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YMCA Burton launches Sleepout 2019!

Local charity, YMCA Burton have set the date for their 11th annual Sleepout this week – Friday 8th November 2019.

Last year’s Sleepout saw 240 people take part in their Sleepout which was held over two venues, Pirelli Stadium – where people chose to sleep in the concourses or outside the ground and St Modwens church in the graveyard.

The youngest person to ever take part in Sleepout was 3 years old and the oldest was 83 so age is no barrier to signing up for this event!

FREE courses for Parents, Carers and Adults

We are pleased to announce that Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire (DAS) are offering a FREE 12 hour course for parents, carers and adults called 'Dyslexia and Maths, Dyscalculia and Anxiety around Maths'.  Please see attached information leaflet (bottom half) for further details on course content.

This informative and useful 4 week course begins on Monday 16th September from 10am to 1pm at Tamworth Community Fire Station, Belgrave, Tamworth. Booking is essential!

Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

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.