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Welcome to Our New Marketing and Communications Officer

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Our new Marketing and Communications Officer is now in post. Tina Bailey previously worked for South Warwickshire Tourism, the University of Warwick and IBM. She will be helping Support Staffordshire to communicate more effectively with the community about our work, including details of latest developments.

Exciting news!
Watch this space for new Twitter and Facebook accounts for Support Staffordshire offices throughout the county. Keeping you up-to-date with what matters!

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STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CONSULTATIVE EVENTS - The 'Children's System'

Mon 20 Jul 2015

by Sandra Payne

Staffordshire County Council have initiated a series of consultative events about the ‘Children’s System’ in its widest sense. They are seeking to engage everyone who engages with children and their families and see it as following on from previous events about elements of the system, such as the Building Resilient Families and Communities (BRFC) event held in November 2014.

The purpose of the ongoing consultation is to explore how all agencies work together now and in future to deliver outcomes for children and families including through:

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INVESTING IN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES - A SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE AND VAST INITIATIVE

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Following a successful consultation event last month, Support Staffordshire and VAST will shortly be jointly consulting on a draft Voluntary Sector Strategy entitled: Investing in Healthy Communities - A Strategy for Effective, Sustainable and Successful Commissioning by the Local NHS of the VCSE Sector in North Staffordshire.

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HEALTHY AGEING IN STAFFORDSHIRE - A CALL TO ACTION

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Following the publication of the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for Staffordshire,  AGEUK and Staffordshire County Council, have issued an open invitation to their 'Healthy Ageing in Staffordshire - A Call to Action' event.

The event will take place on 30th September 2015 at Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffs, ST15 ONL.

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RAWM SURVEY– Is the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to commissioning VCS organisation? (Deadline 27 July2015)

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Regional Voices and the NHS have identified that VCSE organisations find the NHS Standard Contract a barrier to having their services commissioned by the NHS.  Consequently NHS chief, Simon Stevens, committed to exploring a shorter version of the NHS Standard Contract for low-value contracts, in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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HEALTHWATCH DROP-INS - Lichfield, Tamworth and South Staffs

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Healthwatch Staffordshire are holding a series of Healthwatch Drop-ins taking place at:-

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North Lichfield Work Club

Mon 20 Jul 2015

The volunteers at Jigsaw will continue to operate the Work Club for the North Lichfield Initiative/Jigsaw organisation. Any enquiries should be directed to Colin Ball (colinball381@btinternet.com).

The work club will operate alternate Monday mornings from 9:30 – 12:00pm, with the next one being on Monday 20th July.


To contact Support Staffordshire (Lichfield office) please call 01543 303030.

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Funding Prospectus – Improving Wellbeing Lichfield District 2015-2018

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Round 2 of funding is now available to apply for!

Four local public sector organisations, the District Council, the County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Staffordshire Police (via the Police and Crime Commissioner) have brought together their funding and are using a single process to fund services and projects. As well as being able to bring together funding, this means that those wishing to apply for funding won’t have to complete multiple applications.
In round 1 of the Locality Grant Funding Process 13 projects were awarded funding totalling £331,600.

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Lichfield District Right Advice First Time (RAFT) – Showcase Event

Mon 20 Jul 2015

On 2 July 2015 RAFT extended an open invite to their showcase event, to celebrate the achievements of the Lichfield District Right Advice First Time (RAFT) advice partnership project and similar projects across Staffordshire. The event was held at the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield.

During the event they shared their project successes, and examined the processes developed and the effect on various client groups. They were delighted that representatives from similar projects in Staffordshire were in attendance to share their experiences.

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