Sports Partnership, bringing partners to work together to create active places and healthy lives through physical activity and sport. SASSOT is currently on a positive journey of change, with a new Chair and leadership team, completion of a governance review and development of a new strategy for 2018-2021. The aspiration of the Board is for SASSOT to become a progressive, adaptable and thriving organisation, with a visionary Board at its helm.

SASSOT are seeking new Board Members

Could you be instrumental in enhancing our impact?

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) is a high performing County Sports Partnership, bringing partners to work together to create active places and healthy lives through physical activity and sport. SASSOT is currently on a positive journey of change, with a new Chair and leadership team, completion of a governance review and development of a new strategy for 2018-2021. The aspiration of the Board is for SASSOT to become a progressive, adaptable and thriving organisation, with a visionary Board at its helm.

Plans to Deliver Care in Communities Set to be Approved

Plans to support more people to receive health and social care in their homes and local communities looks set to be approved for Staffordshire.

NHS England has said it will approve Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund (BCF)  subject to conditions on improving the rate of Delayed Transfers of Care from hospital further. The BCF plan spans both local authorities and the NHS and is aimed at pooling resources to join up care and help people live as independently as possible for as long possible in their homes.

Changes to Subsidised Bus Journeys in Staffordshire Approved

An eight week public consultation on how best to spend Staffordshire County Council’s £1.3m annual bus subsidy has resulted in the option which safeguards most journeys.

The County Council’s Cabinet has today also agreed to work with bus operators, district and borough councils, parish councils and local community groups to explore options for supporting some of the journeys which will no longer be funded by the authority from April 2018.

Lost EU funding could be redirected to business, foundation policy director warns

Duncan Shrubsole of the Lloyds Bank Foundation says the money guaranteed to charities by the government up to 2020 could instead be used to keep businesses and jobs in deprived areas

Charities that receive regional funding from the European Union could face losing future funding to local businesses after Brexit, charity trustees have been told.

Carers Hub - VCSE Feedback and Staffordshire County Council Response

Support Staffordshire work:

In early 2017, Support Staffordshire were asked by Staffordshire County Council (SCC the lead commissioner) and the Carers Partnership Board to engage with local VCSE organisations who supported Carers. In particular they asked us to gain some feedback upon how the relationship with the Carers Hub could be improved. 

In March 2017, we undertook discussion workshops at 7 locality forums. Across Staffordshire 75 people attended the workshops from 62 VCSE organisations.

We prompted the following questions as part of small group discussions: