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Ok, so this month I’m tackling the not at all sensitive subject of money, pay to be exact, executive pay. I jest because alongside death and a few other more tricky subjects, what we earn remains a huge social taboo in Britain and I am a little puzzled as to why?

Age UK Staffordshire - Services Manager (North)

22.5 hours per week, £30,108 per annum pro-rata

You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time as Age UK South Staffordshire, Age UK North Staffordshire and Age UK Burton have recently joined forces to form Age UK Staffordshire. We are recognised as the leading voluntary sector provider of services for older people in Staffordshire. This role will be pivotal in developing and maintaining our wellbeing and prevention services across north Staffordshire.

Maintenance Officer

RESTART is looking for a Maintenance Officer to join its housing team. The role is a Permanent position and is full time (35 hours), subject to 6-month probationary review

Summary of Duties

CareLink Manager

Our CareLink service is looking for a Manager to join its service. The role is a 12-month fixed term contract (28 – 35 hours) subject to a 6-month probationary review

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FOOD TRAIN Supporting local older people at home

Grocery shopping delivery service

Food Train is an award-winning charity and social enterprise, established in Scotland over 20 years ago by older people for older people. With a small staff and over 800 volunteers Food Train delivers multi-faceted support, for more than 2600 older people, to live well at home for longer. Its core grocery delivery service delivered over 40,000 grocery orders in 2016 and is the largest of its kind in the UK.

Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme - Final Round of Small Grants Closes 16 October 2018

Third and FINAL round of funding available through the Small Grants Fund – Closes to applications 16 October 2018

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme (WVCGS) is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

Small Grants Fund

Big Lottery Fund to change its name and rebrand

The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest funder of charities, will change its name in the new year to the National Lottery Community Fund.

The fund distributes 40 per cent of the good cause money raised by the National Lottery, which last year involved giving £508.5m to 11,000 projects. However its funding has fallen in the last two years, prompting it to cut £130m from future budgets.

The name change will take effect from 30 January next year. The fund will also launch a rebrand at the same point.

Mental Health Adult Social Care (North Staffordshire)

Please see below change in contact details for mental health adult social care assessment and case management in North Staffordshire (incorporating the districts of Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle-under-lyme). 

As from 1st October 2018 Staffordshire County Council will directly deliver adult social care assessment and case management for people with mental health conditions in North Staffordshire. North Staffordshire Combined HealthCare Trust will continue to deliver NHS mental health services; and the two organisations will continue to work closely together.

Forthcoming NHS Consultation in North Staffordshire

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire have been working with patients, partners, system leaders and politicians to make sure that the right services are in the right place to meet the health needs of local people. Over the course of the year a great deal of work has been undertaken to develop proposals for community based services wrapped around the patient in an integrated and joined up way.