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#TWBYourVoiceCounts – Make your views heard on the future of health and care locally

Tue 21 May 2019

The Together We’re Better partnership is launching a 12-week public conversation across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to listen and understand what is important to you about health and care locally, what works well and what you think should be improved.

As a partner in Together We’re Better, we are working alongside NHS organisations, local authorities, Healthwatch and voluntary and community sector groups to achieve a joint vision of ‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work’.

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Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Resources Survey

Tue 21 May 2019

Development of National Safeguarding Resources for the Third Sector

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded funding to the Safer Social Sector Partnership (SSP) to fund the creation of a comprehensive suite of free safeguarding tools and advice for the voluntary sector.

Ann Craft Trust as members of the SSP have taken on the task of producing resources for the adult safeguarding element of the free resources and to that end they’ve asked if voluntary organisations and users of voluntary organisations could help to shape the resources by completing a survey. 

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Successful Village Hall Network Meeting

Tue 21 May 2019

There was a great turnout at the recent Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting held at Derrington Village Hall. This second network meeting, held on Monday 20th May was attended by over 30 people representing 19 village halls around the county. Participants picked up some tips on succession planning, attracting new volunteers and widening the customer base, with a lively presentation from Vicky Green of Codsall Village Hall, sharing some of their ideas and experiences.  

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SASSOT Launches New Logo

Tue 21 May 2019

April 2018 saw the launch of SASSOT’s new three year strategy in line with Sport England’s ‘Towards An Active Nation’.  Our strategy challenges us as an organisation to develop new ways of working, supporting partners to engage new audiences and developing relationships with new agencies.  This change in focus has raised discussions as to whether our current brand, in particular our organisational name, is ‘fit for purpose’.  At this point in time we have opted to refresh our organisational logo rather than undertake a full rebranding process as we are confident that there is strong brand a

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2019 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run – Staffordshire1000 Dual Campaign

Tue 21 May 2019

AEDdonate are working with local Community Champions to boost 24/7 Public Accessible Defibrillators (PADs) in rural villages Great Haywood and Yarnfield, respectively.

As part of this fundraising James Russell, raising funds for two further PADs in Great Haywood, and Aidan Oates and Tanisha Jones, raising funds for an additional PAD in Yarnfield, join 30,000 other runners in completely the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run on 19th May 2019.

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Volunteers Fair Monday 3rd June 2019

Fri 17 May 2019

We are delighted to let you know that Support Staffordshire will be organising another Volunteers Fair on Monday 3rd June in Lichfield Market Square. The fair will coincide with Volunteers Week and, we have no doubt, will significantly raise the profile of volunteering to the general public.

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The Big Lunch

Thu 16 May 2019

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better.  It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh.

Every year, over 6 million people take to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to join in for a few hours of community, friendship and fun - join in!

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The Prince's Trust Team Programme

Wed 15 May 2019

Prince's Trust Team Programme

Want to change your life? Join The Prince's Trust Team Programme for 16 - 25 year olds!!

Register now for your FREE Place. The next taster day is being held on 20th May 2019 at Tamworth Mercia Community Fire Station, 81 Lichfield Street, B79 7QL, and the programme starts on 27th May 2019. Places are limited!

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Have you seen our new corporate video? Here's our story...

Wed 15 May 2019

Thank you to all those who took part.

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Small Charity Week 2019

Wed 15 May 2019

Small Charity Week (17-22 June) is the biggest event in the samll charity calendar, providing free initiatives, competitions and support over 6 days for charities or local community organisations with an annual turnover under £1million.  Events Include:

I love Small Charities Day: Social media competitions to win funds for your charity

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