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Village Halls Week 2020

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Village Halls Week 2020 launches in January 2020 and we want to take the opportunity to bring it to your attention and explain the importance of the celebration.

Village Halls Week, taking place from 20th January 2020 to 26th January 2020, aims to celebrate England’s Village Halls. This includes their volunteers, their history, and the vital services they provide for rural communities. This year Support Staffordshire, as one of 38 members in the country of the ACRE network want to help to make it the biggest celebration yet. 

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Tesco Bags of Help programme opens for 2020

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months (prior to 2020 it was every other month).

Following the vote, grants will be awarded as follows:

First place - up to £2,000.

Second place - up to £1,000.

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Henry Moore Foundation

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants up to £20,000 are available to support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:

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Comic Relief - Future Looking Good Programme

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants are available to UK-based not-for-profit organisations with proposals that will help young people build a positive future, building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.

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Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Approach are holding Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire.



Please note these training sessions are for UNPAID carers i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter or friend of someone with a diagnosis of dementia and not for professional carers.

• WOMBOURNE – Wombourne Community Fire Station, Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 0AX Friday 17th/ 24th/31st January 2020 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

This starts next Friday and there are still places available – please contact Beckie if you require one (details below)

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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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