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Volunteering Spotlight - Walton Hall, Eccleshall

Tue 4 Aug 2015

The Shaw Trust is seeking volunteers to help out at their new horticulture social enterprise based at Walton Hall Special Needs Academy School in Eccleshall. The project is due to launch in September and they are looking for volunteers who have an interest in:

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Signpost Centre, Highfields – Five Years of Funding, Five Years of Hope!

Tue 4 Aug 2015

 The Signpost Centre has recently received news that it has secured a £370,000 grant from the National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund to provide support to Stafford residents dealing with employment, debt, mental health, family and older person issues, over the next five years. Staff can continue to be employed, volunteers managed and clients served in the community cafe on Highfields.  The new project will start in September 2015 and will concentrate on achieving the following outcomes in four main areas:

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Support Staffordshire's July e-bulletin

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Our July e-bulletin has been distributed. Containing a roundup of the latest news, subscribe today to ensure you receive the latest updates on important issues concerning the third sector: http://eepurl.com/bsAeF9

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Government - Local Sustainability Fund (LSF)

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Charitable organisations given £20M boost by Government - Local Sustainability Fund (LSF) launched - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/charitable-organisations-given-20-million-boost-by-government

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EUROPEAN FUNDING NEWS UPDATE - 1st JUNE 2015

Mon 20 Jul 2015

The next meeting of the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee is 28th July 2015 so if you have any issues you want raising, or any questions about its activity, please contact your VCSE sector rep, Jill Norman at our Leek office on 01538 381356 or email her on jillnorman@smcvs.co.uk

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Welcome to Our New Marketing and Communications Officer

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Our new Marketing and Communications Officer is now in post. Tina Bailey previously worked for South Warwickshire Tourism, the University of Warwick and IBM. She will be helping Support Staffordshire to communicate more effectively with the community about our work, including details of latest developments.

Exciting news!
Watch this space for new Twitter and Facebook accounts for Support Staffordshire offices throughout the county. Keeping you up-to-date with what matters!

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STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL CONSULTATIVE EVENTS - The 'Children's System'

Mon 20 Jul 2015

by Sandra Payne

Staffordshire County Council have initiated a series of consultative events about the ‘Children’s System’ in its widest sense. They are seeking to engage everyone who engages with children and their families and see it as following on from previous events about elements of the system, such as the Building Resilient Families and Communities (BRFC) event held in November 2014.

The purpose of the ongoing consultation is to explore how all agencies work together now and in future to deliver outcomes for children and families including through:

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INVESTING IN HEALTHY COMMUNITIES - A SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE AND VAST INITIATIVE

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Following a successful consultation event last month, Support Staffordshire and VAST will shortly be jointly consulting on a draft Voluntary Sector Strategy entitled: Investing in Healthy Communities - A Strategy for Effective, Sustainable and Successful Commissioning by the Local NHS of the VCSE Sector in North Staffordshire.

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HEALTHY AGEING IN STAFFORDSHIRE - A CALL TO ACTION

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Following the publication of the Annual Report of the Director of Public Health for Staffordshire,  AGEUK and Staffordshire County Council, have issued an open invitation to their 'Healthy Ageing in Staffordshire - A Call to Action' event.

The event will take place on 30th September 2015 at Yarnfield Park, Yarnfield, Stone, Staffs, ST15 ONL.

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