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Hear to Help

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Action on Hearing Loss (A.o.H.L.) is respected charity (established in 1911 as the Royal National Institute for the Deaf) working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

Unaddressed hearing loss can have a serious impact on health and wellbeing. People with hearing loss are more likely to experience emotional distress and loneliness, and the risk of developing depression is doubled.  Additionally people with hearing loss are at least twice as likely to develop dementia.

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Children in Need - Small Grants Programme

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Our Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years. We’ve changed the way our Small Grants programme is delivered:

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Silver Social Grants now available

Fri 20 Jan 2017

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire logo

Despite older people making more of their retirement, some still remain isolated.  Often when a working career ends the social connections that people had maintained start to disappear, and some people are at risk of isolation.  This can have a negative effect on their health and well-being.  What’s more, it can mean a loss of valuable skills to our wider society; skills that have been built up over years that could benefit our whole community.

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Funding to Upskill your Staff

Thu 19 Jan 2017

Skills Support for the Workforce' is a new £11m scheme to improve the skill base of the area and support employers.   

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Proposal for future Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector representation in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Mon 16 Jan 2017

This proposal has been drafted through consultation with existing countywide VCSE forums and the statutory bodies that either recognise or have an existing relationship with those forums.

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Tender Opportunity - CSE and Missing Children Contract

Mon 16 Jan 2017

Interest is being sought from suitably expereinced  local providers interested in becomning a partner in delivering part of a larger contract to provide the Missing Childrens element  across Staffordshire.

The service will directly support children and young people, male and female who are being or at significant risk of being sexually exploited and to carry out independent return interviews on children who run away or go missing from home or care.

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Community Conversation – Maternity and Infant Health

Mon 16 Jan 2017

North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs are holding their next Community Conversation Event which will focus on Maternity and Infant Health. Details of the event are listed below:-

Community Conversation - Maternity and Infant Health to be held on

Tuesday 31 January 2017 at Knutton Children's Centre, Blackbank Rd, Newcastle ST5 6DH

Morning session : 10.00am - 12noon OR

Afternoon session : 1.00pm - 3.00pm

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East Staffordshire Neighbourhood Fund

Mon 16 Jan 2017

On Monday 23 January East Staffordshire Borough Council will launch its Neighbourhood Fund which is designed to provide one off grants of up to 50% of the capital costs of a project. The fund will be open to local community groups and community organisations with project ideas or in the process of developing projects.

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Volunteer Coordinator Role - KeeleSU

Mon 16 Jan 2017

KeeleSU Volunteering Logo and VCQA Logo

32 Hours per week

£8.76 per hour

The position is fixed term, provisional dates: 20th February 2017 - 29th September 2017 (There may be some slight variation to dates)

We are seeking a dynamic, versatile and highly motivated individual to work with the Volunteering Manager (Maternity Cover) to promote, administer and support student volunteering.

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Volunteering Successes in Lichfield

Fri 13 Jan 2017

A couple of successful volunteering stories in Lichfield in the last few months. 

A young person with a long and chequered past wanted to volunteer as a way to get himself back into society. The Volunteer Centre was able to broker a placement for him on the day he visited the centre. He was placed with a supported volunteering group and has continued to attend regularly. The individual is now highly motivated and keen to carry on volunteering.

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