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Supportive Communities Training Session 3: Assistive Technology & Digital Skills

‘Supportive Communities’ is a programme of work that supports older people to stay healthy and independent for longer.  It's about:

Supporting people to stay connected with their local community.

Helping people to find different solutions, so they can stay in their own homes for longer. This could be a new piece of daily living equipment or technology that supports independence.

Encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

Supportive Communities Training Session 2: Communication & Safeguarding

‘Supportive Communities’ is a programme of work that supports older people to stay healthy and independent for longer.  It's about:

Supporting people to stay connected with their local community.

Helping people to find different solutions, so they can stay in their own homes for longer. This could be a new piece of daily living equipment or technology that supports independence.

Encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

Supportive Communities Training Session 1: Signposting and Resources

‘Supportive Communities’ is a programme of work that supports older people to stay healthy and independent for longer.  It's about:

Supporting people to stay connected with their local community.

Helping people to find different solutions, so they can stay in their own homes for longer. This could be a new piece of daily living equipment or technology that supports independence.

Encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

Family Fund - Your Opportunity

Applications on a first come, first served basis until the funding is fully allocated


Family Fund are currently running a small grant programme called 'Your Opportunity' that supports disabled and seriously ill young people aged 18-24 years old who are living at home.

Some of this things they can fund include Digital / Computer Equipment, Transport grant, College Starter or Vocational grant, These are some examples there are many things they would consider.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you can say Yes to all of the following:

COVID-19 residents survey

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on the people of Staffordshire and has affected everyone, from health and wellbeing, education, jobs and the wider economy.

You can now have your say in what you think the future priorities should be in Staffordshire for COVID-19 as life begins to go back to normal, in the Staffordshire COVID-19 residents survey.

It will only take ten minutes to complete and your valuable input will help to prioritise the next part of recovery.

The Impact of Coronavirus on Bereavement

As lockdown starts to come to an end, members of the South Staffordshire End of Life Care Alliance reflect on the impact of the coronavirus on the community.

The current focus for the alliance, which brings together voluntary sector organisations from across the county, is bereavement and members have supported the community in different ways throughout. 

Gayle Routledge, CEO of A Child of Mine, which currently supports more than 60 families across Staffordshire following the death of a child of any age, said lockdown had been a really challenging time for families. 

Re-opening Your Library Safey During Covid-19

It has been a brilliant start to our phased re-opening of Staffordshire’s libraries, so many of you have told us how happy you are to be able to use their library again, albeit in a different way to what we are used to.

We’re really pleased that during July we re-opened all of our County Council managed libraries and we have supported some of our Community Managed Libraries to open as well and expect others to be opening in coming weeks. We have also re-instated limited access to computers and photocopying and we continue to evolve our service as we recover from lockdown.

Comic Relief Community Fund - Capacity Building Grant

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis


Grants of up to £1,000 are available for small local grassroots organisations in England to become stronger and more robust and better able to deliver projects that bring about lasting change.

The Community Fund is provided by Comic Relief and administered for organisations in England by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.