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Child Health Fund Grants

Tue 30 Aug 2016

Child Health Fund Grant

Holiday food provision grants now available

Do you run a holiday activity club with food? Up to £5k available now.

The Children’s Health Fund is inviting organisations that want to provide good food as part of holiday learning, play and activity programmes to apply for funding between £1,000 and £5,000. We expect funding applications at the higher end of our scale (£5,000) will be for more strategic bids.

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Parent & Carer Workshops Offered by Staffordshire County Council

Tue 30 Aug 2016

A series of Parent and Carer Workshops are being hosted in regards to the Staffordshire County Council’s review of Staffordshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Services, in September 2016. 

To help plan these events, they are asking parents and carers to let them know, in advance, if they would like to attend where possible (booking details are included on the flyer below).

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North Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent CCGs Launch 4 New Patient & Carer Experience Surveys

Thu 25 Aug 2016

North Staffordshire CCG logo

North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent CCGs have launched 4 new surveys. These surveys aim to gather patient and carer experiences of the following services:-

  1. Falls
  2. Community Nursing (e.g. district nursing and community matrons)
  3. Stroke
  4. Long Term Conditions

For more information, and to take part, please visit our website

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Children & Young People's Health & Wellbeing Programme Update

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Announcement from Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People:-

At a meeting of Cabinet on 20 July, it was agreed that the county council would continue with plans to build a new Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Programme.

The outline specification for the new Programme, which is for families of children and young people aged 0-19 years, has now been shared with organisations who expressed an early interest in delivering the programme on our behalf.

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Share Your Views on Employment Opportunities for Young People

Thu 25 Aug 2016

The Outreach and Engagement Service of the Houses of Parliament are inviting people to share their views on employment opportunities for young people:-

Tell us if the current arrangements for young people are sufficient for them to participate in the job market, and help us identify ways of improving this.

The big issue

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SSCB Training - September, October & November 2016 Training

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Spaces are currently available for September, October and November 2016 SSCB Training.

Multi Agency Level 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, 09:30 – 16:30

This event is for NEW members of the workforce (not to update) who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

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Staffordshire Children’s Safeguarding Board Release Info re: Early Help Strategy

Wed 24 Aug 2016

On behalf of Staffordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board, the county council’s communications team have been working with comms leads in other member organisations to deliver a campaign which launches the new Early Help Strategy, makes practitioners aware of the Staffordshire approach to early help and the tools available to support them with this work.

They have launched brand new web resources on the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board site

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South Staffordshire Council Welcome Funding Applications From Voluntary & Community Sector Organisations

Mon 22 Aug 2016

Announcement from South Staffordshire Council:-

Following the Council’s decision making process on its allocation of funding to the community and Voluntary Sector, members agreed to ring fence a proportion of funding for the sector to bid into. The key aim of this funding will be to tackle identified priority areas within the District while supporting the new Council Plan, and strengthening the role the Sector will have in delivering programmes in partnership with the council.

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NHS Community Grant Application

Mon 22 Aug 2016

Celebrating participation in healthcare community grants – apply now!

Has your community group done some amazing patient, service user or carer engagement work that’s improved healthcare services?

If so we want you to tell us about it. In fact, we want to support you to tell everyone about it!

NHS England will be awarding grants of up to £1,000 to a number of projects that showcase good practice around patient and citizen participation in healthcare.

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Facebook Live

Mon 22 Aug 2016

Use Facebook Live to promote your Charity or event - connect with people who already follow you or new people who are interested. For more details please visit the Facebook Live website

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