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Another successful Staffordshire village hall network meeting

Village hall representatives from around Staffordshire came to Colton Village Hall last Thursday (3rd October) to network with each other - sharing experiences and ideas over coffee and cake - and also to find out more about village hall insurance issues. Gavin Mitchell of Allied Westminster gave a very informative presentation including the pitfalls on under-insuring with a couple of case studies.

The Right Start: Basic Marketing Principles

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.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

Effective Bid Writing

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.

100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course. 

This is what they said:

  • Hints and tips extremely valuable.
  • Generally a good course, very informative.
  • Very interesting - Tutor very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Who should attend:

Safeguarding Children

DELIVERED BY SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals or volunteers who work with children.

Overview:

This session will provide participants with an understanding of what to look for to safeguard children from harm, how to recognise abuse, respond effectively and refer appropriately and how social care responds including assessments together with child protection plans.

Topics Covered:

  • Be aware of different types of abuse

Equalities and Diversity

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Who should attend:

This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and trustees in any setting.

Overview:

This topic is relevant to everyone as all organisations need to ensure equality of opportunity as well as embrace a diverse and ever changing world.  This course looks at what the law says and examines how it is applied practically.  It also examines discrimination and ensures services are accessible to all.

Outcomes:

Launch of interim autism service for children and young people in south Staffordshire

An interim autism service supporting children, young people and their families in south Staffordshire has been launched by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust was recently confirmed by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) serving south Staffordshire as the provisional provider of autism services in the area.

As interim host provider, MPFT’s Children and Young People’s Autism Service will support families until the formal procurement process is completed by the CCGs and a new contract awarded for autism services in the south of the county.

FIRST PLACE OF WELCOME FOR STONE

Following the recent unveiling of their refurbished kitchen, Stone Community Hub is the first community organisation in Stone to join the Places of Welcome network. The kitchen is used primarily on a Monday where a free two course lunch is provided to anyone in need, who is lonely or eats alone for the main part. The kitchen is also used daily when the Hub is open as a Place of Welcome for the provision of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and cakes free of charge every weekday (except Thursdays) from 10am – 1pm.