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Day Opportunities Bidders Event

Wed 8 Jan 2020

Staffordshire County Council invites suppliers to join a Light Touch Regime Dynamic Purchasing System (LTR DPS) for the provision of Community Based Day Opportunities for Individuals with a Learning Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Mental Ill Health, Acquired Brain Injuries, Physical Disabilities, Sensory Impairments and/ or Behaviours that Challenge (aged 16+).

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CCGs are seeking views on five clinical policies - Difficult Decisions, share your experiences

Mon 6 Jan 2020

The six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent want the views of the patients across the area as they plan services for the future.

Altogether the six CCGs commission over 800 different services and treatments, but availability of these varies across the area.

Together they have been spending around £2 million more per week than they receive, and that means some difficult decisions now need to be made.

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Applications for Severn Trent’s Community Fund are now open!

Mon 6 Jan 2020

We’re really excited to share that applications are now open for our new Community Fund which will give away more than £10 million to charities and community groups over the next 5 years.

Organisations, charities and communities from across our region can now apply for funding for their projects.

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Introducing Staffordshire Moorlands Climate Action

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Hello from Moorlands Climate Action!

This is our first post as an orgnisation registered with Support Staffordshire and it's main purpose is to introduce ourselves and update you all on what we have been up to since we formed as a group following the climate emergency declaration by Staffordshire Moorlands County Council. 

Now that the assembly and organisation of the group has for the most part been completed, our group is starting to plan projects within our different teams. They are: 

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Proposal to prescribe gluten-free staple foods to children and adolescents under the age of 18

Mon 6 Jan 2020

In the past year (June 2018 to July 2019), Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) prescribed 16,023 prescriptions for gluten-free foods at a cost of more than a quarter of a million pounds.  The prescription of gluten-free (GF) products is not a cure for coeliac disease, nor does it treat the symptoms.  Medical advice given to patients who are gluten intolerant would be to avoid food products containing gluten.

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CASS The Carers Association are looking for a Treasurer to join their executive team

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Silhouette of a stick person with their right arm in the air, their legs stood on the words "CASS" underneath this "Supporting Carers to Care"

THE ORGANISATION

CASS The Carers Association is a long standing and respected registered charity and a company limited by guarantee providing advice information and support to family members and friends (Carers) who may support a person, of any age, living with a long-term health condition or disability residing within southern Staffordshire. Carers of all ages turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives.

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Call for Citizen Scientists

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Transforming the Trent Valley scheme is launching our ‘Big Washlands Watch’ project in 2020. This project aims to learn more about the number and types of species living in the Trent Valley area by encouraging local people to get involved in some citizen science activities. We would like to hear from people and groups within the TTTV scheme area who want to learn more about the wildlife on their doorstep and would like to help us to record it.

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Branston Golf Club gives generously for the YMCA Foodbank

Fri 20 Dec 2019

For the sixth year running staff and members at Branston Golf & Country Club have been giving generously to help support the YMCA Foodbank in Burton town centre.

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Festive warning: Don’t get involved with a loan shark – yule regret it!

Fri 20 Dec 2019

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) are warning people not to turn to loan sharks to cover the cost of Christmas.

These unlicensed lenders charge extortionate amounts of interest and have been known to use threatening language, intimidation and even violence when demanding payments from their desperate victims.

Using the hashtag #StopLoanSharksXMAS this year’s online campaign is providing the public with useful information and advice to ensure they stay safe and don’t fall victim to unscrupulous lenders.

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Peer Support Volunteers Wanted in Stafford!

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Do you want to help others and provide support to people in need?  Then become a volunteer at Stafford Social Hub.

All our groups are led by Peer Support Volunteers who have lived experience in mental distress.

By volunteering with Stafford Social Hub you will be able to discover your true potential, build self confidence and self-esteem, learn new skills and offer support to others on their road to recover.

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