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Nominations Open for 2020 Volunteer Star Awards

Described by a previous host as ‘our own mini Pride of Britain Awards’ these events aim to publicly recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers and organisations who go the extra mile to support our communities.

In 2019 more than 1200 people attended ceremonies across Staffordshire with events held in Cannock Chase, Stafford and District, Lichfield and District, South Staffordshire, East Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands.  This year we will see the launch of additional events being held in held in Tamworth and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Emergency FIRST AID at Work (EFAAW)

This one day course provides organisations and individuals first aid to an appointed person level and aimed at those personnel that are working in low level risk such as offices, voluntary organisations, shops and schools; or those that are volunteering or seeking employment. This is a Health and Safety Approved Centre workshop where the assessment is in the form of continuous assessment and oral questioning.

This course will cover:

Locality Officer (Newcastle-under-Lyme)

21 hours a week – £23,000 pro rata

Main base: The Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme with travel

If you have experience of advising voluntary and community groups on running an effective organisation, including funding and volunteer management, and you would enjoy working in an enthusiastic team, committed to the local community, then this could be the job for you.

You will need to have a good understanding of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and, ideally, be familiar with the sector in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Volunteer Star Awards Staffordshire Moorlands 2020

We are delighted to announce Westwood Golf Club as the main Event Sponsor and Host of the Volunteer Star Awards in Staffordshire Moorlands for the second year running!

Westwood Golf Club is set in rolling Staffordshire countryside on the outskirts of the historic market town of Leek. The picturesque course rises gently from its setting in the beautiful River Churnet valley, with peaceful views across the valley to the wooded hills beyond. The club is only 7 miles from Stoke-on-Trent city centre.

The Right Start: Committee & Trustee Roles & Responsilities

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.

100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course.  

Who should attend:

Are you aware that as a Trustee of a Registered Charity the Charities Commission require an Independent Examination of Charity Accounts?

Support Staffordshire are members of the Association of Charity Independent Examiners and can undertake a full and confidential Independent Examination of your accounts.  We can provide advice if required and sign off accounts ready for submission to the Charities commission.

Whether your accounts are for a few hundred pounds or the maximum of £250,000 we can be of service.

Exploring family bereavement experiences: when a surviving family member has dementia

Would you be willing to help with the design of a research project which is being planned as part of a Professional Doctorate study?

Nikki Taylor is a third year Professional Doctorate Student at Keele University. She also works in the Family Support and Bereavement Team at St Giles where she has increasingly become involved in supporting families who are facing or have been bereaved in circumstances where a surviving family member has dementia. She is now looking to develop research which will help people facing similar circumstances.

Let's Work Together Workshop


Do you come into contact with vulnerable people? Want to know more about referral routes so those who are most vulnerable can get the help and support that they need?

This FREE workshop aims to equip you with the tools, training and skills you need and identifies a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The Workshop will cover the following risks: