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Summary Report of District Pilots to Develop Children's Services

Staffordshire County Council have issued a summary report of district pilots to develop children's services.

If you would like more information, or have ideas for supporting further development, please contact Sandra Payne at Sandra.Payne@supportstaffordshire.org.uk or on 01543 303030.

Alternatively you can contact your local District Commissioner to ensure we are connecting current provision.

Announcement Re: Anti-lobbying Clause in Grant Agreements with Charities

The Cabinet Office has revealed that councils will not be required to include an anti-lobbying clause in grant agreements with charities if they have generated the money for the grants themselves. It is likely however that the government will recommend it as best practice.

Recent discussions have been conducted between Cabinet Office officials and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations following concerns raised by some charities about the anti-lobbying clause due to come into effect from 1 May 2016 as part of the new and renewed grant agreements.

Stafford Work Clubs Network

The third meeting of the Stafford Work Clubs Network took place on 7th March at the Frank Jordan Centre in Stone, hosted by the Stone Community Hub. It provides a useful forum to exchange information and receive relevant updates.

One update was from Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) which is now operating work clubs at Holmcroft Library (2-4pm Tuesdays) and Rising Brook Library (10am to 12pm Thursdays) as well as jointly with Support Staffordshire in the new Stafford Library on Mondays 10am to 12pm.