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North Staffs & Stoke CCGs – VCSE Strategy Development

Tue 20 Oct 2015

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IMPORTANT NEWS! There is to be a briefing session at the Dudson Centre on 26 November re: the North Staffordshire and Stoke CCG VCSE Strategy Development. Support Staffordshire and VAST will both be present.

You can book your place here.

If you wish to receive a copy of the draft Strategy please register, even if you cannot attend the actual event.

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Three Wise Women CIC Conference: Women's Enterprise Day

Thu 15 Oct 2015

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Three Wise Women CIC are hosting a one day conference to celebrate Women's Enterprise Day on Thursday 19th November at The Waterfront, Barton Marina and are asking women to bring along their old bras to give to the Smalls for All Charity.

Joyce Bullock- joint organiser and Director of Three Wise Women said "Bring your bras, boost your business, pep up your perkiness, smarten up your savvy, support yourself...with our one day conference that gets you back on track". She added "this is for any woman who runs a business or aspires to, no matter how big or small."

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The Casserole Club - Cooks and Diners wanted

Mon 12 Oct 2015

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The Casserole Club is a community-led, food sharing project, commissioned by Staffordshire County Council.

 

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Staffordshire’s Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Services - Commissioning Changes from 1st October 2015

Tue 6 Oct 2015

On 1st October 2015, the responsibility for commissioning public health services for children aged 0-5 in Staffordshire will transfer from NHS England to Staffordshire County Council.

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Ian Lavery Appointed as Shadow Minister for Trade Unions and Civil Society

Tue 6 Oct 2015

Ian Lavery has been appointed as Shadow Minister for Trade Unions and Civil Society.  He is the MP for Wansbeck in Northumberland, and was elected to Parliament in 2010.

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Investment in VCSE Support infrastructure

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Regular readers may have read my impassioned plea last month, that recognises the true ‘value’ of the VCSE sector is not in its underpaid and overstretched (i.e. cheap) workforce, but in its needs-led, community driven, bottom-up ethos. Our argument for sector support (or infrastructure as it is sometimes known) is to provide scaffolding that nurtures such an ethos.

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Grant Scheme for Community Building Energy Improvements

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) has set up a Community Fund from their surplus in the financial year 2014/15.

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Healthwatch Staffordshire Request Feedback

Fri 2 Oct 2015

Healthwatch are asking people to assist them in reaching their target to get over 400 reviews on their feedback platform, Experience Exchange.

If you have not used it already, Experience Exchange is the go-to website for sharing feedback on health and social care services in your local area.

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Safeguarding Children e-academy & Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board announce EHA e-Learning module

Fri 2 Oct 2015

Voluntary Sector Providers working with Children, Young People and Families are encouraged to use the new Staffordshire Early Help Assessment Tool.

Over the past few months statutory partners have been working on a new tool to replace the old Common Assessment Framework.

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Free Wildplay & Wildlife Walks

Fri 2 Oct 2015

The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are holding a series of free Lichfield Wildplay dates, which form part of the Lichfield District Council funded "Wild about Lichfield" project.

There are 8 sessions running on four different dates over the autumn and they will be using some new sites for the sessions such as Stowe Pool and Beacon Park.

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