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Cheadle’s Great War Memorial Unveiled

Thu 5 May 2016

Sunday 24 April saw thePhoto of Cheadle War Memorial Unveiling unveiling of the eagerly awaited Cheadle’s Great War Memorial. The stunning, unique sculpture was designed by Jim Plant the local blacksmith and commemorates the animals and men lost in World War 1.

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Potteries Gold Newsletter - April 2016

Thu 5 May 2016

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The April 2016 edition of the Potteries Gold Benefits Newsletter is below. You can also download it in PDF format from the SNSCAB website

You can also download copies of the Potteries Gold Benefit Leaflets from the website.

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Job Vacancy: Support Staffordshire BRFC Officer (Cannock)

Tue 3 May 2016

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Support Staffordshire have a vacancy for a BRFC Officer based in Cannock (with travel).

Hours: 12 hours a week minimum

Salary: £22,000

Are you passionate about supporting families?

If you have experience of supporting people who have complex problems and are able to motivate during difficult times then this could be the role for you.

As part of a small team working on Staffordshire’s Building Resilient Families and Communities programme, you will ensure that families build the skills and resilience they need to cope with current and future challenges.

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Talent Match Assist 1st Burntwood Scout Group in Repairing Potholes

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Volunteers came to the aid of the 1st Burntwood Scout Group by helping with repairs to a driveway at its headquarters at Elder Lane, Burntwood. Lichfield District Council had insufficient funds to repair the potholes in the drive which could potentially cause damage to vehicles. They did agree however to deliver roadstone if the scout group could fill the holes in themselves.

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Funding Available from The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England)

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Announcement from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust:-

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

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Volunteers' Week 1-12 June 2016: Register with NCVO to Receive Free Resources

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Volunteers' Week 2016 is taking place between 1-12 June.

You can find out more about this event by visiting the NCVO website 

From the website you can also sign up to receive a digital resource pack containing everything you need to help plan your Volunteers' Week celebrations, including bunting, the logo and press release templates.

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Primary Medical Care East Staffordshire: Improving Local GP & Primary Care Services Survey

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Announcement from East Staffs CCG Patient Board:-

Our World is changing fast. It is good to know that most of us will live longer in the future, but this will bring an increase in mobility problems and long term conditions such as diabetes and heart problems.

News headlines highlight problems of childhood obesity and chronic problems like type 2 diabetes brought on by unhelpful lifestyles and lack of exercise.

Advances in medicine and medical technology bring new opportunities while people’s expectations of GP surgeries are increasing.

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Spring into Volunteering in Stafford!

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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As the days lengthen and new life is all around us, why not put a spring in your step and start volunteering? Support Staffordshire’s volunteer centre in Stafford is keen to hear from you and can show you a wide variety of volunteering opportunities that can fit with your lifestyle and aspirations. Volunteering is a great way of trying out something new, getting experience to enhance your CV, making new friends and giving something back to your community.

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Agenda Items Required for Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board

Mon 25 Apr 2016

The next meeting of the recently formed Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board is due towards the end of April and a request has been made for agenda items.

For those of you not familiar with the partnership it is a multi–agency group that reports into the Health & Wellbeing Board. Its focus is on families rather than simply children and young people in recognition of the integral link between the two.

A paper that was presented to the Health & Wellbeing Board in March is attached which gives a full explanation of the remit of the Board.

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