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News about our Leek office

Thu 15 Dec 2016

Support Staffordshire is focusing its Moorlands locality services at Bank House in St Edward Street, Leek from the end of December. The Leek base will no longer be split between offices at 9 High Street and Bank House. Phone numbers will continue with the main number being 01538 381356 for all services and the community transport booking line operating on 01538 386888 from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The phone number previously used for volunteering and employability services - 01538 398240 - will no longer be used. If you want to drop in to see us, please come to Bank House.

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New Heritage Lottery Programme for the South West Peak

Thu 15 Dec 2016

One of the Peak District’s ‘hidden gems’ is celebrating the award of a £2.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The South West Peak Landscape Partnership’s Landscape at a Crossroads scheme will develop a better understanding of this unspoilt corner of the Peak District and help enhance and protect it in the future.

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New home for Leek Work Club

Thu 15 Dec 2016

In the New Year, Leek Work Club will be moving from its current Support Staffordshire venue on High Street in Leek to Haregate Community Centre at 46 Queens Drive, Leek ST13 6DJ. It will continue to take place on Wednesday mornings from 10am to noon with the full range of help and support available. Support Staffordshire hopes that the new venue will not only help those already using the services but will attract new jobseekers, both young and old.

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Health Research in North Staffordshire

Thu 15 Dec 2016

North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent CCG are conducting research on Neurology care pathways in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. 

If you or someone you know has one of the following neurological conditions, please complete or share this survey:

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Staffordshire Observatory

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Staffordshire Observatory,

Staffordshire Observatory is a data base run by the Insight team, on behalf of Staffordshire County Council. 

For the latest information email the Staffordshire Observatory at observatory@staffordshire.gov.uk or call Staffordshire County Council on 0300 111 8000.

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Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline Open for Longer Over Christmas and New Year

Fri 9 Dec 2016

The Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline, a free and confidential telephone service that offers support to people who have concerns about their mental health, will be open for longer over Christmas.

The Helpline provides a listening service 365 days a year, where you can talk through concerns safely and confidentially, exploring options available and offering emotional support where needed.

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Dedicated women's group will cook up Christmas meal for the homeless and needy

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Christmas is a time for giving and thinking about other people. Most people will have a wonderful Christmas this year; full of presents, great food and joy as they spend time with loved ones and friends.

But for a worrying number of people the festive time is miserable. Homesless people and families living in crisis will not see much Christmas cheer. Those living on the streets and families facing having little or no money to buy food let alone presents will see others all around them having fun and full of the joys of the season, which can only serve to compound their misery.

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Burton's 'Golden Oldies' travelled to London to wow Westminster

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Golden Oldies from Burton travelled to London to treat members of the Houses of Parliament to a musical extravaganza. The Golden Oldies charity brings together often isolated and vulnerable older people for an hour of sing-a-longs, providing members with much-needed social interaction.

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Feed Our Families 'can make a real difference' to families in crisis says Burton mayor

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Burton's mayor has called on the already generous public in the town to dig deep once again for the Mail Feed Our Families campaign. Already a passionate supporter of the YMCA, the mayor of East Staffordshire Beryl Toon has spoken to the Mail about how important she feels supporting families in need is this Christmas.

Councillor Toon is already a big backer of the YMCA, which she chose as one of her charities of the year, and other food banks in the town.

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Russell Brand lends support against closure of Burton Addiction Centre's sister site

Fri 9 Dec 2016

High-profile actor and comedian Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the Burton Addiction Centre O'Connor Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme from closure.

The centre is facing closure because of an £800,000 funding cut, with fears that if it did close, there would be knock-on effects for its sister centre in Station Street, Burton.

More than 37,000 people have signed an online petition to try to keep the centre open ahead of a Staffordshire County Council meeting to discuss the proposed cuts on Thursday, December 8.

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