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Chief Executive's Health Comment - June 2016

Thu 23 Jun 2016

Photo of Support Staffordshire's Chief Executive Garry Jones

It’s been a while since I offered a health-related comment piece and in truth I still don’t have a lot of new news. There have been some changes at the health and care transformation team, but still no public, patient or VCSE opportunities to engage; and the Health and Wellbeing Board remains just out of touch. That said, with our new county council role about to kick off, I am hopeful of making some headway in both these key areas of engagement very soon.

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The Library Service's Summer Reading Challenge & Reading Well Shelf Help

Thu 23 Jun 2016

School Readiness:

Staffordshire Libraries is committed to ensuring that all young readers have the opportunity to become fluent and confident readers who enjoy and appreciate fiction. The Library Service supports this aim by participating in the annual national Summer Reading Challenge. This initiative encourages children aged 4-11 to read six books during the long summer holiday. There are incentives along the way and a certificate and medal for every child who completes the Challenge.

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Healthwatch Staffordshire 'Design a Poster' Competition

Thu 23 Jun 2016

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Please find below details of the Healthwatch Staffordshire 'Design a poster' competition. The competition is designed to encourage more young people to get involved in Healthwatch and give their views on the health and social care services young people receive. We are looking for a poster design to include a logo and a catchy strapline to appeal to young people.

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SESSP CCG Patient Insight Update

Thu 23 Jun 2016

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The South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group has released a Patient Insight Update for members of their Patient Participation Groups, District Engagement Groups and Patient Council. 

This bulletin features:-

  • CCG Messages
  • Messages from Healthwatch
  • Messages from Partners

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Chief Executive's Comment June 2016 - Our Successful Bid to be the Voluntary Sector Strategic Capacity Building Partner for the County Council

Thu 23 Jun 2016

Photo of Support Staffordshire Chief Executive, Garry Jones

As all members and many others will know, Support Staffordshire has been successful in our bid to be the Voluntary Sector Strategic Capacity Building Partner for the County Council.  We have formed a new delivery partnership which includes Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS) and South Staffordshire Community and Voluntary Action (SSCVA), providing full geographical and thematic coverage of the County.

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Support Staffordshire's Chief Executive Introduces New Model of Working

Thu 23 Jun 2016

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As many of our members will already be aware, Support Staffordshire has been consulting you on how we deliver services in the future. Following a series of focus groups and our online survey – prize draw winners announced below – we can now let you know the outcome.

Firstly, thank you for taking part and we are pleased to hear that overall our members understand the need for our services to change and modernise.

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Applications Welcome for the Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund

Thu 23 Jun 2016

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Staffordshire County Council has now launched the CLT responsiveness fund for 2016/17. Details are available on their website.

The fund value is £160K across Staffordshire and they are looking for applications of between £5k and £10k for each project.

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund offers local grants for the delivery of needs led adult learning programmes. Courses should:

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Support Staffordshire Assist Organisations at Funding Fair in Lichfield

Thu 23 Jun 2016

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Feedback from our members tell us that funding remains one of the major challenges for organisations. On Wednesday 14 June Support Staffordshire organised a funding event for VCSE Organisations operating in the Lichfield area. 

The event, that was held at Wade Street Church, was attended by organisations ranging from small community groups through to larger well established  organisations. Funders in attendance included the Big Lottery, People Power Fund (Police and Crime Commissioners Officer) and Staffordshire Community Arts. 

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NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) AGMs in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 23 Jun 2016

Are you interested in learning more about local healthcare? The six NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be holding their Annual General Meetings in June and July.

You will be able find out what they have been doing locally to improve healthcare and their plans for the future. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions. Details of the events are below:

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Information & Activity Day for Mental Health Awareness Week (Staffordshire Moorlands)

Thu 23 Jun 2016

We all know the statistic that 1 in 4 adults will experience some form of mental health issue during their lives. So it’s likely that most people will be touched by a mental health issue, either directly or indirectly. But the good news is that there’s a huge range of support services available.

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