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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:

VCSE Locality Forum Stafford & District

The meeting will be workshop style to engage with Voluntary Communityand Social Enterprise that through their work have contact with Carers in the Stafford and District area to gain feedback as to how to improve links with the Carers Hub and support of Carers.

If you wish to attend please let us know by email to lesley.whatmough@supportstaffordshire.org.uk or Telephone: 01785 413160

The Northfield Centre is in Magnolia Avenue accessed off Cooperative Street, Stafford. Postcode ST16 3BZ.

THE RIGHT START - Involving Volunteers

Involving volunteers takes time and planning but doing this effectively will ensure that you meet the needs of your organisation as well as providing the volunteer with a good experience. This workshop is designed to help you improve your programme, attracting volunteers as well as retaining them. It will cover:

  • Volunteer policies

  • Writing effective role descriptions

  • Recruitment

  • Support and supervision

  • Retention of volunteers

Other sessions available:

THE RIGHT START - Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

** This course had been postponed and a new date will be scheduled in due course**

An introductory session for new trustees or those who wish to refresh their skills. This workshop will cover the basics to enable you to govern more effectively and understand the responsibilities you have. Topics include:

  • Trustee duties

  • Role descriptions

  • Organisation structures

  • Governing documents

Advice House Benefit Training: Cohabitation and Benefits - bite size

Advice House training brought to you with the expertise of Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent.

A short course for anyone advising on benefit claims to counter widely-held misunderstandings such as ‘as long as you don’t spend more than three nights a week together, you aren’t cohabiting!’ with the real questions to determine if a couple are ‘living together’ for benefit and tax credit purposes.

Advice House Benefit Training: Disability Living Allowance for under sixteens - bite size

Although working-age people cannot make new claims for DLA, it is still the benefit to claim if you are responsible for a disabled child.  This course looks at how to claim, the qualifying conditions and how these differ to those which used to apply to adult claims.  We will discuss supporting evidence for claims, reconsiderations and appeals, and the impact of a successful claim on awards of means-tested benefits, including Child Tax Credit and Universal Credit, and the Benefit Cap.  We will also look at the potential repercussions of having to claim PIP at 16.

Advice House Benefits Training: Benefits for self-employed people

With rising numbers of workers classed as ‘self-employed’, this course considers how this affects their benefit entitlement, looking at the extra conditions which apply to claims for benefits and tax credits and the implications of Universal Credit’s introduction.  Some existing knowledge of means-tested benefits and tax credits will be useful.