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Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund

Mon 15 Jul 2019

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund (CLTRF) offers local grants for the delivery of adult learning programmes which address the identified needs of local communities. The CLTRF is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The funding is for the delivery of education and training for adults returning to learning (aged 19+ as of 31st August 2019).

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People Helping People Fund

Fri 12 Jul 2019

Despite dramatically reduced funding which means that Staffordshire County Council cannot do everything it once did, or would like to do, we can still make Staffordshire a great place to live and work. This means the county council and all of our communities need to work together differently, where the county council continues to focus on fulfilling its legal obligations and supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities, and communities do more for themselves and others.

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Introducing TURN Education CIC (who are talking to the animals...)

Thu 11 Jul 2019

If I could talk to the animals………. well now you can! ( and learn with them too)

TURN Education C.I.C has launched in Stramshall, Staffordshire with a flurry of feathers,  a clatter of hooves and a whole host of activities designed to develop confidence, resilience and responsibility in young people of school age.

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Open afternoon at WELLIES

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Everyone is invited to attend - no need to book for the WELLIES project (Wellness, Education, Learning, Laughter, Inspiration, Environment, Skills) on Friday 19th July 13.00 - 16.00 hrs.

WELLIES is 10 years old and they are having a celebration afternoon. Why not join them and see what they do?

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New Transport Scheme launches in the Staffordshire Moorlands

Wed 10 Jul 2019

A newly established voluntary and community transport scheme is now up and running in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport (MVCT) was set up following funding cuts from the County Council which meant that Support Staffordshire were unable to continue to run the schemes. Over 60 volunteers give their time helping those who are struggling to access appointments, meet friends and attend activities; most of the people who use the schemes are some of the most vulnerable members of our local community, often older, frail and isolated. 

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Uttoxeter: A very welcoming place.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Places of Welcome is a UK wide project, which aims to ensure that every neighbourhood has places where people may go to connect and contribute in a safe environment.  Over the past few months, Uttoxeter has been adding numerous places to this welcoming network, and recently the volunteers who help make this happen were able to come together for a chat over a cuppa and a cake of their own.

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IT buddies South Staffordshire

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Do You Need Assistance with Digital Skills?

Come and have a chat with an IT buddy

  • Perton Library Every Tuesday 1pm to 3pm
  • Penkridge Library Every Wednesday 10am to midday
  • Codsall Library Every Thursday 2pm to 4pm

For more information or to reserve a place call 0300 111 8000


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More Places of Welcome venues for Burton town centre

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community. 

Since the article in the April ebulletin:

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Tue 9 Jul 2019

Free weekly walking netball sessions are starting in Tamworth.

The sessions will include a warm-up, ball skills practice and non-competitive game. It is aimed at anyone around 50 plus. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome – it doesn’t even matter if you have never played netball before. It is a great way to keep fit, have fun and socialise.

The sessions will start on Tuesday 23rd July. They will take place every Tuesday evening 6.30-7.30pm in the sports hall at Landau Forte Academy Amington and run by qualified netball coaches.

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