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£18,000 Grants To Fund New Websites For Charities

Mon 10 Oct 2016

The Transform Foundation has recently launched a new grant programme, which will be providing £18,000 grants to a select number of non-profits, to fund the design and build of a new website for them.

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Stay Well This Winter - Now’s the time to book your free flu jab

Tue 4 Oct 2016

Even though we’ve just said goodbye to the summer holidays GP practices are gearing up for winter and those in at risk groups are being reminded to book in for their free flu jab.

Adults over 65, those with long term health conditions, children aged 2 - 7, carers and pregnant women may all be eligible.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people see their GP and tens of thousands are hospitalised because of flu.

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Charity secures funding to expand Countywide

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Age UK South Staffordshire has been awarded £389,152 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue to run an innovative project across Staffordshire designed to bridge the generation gap by recruiting older volunteers to help out in primary schools.  The sustainability funding from the Reaching Community Fund will see the current Children Matter project expand over the next three years to cover the whole of Staffordshire, working in partnership with Age UK North Staffordshire and education training and resource providers, Entrust.

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Perseverance of Rugeley optometrists may have saved mum’s sight

Tue 27 Sep 2016

A Rugeley woman received treatment which may have stopped her going blind in one eye thanks to a pioneering eye care service running through Stafford and Cannock optometrists.

Mother-of-two Claire Meehan, aged 37, of Attlee Crescent in Rugeley, was diagnosed with acanthamoebic keratitis after optometrists at Colin Lee Opticians, in Market Street, Rugeley, raised the alarm.

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Tender Opportunity - Financial Wellbeing, Debt and Generalist Advice Service

Mon 26 Sep 2016

Tamworth Borough Council is pleased to announce a tender opportunity for Financial Wellbeing, Debt and Generalist Advice Service – tender reference number 16/08.

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Welcome Back!

Tue 20 Sep 2016

Welcome back, it’s that time of year when we all return from summer holidays, autumn weather arrives and in many ways we start the year afresh.

 

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BBC Open Doors

Tue 20 Sep 2016

All around us are incredible people with amazing untold stories. The BBC in the West Midlands wants to work with you to share them. Could your organisation help to tell others what life’s like in your community?

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Time to Vote - Election for VCSE Representation on the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership Strategic Board

Mon 19 Sep 2016

Following on from the recent call for VCSE representatives, nominations were received from Andrew Thomas from Vast and Nick Lloyd from RoSPA.  

Details of candidates are provided in the attached downloads. 

Having read through each candidate statement please place your vote here.

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Be clear on the signs of blood cancer

Mon 19 Sep 2016

Local doctors are calling on residents to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of blood cancer to help improve rates of early diagnosis.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Monthand Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG and Stafford and Surrounds CCGare joining with several national charities and other NHS organisations in raising awareness of the symptoms of blood cancer, in an attempt to improve early diagnosis rates and save lives.

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The Charity Social Media Toolkit

Mon 19 Sep 2016

A Comprehensive Guide To Social Media

Snapchat or Instagram? Should you use Periscope? Social Media is evolving rapidly and it can be confusing for charities to know where to focus their limited resources. The good news is that despite technological innovation, the fundamentals of strategy development remain the same. This guide gives you an excellent insight as to your best options.

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