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Volunteer Star Awards 2019

During June Support Staffordshire has been holding its Volunteer Star Awards celebrating and recognising the valuable contribution volunteers make every day in communities across Staffordshire.  So far events have been held in Cannock Chase, Stafford & District, East Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands with South Staffordshire holding their event next week and Lichfield & District in July.

We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the local businesses and organisations who sponsored the events – we couldn’t have done it without you.

Sight Loss Awareness Training

FREE Sight Loss Awareness training

If you know anyone who is living with sight loss and you’d like to know the best ways to communicate with and guide a blind or partially sighted person, or you’d like to know more about eye conditions and their impact, then Beacon can help!

Beacon’s Sight Loss Awareness Training (SAT) offers a friendly and fun three-hour training session that will enable you to:

Sight Loss Awareness Training

FREE Sight Loss Awareness training

If you know anyone who is living with sight loss and you’d like to know the best ways to communicate with and guide a blind or partially sighted person, or you’d like to know more about eye conditions and their impact, then Beacon can help!

Beacon’s Sight Loss Awareness Training (SAT) offers a friendly and fun three-hour training session that will enable you to:

Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships

Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships Programme (SDIPs) has been launched by Staffordshire University to enable local SMEs to develop and adopt new digital innovative technology that has the potential to transform their business.

The project is offering 36 fully-funded, 6 month Partnerships including Academic expertise and a full time student/graduate placement to drive digital innovation forward.

Doing Our Bit in Staffordshire

Invitation from Cllr Phillip Atkins OBE Leader of Staffordshire County Council

I’m sure we can all agree on reasons why living in Staffordshire is great.  Most people are in a job, our economy is growing and people tell us that they are happy and feel safe.  I know that together with the people of Staffordshire and partners right across public, private, voluntary and community sectors, we’re all committed to continue working together in making Staffordshire an even better place to live, work and visit.

Nationwide Community Grants Programme

The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £50,000 to local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable by:

  • Preventing people from losing their home
  • Helping people in to a home
  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environment

Nationwide believes doing what is right by their members and their communities is at the heart of what it means to be a building society. Following a member vote in 2007, Nationwide invests at least 1% of pre-tax profits to support good causes each year.

Staffordshire Sight Loss Association Awareness Day

Local charity, Staffordshire Sight Loss Association is holding an Awareness Day at the Quality Hotel in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday 20th June. Open from 10 am to 4 pm, the event is free to attend and open to everyone.

Meet representatives from around 30 organisations including The Macular Society, RNIB, Sight & Sound, Update talking news, Dolphin, Synapptic, Vision Aid, Cobolt plus many more. Find out about services and support and try equipment and technology. 
 

Extension to consultation on single Strategic Commissioning Organisation

The CCGs are currently running a consultation on a proposal to create a single Strategic Commissioning Organisation (single CCG). If progressed, this would have commissioning responsibility for the whole of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent from April 2020.

We are pleased to announce an additional public meeting date for the consultation:

  • Friday 7 June in the Seisdon area: arrival from 1pm with the meeting 1.30 – 2.30pm, Bill Brownhill Room, South Staffordshire District Council WV8 1PX

We would be grateful if you can promote this within your networks.