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Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Thu 28 May 2015

Update by Garry Jones, Chief Executive, Support Staffordshire

As promised I attended the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board in May as a member of the public and took the opportunity to ask how the sector can be best understood and involved in the Board’s decision making and work.

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The Future of Health Commissioning in North Staffordshire

Thu 28 May 2015

Support Staffordshire and VAST invite you to take part in a workshop with health commissioners from North Staffordshire and Stoke Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to co-produce a Voluntary & Community Sector Strategy for the CCGs. The workshop is on Monday 8 June 2015 at 2pm at the Dudson Centre, Hanley.

Please book to reserve your place here.

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North Staffordshire patients Congress

Thu 28 May 2015

Support Staffordshire is the VCSE representative on the North Staffordshire CCG Patient Congress.

You can find out more about the role of the Patient Congress at the NSCCG AGM on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 1.30pm - 4.00pm, The Moat House Hotel, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BQ.

At the most recent Patient Congress, Diabetes UK North Staffordshire reported alongside fellow Citizens Jury members on the state of Diabetes service in the north of the county. We also heard about plans to develop a primary care strategy.

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Wind Turbine Community Fund

Thu 28 May 2015

Severn Trent Water is offering an exciting opportunity for local community groups and projects to apply for funding.

A community grant has been made available as part of their wind turbine development at Curborough Sewage Treatment Works, Lichfield. The turbine will have a 500kW capacity and be 50m tall to its hub or 74m tall to the tip of its blades. It will play an important role in Severn Trent’s target to provide 50% of their energy requirements from renewable sources by 2020.

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Media Students Looking for Placements

Thu 28 May 2015

Could you make use of a third-year media student from Support Staffordshire partners at Keele University?

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Apply to manage your community Library

Thu 28 May 2015

Staffordshire County Council has opened invitations to run local libraries. Following a broad consultation and changes resulting from this feedback, the council are now asking local groups to formally apply if they want to run a local library. As well as the community run option, the county’s main libraries will continue to be run by the council and any local libraries not securing community-run status will remain under the council umbrella. These local libraries will be seeking additional volunteers and run in a new way.

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Social Enterprise West Midlands acquired by Social Enterprise UK

Thu 28 May 2015

The infrastructure body for Social Enterprises in the West Midlands is being bought by London based Social Enterprise UK. Despite a promise to keep the Birmingham office open with its four staff, SEUK have also said they will seek to integrate the two businesses after speaking to members later this year. The deal should complete in June, with SEUK buying SEWM from Stoke based Aspire Group for an undisclosed fee.

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Staffordshire County Council is re-commissioning VCSE Support Services

Thu 28 May 2015

Staffordshire County Council has announced that it will re-commission support services to the VCSE sector in the autumn.

These services are currently provided by VAST Services and Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services to the tune of over £500k. The new contracts are expected to be awarded from April 2016 but the value of the service has not yet been announced.

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General Election result – what it means for the sector

Thu 28 May 2015

Comment from Garry Jones, Chief Executive, Support Staffordshire

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Celebration of Volunteering Event, 18 June

Thu 28 May 2015

Organisations from across the Lichfield District are attending a Celebration of Volunteering Event at The Guildhall - to celebrate their successes, recognise the contribution of volunteers and attract new volunteers.

Download Celebration of Volunteering Event Poster

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