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CPAG Shout Out for Witness Statements

Mon 1 Feb 2016

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Do you have a client with a disabled child who has been refused a DHP?

CPAG needs witness statements for a Supreme Court hearing this month (February 2016). 

Please contact testcases@cpag.org.uk with the details if you can help.  

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Community Grants Available for Tame Valley Wetlands Area

Mon 1 Feb 2016

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Community Grants between £200 and £2,000 are available for heritage and environmental projects that benefit the Tame Valley Wetlands area. Local community groups and voluntary groups can apply.

Deadline for applications: 30th June 2016.

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Community Board Available in New Co-operative Store, Leek

Mon 1 Feb 2016

A new Co-operative store has opened in West St., Leek offering a community board where local organisations can advertise their events.

Zoe Gayes is the Community Pioneer for the new store and the company has a variety of resources that she wants to put to good use!

Please contact Zoe if you think she can help you zspooner@btinternet.com

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New 'Thinking Active' Intervention Seeks to Combat Vascular Dementia

Mon 1 Feb 2016

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Staffordshire County Council, in association with Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, is in the process of launching a physical activity intervention called 'Thinking Active' which is aimed at combating vascular dementia.

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Early Years Performance Report & 8 District Profiles Available Online

Mon 1 Feb 2016

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The Early Years Performance Report and 8 District Profiles are now complete and published to view online.

You can access the reports on Staffordshire County Council's website

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Closure of Stafford & Rural Homes (SARH) Customer Advice & Community Resource Centre

Sat 30 Jan 2016

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In the last five years SARH has seen a huge increase in the number of customers that have chosen to find a home, pay rent, report a repair and get in touch via www.sarh.co.uk and e-mail or contact them via their Freephone number.

They have reviewed the numbers of customers visiting the SARH facility at Greyfriars and following a period of consultation and taking customers views into consideration, the decision was made to close this facility on Friday 29th January.

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Bromford Employment Drop-in (Cannock)

Fri 29 Jan 2016

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Bromford are offering a series of drop-in sessions in Cannock for job seekers who need assistance with writing their CV, training, are considering volunteering, or need guidance on making a career change.

Anyone is invited to attend.

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Stafford Borough Strategic Partnership Update

Sat 23 Jan 2016

Stafford Borough Strategic Partnership met on 21 January 2016. Highlights from the meeting included:

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Potteries Gold Benefit Leaflets

Fri 22 Jan 2016

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Potteries Gold have produced a range of benefit leaflets which are available on their website:-

  • Introduction to Universal Credit
  • Universal Credit for job seekers
  • Universal Credit and housing costs
  • Benefit and appeal rights if you are found fit for work
  • Guide to claiming PIP
  • Benefits and living together
  • Avoiding JSA sanctions
  • Surviving JSA sanctions
  • Fighting JSA sanctions

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Safer Communities Partnership Update

Fri 22 Jan 2016

On 21 January 2016 a meeting was held of the Safer Communities Partnership in Stafford. Highlights from the meeting included:

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