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Burton on Trent and District YMCA Sleep Out 2016

This year there are 5 ways you can take part in the Sleep Out and make sure that no one has to sleep on the streets at night. 

The ask is a simple one; could you spend the night in a cardboard box so that someone else doesn’t have to and raise vital funds to support the lives of others. All the money raised locally is spent locally supporting the development of services and giving people the second chance they need to look forward to a brighter future.

This year we're aiming to raise £30,000 so join us and help make this the biggest Sleep Out to date. 

Looking forward to later life

Looking forward to later life means both planning for this phase of life and thinking about it positively.

Our volunteers have helped us to design this training day to make sure that it includes the things that will help the most when planning and preparing for later life.  

Our next Looking forward to later life day is 10 November 2016 (9:30 to 4:30) at the Beth Johnson Foundation offices in Hartshill. During the day you will:

Funding available for organisations working with Asylum Seekers or Refugees

A number of funders have come together and pooled resources to create the New Beginnings Fund.  This is to support refugees and their communities. The fund is responding to the recent dramatic increase in refugees and asylums seekers moving across Europe which is placing incredible strain on the network of community based support available within the UK.  The fund is managed in Staffordshire by The Community Foundation.  


Stay Well This Winter - Now’s the time to book your free flu jab

Even though we’ve just said goodbye to the summer holidays GP practices are gearing up for winter and those in at risk groups are being reminded to book in for their free flu jab.

Adults over 65, those with long term health conditions, children aged 2 - 7, carers and pregnant women may all be eligible.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people see their GP and tens of thousands are hospitalised because of flu.