“Well organised event. Until you attend a function like this you do not appreciate the tremendous job all the volunteers do.” Cllr Ian Plant, Cheadle
"The Blythe Centre are proud to be part of the wider network that help change, shape and support all by working together with Support Staffordshire to make life good for all.” Helen Bickerton, Blythe Bridge
Is your group doing excellent work in your community? For example giving up your own time to help others? Are you involved with projects that promote a healthier lifestyle? Do you contribute to a healthier environment? Do you keep your community clean and tidy or take action to conserve wildlife and support biodiversity?
If you have a relevant project we would love you to apply for the new SBC Community Awards 2018.
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.
The 2018 Staffordshire Moorlands Volunteer of the Year is James Bourne, nominated by the Biddulph Youth and Community Zone. James received the award during the Moorlands voluntary sector networking event on 19th June (the June meeting of the Moorlands VCSE Locality Forum).
Sixteen Voluntary groups from Staffordshire have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions in local communities and has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals.
Among the groups recognised in this year’s awards are a number of Support Staffordshire members including:
BBC Radio Stoke has planned a series of activities to coincide with its 50th birthday this year, including launching their Make a Difference awards to recognise the vital role many people and organisations make in the community.
There are 5 categories of awards:
- Inspiring young person of the year
- Call of duty - for a member or team of emergency services personnel, NHS staff or the Armed Forces
- Carer of the Year
- Good Neighbour of the Year
The Thrive Mental Health Commission Awards will mark the first year of the Thrive West Midlands programme by celebrating the ground-breaking work across the region to improve mental health and wellbeing.
They are looking for Mental Health Stars – people who have made a significant contribution to improving mental health and wellbeing in your area. We will be giving out a Mental Health Star award to someone from each local area in the WMCA.
Nominations can be for friends or relatives, carers or colleagues, a mental health nurse or even a social worker.