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Rural Economy Inquiry Report Supports the Call for a Rural Strategy

Mon 29 Apr 2019

The Rural Economy inquiry report was published on 27 April 2019, in it the Committee have called for a comprehensive national-level rural economic strategy, to be delivered locally via communities, councils and businesses.

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy was appointed on 17 May 2018 to consider the rural economy, and while there have been studies of particular aspects of the rural economy, such as agriculture, and digital connectivity, the ad hoc inquiry sought to bring these issues together, considering the rural economy as a whole.

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New look Hanley VI Hub – Drop in

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Beacon Centre for the Blind - Making a visible difference for people with sight loss

Beacon has officially reopened the VI Hub in Hanley – previously known as RNIB Resource Centre – and is hosting a Drop-in session.

We want to invite you to come along and celebrate and see our new look Hub at Albion Street, Hanley on Wednesday 1st May from 1pm. We will be providing free tea and cheesy oatcakes in honour of Staffordshire Day.

Event details:

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SSASPB Updates to Website

Wed 24 Apr 2019

SSASPB has made some changes to its website that they would like to share. Please see the list below of changes and improvements made to the website for oversight and to encourage promotion of the use of the SSASPB website within your organisations.

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Newcastle Borough Council - Contract Notice

Wed 24 Apr 2019

The Borough Council of Newcastle-under-Lyme are looking to commission a Children and Young Persons Domestic Abuse Support Service on behalf of the Newcastle Partnership.

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Re-Solv: Building Resilience within communities

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Re-Solv has been commissioned by Stafford Borough council to deliver a specialist preventative/early intervention alcohol, substance misuse and mental health outreach service providing advice, information, outreach and community sessions and signposting.

For further Details see Leaflet attached.

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Staffordshire's Best Kept Village 2019 Competition

Mon 15 Apr 2019

It is with great excitement that we can announce.....

Entry for this year's Best Kept Village competition for Staffordshire is NOW OPEN!!!!!

Are you proud of your area?

Whether a village, a local area or simply proud of your community, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!

Please visit The Community Foundation's BKV webpage for further information and access to the online entry form.

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Considered having your training programme Quality Endorsed?

Mon 15 Apr 2019

If you are an organisation delivering bespoke training which falls outside of the regulated qualifications market you may be interested in having your training quality endorsed by an awarding body with a ‘mark of trust’.  

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Support Staffordshire Celebrates its Volunteers at 5th Birthday Event

Mon 15 Apr 2019

Just as Support Staffordshire, promotes and supports volunteering; we also benefit from the help of our own bunch of volunteers; and they received a big thank you at our 5th Birthday Event a few weeks back.

The volunteers, were thanked by Humphrey Scott-Moncrieff, Deputy Lieutenant & an ambassador for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, and Mike Smith, Chief Executive of Stafford Railway Building Society, who kindly sponsored the awards.

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GARRY JONES'S BLOG

Mon 15 Apr 2019

April sees Support Staffordshire enter its 6th year in operation. So, in late March we celebrated with our 5th birthday party; more of which below!

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Time is running out - NOMINATE NOW!

Mon 15 Apr 2019

Do you know an individual or organisation who make a real difference to our community?  Do they get the appreciation and the recognition they deserve?  Why not nominate them for a Star Award!  The categories are:

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