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Support Staffordshire AGM - Save the Date

Fri 4 Oct 2019

We are pleased to advise that a date has been set for our next AGM.  It is due to take place on 

Thursday 20 February 2020 2-4pm

at Lea Hall Social Club, Rugeley

We are delighted that Karl Wilding, Chief Executive at the NCVO will be joining us as our guest speaker.

Further details including how to book your place will be circulated in due course however in the meantime please save the date in your diary

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Queen's Award for Environmental and Residential Centre

Fri 4 Oct 2019

The Kingswood Trust Celebrates the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service was presented to The Kingswood Trust on Monday 23rd September 2019 H M Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire Mr Ian Dudson, CBE, KStJ.

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Launch of interim autism service for children and young people in south Staffordshire

Thu 3 Oct 2019

An interim autism service supporting children, young people and their families in south Staffordshire has been launched by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust was recently confirmed by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) serving south Staffordshire as the provisional provider of autism services in the area.

As interim host provider, MPFT’s Children and Young People’s Autism Service will support families until the formal procurement process is completed by the CCGs and a new contract awarded for autism services in the south of the county.

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NEW Employment Support Offer

Thu 3 Oct 2019

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Talent Match Staffordshire now provides employment support to both young people and adults, aged 16 – 30, who are out of work, and live in the Lichfield or Cannock Chase Districts.

Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), “learners” can access up to 10 weeks of 1-2-1 support and supplementary group sessions to move closer to the workplace.  

1-2-1 support is tailored to meet individual needs and support each “Learner” to achieve their goals.

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Rotary Community Library Brereton Joins Places of Welcome.

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Brereton Community Library near Rugeley is very pleased to announce that we have joined the national Places of Welcome network. Every Thursday morning between 9.00 and 12.00 anyone at all is welcome to come along for a chat; a free cuppa and biscuits; support and information if needed. Our friendly team of volunteers who manage the library for Rugeley Rotary Club in partnership with Staffordshire County Council are looking forward to meeting you.

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A PLACE OF WELCOME FOR CHESLYN HAY

Thu 3 Oct 2019

The Cheslyn Hay Community Managed Library is now offering an extra special welcome to all visitors including free refreshments, friendly volunteers and lively chat every Thursday between 10am and 12 noon.  The Library, which is run by the Bloxwich Rotary Library Service, has recently joined the national Places of Welcome network which is made up of small community organisations providing an unconditional welcome and hospitality to local people for at least a few hours each week. This is the second Library in Cannock Chase which is officially a Place of Welcome!

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FIRST PLACE OF WELCOME FOR STONE

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Following the recent unveiling of their refurbished kitchen, Stone Community Hub is the first community organisation in Stone to join the Places of Welcome network. The kitchen is used primarily on a Monday where a free two course lunch is provided to anyone in need, who is lonely or eats alone for the main part. The kitchen is also used daily when the Hub is open as a Place of Welcome for the provision of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and cakes free of charge every weekday (except Thursdays) from 10am – 1pm. 

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European Social Funding November Round - Deadline 7th November 2019

Thu 3 Oct 2019

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.

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Grant Alert: Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Fund Closing date: 30th November 2019

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Limited (SSCE) is a social enterprise, which was founded in 2011 and run by volunteers. As a type of co-operative known as a community benefit society, it owns two solar photovoltaic panel installations on community buildings in Whittington, and an installation on roofs owned by University Hospital of North Midlands Trust (UHNM).

You can apply for a grant of up to £2,000.

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Autism Engagement Event

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Staffordshire County Council want your views on how they can develop their approach to supporting people with Autism and their carers.

There is 2 events that they are hoping you might be able to attend:

October 17th at Newcastle Day Service | Wilmot Drive, ST5 9AZ | 09.30 - 14.30

October 24th at Northfield Centre Stafford | Magnolia Drive, ST16 3BZ | 09.30 - 14.30

They would love for you to share your experiences, just email:

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