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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.

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Future of NHS Services in North Staffordshire

This week sees the first of the NHS consultation events in North Staffordshire kick off. Lots of events are planned and you are encouraged to attend and pass on information to your colleagues, stakeholders, friends and family. 

The range of events include five public workshop events, local focus groups and stands at local markets and shopping centres where NHS staff will be available to talk to people and hand out more information about what the proposals mean and how they will help to transform the local health services to be fit for the future.

Personal Independence Payment – Application and Challenging Decisions

Gain an enhanced understanding of the process and the main drivers and how to effectively and efficiently challenge DWP decisions at all levels; applications/form filling, understanding the descriptors, Mandatory Reconsideration, successful Appeals, Tribunals and Upper Tribunals. This full day of training will successfully equip staff enabling them to support customers with all parts of the claimant journey.

Health consultation in North Staffordshire

There is a revised date for a specific voluntary sector consultation session being held on the proposals for the future of health services in North Staffordshire. It was due to be held on Monday 14th January but this has now been rearranged for Tuesday 26th February from 10am to 12pm at he Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Stoke on Trent, ST1 5DD. 

The governing bodies for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs approved the consultation plans before Christmas and opened the consultation period on Monday 10th December to run for 14 weeks. 

Save the Date - Next Local VCSE Forums

We know from feedback we receive that one of the most popular benefits of being a member of Support Staffordshire is the opportunity to network with other local charities and community groups in the locality at our qualrtley Local Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Forums.  Although open to anyone interested in the sector they are primarily attended by our members and an excellent way to find out what's happening in the area as well as make useful connections.

Get Ready for the ’New Year New You’ Campaigns

Dougie Mac are excited to start the New Year with our fresh campaigns, celebrating many different types of Volunteering Opportunities… Look Out for our new Billboards ‘New Year New You’.

Can you spare sometime to help our busy Shops? Great for building confidence, Customer Service skills and retail experience. Take a look at our website and click on ‘How you can help us’. Please call to hear more about these roles.

T 01782 344332                 

W www.dmhospice.org.uk

Healthwatch Chair and Board Members Recruitment

Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS) were successful in winning the Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent contract that is due to commence on 1 February 2019. Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent, was established in April 2013 with the primary aim of improving the services offered to local people in the areas of health, adult and children’s social care in conjunction with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

To support this new service, ECS are currently undertaking a recruitment process to recruit a Healthwatch Chairperson and Board members.

Staffordshire Day 2019

Staffordshire Day is back on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and there are loads of ways to get involved!

Organisers Enjoy Staffordshire are looking for events on the theme of ‘Made in Staffordshire’ – could you organise something which celebrates Staffordshire products, food & drink, music, film, people or anything else which could be made in the county?

New for 2019 is the Great Big Staffordshire Quiz, a quiz based on our amazing county which could be hosted by a pub, school, charity or community group. A great way of raising funds for your organisation!