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A turning point – but what are we turning to?

Mon 5 Jul 2021

Garry Jones

Many are feeling optimistic and effervescent about a return to some kind of normality in the coming weeks. For some, the easing of draconian restrictions on our personal behaviours – mask wearing and social distancing, can’t come soon enough. Modern, democratic societies, they argue, simply shouldn’t be dictating personal habits in this way for any longer than is absolutely necessary. I have some sympathy, as the history of the world, or Europe at least is dotted with ‘reasonable’ impositions, that are then extended, built upon and abused by those in power.

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SSASPB Newsletter 01

Mon 5 Jul 2021

Introduction by the Independent Chair

I take the opportunity through this newsletter to acknowledge and recognise the enormous contributions that partner organisations have together made during the current COVID pandemic to protect and prevent the abuse and neglect of adults with care and support needs in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

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Community Health Champion Grants

Mon 5 Jul 2021

Community Health Champions Logo

We are pleased to announce that two new grant funds have just launched to enable community and voluntary sector organisations in Stoke-on-Trent to actively participate in the Community Health Champions programme and to help spread positive health messages in their communities.



Grass Roots Grants

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Accessing NHS and GP Services

Thu 1 Jul 2021

General practice remains open and continues to work differently to keep patients safe. Although lockdown restrictions are lifting across England, social distancing remains in place across all healthcare settings. This means that face to face appointments will take place for those who need them alongside telephone and video consultations.

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Building Better Opportunities - Volunteering Case Study

Wed 30 Jun 2021

Building Better Opportunities is a project focussing on key groups who typically find they have multiple barriers to overcome when finding suitable employment. 

The project tackles the barriers that prevent these groups of people from accessing support with more opportunities for education and training, improved health and wellbeing services, better financial help and new programmes to build people’s confidence.

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Financial Services Support

Wed 23 Jun 2021

Did you know we can work with you to set up or help you simplify your financial systems?  No matter what your issues are, whether you are a new organisation or one that has been running long term, we can work with you.  Some of our services include:

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Covid-19 Risk Assessments

Wed 23 Jun 2021

We are all adapting to the new world and guidance is being released all the time on what we should/shouldn’t be doing.  Keeping on top of it all can be quite a challenge.

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VCSE Leader Mentoring and Coaching

Wed 23 Jun 2021

It can be lonely at the top…

Would you value a one to one, confidential space to discuss and reflect your leadership priorities and challenges with an experienced, local VCSE leader?

Support Staffordshire can match you to one of its senior team for a one-off or series of mentoring and/or coaching sessions covering whatever subject matters you would most like to discuss.

They have significant leadership experience over a collective 50+ years, and offered tailored support a very reasonable prices.

Subjects can include:

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South West Peak Spotlight New Accommodations in the South West Peak: Meet ‘Peter’ and ‘Watson’ and the New Look ‘Old Sunday School’

Wed 23 Jun 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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Community Grants Scheme from Transforming the Trent Valley

Mon 21 Jun 2021

Logo for Transforming the Trent Valley, showing the outline of a tree and magnifying glass in orange.

Grants of £500-£5000 are available to apply for now through the Transforming the Trent Valley Community Grants Scheme. We are open to applications from constituted groups, parish councils and schools for projects within the Trent Valley scheme area which fit our objectives:

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