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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:

Senior Development Consultant

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 25th May 2021 but applications will be considered as they are received.

20-30 hours a week – £26,000 pro rata

Main base flexible, with regular travel to Stafford and across the county

Come and work for a truly supportive organisation, winner of the NAVCA Heart of the Community 2020 award.  This is a 12 month post initially with the possibility of a permanent contract if successful in the role.  A secondment based agreement would be considered.

Warm Homes - Keeping Disabled Children Warm

Caudwell Children is a national charity based in Staffordshire dedicated to improving the lives of disabled children in the UK.  

As a part of this work, we have been funded by the Energy Saving Trust to provide a free family support service, Warm Homes, which looks to alleviate fuel poverty in homes with disabled children in the North West and Midlands. Alongside supporting families with reducing energy costs, we offer a range of other support and guidance services which can be accessed through the charity.  

Arrangements for safe voting in place for election day

Thousands of face masks and bottles of sanitiser are being distributed to polling stations in Staffordshire to ensure safe voting on 6th May.

Staffordshire County Council has been working with the eight district and borough councils to plan for Covid-compliant voting in buildings across the county.

Voters will be going to the polls for elections, including for: all 62 Staffordshire county councillors; the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire; and a third of councillors at both Cannock Chase District Council and Tamworth Borough Council.

Stoke-on-Trent Community Renewal Fund

The closing date for bids is 24 May 2021. 

Pre-pandemic, the city was outperforming much of the UK in terms of economic growth and job creation. Through the new fund, it is hoped that areas affected through the pandemic can quickly return to a positive economic position.

Earlier this year, the ‘Powering Up Stoke-on-Trent’ Prospectus was launched, mapping out the key issues that the city needs to address to accelerate the economy and the ambitions and needs of our communities. This builds on that approach.

NHS Volunteer Responders scheme evaluation

We know many of you contacted Support Staffordshire over the last year about your confusion, concerns and frustrations with the multi-million pound NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme delivered largely through RVS– the so called ‘GoodSam’ volunteers.

Some of you also had positive experiences of using or being involved in the scheme. Here is your chance to tell the NHS what you really think about the scheme, good and bad, warts and all in the NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme survey.

Effective Bid Writing

This is a one day course but split into a separate morning and afternoon session with time away from the screen for some individual work.

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:

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.