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Free Universal Credit training for organisations in Newcastle

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Universal Credit is a payment to help with living costs and will be paid monthly. The payment is being introduced in stages across the UK and will replace the following benefits: Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, income Support,   income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Working Tax Credit. The payment will be introduced into Newcastle under Lyme in October 2018.

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Appointment of new Partner Governor at University Hospital of Derby and Burton

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Support Staffordshire are pleased to announce that Elaine Day has been appointed the new Partner Governor at University Hospital of Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust taking over from Garry Jones Chief Executive at Support Staffordshire.

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Daniel’s Winning Curlew

Mon 29 Oct 2018

Congratulations to Daniel Hughes from Leek for winning the Support Staffordshire & South West Peak colouring competition at Septembers Leek Sunday Supplement Market. Youngsters were invited to colour pictures of animals found in the South West Peak and Daniel, aged 8, coloured a picture of a curlew, adding other birds to the picture too.

Daniel was awarded an Ice-cream voucher for his family for the famous Hilly Billy Ice-creams kindly donated by Marshall Walker from Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough.

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New Creative People and Places 2019

Thu 25 Oct 2018

In January 2019, a new round of Creative People and Places funding opens. We will be allocating £24 million for this new programme of funding between 2019-2023 to places identified as the 'least engaged' in arts and culture across England, according to the Active Lives survey November 2015 to May 2017.

Areas eligible in this new round include Staffordshire Moorlands, Newcastle under Lyme, East Staffordshire, Cannock and Tamworth.

Details of previous/current projects

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Patient Engagement Event

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Our new Trust is on a journey to provide Exceptional Care Together – and we want you to be part of it. We’re keen to hear from those of you who would like to get more involved in shaping the future of UHDB.

The Trust are hosting a patient engagement event on:

Thursday 8 November 2018, 6.00pm until 8.00pm

Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB

Want to find out more or interested in attending?

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Lichfield and Burntwood MP’s bid to launch naked cycle ride is backed by the Prime Minister

Wed 24 Oct 2018

The Prime Minister has backed a decision by Lichfield and Burntwood’s MP to strip off for a naked charity cycle ride.

Michael Fabricant showed off more than his handlebars as he launched a bid to create a new annual fundraiser.

The Conservative MP created a video of him riding through a park with nothing but a tie and his sunglasses.

And his bid has been given the backing of Theresa May.

A spokesperson for Number 10 said: The Prime Minister wishes Michael the very best of luck with his fundraising.

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Support Staffordshire makes formal complaint to Big Lottery and warns sector to watch out for silly funding criteria

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Support Staffordshire, like many voluntary organisations gets turned down for funding, but we rarely get told we failed on eligibility criteria. Yet when its application for the recent Big Lottery, Building Connections Fund was rejected, it was on precisely these grounds. The funder told Support Staffordshire it had failed to satisfy the criteria of providing a budget that showed its intention to spend 20% of the grant by the end of March 2019.

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Staffordshire County Council Focus Groups

Tue 23 Oct 2018

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Here at Staffordshire County Council we are working on building a new relationship with the people of Staffordshire. By this we mean helping Staffordshire residents to have more personal responsibility and enable them to help out others in their community.  We have designed a number of ‘asks’ for people within Staffordshire that we hope communities will understand and feel they are able to do in day to day lives, in order to help make Staffordshire an even better place to live. 

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Chebsey Parish Hall - Ninebarrow in Concert

Mon 22 Oct 2018

 Ninebarrow in Concert - Chebsey Parish Hall

09 December 2018

Chebsey Parish Hall, School Lane, Chebsey, ST21 6JU

Chebsey Parish Hall is proud to be welcoming the multi-award-winning folk duo, Ninebarrow, in December.

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Community Enabler service - local expressions of interest wanted from organisations in Burton

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Could your organisation contribute to a collaborative style approach to improve outcomes for families with dependent children in Burton-upon-Trent?

In East Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council wish to commission a consortium of providers that will deliver a Community Enabler Service focusing upon the following 4 themes:-

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