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Supportive Communities Training Session 1: Signposting and Resources

‘Supportive Communities’ is a programme of work that supports older people to stay healthy and independent for longer.  It's about:

Supporting people to stay connected with their local community.

Helping people to find different solutions, so they can stay in their own homes for longer. This could be a new piece of daily living equipment or technology that supports independence.

Encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

Fundraising Development Manager

37 hours a week – £33,000


Why support one charity when you can support 1000?

Do you have the gift of communication? Telling compelling stories that engage listeners in our work, and then moving beyond this to supporting our cause?

If you have experience of fundraising through developing strong corporate relationships then we want to hear from you.

Find your volunteer opportunity now with ‘Do It – Staffordshire’

A new Staffordshire volunteer platform launches this week to make finding local volunteering opportunities easier than ever. 

Staffordshire County Council and Support Staffordshire have joined forces to create a digital solution that makes it easy for local volunteers and voluntary groups to connect. 

Using the popular, Do-It.org volunteer website they have created a ‘Staffordshire Only’ area of the website called “Do It - Staffordshire”.

The ‘insider approach’ to government is not working

by Debra Allcock Tyler, DSC Chief Executive - 17 August 2020

When it becomes obvious that the normal rules of influencing are failing, speaking truth to power must take priority

When my brother was little and did something naughty, like most kids, he would fib to my mum to get out of trouble.

But he had a tell: he would cover his forehead with his hand when lying. He could never understand how she always knew!

The clever woman told him that every time he lied a big green spot appeared in the middle of his forehead.

Get your symptoms checked! Emergency Funding for Ovarian Cancer Charity

Emergency funding for the West Midlands office of a leading ovarian cancer charity is being used to encourage people who might not have had their symptoms checked during the pandemic to talk to their GP. 

The £86,485 grant is especially vital as during the COVID-19 lockdown, referrals to the two-week-wait urgent pathway for suspected cancer in England are reported to have fallen by up to 84%.

Denise Coates Foundation Grants

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Previously known as the bet365 Foundation, the Denise Coates Foundation provides grants to other registered charities in England.

The principal activity of the Foundation is to provide funding to charities that will use the resources to enrich the lives of those that they exist to support.

In particular, the Foundation provides funding for charitable projects that address the following areas: