The Shaw Trust is seeking volunteers to help out at their new horticulture social enterprise based at Walton Hall Special Needs Academy School in Eccleshall. The project is due to launch in September and they are looking for volunteers who have an interest in:
Stafford and District
The Signpost Centre has recently received news that it has secured a £370,000 grant from the National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund to provide support to Stafford residents dealing with employment, debt, mental health, family and older person issues, over the next five years. Staff can continue to be employed, volunteers managed and clients served in the community cafe on Highfields. The new project will start in September 2015 and will concentrate on achieving the following outcomes in four main areas:
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The next meeting of the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee is 28th July 2015 so if you have any issues you want raising, or any questions about its activity, please contact your VCSE sector rep, Jill Norman at our Leek office on 01538 381356 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
by Sandra Payne
Staffordshire County Council have initiated a series of consultative events about the ‘Children’s System’ in its widest sense. They are seeking to engage everyone who engages with children and their families and see it as following on from previous events about elements of the system, such as the Building Resilient Families and Communities (BRFC) event held in November 2014.
The purpose of the ongoing consultation is to explore how all agencies work together now and in future to deliver outcomes for children and families including through:
Following a successful consultation event last month, Support Staffordshire and VAST will shortly be jointly consulting on a draft Voluntary Sector Strategy entitled: Investing in Healthy Communities - A Strategy for Effective, Sustainable and Successful Commissioning by the Local NHS of the VCSE Sector in North Staffordshire.
Following the publication of the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for Staffordshire, AGEUK and Staffordshire County Council, have issued an open invitation to their 'Healthy Ageing in Staffordshire - A Call to Action' event.
The event will take place on 30th September 2015 at Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffs, ST15 ONL.
On 2 July 2015 RAFT extended an open invite to their showcase event, to celebrate the achievements of the Lichfield District Right Advice First Time (RAFT) advice partnership project and similar projects across Staffordshire. The event was held at the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield.
During the event they shared their project successes, and examined the processes developed and the effect on various client groups. They were delighted that representatives from similar projects in Staffordshire were in attendance to share their experiences.
The South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a series of public health events over the summer.
The events started on 7 July at the Holiday Inn in Tamworth, and will conclude on 10 September at Burntwood Rugby Club.
They will include a presentation on their current programmes and feedback is welcome.