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Dementia Friendly Awards are open!

Every day we hear examples of people with dementia, carers, volunteers, professionals, fundraisers and others in the community who are making a real difference to the lives of people with dementia.  This is especially true of groups, who are doing so much to make your communities dementia-friendly. That’s why, each year, there is the opportunity to celebrate their achievements at Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Awards.

Community Business Trade Up - Applications are now open!

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) will support 100 community businesses through the Community Business Trade Up Programme, in partnership with Power to Change.

They're looking for people leading the organisations that put their local area at the very heart of what they do: the restaurants, community centres, bakeries, farms, sports clubs and pubs that are run by and for local people (to mention just a few!).

The programme supports the leaders of early-stage community businesses with:

National Careers Service offer of support FREE OF CHARGE to Voluntary and Community Organisations in Staffordshire

Having recently done some very successful partnership-working to support volunteers at Disability Solutions in Stoke On Trent, National Careers Service is now inviting other Voluntary and Community Organisations throughout Staffordshire to benefit from our free services.

Charity stereotyping by those who should know better

This month has seen the launch of the new fundraising preference service headed up by Lord Grade. The service is in large part a reaction to the terrible circumstances surrounding the death of Olive Cooke who was found to have been bombarded by begging letters from dozens of big charities in the months before she took her own life. There was no causal link but it left a very bad taste in the mouths of many willing charity donors and government seized on it to bash the sector over the head with another blunt instrument.

Could you Check on the Welfare of Detainees?

Independent Custody Visitors  (ICVs) are volunteers who check on the welfare of detainees and the conditions in custody

ICVs check on the way police officers carry out their duties with regard to detainees

ICVs make unannounced visits to the custody suites across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

ICVs observe, comment and report on the welfare and conditions of people in custody



First Aid at Work - 3 Day Course

First Aid at Work – 3 Day course

Disability Solutions West Midlands is holding a course at their offices in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th August 2017 9am-4pm.

Would like to become a qualified first aider? 

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who want to receive most thorough first aid training.

The course syllabus includes: