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Let's Work Together - Spotting the Signs of Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is so broad ranging that recognising the signs can be challenging.   However, if you do feel that someone may be a victim of abuse, asking the question and opening a can of worms that you feel unsure about dealing with can also be very difficult.  

This session will hopefully answer the question of why people find it so difficult to seek help, and to leave a relationship that is so damaging.   It will also help to consider what signs you may spot when visiting someone and how you might sensitively raise the question of whether they need help. 

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme provides a service to help the elderly and those living in East Staffordshire who are unable to use public transport to make those essential journeys.

Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, offer a door to door service and will wait up to 90 minutes for the return journey.

The scheme can be used for the following:

  • Hospital, doctors or dentist appointments.
  • Hospital patient visiting.
  • Social visits.
  • Collection of prescriptions.
  • Shopping trips.

The following fees apply:

Living with sight loss

Living With Sight Loss – Free Course

This is an informal and friendly two day course run by RNIB and supported by other local organisations and specialists in the field of sight loss.

Dates: Thursday 19th and 26th July

Times: 10.30am – 3.30pm

Venue: Mercia Fire Station, 81 Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7QL

Sessions Include:  

VCSE Locality Forum, East Staffordshire - Funding Forum

VCSE Locality Forum - East Staffordshire

Funding Forum

Date:  Wednesday 27th June 2018

Time: 5pm - 7pm


Confirmed Speakers attending from:

  • The Community Foundation
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The Big Lottery


To be held at:

Voluntary Services Centre, Union Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1AA


Who should attend:

All voluntary and community organisations that have local knowledge of the community and their service users.

Let's Work Together - Falls, Smoking, Weight Management, Dementia Friends and Carers

Everyone Health will be enabling people to spot the signs of people at risk of falling, obesity, smoking, loneliness and how to access a service that can help people live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The session will also include a Dementia Friends session where you can learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Finally, Andy will be giving a presentation on the services the Carers Hub offers and how to access

Staffordshire Supplier Event

PM Training (part of the Aspire Group) is a Staffordshire-based flagship social enterprise, supporting young people into employment through training and work experience and supporting local businesses to flourish. 

We are keen to support business growth within Staffordshire and maximise the value of local spend to create social value (local labour, apprenticeships and training).

NEW Olive Branch Training - East Staffordshire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service works closely with partner agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of communities. 

· New training designed to educate and assist with identifying potential hazards in the home

· Highlights how to refer vulnerable people to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue for a FREE safe and well check.

For further information contact Clare Jolly on 01827 214138 or email Clare.jolly@supportstaffordshire.org.uk.



Funding Opportunity Open 29 March till 16 April 2018

Let's come together to celebrate our communities.  The Mayor's Community Weekend is 30 June - 1 July 2018

To find out more and to apply for funding please click on the link below but be quick as funding window is 29 March until 16 April 2018