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November Volunteering Opportunities

Tue 16 Nov 2021

Change Grow Live – Volunteer Independent Visitor – Multiple locations

For many children and young people living in foster care can be unsettling. You can make a difference by volunteering as an Independent Visitor. .Role available in multi locations.

https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/SupportStaffordshireVMS2/VolunteerOpportunities/DetailsForSearch/4838

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Staffordshire Moorlands Arts Grants

Tue 16 Nov 2021

The Staffordshire Moorlands Arts Grants programme for 2021-22 is now open, offering grants of up to £500 for individuals and £1,000 for community groups and organisations, for a broad range of arts and cultural activities.

 

This grants programme is funded by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, and administered by Support Staffordshire, with an independent volunteer grants panel, made up of local people committed to helping the local arts scene to be the best it can be, making the decisions about the awards.

 

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NHS Integrated Care Board CEO Designate Announcement

Tue 16 Nov 2021

As you will no doubt be aware, the Health and Care Bill is going through the committee stages.

The Bill contains a series of measures which will formally establish Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and give their governing bodies – including an NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) – a broader range of responsibilities, empowering them to better join up health and care, improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

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Supported Volunteering for 18-25 Year Olds in Tamworth

Mon 15 Nov 2021

Support Staffordshire are offering a great opportunity for people aged 18-25 to get into supported volunteering opportunities in the Tamworth area

The project, named Volunteering for All, has been created purely with enhancing the lives of young people in mind, providing them a more personal and easier method of finding and getting into volunteering in Tamworth.

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The Hub at St Mary's Wednesday Volunteering Advice Day

Thu 11 Nov 2021

A new volunteering service has been launched in Lichfield.

Support Staffordshire will have an advisor on hand at The Hub at St Mary’s each Wednesday morning to help people find out more about available opportunities.

Roles currently available include befriending, gardening, helping in museums and working in charity shops.

Volunteer officer Rick Hill said:

“I met some one last week who told me volunteering had changed his life for the better and, as a result of volunteering, he’d got a new job.”

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Stories shared and thousands of pounds raised for the YMCA Sleepout 2021

Thu 11 Nov 2021

A cold autumn evening near the end of October saw over 100 people gather to raise in excess of £20,000 for YMCA Burton with special guests at Pirelli stadium included Ben Robinson MBE DL, Chairman of Burton Albion Football Club and President of YMCA Burton. Mayor of East Staffordshire, Councillor Patricia Ackroyd.

They were amazed to see such a diverse range of people taking part and praised YMCA Burton for their efforts. YMCA Burton have since won YMCA of the year and their annual Sleepout was recognised as a key part of this decision.
 

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New national charter award given to Lichfield neighbours for compassion in the community

Thu 4 Nov 2021

(Front) Coun John Cannon, Dr Manjula Patel, CC-UK Trustee, and resident Mal Worsfold, with representatives from St Giles, supporters and villagers

A Lichfield community whose residents joined forces to help each other through difficult times, has received one of the first ever charter awards of its kind in the UK for compassion.

The charity Compassionate Communities UK (CC-UK) presented Whittington and Fisherwick with the prestigious award on Monday, November 1, as a surprise to coincide with the first International Compassionate Communities Day.

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Taking Responsibility for the Climate Emergency

Thu 4 Nov 2021

Garry Jones

Well happy autumn to you all, the colder weather seems to have finally arrived in November, after a worryingly warm October.  Thus, I couldn’t very well blog about much other than the climate crisis this week whilst COP26 is in full swing.

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Staffordshire Youth Awards 2021

Thu 4 Nov 2021

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The Staffordshire Youth Awards 2021 was born out of the M.Y Voice Youth program delivered across the Staffordshire Moorlands funded through the Big Lottery. It was forged out of a genuine need to celebrate which came from the young people on the program during the height of the pandemic with an expressed desire that young people should be 'seen and heard’.  As a result the idea of a celebratory event championing the efforts of young people who have endured pressures and personal struggle often out the public gaze was born.

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Free COVID-19 Lateral Flow Test Kits for Your Service Users

Thu 4 Nov 2021

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Continued asymptomatic testing is especially important as we approach the winter period. It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated.  Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms. This means they could be spreading the virus without knowing it. Testing regularly using lateral flow increases the chances of detecting COVID-19 when infectious but are not displaying symptoms, helping protect both the individual and staff/volunteers providing a service.

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