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NYAS Seek Adult Volunteers to Become Independent Visitors for Children & Young People

Mon 25 Jul 2016

Are you that special volunteer? Do you have time and commitment to give? Do you relate well to children and young people?

NYAS is a national children’s rights charity working to recruit, train and support adult volunteers to become Independent Visitors for children and young people who are looked after by the local authority.

They need motivated, child focused volunteers to befriend and mentor children and young people. You don’t need special qualifications, but patience. Stamina and a non-judgemental attitude is essential.

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SSNMH Annual Survey (Mental Health)

Mon 25 Jul 2016

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The South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health would like to invite you to take part in their Annual Survey.

Tell them about how they are doing, and about your thoughts on mental health service provision over the last year.

They are looking to give out a £20 Argos voucher to one lucky person who replies! You can very easily complete the survey online.

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Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team Invitation to Participate in their Drug & Alcohol Review

Mon 25 Jul 2016

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Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team would like you to invite you to take part in the Drug and Alcohol Review being held this month.

They would like to know your views on an outline proposal for potential changes to Drug and Alcohol services. This is an initial exploratory exercise and it would be helpful if you could submit your views by Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

Included below is a link to a short form which briefly outlines the proposal and includes a number of questions to capture your views.  Simply click on the link to take part.

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National Crime Agency & Children's Commissioner Announce Two Programmes Ensuring Child Safety

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The National Crime Agency and Children's Commissioner have announced two important programmes that are designated to help professionals keep pace with, and protect children from, the changing landscape of risk.

They are both free to use and will be valuable in helping schools and social care providers keep children safe.

Please see attached document for further information.

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Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund is now open to new applications. The specification and application forms are available on their website

This year, training can commence from 1 September 2016.  Please see the table below which states when applications need to be received by throughout the year.

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Age UK South Staffordshire Seeking Votes in the National Lottery Awards 2016

Mon 25 Jul 2016

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Request from Age UK South Staffordshire:-

Age UK South Staffordshire are appealing for people to vote for them in the National Lottery Awards 2016.

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Free Dog Safety Workshops for Parents, Carers & Children

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The Dogs Trust are running free dog safety workshops to help people be safe around dogs at home and in the community. 

Please see the document below for further information. 

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Bupa UK Foundation’s ‘Caring for Carers’ Grants

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The Foundation's funding programmes will be developed around clearly defined themes and reflect important factors that underpin health and wellbeing. These include mental health, ageing well, managing long-term conditions, behaviour change and healthy living.

Each round will focus on a different theme. The theme of the second funding programme is Caring for Carers, and is now open to not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and community interest companies, based and operating within the UK.

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Launch of Digital Arts & Creative Ageing Fund

Mon 25 Jul 2016

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing is a collaborative grant funding programme developed by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation. This programme is all about improving engagement with the creative arts by older people across the UK, with the associated benefits to general health and wellbeing which such participation brings.

Funding and support is available to enable entrepreneurial organisations to demonstrate the potential of digital technologies to bring scale to service provision focused on extending access to the creative arts for those aged 65 and over.

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Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board Develop New Early Help Strategy

Mon 25 Jul 2016

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Update from the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board:-

To help you help others, a new Early Help Strategy and a set of practical, easy to use tools have been developed. Everyone across the county will be using these.

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