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.
Tamworth & District
To qualify for the member rate you must be a member of Support Staffordshire. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge the full rate for your booking if you are not a member.
Who should attend:
Anyone involved in organising or hosting events.
Sherratts Wood has been in business for 9 years and we welcome customers from all over the county to our three sites. Sherratts Wood CIC offer services to individuals at the farm site, Burton-on-Trent or Lichfield with each setting offering different opportunities. We support individuals with learning disabilities, mental health disorders physical disabilities, Dementia and Alzheimer’s or individuals who have suffered with brain injuries. Individuals can choose to join us from 16 years of age with our oldest customer’s being in their 70’s.
Welcome to the monthly Funding Digest!
Our refreshed feedback facilitators group will be holding its next workshop session and you are warmly invited:
Wednesday 23 January – 10am-2.30pm (lunch and refreshments will be provided)
The Bridge Centre, Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 6NA
Staffordshire County Council has launched a survey aimed at providers of health and care services, registered social landlords, and developers with an interest in designing homes for adults with complex health or adult social care needs.
Expressions of interest are being sought from Social Entrepreneurs who are starting or recently started a Social Enterprise in the Midlands. The programme, sponsored by Lloyds Bank is free to attend and comes with a grant of £1000.
The programme comprises 14 study sessions over a 12 month period from October 2019 to October 2020. The application window runs from February 2019 through to mid-April 2019 but interested parties can obtain an application pack and sign up for reminders by visiting
Applications are now open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with Power to Change
Community businesses across England can now apply for a learning programme and a grant matched to their earnings of up to £10,000, to support their growth and increase the difference they make to their local area. The programme is free to attend.
NHS England is holding five national events to get views from patients and the public on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. Two of the events are online on 14 January and 14 February and the other three events are being held in Leeds on 22 January, London on 5 February, and Birmingham on 11 February. These events are open to all.
The first Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting, organised by Support Staffordshire, will be held during Village Halls Week and Big Energy Saving Week. A chance to learn about saving energy costs in your village hall, meet the new Staffordshire Rural Officers and network with other village halls.
Stowe-by-Chartley Village Hall is being used as it received a significant grant to improve the insulation of the building (roof and walls) and upgrade the heating system; its also conveniently central to the county for our first meeting.