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Call for Evidence for the Statutory Guidance Review

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened a consultation to inform the upcoming Statutory Guidance Review for Local Authorities on providing youth services 

The government is revising the guidance relating to Section 507B of the Education and Inspections Act, which sets government expectations of (upper tier) local authorities when they are securing services and activities for young people, and want evidence from young people, local authorities, youth sector organisations and other interested parties before the closing date of 23:59 on 30th November 2019.

Another successful Staffordshire village hall network meeting

Village hall representatives from around Staffordshire came to Colton Village Hall last Thursday (3rd October) to network with each other - sharing experiences and ideas over coffee and cake - and also to find out more about village hall insurance issues. Gavin Mitchell of Allied Westminster gave a very informative presentation including the pitfalls on under-insuring with a couple of case studies.

The Right Start: Basic Marketing Principles

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

Launch of interim autism service for children and young people in south Staffordshire

An interim autism service supporting children, young people and their families in south Staffordshire has been launched by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust was recently confirmed by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) serving south Staffordshire as the provisional provider of autism services in the area.

As interim host provider, MPFT’s Children and Young People’s Autism Service will support families until the formal procurement process is completed by the CCGs and a new contract awarded for autism services in the south of the county.


Following the recent unveiling of their refurbished kitchen, Stone Community Hub is the first community organisation in Stone to join the Places of Welcome network. The kitchen is used primarily on a Monday where a free two course lunch is provided to anyone in need, who is lonely or eats alone for the main part. The kitchen is also used daily when the Hub is open as a Place of Welcome for the provision of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and cakes free of charge every weekday (except Thursdays) from 10am – 1pm. 

European Social Funding November Round - Deadline 7th November 2019

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.

Autism Engagement Event

Staffordshire County Council want your views on how they can develop their approach to supporting people with Autism and their carers.

There is 2 events that they are hoping you might be able to attend:

October 17th at Newcastle Day Service | Wilmot Drive, ST5 9AZ | 09.30 - 14.30

October 24th at Northfield Centre Stafford | Magnolia Drive, ST16 3BZ | 09.30 - 14.30

They would love for you to share your experiences, just email: