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Volunteers with learning disabilities win special award for St Giles Hospice bereavement project

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Award winners Simon Cox and James Channon (left)

Two volunteers with learning disabilities have won a special award for their work on a pioneering end of life care and bereavement project at St Giles Hospice.

Simon Cox, from Lichfield, and James Channon, from Burton, helped to plan and deliver the “Living, Dying and Remembering: Supporting people with Learning Disabilities” project at St Giles, part of which trained people to discuss issues around end of life care and bereavement with people who have learning disabilities.

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Need some bespoke training for your team?

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Support Staffordshire offers a suite of training courses and workshops including bespoke training.  Whether you are an established organisation or a new group starting up, our experienced and professional team can provide you with a wide range of support and advice to help your group develop and succeed.  

If you are unsure whether an existing course will meet your requirements or you can't find what you're looking for, Consultancy by Support Staffordshire can design bespoke training packages tailored to your individual needs.  

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Bookkeeping for Charities

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Are you confused as to what is required in accordance with the Charity Commission and HMRC in relation to financial activities of your Charity? 

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Why is having good governance so important?

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Voluntary organisations exist to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Having a confident, diverse & skilled board that provides good governance is crucial for any organisation to fulfil its purpose.

Having good governance provides direction and supervision, whilst ensuring effectiveness and accountability for an organisation.

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VCSE Leader Mentoring and Coaching

Wed 22 Sep 2021

It can be lonely at the top…

Would you value a one to one, confidential space to discuss and reflect your leadership priorities and challenges with an experienced, local VCSE leader?

Support Staffordshire can match you to one of its senior team for a one-off or series of mentoring and/or coaching sessions covering whatever subject matters you would most like to discuss.

They have significant leadership experience over a collective 50+ years, and offered tailored support a very reasonable prices.

Subjects can include:

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Covid-19 Risk Assessments

Wed 22 Sep 2021

We are all adapting to the new world and guidance is being released all the time on what we should/shouldn’t be doing.  Keeping on top of it all can be quite a challenge.

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Let’s Work Together: Spotting the Risks in Vulnerable People

Wed 22 Sep 2021

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This is a FREE 90 minute online session delivered by Support Staffordshire, funded by Health Education England.


This training is open to all. Anyone who has contact with those most in need in our communities is welcome to attend.

Do you work with or support vulnerable people?

Do you ever have concerns but are not really sure what they mean?

Do you know how to support them?

This course aims to equip you with knowledge and skills to spot risks and refer to other services in the following topics:-

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Compassionate Community Charter Status Award for Brereton Million

Wed 22 Sep 2021

We are pleased to hear the announcement that Compassionate Communities UK have awarded Brereton Million the Compassionate Community Charter Status. 

Only two City Councils have been given the Compassionate Community Charter Status.  However Brereton Million are the FIRST community group in the universe to get this award. This is because of the amazing work the Covid Support Group have done during the pandemic, including the bereavement support and the continued support for residents around isolation and loneliness.

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The Support Staffordshire Member Bursary

Tue 21 Sep 2021

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Are you seeking advice and support, but need more than our usual 3 FREE hours, or have already used it up?

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Safeguarding should be at the heart of what we all do as organisations

Tue 21 Sep 2021

Safeguarding should be at the heart of what we all do as organisations, we need to be confident our services are delivered in the safest way.  During the week of 15th-21st November there is a national focus on this important topic so do watch out for information, hints and tips to enable you to be the best you can be.  Some questions you could ask yourself within your organisation include:-

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