Stafford and District
I’ve been in a few meetings recently where people have used a phrase approximating to ‘X group have been the worst affected by Covid’ quickly followed by something like ‘…so they should get more resources’.
I wince every time, for two reasons:
An online survey has been launched by the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs to try and find out what NHS wheelchair users (and their family and carers) across Staffordshire find is good, bad and what could be done better.
Programme Clinical Lead, Dr Mona Arora, of Moss Green Surgery in Stoke-on-Trent said: “Wherever we provide a service we need to hear feedback from users so we can make improvements where necessary. The wheelchair service is currently provided by Opcare who are specialists in mobility services.
Culture Secretary announces plans to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
- Nation will come together over a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s 70 year reign
- Extensive programme of public events will mix traditional pageantry with cutting edge technological displays
- Jubilee medal will be created and awarded to public services workers
The UK will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch with a blockbuster weekend of celebrations, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced today.
The Charity Commission, the charity regulator for England and Wales, has launched a new set of simple, easy to understand guides, designed to help trustees run their charities in line with the law.
The new guides cover five key aspects of charity management - a ‘core syllabus’ covering the basics that the regulator expects all trustees to be aware of.
They explain the basics of:
Revival has received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a brand new service
We are now taking referrals for our home welfare check service to vulnerable people, over 18 years old, throughout the winter period until 31st March 2021. We are particularly looking to help those unable or reluctant to go out or whose usual support is not available due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We can to do an initial ‘setting eyes on people’ visit and a holistic assessment with a view to supporting or signposting for:
Together We’re Better has launched the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Health and Care People Hub campaign. We’re looking for people already clinically trained but who could offer more hours; people who’ve left the sector but are interested in returning to help fight COVID-19; and also members of the public looking for paid work.
During the Covid-19 crisis, support for village and community hall committee members has been accessible through our Rural Officers, and our national body ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).
The resources and information follow the latest government guidance and are updated regularly so that village and community halls are aware of information such as supporting the safe opening of buildings, step by step approaches, risk assessment templates, and other specific information relating to the management of premises.
In mid-October ACRE released its much-anticipated Village Hall Survey Report. This provided key information on the state of village halls in England over the last 10 years, as well as highlighting the extensive social and economic benefits community buildings continue to provide.
Community hall committees have a duty of care to all users of their charitable premises.
Many village and community venues across Staffordshire provide a facility for a wide range of day care, other child-based activities and youth clubs. In addition there’s often an array of activities for adults such as lunch clubs, social groups and many other sporting or leisure activities. There is a duty of care to ensure that good safeguarding practice is considered for all users of the community premises.