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Support Staffordshire (Tamworth) Volunteer Newsletter - June 2016

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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The June 2016 edition of Support Staffordshire (Tamworth)'s Volunteering Newsletter is now out, featuring all the latest news for the area. 

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Healthwatch Staffordshire Newsletter - April/May 2016

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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You can now view the latest edition of the Healthwatch Staffordshire Newsletter (below) and read what they have been doing these last few weeks.

Included in this issue; an update from Jan Sensier, their Chief Executive, details of their annual conference, a poster design competition, neurological services survey and much more.  

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The Charity Commission: Trustees Must Ensure Fundraising Reflects Their Charity’s Values

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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The Charity Commission (‘the commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has released its new guidance for charities trustees about fundraising from the public. Trustees have a key role in overseeing their charity’s fundraising and ensuring it reflects their charity’s values. The guidance states 'Many charities need to ask the public for money.

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Healthwatch Staffordshire - Online Survey Re: Priorities

Thu 9 Jun 2016

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What do you think Healthwatch Staffordshire priorities should be?

As the independent consumer champion of health and social care services in Staffordshire, they look into services and hear from the people that use them. Right now they're working on their plan of work for the next 12 months and they need your views about services in your area.

What do you think their priorities should be? They would be extremely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete their online questionnaire.  

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CASS Job Vacancy: Community Project Development Worker

Mon 6 Jun 2016

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A rare opportunity to work for Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) has arisen. They are looking for an enthusiastic, multi-skilled person to join their team to support community, project development and assist in increasing capacity within the organisation.

This challenging role requires an adaptable person who is well motivated and enjoys engaging with the public. Previous community work is not essential but the desire to make a positive change to assist and promote support for family carers is.

Good numeracy, literacy and IT skills are essential.

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Volunteers Week Big Thank You (Leek)

Wed 1 Jun 2016

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Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. It also results in a rich diversity of activity, from local football for youngsters to luncheon clubs for older people, improving the quality of life for so many of us.

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Successful Information & Activity Day for Mental Health Awareness Week (Leek)

Wed 1 Jun 2016

We all know the statistic that 1 in 4 adults will experience some form of mental health issue during their lives. So it’s likely that most people will be touched by a mental health issue, either directly or indirectly. But the good news is that there’s a huge range of support services available.

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Pathway Project Receive £550,000 in the Big Lottery Empowering Women & Girls Initiative 

Wed 25 May 2016

The Big Lottery has announced the successful applicants in their Empowering Women and Girls Initiative.  Pathway Project are delighted to announce our £550,000 grant over 5 years, and to thank the Big Lottery for this wonderful funding stream.

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Farming Life Centre Job Vacancy: Manager

Wed 25 May 2016

The Farming Life Centre have a vacancy for a Manager to manage and develop an established Peak District rural/farming charity with a number of established services and projects in development.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week.

Contract: Initial contract to 31 March 2017.

Key Skills: project development/management, leadership, partnership working, community development.

Further details can be found on their website

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Team Staffordshire – Call for VCSE Delivery Representatives

Sun 22 May 2016

On 19 May 2016 Team Staffordshire agreed to formally extend and develop its remit.

The group was originally convened in December 2014 to bring together VCSE and other local partners in order to bid to the Building Better Opportunities Fund. This it did successfully in early 2016 and we have recently heard that we have been successful in the Stafford and South Staffordshire area (where the lead partner is Business Enterprise Support, BES).

Building on this success, Team Staffordshire will now seek to work across any appropriate local theme including but not limited to:

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