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RAWM SURVEY– Is the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to commissioning VCS organisation? (Deadline 27 July2015)

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Regional Voices and the NHS have identified that VCSE organisations find the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to having their services commissioned by the NHS.  Consequently NHS chief, Simon Stevens, committed to exploring a shorter version of the NHS Standard Contract for low-value contracts, in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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HEALTHWATCH DROP-INS - Lichfield, Tamworth and South Staffs

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Healthwatch Staffordshire are holding a series of Healthwatch Drop-ins taking place at:-

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North Lichfield Work Club

Mon 20 Jul 2015

The volunteers at Jigsaw will continue to operate the Work Club for the North Lichfield Initiative/Jigsaw organisation. Any enquiries should be directed to Colin Ball (colinball381@btinternet.com).

The work club will operate alternate Monday mornings from 9:30 – 12:00pm, with the next one being on Monday 20th July.


To contact Support Staffordshire (Lichfield office) please call 01543 303030.

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Funding Prospectus – Improving Wellbeing Lichfield District 2015-2018

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Round 2 of funding is now available to apply for!

Four local public sector organisations, the District Council, the County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Staffordshire Police (via the Police and Crime Commissioner) have brought together their funding and are using a single process to fund services and projects. As well as being able to bring together funding, this means that those wishing to apply for funding won’t have to complete multiple applications.
In round 1 of the Locality Grant Funding Process 13 projects were awarded funding totalling £331,600.

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Lichfield District Right Advice First Time (RAFT) – Showcase Event

Mon 20 Jul 2015

On 2 July 2015 RAFT extended an open invite to their showcase event, to celebrate the achievements of the Lichfield District Right Advice First Time (RAFT) advice partnership project and similar projects across Staffordshire. The event was held at the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield.

During the event they shared their project successes, and examined the processes developed and the effect on various client groups. They were delighted that representatives from similar projects in Staffordshire were in attendance to share their experiences.

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Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Improving Lives

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Jackie from our East Staffordshire office attended the CCG’s Improving Lives event on 7 July at Uttoxeter Leisure Centre. Health professionals and voluntary organisations discussed the CCG’s commissioning of Virgin Care to deliver health services for frail, elderly and long term conditions across East Staffordshire.

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East Staffs Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Patient Board

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Support Staffordshire (East Staffs) were invited to join the East Staffs Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Patient Board. Jackie’s first meeting was on July 8th . Regular meetings will be held over the coming months, and our involvement will enable us to support our communities to have a voice and help shape health services in East Staffs. We will be providing updates on developments with the CCG.

This exciting initiative will be implemented on behalf of the voluntary sector, and will help to shape health services across East Staffordshire.

 

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NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE PATIENTS CONGRESS NHS – Let’s Talk About Health

Mon 20 Jul 2015

The South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a series of public health events over the summer.

The events started on 7 July at the Holiday Inn in Tamworth, and will conclude on 10 September at Burntwood Rugby Club.

They will include a presentation on their current programmes and feedback is welcome.

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STAFFORDSHIRE AND STOKE-ON-TRENT INTEGRATED CARERS

Mon 20 Jul 2015

'Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Carers Hub’ contract
Staffordshire County Council have awarded the ‘Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Carers Hub’ contract to PeoplePlus (formally known as A4e).

PeoplePlus will be the lead provider, who will work in partnership with local organisations, including Crossroads Staffordshire, the Alzheimer’s Society, and the Stroke Association to improve outcomes for Carers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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A CELEBRATION OF VOLUNTEERING IN LICHFIELD

Tue 14 Jul 2015

A Celebration of Volunteering event was held at the Guildhall where representatives from 21 organisations attended who set up displays to give visitors information about the work they carry out in the community and to encourage more people to get involved.

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