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DEAFvibe's 6th Annual Deaf Day Event - "See Me, Hear Me"

DEAFvibe's 6th Annual Deaf Day Event "See Me, Hear Me" is on Friday 13th May 2016 at the Britannia Stadium (Stoke City Football Club) between 10am - 4pm.

Free Entrance to Exhibitions and  Presentations in 2 Rooms!

Information, Advice & Support, Equipment Demonstrations is available from 45 organisations locally and nationally n the Tony Waddington Suite (Floor 2).

Presentations by 4 speakers on different topics will be in the Stanley Matthews Lounge (Floor 2).

Job Vacancy: Support Staffordshire BRFC Officer (Cannock)

Support Staffordshire have a vacancy for a BRFC Officer based in Cannock (with travel).

Hours: 12 hours a week minimum

Salary: £22,000

Are you passionate about supporting families?

If you have experience of supporting people who have complex problems and are able to motivate during difficult times then this could be the role for you.

As part of a small team working on Staffordshire’s Building Resilient Families and Communities programme, you will ensure that families build the skills and resilience they need to cope with current and future challenges.

Volunteers' Week 1-12 June 2016: Register with NCVO to Receive Free Resources

Volunteers' Week 2016 is taking place between 1-12 June.

You can find out more about this event by visiting the NCVO website 

From the website you can also sign up to receive a digital resource pack containing everything you need to help plan your Volunteers' Week celebrations, including bunting, the logo and press release templates.

Agenda Items Required for Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board

The next meeting of the recently formed Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board is due towards the end of April and a request has been made for agenda items.

For those of you not familiar with the partnership it is a multi–agency group that reports into the Health & Wellbeing Board. Its focus is on families rather than simply children and young people in recognition of the integral link between the two.

A paper that was presented to the Health & Wellbeing Board in March is attached which gives a full explanation of the remit of the Board.

Funding Available from Tesco of up to £12,000 for Community Projects

TESCO are inviting local community groups and good causes to apply for their share of a £12MILLION carrier bag charge fund.

The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country for the last round of funding – with over £11.5MILLION being awarded to winning projects.

Staffordshire LEADER Programme – Call for Bids Round 2

Isn't Stafford a wonderful place to do business? We may know it, but a gap exists between this reality and our profile in the general public.

This funding can support small-scale business activities that support the needs and aspirations of the local community. Find out more here.

Staffordshire LEADER Programme – Call for Bids Round 2

Please note that the Staffordshire LEADER programme is now ‘live’ and the second ‘call for bid’ round has been issued.

'How the UK Parliament Works' - Free Event (Venue: Derby)

Public participation with Parliament is crucial, providing valuable evidence and real-life stories to inform the work of MPs and Members of the House of Lords. This free "Understanding Parliament" event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the UK Parliament and how to get involved.

The event opens with an overview of Parliament’s work by Clare Mullin, UK Parliament Community Engagement Officer for the East Midlands. Additional speakers will focus on law-making and committee work in more depth.

Sign up for this free event to get:

UK Parliament Outreach & Engagement Service: Free Conferences on Influencing Their Democracy

The UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service is inviting community groups, voluntary sector organisations and campaign groups around the UK to attend a series of free conferences on how to effectively influence their democracy.

Parliament is keen to demonstrate how charities and campaign groups can communicate their messages, and diversify the voices and stories heard by Parliamentarians.