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THE RIGHT START: Policies and Procedures

Funded by Staffordshire County Council

An introductory session for groups who are writing or refreshing their policies and procedures.   This workshop will cover the difference between a policy and a procedure and will outline best practice in the following policies:

  • Safeguarding

  • Equalities

  • Data protection

  • Health and safety

     

    Other sessions available:

  • Trustee roles and responsibilities

  • Policies and procedures

THE RIGHT START: Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

Funded by Staffordshire County Council

An introductory session for new trustees or those who wish to refresh their skills.  This workshop will cover the basics to enable you to govern more effectively and understand the responsibilities you have.  Topics include:

  • Trustee duties
  • Role descriptions
  • Organisation structures
  • Governing documents
  • Leading effective meetings
  • Dealing with problems

 

Other sessions available:

THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

Funded by Staffordshire County Council

Involving volunteers takes time and planning but doing this effectively will ensure that you meet the needs of your organisation as well as providing the volunteer with a good experience.  This workshop is designed to help you improve your programme, attracting volunteers as well as retaining them.  It will cover:

  • Volunteer policies
  • Writing effective role descriptions
  • Recruitment
  • Support and supervision
  • Retention of volunteers

 

Charity secures funding to expand Countywide

Age UK South Staffordshire has been awarded £389,152 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue to run an innovative project across Staffordshire designed to bridge the generation gap by recruiting older volunteers to help out in primary schools.  The sustainability funding from the Reaching Community Fund will see the current Children Matter project expand over the next three years to cover the whole of Staffordshire, working in partnership with Age UK North Staffordshire and education training and resource providers, Entrust.

BBC Open Doors

All around us are incredible people with amazing untold stories. The BBC in the West Midlands wants to work with you to share them. Could your organisation help to tell others what life’s like in your community?

Time to Vote - Election for VCSE Representation on the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership Strategic Board

Following on from the recent call for VCSE representatives, nominations were received from Andrew Thomas from Vast and Nick Lloyd from RoSPA.  

Details of candidates are provided in the attached downloads. 

Having read through each candidate statement please place your vote here.

Be clear on the signs of blood cancer

Local doctors are calling on residents to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of blood cancer to help improve rates of early diagnosis.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Monthand Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCGare joining with several national charities and other NHS organisations in raising awareness of the symptoms of blood cancer, in an attempt to improve early diagnosis rates and save lives.