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Comic Relief Community Grants Fund

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Grants are available for small grassroots groups and charities in England either to help them develop their organisation or to deliver projects that fit with Comic Relief's four strategic themes:

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The GVC Onwards Grant Programme

Mon 23 Sep 2019

The GVC Onwards Grant Programme aims to support local communities and projects, with a focus on sports and healthy activity projects, and those which support men’s health.

You can apply for a grant of up to £5,000.

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Patient Experience Survey – Anticoagulation Services

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Anticoagulation Services are provided in a primary care setting or in the Acute Hospitals.

The six Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) would like to gather the views of service users to understand the expectations from existing services and to find out what is important to you when accessing anticoagulation services in a Staffordshire primary care setting or hospital.

We are particularly targeting patients and their family / carers, with experience in this area of service provision. 

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Small Projects Fund

Thu 19 Sep 2019

The Small Projects Fund is a small grants scheme offered by the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

Grants of up to £500 are available which help support the priorities of the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership. 

The priorities

The project must meet at least one of Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership’s priorities. These are:

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Goodbye Staffordshire Housing Group...Hello Honeycomb Group

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Like any good business, we need to grow, to learn and continually adjust to be ready for the future.  Our job is to make sure everyone knows about the affordable homes that we let and sell, the repairs and improvements we make, the determination we have for people to sustain their home and the support and help we provide to keep people within homes safe, sound and secure.

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BREXIT: No-deal guidance for charities

Wed 18 Sep 2019

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The UK is set to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019. The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have produced guidance and resources to help your organisation understand, and prepare for, the possible impact of Brexit.

No-deal guidance for charities

In September 2019 NCVO published No-deal Brexit and the voluntary sector: Preparing for change. This new guidance sets out the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit for charities, and suggests practical steps organisations can take to reduce the risks. It includes:

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Local Charities led by Support Staffordshire write open letter to MPs on austerity

Wed 18 Sep 2019

A group of influential local charities have written an open letter to MPs asking them to recognise the serious impacts of ongoing austerity on local services across both the voluntary sector and local statutory providers. The letter penned by Garry Jones, Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire is written with the support of other members of Team Staffordshire, a local representative body for the voluntary sector.

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Interim Host Provider for Autism Services in South Staffordshire Announced

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Further to the briefing that was issued on Friday, we are pleased to announce that Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has been confirmed as the interim host provider for autism services in south Staffordshire.

The Trust will take responsibility for the interim service from Tuesday 1st October and will be working with Midlands Psychology to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for patients, carers and their families.

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SOME EXCITING NEWS ABOUT SASSOT’S FUTURE…

Tue 17 Sep 2019

SASSOT’s Board recently met to discuss SASSOT’s long term future and its legal status as a body hosted by Stafford Borough Council (SBC).

Following careful deliberation, the decision was taken that SASSOT will transition to an independent charitable body during 2020.

This decision means the Board can plan for a more sustainable future and to capitalise on the many exciting opportunities independence presents.

For further information visit the website.

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Stakeholder Briefing: Update on autism services in southern Staffordshire

Mon 16 Sep 2019

We understand this has been a very difficult situation for everyone involved and would particularly like to apologise for the concern and distress it has caused for patients, carers and their families.

Any period of change is naturally unsettling for those affected but we would like to reassure you that the provision of safe and effective autism services for children and young people in south Staffordshire remains our priority.

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