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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

Sports Across Staffordshire

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

Staffordshire County Council logo

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

Stafford & Rural Homes logo

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

Bromford Housing logo

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.

Bromford poster

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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

Potteries Gold logo

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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Replacement Heating for Vulnerable Residents in Lichfield

Wed 20 Jan 2016

Warmer Homes Greener District (a project between Lichfield District Council, Beat the Cold, and Marches Energy Agency) has secured funding to replace heating for some of the most vulnerable residents of Lichfield.

There is a qualifying criteria, which will take account of a persons income and health.

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Healthwatch - Independent Consumer Champion

Wed 20 Jan 2016

Healthwatch Staffordshire logo

News from Healthwatch:-

'Healthwatch Staffordshire is an independent consumer champion for health and social care services in Staffordshire, delivered by Engaging Communities.

Our job is to argue for the consumer interests of those using health and social care services across the county, and give local people an opportunity to speak out about their concerns and health care priorities.

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