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Volunteer Recruitment Day

Tue 22 Nov 2016

7 December 10-2pm 

Beth Johnson Foundation, 64 Princes Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7JL

Come and have a cuppa, a mince pie and chat through the volunteering opportunities available In 2017

We need YOU to help make a difference to the lives of older people who have been affected by cancer

The Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy and Support Project supplies independent advocacy for people 50+ who have been affected by cancer either as a patient, family member, friend or carer. 

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Breath of Life grants now available in North Staffordshire

Tue 15 Nov 2016

Grants now available in North Staffordshire to groups working with people who have breathing difficulties

Since 1997 Breath of Life have provided grants to help organisations who are working to help people with breathing difficulties.  North Staffordshire has amongst the highest rates of lung disease in the UK, and even though the area no longer relies on the traditional mining and manufacturing industries that may have contributed to lung disease in the past, the incidence of respiratory disease is still rising.

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Snapshot Skills Survey

Tue 15 Nov 2016

Please take time to complete this short 10 question survey designed to establish strengths and skills gaps in the West Midland museums’ workforce.  This is your opportunity to influence the training provided by West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) in the future.

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Surviving Together

Tue 15 Nov 2016

It continues to be a very tough time for many voluntary organisations with ever rising demand and shrinking resources. I also expect that for many, the repeated calls for groups to be more innovative, to think differently or to work smarter feels like a kick in the teeth when you are desperately trying to survive and to save your services from closure.

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THE RIGHT START - FREE TRAINING for VCSE Organisations

Mon 14 Nov 2016

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

16 November 2016 | 09.30 – 12.30 | Support Staffordshire LICHFIELD

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New Government Work and Health Programme

Mon 14 Nov 2016

If you support people in ways that enhance their employability, you may already have been approached by companies who are planning to bid for the Government's new Work and Health Programme. However, all those wishing to deliver had to submit an Umbrella Agreement Response to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) by 9th November. DWP will then decide on the 6 providers who will be invited to tender for each of the geographic areas.

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European Funding Update

Mon 14 Nov 2016

As highlighted in the last bulletin, the Government is continuing to process and contract on European funding applications that are in the system, including the stage 2 applications under Building Better Opportunities (BBO). New calls for applications for unallocated funds are likely to be made in the New Year although there will be greater clarity after the publication of the Autumn Statement. Future projects will need to align with national strategic priorities.

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Consultation on the future provision of social care for older people and adults with physical disabilities

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Staffordshire County Council logo

Ensuring Staffordshire residents receive the best possible care in their homes and in their communities is one of Staffordshire County Council’s top priorities.

People in Staffordshire are living longer but not necessarily healthier lives, and as a result more and more people need NHS and social care services.  

To promote health and independence and continue to provide good quality services in the future, the NHS and social care services need to be joined up. Working together also helps to ensure that care remains affordable.

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Minibus Safety

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Organisations which have their own minibuses may benefit from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) comprehensive guide called ‘Minibus Safety, A Code of Practice’.

This deals with all the issues relating to minibus usage including

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Small Grants in Newcastle

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council administer a range of grants, which are made available on an annual basis. The grants provide financial support for projects that are able to demonstrate that they meet the needs of residents and have considerable community commitment and support to address issues of importance.

A number of these grants are aimed at increasing the number of people getting involved in community projects and at allowing existing groups to try new things.  The Council is particularly keen to fund new groups and those who have never applied before.

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