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Partners Urged to Join Campaign to Stop Child Sexual Exploitation

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Staffordshire County Council who are encouraging Partners to help put a stop to Child Sexual Exploitation by joining a new campaign:-

'Partners supporting parents, children or young people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being asked to help tackle child sexual exploitation by supporting a new campaign.

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Informational Video: Older People & Dementia, Mental Health & Care

Tue 15 Mar 2016

Announcement from Paul Wiggins:-

Older People and Dementia, Mental Health and Care - 'A wonderful piece of writing relevant to so many different situations'- a Derbyshire NHS video that resonates for many.

I am advertising a free resource about listening to people who struggle to communicate, which has been well received by health professionals. I am reading out the poem.

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Befriending Networks Launches New Online Training Programme

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Befriending Network:-

'From April 2016, Befriending Networks will be offering an Online Training version of its Vital Skills in Befriending course for coordinators of befriending services.

This approach will enable befriending organisations across the UK, even in more remote areas, to access training and expert guidance on all aspects of good practice.

Training will involve a combination of self-study and contact sessions conducted via videoconference, with programmes running regularly throughout the year.

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Healthwatch Consultation: Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Healthwatch:-

'Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council are recommissioning their Healthwatch services from 1 April 2017.

To do this we are exploring how Healthwatch could be delivered in the future to ensure it meets the needs of local people and influences the future of health and care services. As Healthwatch is a champion acting on behalf of local people, it’s really important that everyone has a say about the future of this service. 

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Shoebox Theatre Seeking Community Actors

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from Shoebox Theatre:-

'We are looking to fill one or two small speaking roles, and several extras: soldiers and disciples for plays performing in Lichfield Mysteries over the May Bank Holiday. The soldiers get to dress up and strut about with weapons, and the disciples spend most of the 10 mins asleep. If you're up for it, email us: mail@shoeboxtheatre.co.uk

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Free Office Furniture from Tamworth Borough Council

Tue 15 Mar 2016

Tamworth Borough Council

Tamworth Borough Council has a selection of office furntiture available. The items are being offered to the Voluntary and Community Sector FREE OF CHARGE but with no warranty and no returns. 

For enquiries please contact Barry Curtis at barry-curtis@tamworth.gov.uk  

Items need to be collected before the end of March 2016.

The following is a list of office furniture available:-

Various Desks (LH Curve and RH Curve)

Under Desk Drawers

Desk Drawer Pedestals

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PCC Offers People Power Funding to Local Groups

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Announcement from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire:-

'Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Stafford and Stone to bid for money from his People Power Fund.

As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2016/17 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000.

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Free 'BT Community Web Kit' Service

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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The BT Community Web Kit is a free service that allows you to build and maintain a website for your charity or non profit community group that will really help you to make an impact.

Please visit their website for further information. 

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Tech Grants from Transform Foundation

Tue 15 Mar 2016

Transform Foundation have grants available to charities who want to upgrade their technical equipment. 

The first opportunity is an £18,000 grant to build an amazing web presence.

Please visit their website for further details. 

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Burton Hospital Foundation Trust (BHFT) Survey

Mon 14 Mar 2016

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Burton Hospital Foundation Trust (BHFT) has commissioned Engaging Communities / Healthwatch Staffordshire to capture and explore the experience of service users, carers and the general public to ensure that BHFT is delivering an excellent service in relation to its Equality and Diversity Strategy.

To explore this, they are currently conducting a short online survey.

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