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Training - Changes to Cancellation Policy

Tue 5 Mar 2019

We are really proud of the extensive learning opportunities we deliver across Staffordshire for those working in the VCSE sector.  We  limit the number of spaces on each course to make sure all learners have the best possible expereince, this means that often courses get booked up really quickly.  It is disappointing therefore when people don't turn up for their training and don't let us know in advance.  As a result of this we have changed our cacellation policy.

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Social Groups and Activities from Burton & Uttoxeter Live at Home Scheme

Mon 4 Mar 2019

Attached is the Spring newsletter from Burton & Uttoxeter Live at Home Scheme. 

It gives details of all of their activities that take place at various locations across Burton, up until the end of May 2019.  Their activities include Arts and Crafts, Knit and Natter groups, Coffee & Whatever sessions and RelaxAcise classes.

They plan on starting sessions in Uttoxeter from April 2019.

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Team Staffordshire – elections- call for nominations!

Mon 4 Mar 2019

Support Staffordshire is proud to be the convenor of an important Strategic Group known as Team Staffordshire. As well as acting as a bidding consortia, the group also acts as a strategic thinking group and represents the sector in certain external bodies such as the LEP. The group involves local authority and local business representatives, but is voluntary sector led.

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NEWCASTLE BID MOVES INTO THE GUILDHALL

Thu 28 Feb 2019

An organisation is now working in the heart of a town centre it was set up to promote, develop and support.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Business Improvement District (BID) has become the latest tenant of Support Staffordshire’s community and voluntary sector hub at the historic Guildhall in Newcastle.

The BID – which was founded in 2015 after a ballot with local businesses and delivers a range of projects – is renting the first floor of the iconic landmark after moving from the Queen’s Gardens Business Centre, at the bottom of the Ironmarket, earlier this week.

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Tamworth Borough Council response re closure of Citizens Advice Mid-Staffordshire

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Citizens Advice Mid Staffordshire currently provides a range of advisory services to Tamworth residents on behalf of Tamworth Borough Council, in what has been a very effective partnership.

We are saddened by the news that CAMS is to close and appreciate it must have been a very difficult decision for the trustees to make. The council had no previous warning of the closure.

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Celebrating cycling and confidence building in Lichfield

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Lichfield Re:Cycle are a confidence building bike recycling project based in Lichfield. We have recently published a report covering our activity over the last two years and our plans for the future.

More details can be found on our website www.lichfieldrecycle.org.uk

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A new Place of Welcome in Lichfield City

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Life Church in Netherstowe has joined the national Places of Welcome network, making this the twelfth Place of Welcome in Lichfield District.  Life Church has been welcoming people to its  lunch club for several years and therefore it was a natural step for this to become an official Place of Welcome. The lunch club meets at Life Church on Mondays between 12 noon and 2pm. Everybody is welcome to come along to share a meal and make new friendships.

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Together We're Better Local Representatives workshop

Mon 25 Feb 2019

Together We’re Better, the partnership of NHS, local government, voluntary and community sector organisations that is leading on the transformation of health and social care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is inviting local people to join its Local Representatives group.

This group is comprised of volunteer patient and community representatives who are passionate about public participation and want to help shape health and care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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Defra has asked ACRE to develop a £3m fund for village halls.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

As promised here is the update from ACRE on the funding announced in the Budget.

£3m has been allocated to ACRE for distribution to village halls.

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News from the Social Prescribing Network

Fri 15 Feb 2019

It's a bit late to be saying Happy New Year to you all, however, it really has been a happy start to the year for all of us who have been collaborating to progress social prescribing.  As January unfolded,  we had the long awaited reveal of The Long Term Plan, with the commitment to roll out social prescribing across England, starting primarily with the funds available for link workers to be employed.   Last week we were filming for ITV regions, on Monday this week a fabulous media blitz about social prescribing, and as I write this, the plans

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