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STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS VOLUNTEERS' WEEK

Tue 14 Jul 2015

Staffordshire Moorlands set up a stall in the famous Leek indoor trestle market during Volunteers' Week last month. Their aim was to raise the profile of volunteering in Leek, and also to get to know each other better as a team following several new appointments.

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BRANCHING OUT BEFRIENDING PROJECT

Tue 14 Jul 2015

Befriending ProjectStafford and Rural Homes and Support Staffordshire are delivering a new community based befriending  service in Stafford Borough.

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NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE PATIENTS CONGRESS NHS - Let's Talk About Health

Tue 14 Jul 2015

The South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a series of public health events over the summer.

The events started on 7 July at the Holiday Inn in Tamworth, and will conclude on 10 September at Burntwood Rugby Club.

They will include a presentation on their current programmes and feedback is welcome.

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HEALTH & WELLBEING INITIATIVE - 'GET TOGETHER'

Tue 14 Jul 2015

April 2015 saw the start of the Health and Wellbeing initiative. Its aim is to set up 'Get Together' groups throughout Cannock Chase, who will provide support and friendship for vulnerable members of the community. It is hoped that individuals such as the elderly and those with physical or learning difficulties, will benefit greatly from this service.

There are currently 7 groups meeting on different days of the week, with some venues offering a lunch.

Activities are mainly craft based and are adapted to meet the needs of its members.

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VOLUNTEERING FOR ALL - TAMWORTH

Tue 14 Jul 2015

Support Staffordshire is pleased to announce that Louise Cotton has joined us as the new 'Volunteering For All' Officer based in Tamworth. Funded through Locality Commissioning, the project aims to promote and support a gentle and relaxed approach to encourage people with additional support needs to access and become involved in volunteering. Volunteering For All believes that everyone has something to offer and they embrace diversity.

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SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD PANELS - LICHFIELD, NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME AND STAFFORD

Tue 14 Jul 2015

The Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) is aiming for Staffordshire to be the most open and transparent police force in the country. Local ownership and accountability is central to this vision, whereby the public have a greater sense of confidence in policing. To enable this to happen, the PCC has implemented an initiative called ‘Safer Neighbourhood Panels’. The panels are designed to ensure that people are better informed and involved, that intelligence and information is shared appropriately and to build links and share areas of concern in local communities.

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INVESTING IN VOLUNTEERS

Tue 14 Jul 2015

The following organisations have successfully renewed or achieved the Investing in Volunteers standard this month. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has supported these organisations and helped them to achieve accreditation!

  • South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health (SSNMH)
  • Accuro (Renewal)
  • Brendoncare (Renewal)
  • Prostate Cancer UK

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Burntwood Work Club

Tue 14 Jul 2015

The Burntwood Work Club has now finished. Support Staffordshire are however supporting some employability training which leads to an OCR Award. This training started on Tuesday 7th July however will continue for three more sessions (21 July, and 4 and 18 August). Please see the attached for more information: Employability Skills Flyer Jun 2015

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Tamworth Volunteering Fair

Tue 14 Jul 2015

Support Staffordshire Tamworth held a successful Volunteering Fair to promote community involvement.

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Community Resource Centre

Mon 8 Jun 2015

East Staffordshire has launched a new service - the Community Resource Centre. The Centre will be offering advice and guidance for individuals in areas such as volunteering, employment and training, and support for community groups on topics such as governance, funding, project planning and delivery. Our newly elected MP Andrew Griffiths was on-hand to cut the ribbon at the official opening on Friday 5th June.

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