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Mon 14 Nov 2016

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

16 November 2016 | 09.30 – 12.30 | Support Staffordshire LICHFIELD

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New Government Work and Health Programme

Mon 14 Nov 2016

If you support people in ways that enhance their employability, you may already have been approached by companies who are planning to bid for the Government's new Work and Health Programme. However, all those wishing to deliver had to submit an Umbrella Agreement Response to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) by 9th November. DWP will then decide on the 6 providers who will be invited to tender for each of the geographic areas.

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European Funding Update

Mon 14 Nov 2016

As highlighted in the last bulletin, the Government is continuing to process and contract on European funding applications that are in the system, including the stage 2 applications under Building Better Opportunities (BBO). New calls for applications for unallocated funds are likely to be made in the New Year although there will be greater clarity after the publication of the Autumn Statement. Future projects will need to align with national strategic priorities.

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Consultation on the future provision of social care for older people and adults with physical disabilities

Fri 11 Nov 2016

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Ensuring Staffordshire residents receive the best possible care in their homes and in their communities is one of Staffordshire County Council’s top priorities.

People in Staffordshire are living longer but not necessarily healthier lives, and as a result more and more people need NHS and social care services.  

To promote health and independence and continue to provide good quality services in the future, the NHS and social care services need to be joined up. Working together also helps to ensure that care remains affordable.

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Minibus Safety

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Organisations which have their own minibuses may benefit from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) comprehensive guide called ‘Minibus Safety, A Code of Practice’.

This deals with all the issues relating to minibus usage including

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Small Grants in Newcastle

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council administer a range of grants, which are made available on an annual basis. The grants provide financial support for projects that are able to demonstrate that they meet the needs of residents and have considerable community commitment and support to address issues of importance.

A number of these grants are aimed at increasing the number of people getting involved in community projects and at allowing existing groups to try new things.  The Council is particularly keen to fund new groups and those who have never applied before.

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Burntwood Town Council Christmas Festival

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Join us for our Christmas Festival supported by local businesses

Saturday 3 December 4-7pm at Sankeys Corner, Burntwood.

Visit Santa courtesey of Rotary Club of Burntwood and enjoy the sounds of Lea Hall Brass Band.

Children will be well catered for with FREE Face painting and fun fair rides.  There will also be a Mini petting zoo and  Santa Train.

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 4pm.

For more information call 01543 677166

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Friends 2 Friends Talent Show

Fri 11 Nov 2016

For adults with learning/physical disabilities

Tickets are now on sale for our Talent show on Saturday 19 November.  Tickets are £5 pre booked and £6 on the door, this was a fantastic event last year and was a sell out so we recommend you book a ticket in order to ensure a seat. Fantastic performances guaranteed plus great raffle prizes. 

Tickets can be purchased by:

Emai: friends2friends@btinternet.com 

Telephone 07800 675 645

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New mental health service opens doors in Tamworth, Lichfield and East Staffordshire

Fri 11 Nov 2016

A new mental health support service is now available to people living in Tamworth, Lichfield and East Staffordshire. Mental health charity Together for Mental Wellbeing is offering a range of support and activities via the new service, which uses its Your Way model of flexible, person-centred community support.

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Derek's Tree ready for its 22nd year in Burton town centre

Fri 11 Nov 2016

Derek's Tree is back again this year

Derek's Tree is back again this year

Christmas would not be the same in Burton without Derek's Tree, and the good news is that it will be back for its 22nd year this time around.

Derek Liddle's famous tree sees the kind-hearted public help bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of East Staffordshire children every year.

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