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Congratulations to two Lichfield organisations winning a prestigious award

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Queens Award

Lichfield Cathedral and Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust volunteers have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

It is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities, and is the equivalent of an individual MBE. It sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged of the highest standard.

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Christian Food Help

Tue 4 Jun 2019

A big thank you to our donors for generous donations of food items since we started in 2012, which has enabled us to provide in excess of 70,000 meals for those in need in the Stafford community.

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Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group

Mon 3 Jun 2019

The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) is conducting a study into priorities for research on electronic cigarettes. The goal of the study is to identify the Top 10 research priorities for electronic cigarettes to ensure that future research reflects the priorities of users, patients and clinicians.

You can complete the survey using this link: https://n1h101b0.optimalworkshop.com/optimalsort/km847f4f  

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Extension to consultation on single Strategic Commissioning Organisation

Mon 3 Jun 2019

The CCGs are currently running a consultation on a proposal to create a single Strategic Commissioning Organisation (single CCG). If progressed, this would have commissioning responsibility for the whole of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent from April 2020.

We are pleased to announce an additional public meeting date for the consultation:

  • Friday 7 June in the Seisdon area: arrival from 1pm with the meeting 1.30 – 2.30pm, Bill Brownhill Room, South Staffordshire District Council WV8 1PX

We would be grateful if you can promote this within your networks.

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Staffordshire Warmer Homes

Mon 3 Jun 2019

Staffordshire Warmer Homes is an initiative run by Staffordshire County Council, to fit fully funded first time central heating into houses across Staffordshire. We have started to roll the scheme out in Tamworth.

This is a fantastic scheme that will help keep residents warm and we need your help to start making referrals into the scheme. 

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Free Central Heating Across Staffordshire

Wed 29 May 2019

“Beat the Cold, working with Staffordshire County Council, and E.ON are looking for help to find households that would benefit from having free** gas central heating fitted.

In this first phase we are looking for households that have a gas connection, but no gas central heating. (homes which have a gas cooker, OR who currently heat their home by gas fire only, for example.) To be eligible, there must be a member of the household in receipt of a means tested or disability benefit.

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Together We're Better Workforce Listening Events

Tue 28 May 2019

The Together We’re Better partnership is launching a 12-week public conversation across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to listen and understand what is important to you about health and care locally, what works well and what you think should be improved.

As a partner in Together We’re Better, we are working alongside NHS organisations, local authorities, Healthwatch and voluntary and community sector groups to achieve a joint vision of ‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work’.

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Shaping Autism Services in Southern Staffordshire

Wed 22 May 2019

The current contract for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) services in South Staffordshire is due to come to an end.  In order to comply with Government Regulations around NHS contracts and Procurement, the Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs -the NHS Organisations responsible for designing services) in this area must award a new contract to provide the service using a tendering process and invite potential providers to apply.

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#TWBYourVoiceCounts – Make your views heard on the future of health and care locally

Tue 21 May 2019

The Together We’re Better partnership is launching a 12-week public conversation across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to listen and understand what is important to you about health and care locally, what works well and what you think should be improved.

As a partner in Together We’re Better, we are working alongside NHS organisations, local authorities, Healthwatch and voluntary and community sector groups to achieve a joint vision of ‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work’.

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Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Resources Survey

Tue 21 May 2019

Development of National Safeguarding Resources for the Third Sector

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded funding to the Safer Social Sector Partnership (SSP) to fund the creation of a comprehensive suite of free safeguarding tools and advice for the voluntary sector.

Ann Craft Trust as members of the SSP have taken on the task of producing resources for the adult safeguarding element of the free resources and to that end they’ve asked if voluntary organisations and users of voluntary organisations could help to shape the resources by completing a survey. 

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