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CCGs meeting on Future of Local Health Services in Northern Staffordshire

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Time: 2.30pm Tuesday 4 December 2018 

Place: The Tony Waddington Suite, Bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG 

North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs’ governing bodies meeting in common will be held in public on Tuesday 4 December at the Bet365 Stadium. 

There will only be one item on the agenda, the future of local health services.  

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Local lottery for Lichfield District community and voluntary sector

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Lichfield District has a thriving and diverse voluntary and community sector and we recognise it is an important component of what makes Lichfield District a good place to live, work and visit.  

In a time of increasing budget pressures, Lichfield District Council is looking at ways to help the Community and Voluntary Sector address funding issues so it can continue to thrive and grow. 

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FREE CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety (ONLINE)

Thu 15 Nov 2018

To access this training course you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services.


Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

CIEH qualifications have been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. 

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FREE Overview - Safeguarding Adults at Risk (ONLINE)

Thu 15 Nov 2018

To access this training course you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services.


This course has been updated in line with the Care Act 2014

This FREE course is suitable for workers in the health and social care sectors and has been mapped to the CQC Common Induction Standards.

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New project to help people in Cannock Chase live healthier and happier lives

Thu 15 Nov 2018

People living in areas across the Cannock Chase District are set to benefit from a new project to help improve their health and wellbeing, fitness and general quality of life, thanks to a £416,000 National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The ‘Chase Up’ project will be led by local communities and will work with local residents, schools and voluntary organisations in Hednesford North, Chadsmoor and the Springfields estate in Rugeley.

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Garry Jones's blog

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Taking back control

In these uncertain times many in the voluntary sector will be feeling nervous. So I’m borrowing a soundbite and taking a moment to suggest how we might all reduce our anxieties by taking more of our future into our own hands.

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Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel News

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel Autumn Newsletter is available now and can be downloaded below.

Safer Neighbourhood Panels, set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner, are made up of local resi-dents who meet regularly with their area’s local policing commander.

The panels shape local policing and community safety and shine the spotlight on the work done by po-lice in their area to ensure greater transparency and help build public confidence. They examine the im-pact of policing, community resolutions and restorative justice, on their communities.

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'Tis the Season’….. Can you help our Fundraising Team!

Mon 12 Nov 2018

With Christmas starting to edge closer now…can you spare sometime to help our busy Fundraising teams? Could you help us get cash donations back to the Hospice? Our collecting box agents visit local businesses who have a counter collection box in their shop, pub or business and leave them with a new box to fill…or help with our events. Please call to hear more about these roles.

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Places of Welcome Enabler- Burton/Uttoxeter

Fri 9 Nov 2018

Transforming Communities Together – sessional work until 31st March 2019 

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Coalfields community investment programme has reopened for enquiries

Fri 9 Nov 2018

January 2019 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 24 September and closes on 7 December. The deadline for applications is 14 December.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

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