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Exploring family bereavement experiences: when a surviving family member has dementia

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Would you be willing to help with the design of a research project which is being planned as part of a Professional Doctorate study?

Nikki Taylor is a third year Professional Doctorate Student at Keele University. She also works in the Family Support and Bereavement Team at St Giles where she has increasingly become involved in supporting families who are facing or have been bereaved in circumstances where a surviving family member has dementia. She is now looking to develop research which will help people facing similar circumstances.

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Access to Social Care Assessments - A Healthwatch Staffordshire Project

Tue 14 Jan 2020

The combination of a growing and ageing population, more people with long-term conditions, and a challenging financial environment has placed significant pressure on social care services in recent years.

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Search begins for panel members to help transform health and care across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 14 Jan 2020

The search has begun for volunteers to form a new People’s Panel that will provide views and advice on plans to transform health and care services from the comfort of their own homes.

The panel will play an active role in helping improve services and will consist of people who will represent a cross-section of local communities.

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Happy New Year to all our members and partners

Mon 13 Jan 2020

We are kicking off the new year as we mean to go on with a positive celebration of our sector – the 2020 Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards are here and nominations are now open. There are a range of categories in which to nominate your local unsung hero and we will be holding special awards events in June, across the county, with 8 events in total. For the full visit the awards pages of our website. We are already looking forward to reading your wonderful stories of local giving.

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Cannock Chase Mental Health: Time to Change

Fri 10 Jan 2020

A number of sessions are being organised by the Time to Change Cannock Chase Partnership in January and February.

Time to Change Champions are people with lived experience of mental health problems that sign up to the Time to Change National Campaign.

Speaking Out Training 15th January 10 - 3 Rugeley Community Centre, Burnthill Lane, WS15 2HX

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Village Halls Week 2020

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Village Halls Week 2020 launches in January 2020 and we want to take the opportunity to bring it to your attention and explain the importance of the celebration.

Village Halls Week, taking place from 20th January 2020 to 26th January 2020, aims to celebrate England’s Village Halls. This includes their volunteers, their history, and the vital services they provide for rural communities. This year Support Staffordshire, as one of 38 members in the country of the ACRE network want to help to make it the biggest celebration yet. 

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Tesco Bags of Help programme opens for 2020

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months (prior to 2020 it was every other month).

Following the vote, grants will be awarded as follows:

First place - up to £2,000.

Second place - up to £1,000.

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Henry Moore Foundation

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants up to £20,000 are available to support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:

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Comic Relief - Future Looking Good Programme

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants are available to UK-based not-for-profit organisations with proposals that will help young people build a positive future, building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.

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Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Approach are holding Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire.



Please note these training sessions are for UNPAID carers i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter or friend of someone with a diagnosis of dementia and not for professional carers.

• WOMBOURNE – Wombourne Community Fire Station, Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 0AX Friday 17th/ 24th/31st January 2020 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

This starts next Friday and there are still places available – please contact Beckie if you require one (details below)

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