The All Age Disability Commissioning Team at Staffordshire County Council recently conducted Staffordshire’s ‘Shaping the Future of SEND Assessment and Specialist Support Programme’. Parents and carers of children and young people with SEND told them of the importance of offering Community Based Short Breaks, which are currently delivered via Staffordshire’s Aiming High Programme.
The Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with The Prince's Countryside Fund to deliver 'Moorlands Enterprise'. This is a programme of support and advice available to aspiring entrepreneurs, social enterprises and community businesses in the Staffordshire Moorlands area.
Please see the attached leaflet for further details.
Would you like the opportunity to have an input into decisions about the delivery of policing services in Staffordshire?
The Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel are looking for a member of the public to serve as a Lay Co-opted member of the Panel.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire’s primary role is to maintain, and secure the efficiency and effectiveness of, a police force for Staffordshire, holding the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of her duties.
Healthwatch Staffordshire is working with Staffordshire County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups on a public and professional engagement programme evaluating the Mental Health Strategy "Mental Health is Everybody's Business" which sets out a new approach for mental health across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The strategy aims to help people stay in control, access high quality services when needed, and receive care that is focused on recovery and independence.
Staffordshire County Council have announced a series of events in Staffordshire, which are designed to support carers.
Negotiating the Benefits Mine Field
Various dates and locations
This session will allow those with caring responsibilities the opportunity to hear about the upcoming changes to the benefit system. This opportunity is to offer help and support regarding benefit entitlement for carers.
Staffordshire County Council are able to offer a small number of funded energy audits for community buildings in Staffordshire during the current financial year.
The buildings should be used for a not for profit purpose; in the past they have provided audits for charity drop-in centres, girl guide/scout huts, and community centres. Eligible buildings will be selected on a first come, first served basis, to be audited around the end of September.
The Dove Service has announced the following training sessions available for carers:-
Coping with Change - 26 August, 1-3pm at Unit 22 at The Dudson Centre, Hope St, Hanley
This course helps carers look at potential changes they may face when caring for someone. It will explore change; reflecting on how we cope with change, considering what potential changes we face and how they may impact on our caring role.
The Biddulph Film Club has received a cinema screen from the BFI neighbourhood funding scheme. It was the final jigsaw piece that enabled them to complete their equipment quota of film projector, dvd player, sound system speakers and accessories, worth over £4,000 in total.
They would like to thank Support Staffordshire Moorlands and Dave Banks for supporting them on the tricky path which enabled them to reach their now independent state.
The Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent Citizens Advice Bureau have issued the following:-
Staffordshire Rural Forum has been operational, in its current form, for a couple of years. The aim is to progress actions that meet rural needs and where a multi-agency partnership can make a difference. Organised with theme groups on the economy, the environment and the community, each reporting to a steering group, there is opportunity for the VCSE to be represented at each meeting.