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Publication of a DCMS-commissioned research report on volunteer passports

Thu 15 Jul 2021

DCMS commissioned Research Works Ltd. to undertake research into volunteer passports. The aim of the research was:

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“No room for complacency” – charity regulator welcomes rise in trust, but reminds charities that public expectations remain high

Thu 15 Jul 2021

The Charities Commission Logo

New research shows trust in charities is gradually recovering, to a 6-year high, and that the pandemic is having an uneven impact on charities.

The Charity Commission has welcomed research findings suggesting trust in charities is continuing to recover after hitting an all-time low three years ago. But the regulator says trust remains fragile, and that charities must respond to underlying public expectations if they are to fully return to levels of trust last seen a decade ago.

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Volunteering Training

Thu 15 Jul 2021

Support Staffordshire offers more than just finding volunteering opportunities for you. We have some cracking training courses avaialable to you to help build up your skills. They include:

  • Mental Health Awareness 
  • Befriending Skills
  • Working Together with other groups and many more.

Just have a look at the Support Staffordshire website.

Most of the courses are only 60 minutes long. 

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Burton Library consultation starts on Monday 19th July - have your say

Thu 15 Jul 2021

Local residents, partners, stakeholders and businesses will have the opportunity to have their say on proposals to reshape and relocate Burton Library during an eight-week public consultation.  

Like many other places, businesses in Burton-on-Trent have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now we have the opportunity to reshape the library offer to better meet people’s needs and kickstart a revitalisation of the town centre.  

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ACRE briefing for village halls and community buildings in anticipation of freedom day

Thu 15 Jul 2021

With remaining Covid-19 regulations set to end on 19 July, what should village halls and community buildings do to continue keeping users safe?

In due course, ACRE will be issuing updated and detailed information, however in the interim, we recommend village halls take note of the briefing note which will be sent to all Support Staffordshire Village Hall members which explains the changes expected.

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Stafford over 55's club to reopen

Wed 14 Jul 2021

Mixer Club Flyer

Over 55’s Tuesday Mixer Club is due to reopen on the 20th July 2021. The popular weekly community  club of five years closed its doors on the 17th of March 2020 due to the pandemic

Lorraine Conkey the founder of the club said;

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South West Peak Spotlight: Travelling the Green Lanes and The Dove’s Whisper

Wed 14 Jul 2021

South West Peak Landscape Partnership

Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and with volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.

With the Peak District National Park as lead partner and the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) works with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.

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Trustee Required for Community Centre in Checkley

Mon 12 Jul 2021

Checkley Community Centre are looking for someone to take on the role as a tresaurer for the centre. Could it be you or someone you know?

This opportunity would suit someone looking to gain some experience whilst at the same time helping out their local community.

Qualities required in the volunteer:

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Newcastle Volunteering Update / New Opportunities

Mon 12 Jul 2021

With the end to restrictions on the 19th July, we are predicting that there will be an increase in volunteering opportunities becoming available over the next month. This is as more people return to work, either because they were still on furlough or working from home, and as more groups will return to more normal working practices. Wearing masks in crowded places / around vulnerable people still seems like a good idea, so I suspect this and hand sanitizer may be around for a little longer while volunteering.



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Stafford Volunteering Update / New Opportunities

Mon 12 Jul 2021

With the end to restrictions on the 19th July, we are predicting that there will be an increase in volunteering opportunities becoming available over the next month. This is as more people return to work, either because they were still on furlough or working from home, and as more groups will return to more normal working practices. Wearing masks in crowded places / around vulnerable people still seems like a good idea, so I suspect this and hand sanitizer may be around for a little longer while volunteering.



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