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Local Charities led by Support Staffordshire write open letter to MPs on austerity

A group of influential local charities have written an open letter to MPs asking them to recognise the serious impacts of ongoing austerity on local services across both the voluntary sector and local statutory providers. The letter penned by Garry Jones, Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire is written with the support of other members of Team Staffordshire, a local representative body for the voluntary sector.

Interim Host Provider for Autism Services in South Staffordshire Announced

Further to the briefing that was issued on Friday, we are pleased to announce that Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has been confirmed as the interim host provider for autism services in south Staffordshire.

The Trust will take responsibility for the interim service from Tuesday 1st October and will be working with Midlands Psychology to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for patients, carers and their families.

SOME EXCITING NEWS ABOUT SASSOT’S FUTURE…

SASSOT’s Board recently met to discuss SASSOT’s long term future and its legal status as a body hosted by Stafford Borough Council (SBC).

Following careful deliberation, the decision was taken that SASSOT will transition to an independent charitable body during 2020.

This decision means the Board can plan for a more sustainable future and to capitalise on the many exciting opportunities independence presents.

For further information visit the website.

Stakeholder Briefing: Update on autism services in southern Staffordshire

We understand this has been a very difficult situation for everyone involved and would particularly like to apologise for the concern and distress it has caused for patients, carers and their families.

Any period of change is naturally unsettling for those affected but we would like to reassure you that the provision of safe and effective autism services for children and young people in south Staffordshire remains our priority.

THE RIGHT START: Committee & Trustee Roles & Responsibilities

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.


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Who should attend:

The Right Start: Writing Good Policies & Procedures

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.

Safeguarding for Managers

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at safeguarding leads or managers of staff or volunteers who work with adults at risk.

Overview:

The aim of this half day session is to teach awareness of safeguarding responsibilities including:

  • How to identify those at risk

  • The principles of The Care Act 2010 and other relevant legislation

  • Principles of information sharing

  • The Mental Capacity Act