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sarac Helpline and services

Tue 5 Feb 2019

4-10th February 2019, was Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week. 

Below summarises the support offered by sarac (Sexual Abuse Rape Advice Service), who are a charity based in Burton on Trent who offer free, independent and one-to-one emotional support, information and advice.  All of their services can be found on their website www.sarac.org.uk.

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Weekly Wellness Meetings in Burton and Tamworth

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Changes Tamworth are running weekly wellness meeting for adults in distress in Tamworth and Burton.  

Changes can help by offering Guidance, Encouragement and Support.

Anyone is welcome to attend a changes meeting, no referral is necessary just come along.  All that is asked is that you share in our goal of improved mental well-being.

Changes offer Peer Support sessions in Burton on Wednesdays and Fridays and in Tamworth they hold a variety of sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

Full details can be found on the attached leaflet

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Calor Rural Community Fund

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Calor offer rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

Projects supported could be anything from redecorating your community centre or village hall; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups. Calor are open to ideas

They offer grants of up to £5,000 for projects that provide an on-going service for local communities.

Rural communities with projects off the mains gas grid can submit their projects for funding.

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Carling - Made Local Fund

Tue 5 Feb 2019

The Made Local Fund is here to help you make the most of your own story. Over the next 3 years, Carling will be making a multi-million-pound investment to regional projects across the UK.

We have already supported local community projects across the country, bringing with us our Made Local spirit.

Find Out More and Apply

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Update on Government's Repair & Refurbishment Fund for Village Halls announced in October Budget

Tue 5 Feb 2019

ACRE has put out an update on the announcement in the October Budget that the government will provide up to £8 million to help with the cost of repairs and alterations to village halls, Miners’ Welfare facilities and Armed Forces organisations’ facilities.

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Medicine Supply and Brexit

Mon 4 Feb 2019

We have been asked to share this information from the Staffordshire CCG's around their national plans around medicine supply regarding brexit.

As you can see from the document below a number of actions have been taken to help is mitigate any issues after 29th March 2019.

The key message to VCS professionals is to reassure patients that we have plans in place to avoid any disruption to medicine supplies for our patients. It is also important that patients order as they normally do and do not stock pile.


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Next Chadsmoor Chat hyperlocal network meeting on 27/2/19

Mon 4 Feb 2019

A chance to find out more about what is going on in Chadsmoor, Cannock or to tell others about your work in the area.

The networking meeting is free and attended by members of the community and local voluntary sector groups. 

For more information see the poster or contact james.flintham@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

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Healthy Heart Grants

Mon 4 Feb 2019

Healthy Heart Grants Central region now open

Apply for funding of up to £10,000 for community projects in the Central region that promotes heart health.

The application period closes on 12 March 2019 - so don't miss out on this great opportunity.

Who can apply for funding?

Funding is awarded for original, innovative projects that promote a healthy heart and help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.       

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Support Staffordshire Connectors - Staffordshire Moorlands

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Would you like to try something new; learn some new skills?

Are you a people person?

Do you like to help and meet people?

Do you have some spare time?

Are you passionate about your community?

If you have answered yes to all of these we think you’d be great as a Community Connector in your area of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

You are probably also the sort of person who likes to keep up to date with what’s available/happening within your local community.

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South Staffordshire Connect

Thu 24 Jan 2019

If you want to visit friends or family, pop to the shops or travelto an appointment the Connect local, bookable bus service is here to help you live the Good Life in South Staffordshire.

The Connect bus service is for any resident of any age living in the zone who:

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