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Proposal to prescribe gluten-free staple foods to children and adolescents under the age of 18

In the past year (June 2018 to July 2019), Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) prescribed 16,023 prescriptions for gluten-free foods at a cost of more than a quarter of a million pounds.  The prescription of gluten-free (GF) products is not a cure for coeliac disease, nor does it treat the symptoms.  Medical advice given to patients who are gluten intolerant would be to avoid food products containing gluten.

CASS The Carers Association are looking for a Treasurer to join their executive team

THE ORGANISATION

CASS The Carers Association is a long standing and respected registered charity and a company limited by guarantee providing advice information and support to family members and friends (Carers) who may support a person, of any age, living with a long-term health condition or disability residing within southern Staffordshire. Carers of all ages turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives.

Festive warning: Don’t get involved with a loan shark – yule regret it!

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are warning people not to turn to loan sharks to cover the cost of Christmas.

These unlicensed lenders charge extortionate amounts of interest and have been known to use threatening language, intimidation and even violence when demanding payments from their desperate victims.

Using the hashtag #StopLoanSharksXMAS this year’s online campaign is providing the public with useful information and advice to ensure they stay safe and don’t fall victim to unscrupulous lenders.

Peer Support Volunteers Wanted in Stafford!

Do you want to help others and provide support to people in need?  Then become a volunteer at Stafford Social Hub.

All our groups are led by Peer Support Volunteers who have lived experience in mental distress.

By volunteering with Stafford Social Hub you will be able to discover your true potential, build self confidence and self-esteem, learn new skills and offer support to others on their road to recover.

Have you got time to spare?

Raise funds and put the spotlight on research

Bring your shining smile and join our weekendlong fundraising blockbuster in Tesco stores across the country.

We need cash collecting, bucket brandishing stars like you to make this very special weekend a smash-hit!

Sign up to give 2 hours of time as a volunteer collector HERE

Talent Match Staffordshire will cease operations on 20th December 2019

A message from Talent Match Staffordshire December 2019

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Talent Match Staffordshire will cease operations on 20th December 2019.  Despite our best efforts, we have not been able to secure additional funding to sustain the project.

We would like to thank all our truly extraordinary and exceptional staff, volunteers, partner agencies, charities, Trustees and friends who supported Talent Match Staffordshire’s vision over the last 6 years.

The Chief's Blog

What a week, and whoever you voted for, I expect we are all glad that politics is somewhat off the table for Christmas.

Congratulations to all our local Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent MPS, especially those new to role, and I would give a special well done to Kate Griffiths MP for Burton, who has been a great local supporter of the voluntary sector over the last five years, regularly supporting our Volunteer Star Awards – we hope you’ll continue to be an advocate for the sector.