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‘Tamworth Listens’ Event: 18 November 2015

Wed 21 Oct 2015

Poster for Tamworth Listens event

Every year Tamworth Borough Council holds a number of ‘Tamworth Listens’ initiatives which help them to obtain the views of Tamworth residents, businesses, and the voluntary and community sector.

This year they will be holding a Question Time panel event on Wednesday 18th November. This will take place at Tamworth Assembly Rooms in Corporation Street, Tamworth and will start at 7.30pm (doors will open at 7pm).

The event will focus on three themes;

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Talent Match Welcomes New Employment Coaches

Tue 20 Oct 2015

Talent Match Team Photo

To better support young people who are furthest away from the job market, Talent Match has employed 3 brand new employment coaches.

Their coaches will be working on a more intense one to one basis with young people; offering an array of support opportunities to progress them on their journey to sustainable employment.

Through their “test & learn” approach they discovered that some young people need extra support in addition to their fabulous volunteer mentors.

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Tender Opportunity re: LD and/or Autism

Tue 20 Oct 2015

Staffordshire County Council logo

A tender opportunity notice for 'SCHLD00112 The Provision of Self-Advocacy for Young People and Adults with LD and/or Autism and/or SEND' has been published on the Staffordshire County Council website.

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Tesco Launch Funding for Capital Projects

Tue 20 Oct 2015

New grant funding for capital projects has been launched by Tesco, who are using proceeds of their carrier bag surcharge to invest in communities (administered by Groundwork). Details aren't readily available online yet, but enquiries can be made with Groundwork.

Groundwork are keen to encourage the use of green spaces and community-led activities in the District.

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North Staffs & Stoke CCGs – VCSE Strategy Development

Tue 20 Oct 2015

North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group logo

IMPORTANT NEWS! There is to be a briefing session at the Dudson Centre on 26 November re: the North Staffordshire and Stoke CCG VCSE Strategy Development. Support Staffordshire and VAST will both be present.

You can book your place here.

If you wish to receive a copy of the draft Strategy please register, even if you cannot attend the actual event.

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Three Wise Women CIC Conference: Women's Enterprise Day

Thu 15 Oct 2015

Logo for The 3 Wise Women

Three Wise Women CIC are hosting a one day conference to celebrate Women's Enterprise Day on Thursday 19th November at The Waterfront, Barton Marina and are asking women to bring along their old bras to give to the Smalls for All Charity.

Joyce Bullock- joint organiser and Director of Three Wise Women said "Bring your bras, boost your business, pep up your perkiness, smarten up your savvy, support yourself...with our one day conference that gets you back on track". She added "this is for any woman who runs a business or aspires to, no matter how big or small."

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The Casserole Club - Cooks and Diners wanted

Mon 12 Oct 2015

Casserole Club logo


The Casserole Club is a community-led, food sharing project, commissioned by Staffordshire County Council.


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Staffordshire’s Health Visiting and Family Nurse Partnership Services - Commissioning Changes from 1st October 2015

Tue 6 Oct 2015

On 1st October 2015, the responsibility for commissioning public health services for children aged 0-5 in Staffordshire will transfer from NHS England to Staffordshire County Council.

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Ian Lavery Appointed as Shadow Minister for Trade Unions and Civil Society

Tue 6 Oct 2015

Ian Lavery has been appointed as Shadow Minister for Trade Unions and Civil Society.  He is the MP for Wansbeck in Northumberland, and was elected to Parliament in 2010.

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Investment in VCSE Support infrastructure

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Regular readers may have read my impassioned plea last month, that recognises the true ‘value’ of the VCSE sector is not in its underpaid and overstretched (i.e. cheap) workforce, but in its needs-led, community driven, bottom-up ethos. Our argument for sector support (or infrastructure as it is sometimes known) is to provide scaffolding that nurtures such an ethos.

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