As regular readers will be aware, I have been pressing for some time now for greater engagement and representation for the VCSE sector at some of the countywide health structures, especially the Health and Wellbeing Board. Although we have made little progress I wanted to update you that I have pushed for a letter from the Staffordshire Voice Chief Officers Group. Again proposing representation and a mechanism for achieving it. The Voice Group is coordinated by VAST and Chaired by Nick Maslen of Age UK South Staffordshire. I will keep you posted on the outcome.
Why Community Capacity and Google’s Tax Bill are about the same thing!
Yep, Google’s tax affairs and building community capacity are really the same thing and here is why…
When it comes to buzz words and fashionable phrases, Building Community Capacity is trending high these days. Cynics amongst you will feel this is about saving public money and cutting local government funding. And on the latter you’ll get my sympathies; local services (and councils) have seen an unfair proportion of the deficit reduction and its now really beginning to show.
Healthwatch Staffordshire have achieved the Investing in Volunteers accreditation: the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.
This day course provides organisations and individuals first aid to an appointed person level. It is important that your organisation has completed a risk assessment to decide whether a 3 day ‘First Aid at Work’ workshop is required at a qualified first aider level or a one day appointed person HSE approved workshop.
This is a Health and Safety Approved Centre workshop where the assessment is in the form of continuous assessment and oral questioning.
Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, OPCC, and Staffordshire Police have released a briefing paper on the Child Sexual Exploitation Communications Campaign, Communications Safer Internet Day / Say no to sexting campaign.
The briefing note regarding Communications activity will be circulated to partners once a fortnight until the end of campaign evaluation in April 2016.
‘Made of Money’ is an award winning, practical and fun resource to help people on low incomes talk about money and its impact on their lives, and at the same time learn money management skills. They have been awarded a Charities Aid Foundation award and the Centre for Social Justice award for their innovative and creative approach to financial capability.
Announcement from ‘The Healthy Staffordshire Hub’:-
We understand that as a service provider you want to make a difference - for both patients, carers, staff and residents to develop a healthier, happier and more independent community.
The England Illegal Money Lending Team have published their 'Stop Loan Sharks' Winter 2016 newsletter.
Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.
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