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Let’s Work Together E-Learning Training Now Available

Mon 20 Apr 2015

 Featuring 3D Virtual Home Visits where you can practice real life situations, this interactive and flexible learning tool is now available. The Let’s Work Together e-learning course includes 5 modules covering a variety of risks that your staff and volunteers may face in clients’ homes. This training shows you how to identify these risks and explains relevant referral pathways. The course contains a wealth of valuable and practical information from experts in a wide variety of fields, which can be collected through a course portfolio/toolkit.

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Advice Partnership Frontline Workers Toolkit Launch and Stakeholder Group

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Tamworth Advice Partnership (TAP) has launched its Frontline Workers Toolkit. This small (A5 size), handy guide is designed to give frontline workers the information they need for signposting people to services and support on a range of issues, including Benefits, Money Matters, Gas, Electric and Water, Consumer, Housing and Homelessness, Education, Children & Young People, Family, Older People, Domestic violence, Health and Emergency Services.

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Health and Wellbeing

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Its election time and in the national debate Health and Social Care feature right at the top, only pipped by the economy and immigration. What many people don’t know is that Health and Social Care is an almost entirely devolved issue when it comes to delivery with local NHS bodies and local councils holding most of the responsibility. In Staffordshire these bodies sit together at regular meetings of the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board to provide oversight of services in the county. A similar Board meets in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Children and Young People

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Support Staffordshire have been working alongside Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Service and Dave Benge from VAST to have the earliest possible conversation with Staffordshire County Council to discuss the future of Early Help in the county’s work with Children, Young People and Families. The county council are looking for a shift in mindset with a future emphasis on early intervention and self-help, but recognise the need to involve the VCSE sector and communities more widely to bring this to fruition.

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Enterprise and Skills

Mon 20 Apr 2015

We are delighted to report that the sector elected Jill Norman, Operations Manager North and our strategic lead for Enterprise and Skills to be the Voluntary and Community Sector Representative on the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP committee for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Jill received the overwhelming support of the sector with 84% of the vote.

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Membership of Support Staffordshire

Mon 20 Apr 2015

We would like to welcome you to become a member of Support Staffordshire. Membership is currently free. 

Support Staffordshire is the largest independent local Membership organisation for the VCSE sector and with us your Membership really counts as it makes you a part of our governance. In particular you get to vote at our Annual General Meeting, to elect the majority of our Board of Trustees and to propose motions for the Board to take forward.

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Charter for Collaboration

Sun 19 Apr 2015

Working in partnership has been such a mantra in recent years that it can feel old hat and increasingly a little meaning less. At the same time, many national funders and central government investment in the sector is channelled in such a way that it favours single large companies rather than small local providers and it often drives a competitive wedge between organisations that might otherwise work closely together for a common good.

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Welcome!

Sun 19 Apr 2015

Welcome to the Support Staffordshire blog!

Here you'll find the latest updates from Support Staffordshire as we prepare to launch our new website in the coming months.

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