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Replacement Heating for Vulnerable Residents in Lichfield

Wed 20 Jan 2016

Warmer Homes Greener District (a project between Lichfield District Council, Beat the Cold, and Marches Energy Agency) has secured funding to replace heating for some of the most vulnerable residents of Lichfield.

There is a qualifying criteria, which will take account of a persons income and health.

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Healthwatch - Independent Consumer Champion

Wed 20 Jan 2016

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News from Healthwatch:-

'Healthwatch Staffordshire is an independent consumer champion for health and social care services in Staffordshire, delivered by Engaging Communities.

Our job is to argue for the consumer interests of those using health and social care services across the county, and give local people an opportunity to speak out about their concerns and health care priorities.

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Support Staffordshire Participate in Active Tamworth!

Wed 20 Jan 2016

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Staff at Support Staffordshire (Tamworth) have taken the plunge and joined in the Active Tamworth Challenge!

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Key Voluntary Sector Umbrella Bodies Building Links Into WMCA

Mon 18 Jan 2016

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The primary voluntary sector membership and support organisations in Birmingham, Solihull, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Redditch, Sandwell, Walsall, Coventry, Cannock Chase, Tamworth, Stratford-on-Avon and Warwickshire have joined forces to ensure that local community groups, volunteers and social enterprises are able to engage effectively with the newly-formed West Midlands Combined Authority.

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Demon Shrimp Found in the Churnet

Sun 17 Jan 2016

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Working with the Environment Agency, the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership has enabled 17 angling and conservation volunteers to help monitor the quality of the River Churnet. At a number of workshops held over the last eighteen months, the volunteers have been trained to monitor the Riverfly population and will be sampling and recording data at various sites in the valley.

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Building Better Opportunities - Revised Round two, Stage one timelines

Mon 11 Jan 2016

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Announcement from The Building Better Opportunities Team at the Big Lottery Fund:-

'Please find attached the recently updated timeline for the Round two, Stage one decisions: PDF iconBBO - Round two Stage one timelines.pdf

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Commissioner keen to update Staffordshire community groups

Mon 11 Jan 2016

Press Release from Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis:-

'Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis says 2016 could be a defining year for policing and is keen to update community groups in Stafford as part of his ongoing engagement activities.

The Commissioner wants to visit local groups across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to speak about the progress made so far and plans for the future to make sure the police respond appropriately to demand and victims are at the centre of the criminal justice system.

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New Courses from Support Staffordshire

Mon 11 Jan 2016

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Support Staffordshire are pleased to announce some new courses (please see the attached posters for further details):-

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Active Steps (Tamworth)

Fri 8 Jan 2016

Active Steps is a Tamworth based project in association with Sustrans which supports people through a free health-focussed programme that encourages physical activity through walking and cycling. Participants are able to access group and one-to-one activities as well we information, advice and equipment that enable them to walk or cycle more often for short everyday trips.

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New Art for Wellbeing Workshop in Stafford

Fri 8 Jan 2016

There is a new Art for Wellbeing course starting in Stafford. The course is being run by the WEA and is hosted by Richmond Fellowship. The workshops are aimed at people of all abilities from beginners to more experienced students.

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