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Moorlands Enterprise - Support & Advice Events

Tue 1 Sep 2015

The Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with The Prince's Countryside Fund to deliver 'Moorlands Enterprise'. This is a programme of support and advice available to aspiring entrepreneurs, social enterprises and community businesses in the Staffordshire Moorlands area.

Please see the attached leaflet for further details.

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Vacancy for Independent Co-opted Member of Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Would you like the opportunity to have an input into decisions about the delivery of policing services in Staffordshire?

The Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel are looking for a member of the public to serve as a Lay Co-opted member of the Panel.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire’s primary role is to maintain, and secure the efficiency and effectiveness of, a police force for Staffordshire, holding the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of her duties.

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Support Staffordshire Workshop - Working with Ex-offender volunteers

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Support Staffordshire are holding a free 2 day workshop on 22nd and 23rd September at the Curborough Community Centre in Lichfield, for organisations who are potentially working with, or would like to work with, ex-offenders as volunteers.

Please see the attached flyer for further information.

To book please contact Esther Bromley (Training Officer) on 01785413160, or via esther.bromley@smcvs.co.uk

 

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Healthwatch Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council & CCGs - engagement programme for Mental Health Strategy

Wed 26 Aug 2015

Healthwatch Staffordshire is working with Staffordshire County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups on a public and professional engagement programme evaluating the Mental Health Strategy "Mental Health is Everybody's Business" which sets out a new approach for mental health across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The strategy aims to help people stay in control, access high quality services when needed, and receive care that is focused on recovery and independence.

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Staffordshire County Council - Community Short Breaks PIN and provider Event Notification

Wed 26 Aug 2015

The All Age Disability Commissioning Team at Staffordshire County Council are currently shaping their Service Specification in preparation for their upcoming procurement exercise in relation to the provision of Community Short Break opportunities (currently known as Aiming High).

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AgeUk Recruiting Walk Leaders

Wed 26 Aug 2015

AgeUk are recruiting Walk Leaders for Tamworth and the surrounding area (please see the attached poster for volunteers).

Volunteers will receive free training, expenses and ongoing support. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to help promote fitness and wellbeing within the Tamworth area.

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Apply for a grant from NHS England to showcase your work

Wed 26 Aug 2015

Has your community or voluntary group been working to involve patients and the public in improving health care services? NHS England will be awarding a number of small grant awards to organisations who can tell the story of their patient and citizen involvement and engagement work in a creative and interesting way. Grants are available of up to £1,000 each. The closing date to apply for funding is 12 noon on 28th September 2015.

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Staffordshire County Council - events to support carers

Tue 25 Aug 2015

Staffordshire County Council have announced a series of events in Staffordshire, which are designed to support carers.

Negotiating the Benefits Mine Field
Various dates and locations

This session will allow those with caring responsibilities the opportunity to hear about the upcoming changes to the benefit system. This opportunity is to offer help and support regarding benefit entitlement for carers.

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Staffordshire County Council offer funded energy audits for community buildings

Tue 25 Aug 2015

Staffordshire County Council are able to offer a small number of funded energy audits for community buildings in Staffordshire during the current financial year.

The buildings should be used for a not for profit purpose; in the past they have provided audits for charity drop-in centres, girl guide/scout huts, and community centres.  Eligible buildings will be selected on a first come, first served basis, to be audited around the end of September.

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The Dove service announce training sessions

Tue 25 Aug 2015

The Dove Service has announced the following training sessions available for carers:-

Coping with Change - 26 August, 1-3pm at Unit 22 at The Dudson Centre, Hope St, Hanley

This course helps carers look at potential changes they may face when caring for someone. It will explore change; reflecting on how we cope with change, considering what potential changes we face and how they may impact on our caring role.

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