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Rodbaston Hall - Main Event Sponsor for the Volunteer Star Awards in South Staffordshire

Wed 5 Feb 2020

We are pleased to be working with Rodbaston Hall as the main event sponsor of the 2020Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards South Staffordshire.  

Rodbaston Hall is based within the heart of the stunning 180 hectare rural Rodbaston Estate, part of the South Staffordshire College campus at Penkridge.

We are ideally located with easy links to the whole of the Midlands motorway and rail networks and have ample free parking.

The elegant rooms all have plenty of natural light and high ceilings with breathtaking views across the extensive landscaped gardens.

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Midlands Psychology CIC opens its doors as new Place of Welcome

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Local Social Enterprise, Midlands Psychology CIC, opened its doors as a new Place of Welcome on 13th January 2020 in Stafford. A Place of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute.

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FREE Overview - Safeguarding Adults at Risk (ONLINE)

Mon 3 Feb 2020

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 Stafford Borough Local Plan 2020-2040: Issues & Options stage consultation

Mon 3 Feb 2020

Stafford Borough Council is now consulting on the Issues and Options document which considers, in detail, the range of issues facing Stafford Borough and how, through a new strategic policy framework, they might be addressed. Included are the levels of housing and employment land development required over the next 20 years, and how this provision might be distributed across the Borough. Some options include the potential for one or more new garden communities / major urban extensions.

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Funeral Directors collect food for local charity

Mon 3 Feb 2020

On the run up to Christmas, local business ‘Burton on Trent & District Funeral Directors’ were collecting food to donate to the foodbank at YMCA Burton. They received such a great response they have decided that they will become a permanent collection point at their premises.

Tracey Prescott, Funeral Service arranger said:For our 2019 Christmas Community Appeal, in Burton on Trent we decided to support the YMCA Foodbank by collecting items of food in both our Burton & District Funeral Directors and J Hylton & Son's, Stapenhill branches.

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European Social Funding

Mon 3 Feb 2020

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.

You can apply for a grant of up to £20,000!

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Connecting you to your community

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Do you know someone with a disability/long-term health condition, who needs support to connect with local activities and services in the Stoke-On-Trent area? Are they looking to engage with community opportunities, feel socially connected, build self- esteem and increase levels of well-being?

You can refer to DisAbility Connect - a creative social prescribing project that aims to link and connect people with services and community opportunities, focusing on:

• Reducing social isolation and loneliness

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Climate Change Consultation

Wed 29 Jan 2020

A plan to reduce the impact of climate change is out to public consultation in Stafford Borough.

Residents, businesses and organisations across the borough have the opportunity to give their views on the draft ‘Climate Change Strategy’ produced by Stafford Borough Council.

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Stakeholder Briefing: Difficult Decisions Engagement

Tue 28 Jan 2020

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are asking people for their experiences of five different treatments for which access is different across the areas. The CCGs want to understand the real impact these treatments have on people’s lives before deciding how they should be provided across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the future.

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Seven running the London Marathon for YMCA Burton

Thu 23 Jan 2020

YMCA Burton have secured seven sought-after places for runners in the London Marathon this April.

The lucky seven will run the 26.2 miles across London’s famous landmarks and raise sponsorship money to help the charity continue their work within the local community.

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