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Talent Match Expands into Great Wyrley, Cheslyn Hay & Huntington

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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Talent Match Staffordshire, operating in Lichfield District, Newcastle-Under-Lyme and Cannock, is growing to include Great Wyrley, Cheslyn Hay and Huntington. This opens up a new resource in those areas for people aged 18-24 who have been out of work or education for at least 12 months to support them into paid employment and training. This is a bespoke service that gets to the core of what people want to achieve with their careers, understanding the individual and what drives them.

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SSNMH Awarded Big Lottery Fund Grant to Provide an Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Illness Prevention Service Across South Staffordshire

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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Starting this autumn, the South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to provide an emotional wellbeing and mental illness prevention service across the six districts of South Staffordshire.
 
The charity has been piloting an approach, Toolbox, successfully for two years in Lichfield and Stafford. It has helped a number of people to build their own plan dealing with emotions and preventing mental illness. Now, the charity will help more than two thousand people over the next four years.

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Open Consultation - Big Lottery Fund Draft Directions: England, Isle of Man, UK-wide

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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The Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund are seeking views on proposed new policy directions for the sharing of Big Lottery Funds in England and UK-wide funding programmes:-

'The Big Lottery Fund receives 40% of all the good causes money generated through the National Lottery each year. This amounts to around £700m being distributed annually to tackle disadvantage and improve lives throughout the United Kingdom.

Ministers issue all lottery distributors with policy directions, setting out the priorities they must take into account when distributing this money.

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Volunteers Sought for Community Libraries

Thu 9 Jun 2016

Do you know someone who has a bit of time on their hands and would welcome the social side of volunteering; a young person who needs some experience for their CV; someone who is looking to get back into work and would value a supportive environment as a first step; someone with skills or experience they would like to give back to their community? Tell them about volunteering at their community library.

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Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek Hold Successful Volunteering Fair

Thu 9 Jun 2016

TPhoto of Rob and Ryn at Foxlowe Volunteers Fair - 5 June 2016he Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek held a Volunteering Fair as part of Volunteers’ Week on Sunday 5 June.

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Support Staffordshire (Tamworth) Volunteer Newsletter - June 2016

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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The June 2016 edition of Support Staffordshire (Tamworth)'s Volunteering Newsletter is now out, featuring all the latest news for the area. 

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Healthwatch Staffordshire Newsletter - April/May 2016

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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You can now view the latest edition of the Healthwatch Staffordshire Newsletter (below) and read what they have been doing these last few weeks.

Included in this issue; an update from Jan Sensier, their Chief Executive, details of their annual conference, a poster design competition, neurological services survey and much more.  

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The Charity Commission: Trustees Must Ensure Fundraising Reflects Their Charity’s Values

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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The Charity Commission (‘the commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has released its new guidance for charities trustees about fundraising from the public. Trustees have a key role in overseeing their charity’s fundraising and ensuring it reflects their charity’s values. The guidance states 'Many charities need to ask the public for money.

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Healthwatch Staffordshire - Online Survey Re: Priorities

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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What do you think Healthwatch Staffordshire priorities should be?

As the independent consumer champion of health and social care services in Staffordshire, they look into services and hear from the people that use them. Right now they're working on their plan of work for the next 12 months and they need your views about services in your area.

What do you think their priorities should be? They would be extremely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete their online questionnaire.  

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Volunteers Week Big Thank You (Leek)

Wed 1 Jun 2016

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Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. It also results in a rich diversity of activity, from local football for youngsters to luncheon clubs for older people, improving the quality of life for so many of us.

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