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Described by a previous host as ‘our own mini Pride of Britain Awards’ these events aim to publicly recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers and organisations who go the extra mile to support our communities.

Tesco Bags of Help programme opens for 2020

Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months (prior to 2020 it was every other month).

Following the vote, grants will be awarded as follows:

First place - up to £2,000.

Second place - up to £1,000.

Henry Moore Foundation

Grants up to £20,000 are available to support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:

Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire

Approach are holding Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire.

Please note these training sessions are for UNPAID carers i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter or friend of someone with a diagnosis of dementia and not for professional carers.

• WOMBOURNE – Wombourne Community Fire Station, Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 0AX Friday 17th/ 24th/31st January 2020 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

This starts next Friday and there are still places available – please contact Beckie if you require one (details below)

CCGs are seeking views on five clinical policies - Difficult Decisions, share your experiences

The six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent want the views of the patients across the area as they plan services for the future.

Altogether the six CCGs commission over 800 different services and treatments, but availability of these varies across the area.

Together they have been spending around £2 million more per week than they receive, and that means some difficult decisions now need to be made.

Proposal to prescribe gluten-free staple foods to children and adolescents under the age of 18

In the past year (June 2018 to July 2019), Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) prescribed 16,023 prescriptions for gluten-free foods at a cost of more than a quarter of a million pounds.  The prescription of gluten-free (GF) products is not a cure for coeliac disease, nor does it treat the symptoms.  Medical advice given to patients who are gluten intolerant would be to avoid food products containing gluten.