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Stafford Work Clubs

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Support Staffordshire is planning to bring together the organisers of the various work clubs around Stafford borough to exchange information and best practice, also to identify any gaps in provision and look at extending its volunteering offer to the more rural towns. If you are involved in any work clubs in the borough, and would like to be involved, please contact Jill Norman on jillnorman@smcvs.co.uk

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Staffordshire rural forum update - August 2015

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Staffordshire Rural Forum has been operational, in its current form, for a couple of years. The aim is to progress actions that meet rural needs and where a multi-agency partnership can make a difference. Organised with theme groups on the economy, the environment and the community, each reporting to a steering group, there is opportunity for the VCSE to be represented at each meeting.

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Biddulph Work Club welcomes new Staffordshire County Council Chief Executive, John Henderson

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Biddulph Work Club run by Support Staffordshire with Your Housing, was pleased to welcome the new Staffordshire County Council Chief Executive, John Henderson to one of their sessions. As well as hearing personal stories from some of the participants, he also learned that between April and June this year the three Moorlands work clubs supported 43 individuals and 24 people gained employment.

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New model for Moorlands district commissioning

Wed 5 Aug 2015

A new model for Moorlands district commissioning is currently under discussion. This is likely to involve the VCSE (and the private sector) in workshop style discussion around key themes to co-produce the new themed specifications for future commissioning. The workshops are likely to be held in the autumn so watch this space!

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Staffordshire Moorlands Work Club members enhance work skills

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Staffordshire Moorlands Work Club members enhanced their work skills earlier this year by taking part in RTITB Fork Lift Truck Licence and Warehouse & Storage Level 2 training delivered by Buxton and Leek College at their Harper Hill Unit in Buxton.

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European funding news update - 5 august 2015

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Recent applications

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Keele Student Union Volunteering Social Impact Survey

Wed 5 Aug 2015

The Student Union at Keele University is currently conducting their annual social impact report. They are investigating the student impact in the local community and invite people in the community to complete their online survey.

The survey closes on 14th August.

The survey can be accessed here.

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Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit Training workshop

Wed 5 Aug 2015

A free Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit Training workshop will be run on 16th September 2015, from 1-3pm at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Aimed at small to medium amateur arts and crafts groups it will give the necessary skills and experience to recruit, retain and support volunteers, whilst introducing them to the work of Voluntary Arts & Tamworth Volunteer Centre.

This event is held in conjunction with Tamworth Borough Council, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Tamworth Arts and Events, and the Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

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Beat The Cold receive funding from eon for replacement boilers across tamworth

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Beat The Cold has received funding from Eon to deliver replacement boilers across Tamworth. To be eligible for the scheme:

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Welcome...Erica Wilton!

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Welcome to the latest addition to Support Staffordshire! This week has seen the arrival of Erica Wilton into our Finance team.

Erica joins us from the British Red Cross and has a wealth of experience in all things accounting. She is a welcome addition to the team!

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