Through discussions at the Staffordshire Rural Forum Community Themed Action Group, it has been suggested that it could be useful to organise some workshops on the transfer of community assets covering such issues as:
Stafford and District
Eleven bids were considered by the Local Action Group on 29 January with most being invited to progress to full application.
It was also decided that the 2nd call would be across all priorities (which include enhancing rural services, and cultural and heritage activity) and would probably go out mid- March with a deadline for bids in May.
More information can be found on www.staffsleader.org.uk
The Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee met on 21 January 2016. There are 24 ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) bids progressing to full application stage but none have been approved so far.
The February edition of the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group's Member Newsletter is out! You can read it online here.
This includes details of a Primary Care Engagement which welcomes feedback from patients:-
'As you may be aware the Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire CCGs are currently developing our Northern Staffordshire Primary Care Strategy.
There are wide ranging services for children and young people (C&YP) available through voluntary and community organisations, from family support groups helping from birth, childhood and teenage years, activities for toddlers and young children, sports opportunities, counselling services, support for
Support Staffordshire recognises that it’s not easy being a volunteer, or working for a Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisation. So, we try to make all our support available through a variety of formats and as near to you as we can. If we can improve our access, then please let us know and if we can, we will.
Announcement from Stafford and Rural Homes:-
'Jobseekers in Stafford and surrounding areas are being offered even more help in their efforts to find work thanks to a new partnership between Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and Support Staffordshire.
The Mayor of Stafford Borough, Cllr Peter Jones, was amongst the first to offer his support for the new initiative when he helped to launch the ‘Work Club’ at Stafford Library.