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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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Work Force Volunteering for ‘One Off’ Projects?

Thu 3 Dec 2015

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At Support Staffordshire we regularly have businesses across Staffordshire who contact us asking for ‘one off’ volunteering opportunities for their workforce. For example a request was recently received for an organisation with a workforce of 20 people who are looking to volunteer for a day in March.

Does your organisation have any projects that they would like a group volunteers to undertake for a day? Volunteers could be involved in projects such as gardening, cleaning, painting and decorating or anything else that you have identified could be of use to your organisation.

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Healthwatch - New Forum Topic: Mental Health and A&E

Thu 3 Dec 2015

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A new topic on the Healthwatch forum is now open! The fifth topic is 'mental health and A&E'.

They have posted a couple of web articles and questions just to get the ball rolling, so feel free to respond to those or post about anything else related to emotional wellbeing and physical health.

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Support Staffordshire & the Armed Forces Community Covenant

Thu 3 Dec 2015

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Support Staffordshire has committed to supporting local armed forces families and communities by signing the Staffordshire Armed Forces Community Covenant. The covenant, first launched in May 2012 and reaffirmed earlier this year, complements, at a local level, the national Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces.

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Free 'Emergency First Aid at Work' Workshop

Thu 3 Dec 2015

There is a free workshop on offer covering Emergency First Aid at Work. This is restricted to charities and community groups operating in the Tame Valley Wetlands area, who will benefit from having first-aid trained staff, volunteers or committee members.

Please bring clothing you can move around in.

When: Wednesday, 16th December, 2015

Where: Hams Hall Environment Centre, Canton Lane, Coleshill B46 1GA

Time: 9:30 am to 16:00 pm

Suitable for: Adults

Cost: FREE

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DIGNITY AWARDS 2015

Thu 3 Dec 2015

Do you know someone who puts dignity at the heart of the care or support that they give? Take the time to thank them for their support by nominating them for a Dignity Award.

These awards provide the opportunity to recognise and reward those people and organisations in the community whose actions make a difference and serve as an example to others. This can include young people, family carers, community groups, supportive friends or a neighbour.

Closing date for nominations is Wednesday 6th January 2016.

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St Giles - The Rudolph Run

Thu 3 Dec 2015

St Giles are holding a festive fun-run on Sunday 6th December.

It is your chance to dress up in festive fancy dress and run 6km through the stunning grounds of Tamworth Castle!

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Next stage plans for Staffordshire History Centre online

Thu 3 Dec 2015

The next version of the plans for the Staffordshire History Centre online is on Staffordshire County Council's (Staffordshire Record Office) website. This includes floorplans, elevations and 3D illustrations.

You can view these on their website.

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This Year's Biggest Voluntary Sector Survey Launched

Wed 2 Dec 2015

You are invited to be part of the

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