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Protect Your Business Data From Cybercrime

Are you really, really sure your business data is safe from cyber crinimals?

If you can’t answer that question with a definitive YES, then you need to come to this seminar!

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce are excited to announce an informative and thought-provoking Cyber Security seminar to help local businesses protect themselves from the growing threat of online crime against their organisations and the disastrous consequences that could then ensue.

The seminar addresses how to reduce the risk of cyber attack and covers:-

The Mental Capacity Act (2005), Communication Skills & Advance Care Planning in Practice  Training

Katharine House Hospice are hosting training for care home staff in Advance Care Planning and Mental Capacity Act run by National Council for Palliative Care. This training is designed to support staff to provide high quality, compassionate end of life care for people with dementia.

Please note a compulsory requirement of attending is the completion of two online questionnaires 1 & 3 months after the workshop.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Places are funded and limited to 20 per workshop given on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Charity Commission: Trustees Must Ensure Fundraising Reflects Their Charity’s Values

The Charity Commission (‘the commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has released its new guidance for charities trustees about fundraising from the public. Trustees have a key role in overseeing their charity’s fundraising and ensuring it reflects their charity’s values. The guidance states 'Many charities need to ask the public for money.

Healthwatch Staffordshire - Online Survey Re: Priorities

What do you think Healthwatch Staffordshire priorities should be?

As the independent consumer champion of health and social care services in Staffordshire, they look into services and hear from the people that use them. Right now they're working on their plan of work for the next 12 months and they need your views about services in your area.

What do you think their priorities should be? They would be extremely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete their online questionnaire.  

CASS Job Vacancy: Community Project Development Worker

A rare opportunity to work for Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) has arisen. They are looking for an enthusiastic, multi-skilled person to join their team to support community, project development and assist in increasing capacity within the organisation.

This challenging role requires an adaptable person who is well motivated and enjoys engaging with the public. Previous community work is not essential but the desire to make a positive change to assist and promote support for family carers is.

Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills are essential.

Funding Event (Venue: Lichfield)

This event will be an opportunity to discuss your funding needs with organisations including The Big Lottery. 

There is no need to book - just drop in anytime between 10-1pm.

This free event is open to any organisation or group looking for funding, working in either the voluntary or community sector, and to social or community enterprises.


Team Staffordshire – Call for VCSE Delivery Representatives

On 19 May 2016 Team Staffordshire agreed to formally extend and develop its remit.

The group was originally convened in December 2014 to bring together VCSE and other local partners in order to bid to the Building Better Opportunities Fund. This it did successfully in early 2016 and we have recently heard that we have been successful in the Stafford and South Staffordshire area (where the lead partner is Business Enterprise Support, BES).

Building on this success, Team Staffordshire will now seek to work across any appropriate local theme including but not limited to:

Human Resources

Managing and supporting your people (staff) well is essential to the smooth running of your organisation. 

How we work with groups

Whether you are a new group just starting out or an established organisation looking at best practice, Support Staffordshire can advise and guide you. Common policies and procedures are listed below but we can also support you if you require something a little more bespoke