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Introduction to BLAST - Burntwood and Lichfield Autism Support Together

BLAST (Burntwood and Lichfield Autism Support Together) aims to give parents the chance to connect, share information and help each other navigate the challenges of raising a child with autism. In the future they hope to deliver opportunities for children with autism such as days out, activities and workshops.

BLAST have a jam packed program coming up in the next couple of months. As a relatively new group, their members have told them that they like BLAST’s ’all under one roof’ approach.  

Community Safety and Knife Crime Survey

As part of a new contract, SCVYS has been asked to undertake research around Community Safety and Knife Crime (Youth Violence). Specifically, we are interested in knife crime and whether this is a growing issue around the county. 

Taking part in the survey is completely confidential and anonymous. We only ask for age and postcode to enable comparisons between different areas in the county and different age groups.

Comprehensive voluntary sector safeguarding resources to be developed by new expert partnership

Unprecedented level of expertise as 13 national umbrella bodies and organisations join forces to help facilitate safeguarding improvement

A comprehensive suite of free safeguarding tools and advice will soon be available to the voluntary sector following the award of £570,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund to the Safer Social Sector Partnership.

Community Easter event at Cannock Stadium in Chadsmoor

A free community event takes place on Saturday 20th April at Cannock Stadium Park between 10am and 12pm. Join a variety of community and faith groups at this celebration event. Please see poster for details.

Support Staffordshire are helping to create an information stand for the event so if you have any information regarding your organisation or project that is relevant for Chadsmoor residents, please email them to james.flintham@supportstaffordshire.org.uk to be included.

Carers Connect Cafe - Launch

The Carers Connects Cafe is a safe place to meet where you can find support and friendship whilst having fun doing a variety of activities to stimulate the mind.

The Cafe sessions will be suitable for everyone - parents and carers who are caring for children with additional needs and adults who are caring for loved ones.

The monthly sessions will normally run from 10am-1pm. One hour will be aimed at parents with children and one hour will be for adults and their loved ones.  The middle hour will be for everyone  - sharing refreshemnts and intergenerational activities.

Managing Important Conversations

Funded by NHS England, this FREE 2 hour workshops will provide you with the awareness and understanding to help engage people in conversations about bereavement and planning for your future care.

• What do you say (and don’t say) to a bereaved person?

• How do you approach discussions about care planning?

• When is the right time to have these conversations?

Managing Important Conversations

Funded by NHS England, this FREE 2 hour workshops will provide you with the awareness and understanding to help engage people in conversations about bereavement and planning for your future care.

• What do you say (and don’t say) to a bereaved person?

• How do you approach discussions about care planning?

• When is the right time to have these conversations?