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ACRE SUMMARY REPORT

Wed 11 Nov 2020

In mid-October ACRE released its much-anticipated Village Hall Survey Report. This provided key information on the state of village halls in England over the last 10 years, as well as highlighting the extensive social and economic benefits community buildings continue to provide. 

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SAFEGUARDING WEEK 16 – 22 November 2020

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Community hall committees have a duty of care to all users of their charitable premises. 

Many village and community venues across Staffordshire provide a facility for a wide range of day care, other child-based activities and youth clubs.  In addition there’s often an array of activities for adults such as lunch clubs, social groups and many other sporting or leisure activities. There is a duty of care to ensure that good safeguarding practice is considered for all users of the community premises.  

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Newcastle foodbank offers hope and support

Wed 11 Nov 2020

WHILE this year’s Harvest celebrations have been very different to previous years, the generosity of our supporters has remained as strong as ever.

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Safeguarding should be at the heart of what we all do as organisations

Tue 10 Nov 2020

Safeguarding should be at the heart of what we all do as organisations, we need to be confident our services are delivered in the safest way.  During the week of 16th-22nd November there is a national focus on this important topic so do watch out for information, hints and tips to enable you to be the best you can be.  Some questions you could ask yourself within your organisation include:-

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Staffordshire Autism Group

Tue 10 Nov 2020

In September and October 2019 Staffordshire County Council spoke with lots of people living with autism as well as their families and carers about what was important to them and what they want to achieve – we refer to this as ‘outcomes’. Following this engagement, Staffordshire County Council has worked alongside Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups to jointly produce a plan of actions to deliver these outcomes.

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Enhanced NHS 111 Service Stakeholder Update - November 2020

Tue 10 Nov 2020

NHS Here for You – working differently to stay safe

From early December, NHS 111 will be able to directly book patients into time slots for Emergency Departments (EDs) and Same Day Urgent Care, when clinically appropriate. We’re working at pace to deliver this in line with the national ambition of December 2020 for all trusts.

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Fully Funded Suicide Prevention Training

Tue 10 Nov 2020

#TalkSuicide is a new campaign, developed by Staffordshire County Council working in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, local hospitals and NHS community services.

The campaign aims to bring individuals, organisations and businesses together to help prevent suicide in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We believe by bringing people together, the small things we all do can make a BIG difference. 

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Toolbox for your Mental Health

Tue 10 Nov 2020

South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH) are still offering one to one telephone appointments to individuals to complete a Toolbox, especially during this difficult time.

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Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board - Transition Update

Thu 5 Nov 2020

Over the next few months, arrangements for safeguarding children in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire will change, and a separate Safeguarding Children Board for Staffordshire and Safeguarding Children Partnership for Stoke-on-Trent will be established. 

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board Annual Report 2019-2020

Wed 4 Nov 2020

It is my privilege as Independent Chair to write the foreword to this Annual Report of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board.

As the Independent Chair, my role is to lead collaboratively, give advice, support and encouragement but also to offer constructive challenge and hold main partner agencies to account. I also ensure that interfaces with other strategic functions are effective. As an Independent Chair, I can provide additional assurance that the Board has some independence from the local authorities and connected partners.

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