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Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline Open for Longer Over Christmas and New Year

The Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline, a free and confidential telephone service that offers support to people who have concerns about their mental health, will be open for longer over Christmas.

The Helpline provides a listening service 365 days a year, where you can talk through concerns safely and confidentially, exploring options available and offering emotional support where needed.

The Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Adult Safeguarding website

It is my privilege as Independent Chair to write the introduction to the new Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership website.

It is often said that ‘Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility’. The website is designed to turn those words into reality for anyone seeking information on what to do if they suspect abuse as well as practitioners who are seeking information on good practice in responding to safeguarding concerns. 

FREE websites for voluntary and community groups

The JCB Academy opened its doors in September 2010 as the first of a brand new kind of school in the UK, with a focus on delivering high-quality engineering and business education. It prides itself on a unique curriculum and learning, allowing students to combine theory with practical activities which encourages a structured and effective use of time, meaning that there should be no homework, or very little at least.

Comic Relief Local Communities Programme

There are still many communities in the UK that suffer from economic and social deprivation and the current economic climate may make this situation worse. This programme aims to empower local people enabling them to create lasting change in their communities.  Projects  should be run  by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community.

Snapshot Skills Survey

Please take time to complete this short 10 question survey designed to establish strengths and skills gaps in the West Midland museums’ workforce.  This is your opportunity to influence the training provided by West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) in the future.

Surviving Together

It continues to be a very tough time for many voluntary organisations with ever rising demand and shrinking resources. I also expect that for many, the repeated calls for groups to be more innovative, to think differently or to work smarter feels like a kick in the teeth when you are desperately trying to survive and to save your services from closure.