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Uttoxeter: A very welcoming place.

Places of Welcome is a UK wide project, which aims to ensure that every neighbourhood has places where people may go to connect and contribute in a safe environment.  Over the past few months, Uttoxeter has been adding numerous places to this welcoming network, and recently the volunteers who help make this happen were able to come together for a chat over a cuppa and a cake of their own.

More Places of Welcome venues for Burton town centre

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community. 

Since the article in the April ebulletin:

The Young Ones, Burton-On-trent

By creating Gift Boxes for local children between 0 and 17 years who may otherwise receive nothing or very little to celebrate an important event, we endeavour to bring some happiness where otherwise there would be only emptiness.

Welfare agencies in contact with children in need within a radius of approximately 15 miles of Burton request the boxes which we prepare for them to deliver. We can also create Emergency Boxes at times of crisis, containing basic toiletries, clothes and toys.

Autism Engagement Event

The Council is looking for support from organisations involved with Autism to help shape and develop the approach to supporting people with Autism and their Carers.

A ‘drop in’ event will be held on 24th September 2019 at the Northfield Centre, Magnolia Avenue Stafford from 10.00am – 2.00pm.  (If using a SatNav, please use postcode ST16 3BZ.)  There is no need to book, athough if you plan to attend do contact them via the email below.

Shaping Autism Services in Southern Staffordshire

The current contract for Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) services in South Staffordshire is due to come to an end.  In order to comply with Government Regulations around NHS contracts and Procurement, the Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs -the NHS Organisations responsible for designing services) in this area must award a new contract to provide the service using a tendering process and invite potential providers to apply.

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better.  It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh.

Every year, over 6 million people take to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to join in for a few hours of community, friendship and fun - join in!