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World peace, harmony and marmite – Esther’s alternative summer

Fri 13 Sep 2019

I’m Esther, a Development Consultant at Support Staffordshire and in the summer I undertook a 3 week stint volunteering this summer taking 36 young people aged 14-17 years old from Staffordshire to the World Scout Jamboree in the USA with 3 other leaders.

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Drum Roll - Clifton Campville Village Hall have done it!

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Clifton Campville Village Hall Management Committee are delighted to announce that they have now successfully secured all three grants to rebuild their historic Village Hall,from the following major charity-funding bodies:

  • Thanks to #NationalLottery players Clifton Campville Village Hall today received a cheque from the National Lottery Community Fund @TNLComFund

(facebook.com/TNLCommunityFund& Twitter @TNLComFund)

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Garry's Blog

Wed 11 Sep 2019

So, I have avoided the topic for months, but it seems there really would be little point this month, in me talking about anything except….. Brexit.

However, I hope to give a different and perhaps more positive take, whilst also walking the political tightrope that Charity leaders must.

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Calling all digital entrepreneurs

Tue 10 Sep 2019

£10,000 fully funded grants available to Staffordshire SME’s looking to develop new digital products and solutions to social challenges across the region.

As part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, Staffordshire University are looking for local digital entrepreneurs to develop prototype solutions to a series of social challenges identified by Staffordshire County Council.

These challenges include:

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Stakeholder Briefing: Autism services in southern Staffordshire

Tue 10 Sep 2019

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In light of recent posts on social media regarding autism services in south Staffordshire, we would like to reassure patients, carers and their families about the provision.

The current contract for delivering autism services in south Staffordshire is held by Midlands Psychology. The contract is in place until 30 September 2019 and as such the provider is responsible for delivering the service until this time.

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New Place of Welcome for Lichfield District

Tue 10 Sep 2019

A church in Burntwood has just joined the national Places of Welcome network and is the latest local venue to open its doors for people to come for a friendly chat, a free cuppa and some support if needed.  The coffee shop at Chase Terrace Methodist Church offers a warm welcome each Tuesday from 10am until 12 noon.

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Another Wednesday Welcome in Wilnecote

Tue 10 Sep 2019

Places of Welcome

Wilnecote is already a very welcoming place, with a regular Places of Welcome drop in happening every Wednesday morning at the Library(based in the grounds of the Wilnecote School).  Now local residents also have somewhere to go on a Wednesday afternoon for a cuppa, a chat and some support if needed.

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FREE Club Matters workshop: Club Volunteer Experience in Cannock 16/10/19

Mon 9 Sep 2019

A Club Volunteer Experience Workshop is due to take place on Wednesday 16th October 2019 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Chase Leisure Centre in Cannock (WS11 4AL)

Open to everyone, this is a fantastic opportunity to come along and become supported on:

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Health and Wellbeing event in Brereton 29th September

Mon 9 Sep 2019

Brereton Million are launching a Health & Wellbeing Campaign!

After spending a lot of volunteer hours, resources and money on Ravenhill Park we have successfully fitted a brand new Play park.

We are about to complete refurbishing the running track, adding an outdoor gym and a nature walk. Adding on to this we were looking for ways to group this together, which would fit with our other work and our priorities.

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Engagement starts on services formerly at the George Bryan Centre

Mon 9 Sep 2019

On 12th February 2019, a fire destroyed the west wing of the George Bryan Centre. It provided an assessment, care and treatment service for working age adults who are in an acute state of mental illness and a mental health assessment service for people aged over 65.

Temporary arrangements have been in place since the fire and MPFT would like to design permanent solutions. An engagement exercise is underway for people living in Tamworth, Lichfield and Burton to discuss how best to create outstanding services. 

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