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Have your say on subsidised bus travel in Staffordshire

Tue 25 Jul 2017

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Why are they consulting with you?

A public consultation on options for bus journeys currently subsidised by Staffordshire County Council has begun.

All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community initiatives, and the vast majority (more than 90 per cent) are not subsidised by the county council and are not part of this review. 

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Call blockers for people living with dementia

Tue 22 Aug 2017

The National Trading Standards Scams Team are looking for national partner organisations to help identify people living with dementia who would benefit from a call blocker to stop them receiving nuisance and scam calls. Once a partner has identified a potential user they would send the partner a call blocker for installation.

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Invitation to take part in the Unlocking Rural Potential Business Survey

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Share your views on digital opportunities and barriers for rural businesses

Rural England CIC and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have launched a research project, supported by Amazon, to explore the economic potential where businesses in rural areas take-up digital opportunities arising from broadband, mobile and other networks.

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To volunteer or not to volunteer?

Tue 15 Aug 2017

It’s a staple statistic in the VCSE sector that 20% of the people do 80% of the volunteering and whilst I have not recently checked the statistical validity of this claim, it rings true for most. A relatively small band of folk who have the time and inclination undertake a lot of voluntary work, often for multiple organisations at once and for many more over time, moving on from one voluntary role to another. The biggest band of volunteers would seem to be those who work part time or not at all and those who are retired but still physically active.

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Activities Facilitator - Interactive Arts CIC

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Interactive Arts CIC currently have a vacancy for an Activities Facilitator, details as follows:

Responsible to: Project Co-ordinator

Wage:   TBC Depending on experience

Hours: 6 hours per week –Thursday’s (additional hours may be available as agreed with Co-ordinator) Rising to 12 hours per week in year 2.

Job Aim: Leading creative activities to empower and support a group of young adults to build their creative and personal skills and support them in developing this community project.

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Ambassadors needed for Together we're Better Programme

Mon 14 Aug 2017

Are you passionate about effective local health and care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent?

• Are you a good listener?

• Are you interested in engaging others in new and different ways of thinking and working?

• Are you an advocate for positive change across the health and care system?

• Are you looking for a new challenge or a development opportunity?

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Our Space (Staffs) Ltd Service Manager

Mon 14 Aug 2017

£25 000 per annum for 37.5 hours per week.

Our Space (Staffs) Ltd is seeking an experienced Service Manager with a proven management background to lead our rapidly developing service which provides unique social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

The role will see the successful candidate taking responsibility for managing current provision and taking an active and lead role in the development of new services, based at our specialist premises in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The successful candidate will:

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Tamworth Borough Council Budget Consultation 2018/19

Mon 14 Aug 2017

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As part of an annual process, we review the Council Tax and Charges strategy for the development of the Council’s budget and ensure that funding is put into areas of highest priority. As part of the budget setting process, we consult with residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sector on their priorities for Council spending.

As a member of the voluntary and community sector, you may wish to complete the voluntary and community sector survey. Please click here to complete this.

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Dougie Mac Volunteering Opportunities

Mon 14 Aug 2017

Volunteer Street and Store Collector

Have a couple of hours to spare?

We have an exciting opportunity to help collect vital funds raised to contribute to the excellent care and support that we provide to both patients and their families.

We have various opportunities to collect monies raised across Staffordshire as we are in association with Freeport Talke, Uttoxeter Racecourse and Sainsbury’s.

Apply now and see the difference a couple of hours can make!

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Community transport may face extra licence requirements

Mon 14 Aug 2017

A letter from the Department for Transport suggests providers may require a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operator licence. This may affect some community transport providers bidding for local authority bus service contracts. The letter was sent to the Community Transport Association, whose chief executive Bill Freeman described it was "not the news that any of us wanted".

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