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Safe & Sound event for Over 60's in Tamworth

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Places are now available to book for the Safe and Sound Event at Sacred Heart Church in Tamworth. Early booking is advised as the places are limited. Please see the poster for details. This event is aimed at the over 60's and provides advice and training on wellbring, scam awareness, technology, using a defibrillator, fire safety and the opportunity to be trained to become a Dementia Friend.

Organised by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue and supported by Tamworth Borough Council.

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Lean on Me - Support for Carers

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Lean on Me is a new service in Stafford.  We are here to support carers of loved ones living with dementia.  Our team of trained volunteers are here to help carers with their daily lives, needs, issues and concerns.

Our volunteers can provide time out for a few hours:

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The Connecting Communities Grant and the Local Innovative Community Fund Grant

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Funding of £70,000 is now available for voluntary groups across Tamworth.

Organisations from across Tamworth are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support individuals, families and children in Tamworth, thanks to a new cash £70,000 boost.

Two new grant schemes will support voluntary and community social enterprise organisations (VCSE) with a total funding allocation of £70,000.

Connecting Communities Grant is a new Tamworth Borough Council funded scheme with an allocation of £40,000 aimed at VCSE groups that are supporting:

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Exploring new opportunities for engaging with the health and care market

Wed 23 Jan 2019

There is still time to complete Staffordshire County Council’s market engagement survey. 

Our survey is aimed at providers of health and care services, registered social landlords, and developers with an interest in designing homes for adults with complex health or adult social care needs.

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KEY PARTNERSHIP UNLOCKS GUILDHALL POTENTIAL

Wed 23 Jan 2019

An historic building in Newcastle town centre that holds a special place in many residents’ hearts has opened its doors to serve the public again.

The Guildhall is up and running as a community and voluntary sector hub thanks to successful partnership working between the Council and Support Staffordshire.

Residents can access a range of services under one roof – ranging from money advice and mental health support to help with finding volunteering and employment opportunities – from 10am to 4pm during the week.

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Extra event in Leek on NHS consultation

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Due to the high level of interest in the public workshop events, an extra event has been organised in Leek on Monday, 11 March, from 7 – 9 pm at St Edward’s Church of England Academy on Westwood Road.

People interested in attending can book via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-of-local-health-services-public-ev...

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Co-operative Community Funding now open

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Co-operative Community Funding is now open for groups in Staffordshire to apply for a grant of up to £2000.  

You must be a member of The Midcounties Co-operative and your group must be working in a community where there is a Midcounties store within 5 miles.

Community Fund opens for applications on Monday 21st January 2019 and closes on Friday 15th February 2019

Trustee's Sign off the grants by 29th of May and grants are paid by 30th June 2019

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South Staffordshire Local Village Transport

Wed 16 Jan 2019

We Need You!

Please help us to keep the 'Little Yellow Bus' on the road.

We operate two adapted buses for elderly, housebound and disabled groups from designated areas (minimum occupancy five passenger)

Without more drivers we might have to fold after 32 years.

Could you help?

If so, please contact or email:

Suzanne Edwards 01902 755482 contact@sslocalvillagetransport.co.uk 

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Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards 2019 - Sponsors needed

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Every day thousands of individuals across Staffordshire volunteer in their communities.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community and voluntary sector, and in many cases are the only reason most community groups, start, flourish and persist.  More and more we are seeing volunteers giving their time selflessly to support activities and projects that benefit some of the most vulnerable people in our society including the bereaved, the elderly, the lonely and those reaching end of life. During 2019 Support Staffordshire plan to hold local events to celebrate the contribtion volunteers mak

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Future of NHS Services in North Staffordshire

Wed 16 Jan 2019

This week sees the first of the NHS consultation events in North Staffordshire kick off. Lots of events are planned and you are encouraged to attend and pass on information to your colleagues, stakeholders, friends and family. 

The range of events include five public workshop events, local focus groups and stands at local markets and shopping centres where NHS staff will be available to talk to people and hand out more information about what the proposals mean and how they will help to transform the local health services to be fit for the future.

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