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Stafford Work Clubs Network

Tue 15 Mar 2016

The third meeting of the Stafford Work Clubs Network took place on 7th March at the Frank Jordan Centre in Stone, hosted by the Stone Community Hub. It provides a useful forum to exchange information and receive relevant updates.

One update was from Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) which is now operating work clubs at Holmcroft Library (2-4pm Tuesdays) and Rising Brook Library (10am to 12pm Thursdays) as well as jointly with Support Staffordshire in the new Stafford Library on Mondays 10am to 12pm.

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District Commissioning in Stafford

Tue 15 Mar 2016

With the reductions in public health funding for next year, the local commissioners have decided to use the 2016/17 budget to continue to support some of the current VCSE initiatives which have been successful and which best meet their priorities.

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Staffordshire LEADER Update - March 2016

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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The Staffordshire LEADER Call for Bids Round 2 is now open for bids under all six priorities.

This call for bids will remain open until 12:00 midnight on the 24th April 2016.

Please visit their website for more information.

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ESIF Update - March 2016

Tue 15 Mar 2016

The Stoke and Staffordshire ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Strategy has been refreshed and can be viewed on www.stokestaffslep.org.uk.

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Partners Urged to Join Campaign to Stop Child Sexual Exploitation

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Staffordshire County Council who are encouraging Partners to help put a stop to Child Sexual Exploitation by joining a new campaign:-

'Partners supporting parents, children or young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being asked to help tackle child sexual exploitation by supporting a new campaign.

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Informational Video: Older People & Dementia, Mental Health & Care

Tue 15 Mar 2016

Announcement from Paul Wiggins:-

Older People and Dementia, Mental Health and Care - 'A wonderful piece of writing relevant to so many different situations'- a Derbyshire NHS video that resonates for many.

I am advertising a free resource about listening to people who struggle to communicate, which has been well received by health professionals. I am reading out the poem.

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Befriending Networks Launches New Online Training Programme

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Befriending Network:-

'From April 2016, Befriending Networks will be offering an Online Training version of its Vital Skills in Befriending course for coordinators of befriending services.

This approach will enable befriending organisations across the UK, even in more remote areas, to access training and expert guidance on all aspects of good practice.

Training will involve a combination of self-study and contact sessions conducted via videoconference, with programmes running regularly throughout the year.

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Healthwatch Consultation: Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Healthwatch:-

'Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are recommissioning their Healthwatch services from 1 April 2017.

To do this we are exploring how Healthwatch could be delivered in the future to ensure it meets the needs of local people and influences the future of health and care services. As Healthwatch is a champion acting on behalf of local people, it’s really important that everyone has a say about the future of this service. 

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Shoebox Theatre Seeking Community Actors

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Shoebox Theatre:-

'We are looking to fill one or two small speaking roles, and several extras: soldiers and disciples for plays performing in Lichfield Mysteries over the May Bank Holiday. The soldiers get to dress up and strut about with weapons, and the disciples spend most of the 10 mins asleep. If you're up for it, email us: mail@shoeboxtheatre.co.uk

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Free Office Furniture from Tamworth Borough Council

Tue 15 Mar 2016

Tamworth Borough Council

Tamworth Borough Council has a selection of office furntiture available. The items are being offered to the Voluntary and Community Sector FREE OF CHARGE but with no warranty and no returns. 

For enquiries please contact Barry Curtis at barry-curtis@tamworth.gov.uk  

Items need to be collected before the end of March 2016.

The following is a list of office furniture available:-

Various Desks (LH Curve and RH Curve)

Under Desk Drawers

Desk Drawer Pedestals

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