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Sexual Assault Equality and Diversity Consultation Project

Mon 12 Jul 2021

Staffordshire Survive provides a free, non-judgmental and confidential service for adults, children over the age of 4, and close family members/significant others who have been affected by sexual assault or abuse at any point during their lives.

We would like to start an equality and diversity project that will inform and influence our responses to victims of sexual assault and abuse from ethnic minority communities.  The project’s objectives will be to:

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Covid-19 walk-in Vaccination Clinics

Mon 12 Jul 2021

In addition to our usual clinics offering booked appointments, walk-in clinics are continuing across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

People can drop in without an appointment and get vaccinated as part of our ongoing commitment to vaccinate as many people as possible and as speedily as possible.

Walk-in clinics are taking place in:

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Stafford Walking Group - Looking for Walkers & Walk Leaders

Mon 12 Jul 2021

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Stafford Walkwise is a federation of walking groups that operate across Stafford Borough. As with many things, covid has impacted on the way we run things. The number of volunteers we have is now depleted and several groups now require group leaders and walk leaders. We are also keen to start new groups, in new parts of Stafford and Stone.

The objective of the groups are to encourage everyone to have access to a friendly short group walk, within easy reach of where they live, in order to help them become active or stay active.

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Chasewater Activity Centre now open with new School Holiday Clubs in Burntwood

Mon 12 Jul 2021

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Peak are excited to announce they are now open for business with their first School Holiday Programmes at Chasewater Activity Centre.

Peak recently took over the management of the site and have been busy planning activities for the year ahead.

The School Holiday Programmes provide a fantastic experience for children aged 7-16, and also provide great value childcare for working parents over the school holidays.  They start when the schools break up for 6 weeks of summer fun from 19th July.

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County Councillors Community Fund

Fri 9 Jul 2021

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Staffordshire has always had a fantastic voluntary and community sector. We know that things have taken a knock over the last year, and our county councillors are this year using their funding to help get community activity back to where it should be.

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Care Plus volunteers in the spotlight

Thu 8 Jul 2021

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Two Care Plus volunteers stepped into the spotlight in the Support Staffordshire South Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards 2021.

Described as “Our own mini Pride of Britain Awards”, the annual event recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers who go the extra mile to support local communities.

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The Santander Foundation Grants Programme

Wed 7 Jul 2021

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Deadline 13th August 2021.

We’ve developed the Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund to help more people in the UK become digitally and financially empowered.

We want to support UK charities to give people the digital confidence, knowledge, and skills to enable then to make better, more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services. Together we can make a positive impact in our communities.

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Patient/Community Survey: NHS Rainbow Badge Pilot Phase 2

Tue 6 Jul 2021

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is currently part of the first national pilot for phase two of the Rainbow Badge scheme, which demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to supporting and valuing LGBT+ staff, and ensuring inclusive practices within their services.

They are currently entering the important engagement phase of the assessment, where experiences of service users are sought and captured via a brief survey.

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Challenges needed for new health and wellbeing mobile app

Tue 6 Jul 2021

Cannock Chase CAN App Challenge ImageLocal community groups, organisations and businesses are being encouraged to develop challenges that will feature on the Council’s new Cannock Chase Can App.

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July 2021 update from GOV.UK for: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

Mon 5 Jul 2021

The Government have updated the guidance on ‘AGMs and other meetings: postponing or cancelling meetings’ section to set out the new approach to annual return filing extensions;

"As restrictions are gradually eased, we have reviewed our approach to filing extensions and we will be contacting all charities with a filing extension that was in place by 30 June 2021. These charities will need to meet their filing commitments by 30 September 2021.

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