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Food Summit Event

Fri 4 Dec 2015

A wide range of different organisations – from the public, private and VCSE sectors- took part in the first food summit, organised by the Staffordshire Rural Forum, at Rodbaston on 30th November.

There were interesting presentations from Tom Andrews of Sustainable Food Cities and Kay Johnson of the Lancashire Local Food Partnership which showed the breadth of food issues which can affect all aspects of our lives from food poverty and health issues to food production and business impact.

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Stafford Safer Communities Partnership

Fri 4 Dec 2015

The Stafford Safer Communities Partnership last met on 3rd November. Key items discussed included the following:

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Supporting the Voluntary Sector – what could you offer?

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Support Staffordshire and Partners are exploring new ways of supporting voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, including peer-peer support.

We are therefore inviting Expressions of Interest from any organisation who feel they have knowledge, expertise or skills to share, of value to the wider VCSE sector.

Please click here to complete our short EOI form.

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Celebrating Excellence Awards 2016 - Nominations Welcome

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Nominations for the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust annual staff Celebrating Excellence Awards 2016 are now open.

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The Prince's Trust 'Get Started with Robots' Programme

Fri 4 Dec 2015

The Prince's Trust are inviting people to register for their 'Get Started with Robots' programme in Stoke-on-Trent with John Findlay from Roaming Robots. This is aimed at  16-25 year olds and starts on 7th December 2016.

This is a great programme and covers all the STEM activities.

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Royal Voluntary Service - Coordinator Vacancy

Fri 4 Dec 2015

The Royal Voluntary Service have a vacancy for a part-time Coordinator.

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Case Study: Benefits of Volunteering in The Moorlands

Fri 4 Dec 2015

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Do you have time to spare or are you thinking of returning to work?Shine Volunteering

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Team Staffordshire to Lead the Voluntary Sector in £11 Million Bid

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Team Staffordshire – a consortium of local organisations has confirmed it has bid for more than £11 million being allocated to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent through the Building Better Opportunities Fund this November. If successful the group, which also includes the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, NHS and Local Authority support, will receive funds to support people into work or nearer to work through activities such as work placements and volunteering.

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'Just Drop-In' Achieve IiV Accreditation

Thu 3 Dec 2015

Congratulations to 'Just Drop-In' of Macclesfield who have achieved their Investing in Volunteers accreditation!

Support Staffordshire were proud to support their application.

You can find out more about 'Just Drop-in' at http://www.justdropin.co.uk/

For more information on IiV please visit http://iiv.investinginvolunteers.org.uk/

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Healthwatch Staffordshire needs your help!

Thu 3 Dec 2015

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Can you help Healthwatch Staffordshire in reaching it's new target to get over 500 reviews on their feedback platform, Experience Exchange?

Some of you may already be aware of Experience Exchange, but if you have not used it, Experience Exchange is the go-to website for sharing feedback on health and social care services you have used or accessed in your local area.

Through their simple rating system you can be as detailed as you like, and all reviews can be made anonymous, if so desired.

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