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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:

THE RIGHT START: Befriending Skills

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.

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.


Homelessness and Safeguarding Webinar

Join this Webinar by Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board and RSVP to find out more about:

• Learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews of people who were homeless

• Practical recommendations on what can be done to reduce harm and death

• The process of making effective Safeguarding referrals and escalation processes

• Where to go for more information

Volunteer Co-ordinator, Community Advocacy

Asist is an independent charity commissioned to provide Statutory Advocacy in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent and we are seeking to employ:

Volunteer Co-ordinator, Community Advocacy

15 hours per week

Salary £10,216 per annum (pro rata)

Stoke office based

To coordinate a team of community advocacy volunteers who provide one to one advocacy and support across Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire.

All staff are expected to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

DoLS Paid Representative

Asist is an independent charity commissioned to provide Statutory Advocacy in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent and we are seeking to employ:

DoLS Paid Representative

37 hours per week

Salary £19,000 per annum (pro rata)

Staffordshire based

Effective Bid Writing

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

This is what they said:

Hints and tips extremely valuable.

Generally a good course, very informative.

Very interesting - Tutor very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Who should attend:

Those who are new to bid writing and want in depth knowledge and skills. Those who have some bid writing experience but wish to refresh their knowledge or further refine their skills.


Mental Health Survey Launched

Residents in Staffordshire are being asked to share how their mental health is, in a survey that will influence how organisations approach the issue.

The survey, which has been launched by Staffordshire County Council and local Clinical Commissioning Groups, aims to understand how people are feeling, what has affected their mental wellbeing both negatively and positively, and what can be learnt from how people have been helping themselves and supporting others.

North Staffordshire & Stoke Community Mental Health Transformation VCSE Forum

Speaker to be confirmed but we are hoping to run a session on Partnership working within the VSCE (which will be run later in the year in the Southern Staffordshire Forum).

The Forums are an excellent way of finding out what is happening with the Community Mental Health Transformation for Staffordshire and networking with VCSE colleagues.

There are also opportunities to have open conversations with colleagues from The Local Authority and local NHS services who have responsibility for delivering the Community Mental Health Transformation.