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Flood Resilience Event - Burton

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Burton on Trent has the highest flooding risk in Staffordshire, with the flood defences working 49 days out over the last 10 years to protect the town against a flooding event. Despite this, out of the 11691 most at risk addresses, only 742 (6.35%) are currently fully signed up to the Environment Agency Flood Warning System.

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People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Local Trust and Postcode Community Trust are open for applications from the 14th – 28th February!

Fri 16 Feb 2018

People’s Postcode Trust seeks applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights and equal rights.

 Postcode Local Trust supports community gardens, play areas, wildlife and green energy projects.

Postcode Community Trust focuses on grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and healthy living programmes.

Good causes can apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.  Only registered charities can apply for over £2,000.

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There’s still a nip in the air but spring is on its way!

Tue 13 Feb 2018

The DougieMac volunteer gardeners have been busy planning the year ahead and will be springing into action in the coming weeks. Keen on gardening? Fancy being a part of creating a feast for the eyes for our patients, their families, our supporters, our staff and volunteers?

Then please get in touch to hear about our “Give it a go” gardening sessions.

T 01782 344332    www.dmhospice.org.uk

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Statement from Staffordshire County Council regarding Service User Participation Service Contract

Tue 13 Feb 2018

I am writing to advise, Staffordshire County Council (SCC) will not be exercising their optional one year contract extension with South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH) for the Service Use Participation Service after 31st March 2018.  SCC and SSNMH are currently in discussions in respect of this decision; it is agreed by both parties that’s protecting the users of mental health services is the priority of these discussions.

I would be grateful if you could please share this message with your colleagues and partners, as appropriate.

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Designing Your Future Local Health Services in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire

Tue 13 Feb 2018

North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are in the process of gathering the views of local people in the design of high quality, accessible and affordable local health services that meet the needs in and around the Community Hospitals. You may have participated in one of the pre consultation events. A summary of the position at 13th February is attached.

For further information now and as the review progresses go to:

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Tamworth Co-operative Society Limited - Cash in the Bag

Tue 13 Feb 2018

In line with many organisations Tamworth Coop charge 5p per carrier bag and use the money they raise to help good causes.  So, if you belong to a charity or community group in the area served by Tamworth Co-op, why not apply for a grant from the carrier bag fund?

Coop can make grants for any amount from £250 up to £5,000. All you need to do is to tell us about your group and how the money would make a real difference to you.

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Making a Difference in Staffordshire and Cheshire- Radio Stoke

Tue 13 Feb 2018

BBC Radio Stoke has planned a series of activities to coincide with its 50th birthday this year, including launching their Make a Difference awards to recognise the vital role many people and organisations make in the community. 

There are 5 categories of awards:

- Inspiring young person of the year

- Call of duty - for a member or team of emergency services personnel, NHS staff or the Armed Forces

- Carer of the Year

- Good Neighbour of the Year

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Comment from the Chief Executive

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Carillion and Oxfam - missing the point

Two recent scandals that have so much more in common than most people seem to realise.

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Stafford BBO Networking Workshop

Mon 12 Feb 2018

Support Staffordshire is holding a networking workshop as part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) delivery in Stafford and South Staffordshire from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday 7th March, 2018

at CRADDOCK ROOM, STAFFORD CIVIC CENTRE, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ

There is an open invite to anyone who delivers services or activities in the borough of Stafford which either directly help people move towards employment or whose clients would benefit from enhanced employability.

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Next Chadsmoor Chat in Cannock to be held on March 7th

Mon 12 Feb 2018

Following on from the succesful first Chadsmoor Chat that was held at the end of last year, a second chat is planned for Wednesday March 7th 2018 between 1pm and 3pm at the One Community Hub at Coniston Hall, Cecil Street in Chadsmoor.

This event is free and open to individuals, groups and organisations active in the Chadsmoor area. As well as networking opportunities there will be a workshop about how we effectively get our message out to the community and how we get people to our activities.

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