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The Together We're Better Listening Events

"The Together We're Better, Staffordshire Health and Care Partnership has been out and about across the county listening to local people's feedback about their experiences of health and care services and how they could be improved.

Two webinars have been organised to offer an opportunity to people who could not attend our listening events to share their views. The webinars will include an expert panel, live discussions and an opportunity to ask questions.

Why is having good governance so important?

Voluntary organisations exist to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Having a confident, diverse & skilled board that provides good governance is crucial for any organisation to fulfil its purpose.

Having good governance provides direction and supervision, whilst ensuring effectiveness and accountability for an organisation.

Direction. If you know where you’re going it’s much easier to get there.  The board should have the capacity to set the strategy and overall direction; providing leadership for everyone in the organisation.

Garry Jones's Blog

We live in uncertain times and for once such a statement actually means something, as since I last wrote we have a new government and a renewed promise to leave the EU. I’d like to focus on the former if I may and flag up a minor detail of the new government – the charities brief.

Volunteer Recruitment Events

Support Staffordshire can help you overcome the barriers to help find the right volunteering opportunity for you. We are a local charity working within your community, helping other charitable groups to develop and grow. We have hundreds of volunteering opportunities on offer with local good causes, and because we work with such a wide variety of community groups, we can help you find just the right role for you.

Volunteering can have such a huge impact on your life in so many different ways. One volunteer said,

FREE courses for Parents, Carers and Adults

We are pleased to announce that Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire (DAS) are offering a FREE 12 hour course for parents, carers and adults called 'Dyslexia and Maths, Dyscalculia and Anxiety around Maths'.  Please see attached information leaflet (bottom half) for further details on course content.

This informative and useful 4 week course begins on Monday 16th September from 10am to 1pm at Tamworth Community Fire Station, Belgrave, Tamworth. Booking is essential!

Tamworth VCSE Forum

If you want to find out about how Support Staffordshire can support your group

  • Have your voice heard
  • Share information and network with voluntary sector colleagues

Then the Forum is for you.

Please book your place using the contact details to the left

Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

British Ecological Society - Outreach Grants

Grants up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

The deadline for applications is 9 September 2019