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COVID19 FUNDER DATABASE

Mon 15 Jun 2020

The free COVID19 funder database is live. Searchable, using multiple criteria, with 545 funders; click through to 1000s of funder websites. Login to access it, the assessments and 4 toolkits. If you’re not yet a member of our community – Register Now. It takes 2 mins and everything is free.

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NCVO BLOG- The government’s covid-19 recovery strategy: Implications for charities

Tue 12 May 2020

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Posted on May 12 2020 by Elizabeth Chamberlain


Following the prime minister’s speech on Sunday evening, the government has published Our plan to rebuild: the UK government’s covid-19 recovery strategy. The document is intended to provide further details about the government’s proposed plan to ease the lockdown and rebuild the economy and society as we get through the worst of the pandemic.

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Recommend our trusted library of hand-picked health apps to support those in Staffordshire at risk

Fri 3 Jul 2020

During the current ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we are all adapting to new ways of delivering health and wellbeing guidance and care support to our at-risk residents.

Digital health and wellbeing apps can help older residents or those with long-term conditions to manage their health at home, but there are thousands to choose from and not all apps can be trusted to offer clinical assurance and up to date advice.

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update: 29 June 2020

Fri 3 Jul 2020

This week we began counting down to the 72nd birthday of the NHS on Sunday 5 July, with social care also celebrating its birthday this weekend as well. To coincide with this, the famous photographer Rankin has unveiled a series of very special portraits celebrating NHS workers. The portraits feature 12 people who played a vital role in the NHS’ response to coronavirus including one of our local district nurses, Anne Roberts from Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust.

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So tell me about Staffordshire. What would you say?

Fri 3 Jul 2020

The County Council is working with business leaders, our universities and other public sector partners to grow Staffordshire’s economy and create more, better paid jobs for our people. This work is now more important than ever following the enormous shock of the coronavirus to our economy and way of life.  

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A birthday look back at the transformation of the NHS in our latest podcast

Fri 3 Jul 2020

As the nation prepares to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS, senior nurse Lynn Tolley talks about the transformation of the service.

In episode 12 of our podcast series Lynn remembers her own traumatic experiences as a 16-year-old mum, not knowing if her newborn had survived.

She also talks of how she stumbled into a nursing career and how she finally found her true vocation as a paediatric nurse, caring for the most seriously ill children.

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Coronavirus update for Libraries

Fri 3 Jul 2020

Staffordshire’s 43 libraries will begin a phased reopening from Monday 6 July:

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Shape how children with special educational needs and disabilities are supported in Staffordshire

Fri 3 Jul 2020

Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups are working to improve the way children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are supported.

An important part of this is agreeing a set of principles that will guide the way professionals across education, health and social care will support children and young people, as well as setting out the commitments made by our communities and families.

These principles will form Staffordshire’s SEND Strategy.

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton: Phlebotomy (blood tests)

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Blood test clinics are held at Royal Derby Hospital, London Road Community Hospital, Queen's Hospital Burton, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital. They also provide local clinics around the community to help patients who may find it difficult to travel to their hospitals.

The Phlebotomy clinic service is provided in Samuel Johnson Community Hospital's outpatients department at the below times:

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Guidance for reopening community premises

Thu 2 Jul 2020

Re-opening of community premises can begin to take place after 6th July, and careful consideration by trustees should be given to ensure community buildings are COVID secure.

The latest ACRE’s information sheet looks at how village halls can prepare risk assessments, ensure social distancing once open and introduce effective cleaning regimes. There are some practical resources too including checklists, notices for display in halls and sample terms of hire.

The ACRE information is available by contacting your local Support Staffordshire Rural Officers:

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