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North Staffs Advice Partnership - Consultation Report

Tue 1 Sep 2015

A report has been published following the North Staffs Advice Partnership Network consultation, which was conducted during June and July 2015.

North Staffs Advice Network includes staff and volunteers from over 150 organisations in North Staffs. Three core partners coordinate the Network: these are Staffordshire North & Stoke-on-Trent CAB, Age UK North Staffs, and Disability Solution West Midlands.

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Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit Training

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Voluntary Arts and Tamworth Volunteer Centre, supported by Tamworth Borough Council Arts and Events team, are running a free Arts & Events workshop on Wed 16th September (1-3pm) at Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

The training is aimed at small to medium arts/drama and crafts groups and  introduces the Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit aimed at improving groups' volunteer management skills.

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Training events in Tamworth & District

Tue 1 Sep 2015

There are several upcoming training opportunities in the Tamworth area:-

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Proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at the County Hospital

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss a proposed change to the provision of inpatient haematology services at the County Hospital.

The proposal is to transfer the eight inpatient beds, which are currently provided at the County Hospital in Stafford to the specialist haematology departments at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and the New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

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Have Your Say on Staffordshire’s Short Break’s (Activities) – Aiming High

Tue 1 Sep 2015

The All Age Disability Commissioning Team at Staffordshire County Council recently conducted Staffordshire’s ‘Shaping the Future of SEND Assessment and Specialist Support Programme’. Parents and carers of children and young people with SEND told them of the importance of offering Community Based Short Breaks, which are currently delivered via Staffordshire’s Aiming High Programme.

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Moorlands Enterprise - Support & Advice Events

Tue 1 Sep 2015

The Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with The Prince's Countryside Fund to deliver 'Moorlands Enterprise'. This is a programme of support and advice available to aspiring entrepreneurs, social enterprises and community businesses in the Staffordshire Moorlands area.

Please see the attached leaflet for further details.

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Vacancy for Independent Co-opted Member of Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Would you like the opportunity to have an input into decisions about the delivery of policing services in Staffordshire?

The Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel are looking for a member of the public to serve as a Lay Co-opted member of the Panel.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire’s primary role is to maintain, and secure the efficiency and effectiveness of, a police force for Staffordshire, holding the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of her duties.

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Support Staffordshire Workshop - Working with Ex-offender volunteers

Tue 1 Sep 2015

Support Staffordshire are holding a free 2 day workshop on 22nd and 23rd September at the Curborough Community Centre in Lichfield, for organisations who are potentially working with, or would like to work with, ex-offenders as volunteers.

Please see the attached flyer for further information.

To book please contact Esther Bromley (Training Officer) on 01785413160, or via esther.bromley@smcvs.co.uk

 

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Healthwatch Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council & CCGs - engagement programme for Mental Health Strategy

Wed 26 Aug 2015

Healthwatch Staffordshire is working with Staffordshire County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups on a public and professional engagement programme evaluating the Mental Health Strategy "Mental Health is Everybody's Business" which sets out a new approach for mental health across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The strategy aims to help people stay in control, access high quality services when needed, and receive care that is focused on recovery and independence.

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Staffordshire County Council - Community Short Breaks PIN and provider Event Notification

Wed 26 Aug 2015

The All Age Disability Commissioning Team at Staffordshire County Council are currently shaping their Service Specification in preparation for their upcoming procurement exercise in relation to the provision of Community Short Break opportunities (currently known as Aiming High).

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