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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Patient Engagement Event

Our new Trust is on a journey to provide Exceptional Care Together – and we want you to be part of it. We’re keen to hear from those of you who would like to get more involved in shaping the future of UHDB.

The Trust are hosting a patient engagement event on:

Thursday 8 November 2018, 6.00pm until 8.00pm

Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB

Want to find out more or interested in attending?

Support Staffordshire makes formal complaint to Big Lottery and warns sector to watch out for silly funding criteria

Support Staffordshire, like many voluntary organisations gets turned down for funding, but we rarely get told we failed on eligibility criteria. Yet when its application for the recent Big Lottery, Building Connections Fund was rejected, it was on precisely these grounds. The funder told Support Staffordshire it had failed to satisfy the criteria of providing a budget that showed its intention to spend 20% of the grant by the end of March 2019.

Staffordshire County Council Focus Groups

Here at Staffordshire County Council we are working on building a new relationship with the people of Staffordshire. By this we mean helping Staffordshire residents to have more personal responsibility and enable them to help out others in their community.  We have designed a number of ‘asks’ for people within Staffordshire that we hope communities will understand and feel they are able to do in day to day lives, in order to help make Staffordshire an even better place to live. 

#iwill Fund

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.

What is youth social action?

‘Young people taking practical action in the service of others in order to create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as to the young person themselves.’ Young Foundation

2 x Experienced Welfare Benefits Advisers for the Macmillan Welfare Benefits Service for Staffordshire

The Disability Solutions West Midlands and Macmillan Cancer Support partnership are seeking to recruit two Experienced Welfare Benefits Advisers to support individuals affected by cancer in securing appropriate welfare benefits/services. Based at Disability Solutions HQ (North Staffordshire Medical Institute) the successful candidates will have an excellent knowledge of the welfare benefits system and proven successful experience of working in the advice sector. The successful candidates will have a full drivers licence and daily use of a car.

Garry Jones's blog

Ok, so this month I’m tackling the not at all sensitive subject of money, pay to be exact, executive pay. I jest because alongside death and a few other more tricky subjects, what we earn remains a huge social taboo in Britain and I am a little puzzled as to why?

FOOD TRAIN Supporting local older people at home

Grocery shopping delivery service

Food Train is an award-winning charity and social enterprise, established in Scotland over 20 years ago by older people for older people. With a small staff and over 800 volunteers Food Train delivers multi-faceted support, for more than 2600 older people, to live well at home for longer. Its core grocery delivery service delivered over 40,000 grocery orders in 2016 and is the largest of its kind in the UK.