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Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund 2020-21 is now OPEN

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund (CLTRF) for 2020-21 is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The purpose of the CLTRF funding is to enable organisations to deliver learning that meets local needs and contributes towards The Staffordshire Community Learning Services Commissioning Priorities 2019-2023.

Grants are for the delivery of education and training for adults returning to learning (residents of Staffordshire age 19+ on 31st August 2020)

Ashbourne Community Transport - WE NEED NEW TRUSTEES – CAN YOU HELP?

Ashbourne Community Transport (ACT) is a charity traditionally providing transport services for those unable to use or access normal public transport because of disability, age-related mobility issues or because, increasingly, no such services exist, such e.g. across Derbyshire and Staffordshire’s many rural areas.

We currently provide services in High Peak, Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and parts of Amber Valley.

Recommend our trusted library of hand-picked health apps to support those in Staffordshire at risk

During the current ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we are all adapting to new ways of delivering health and wellbeing guidance and care support to our at-risk residents.

Digital health and wellbeing apps can help older residents or those with long-term conditions to manage their health at home, but there are thousands to choose from and not all apps can be trusted to offer clinical assurance and up to date advice.

Together We're Better Stakeholder Update: 29 June 2020

This week we began counting down to the 72nd birthday of the NHS on Sunday 5 July, with social care also celebrating its birthday this weekend as well. To coincide with this, the famous photographer Rankin has unveiled a series of very special portraits celebrating NHS workers. The portraits feature 12 people who played a vital role in the NHS’ response to coronavirus including one of our local district nurses, Anne Roberts from Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust.

A birthday look back at the transformation of the NHS in our latest podcast

As the nation prepares to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS, senior nurse Lynn Tolley talks about the transformation of the service.

In episode 12 of our podcast series Lynn remembers her own traumatic experiences as a 16-year-old mum, not knowing if her newborn had survived.

She also talks of how she stumbled into a nursing career and how she finally found her true vocation as a paediatric nurse, caring for the most seriously ill children.

Shape how children with special educational needs and disabilities are supported in Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups are working to improve the way children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported.

An important part of this is agreeing a set of principles that will guide the way professionals across education, health and social care will support children and young people, as well as setting out the commitments made by our communities and families.

These principles will form Staffordshire’s SEND Strategy.

Guidance for reopening community premises

Re-opening of community premises can begin to take place after 6th July, and careful consideration by trustees should be given to ensure community buildings are COVID secure.

The latest ACRE’s information sheet looks at how village halls can prepare risk assessments, ensure social distancing once open and introduce effective cleaning regimes. There are some practical resources too including checklists, notices for display in halls and sample terms of hire.

The ACRE information is available by contacting your local Support Staffordshire Rural Officers: