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Staffordshire County Council's Thrive Scheme Seeks to Recruit Foster Carers for Children with Disabilities

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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Staffordshire County Council are currently working on The Thrive Scheme which is a new incentive to recruit foster carers to specifically care for children with disabilities who are currently living in residential care.

Please see the attached poster for further information or call 0800 169 2061.

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A Celebration of Volunteering in Lichfield

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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A Celebration of Volunteering was held at the Guildhall where representatives from 29 local and national charities and community interest groups showcased their organisations to give information about the work they do to help support and improve the lives of Lichfield residents and to encourage and promote volunteering.

Members of the public went along to the event on Friday 10 June to find out more about volunteering in the Lichfield District and how to get involved – with a number of them signing up as volunteers there and then.

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“Vision of the Valley” Exhibition Tour 

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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On Sunday 12 June at Tittesworth Reservoir the eagerly awaited photographic exhibition “Vision of the Valley” was launched. This stunning exhibition celebrates the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) 4 year Heritage Lottery funded project in pictures. Karen Bradley MP, Alan Taylor from the Heritage Lottery Fund and James Sells CVLLP Chair were all in attendance at the Wild About Water event, where families also enjoyed activities such as bushcraft, willow weaving, bug hunting and river dipping.

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Mayor of Leek Councillor Ben Emery Visits Leek Work Club

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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Leek Mayor, Councillor Ben Emery, recently visited the local work club run by Support Staffordshire and Your Housing. This is one of three work clubs operating in the Moorlands since 2011 supporting local unemployed people back into work. They are open to everyone living in the Moorlands whether they are unemployed or not – anyone who wants to find work or look for a change in career is welcome and will always be greeted with a smile and a friendly face.

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Moorlands VCSE Locality Forum Report - June 2016

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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Moorlands groups heard about the new version of the County Council’s Staffordshire Marketplace website when they attended the Moorlands VCSE Locality Forum on Tuesday 7 June. This looks a lot more user friendly – both to groups putting on their information and people searching for it.

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Staffordshire Smart Alert App Provides Community Safety Information & Local Police Engagement

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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The Staffordshire Smart Alert App is just one way you can receive community safety information and engage with local policing.

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Cannock Residents Invited to Join Police 'Watchdog'

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley residents are being invited to join a new panel to shape the work of local policing in their community.

The Cannock Safer Neighbourhood Panel launched in March 2015 under plans by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, to shine the spotlight on local policing and make Staffordshire’s Police Service the most open, transparent and ethical in the UK.

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Staffordshire County Council’s New Deal to Support Communities

Wed 22 Jun 2016

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A three-year commitment to support community and voluntary groups in Staffordshire has been signed by the county council.

The £800,000 agreement will be delivered across the county by a consortium of three groups with a brief to help develop a sustainable, growing voluntary sector that works with residents who need support, as well as backing initiatives such as lunch clubs, community gardening projects and library volunteering.

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Potteries Gold Benefits Newsletter - June 2016

Wed 22 Jun 2016

The June 2016 edition of the Potteries Gold Benefits Newsletter is now available to download from their website.

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Talent Match Staffordshire Support Young Mum into Job at Alton Towers

Wed 22 Jun 2016

The Sentinel has reported that 12 people have landed surprise jobs at Alton Towers following work experience with the Prince's Trust. Amongst these is Talent Match Staffordshire's very own Sheryl Steele. 

The full article can be read on The Sentinel's website

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