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Paying Energy Bills

What help is available from energy providers?

The Government and energy suppliers have launched an emergency package, to make sure anyone vulnerable doesn’t suffer hardship with heating or lighting their homes during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you’re struggling to pay for your gas or electricity, you may have the following options to help:

National Stalking Awareness Week 2020; See Stalking Clearly

This week marks National Stalking Awareness week and given the unparalleled times we are in amidst the Covid19 pandemic, Suzy Lamplugh Trust will be hosting the week online across our social media and digital channels. We will be sharing podcasts and videos featuring experts and influencers to educate and promote discussion on the theme of “See Stalking Clearly” and stalking support for victims during the Covid19 pandemic. 

NHS Stakeholder Briefing 20 April 2020: Difficult Decisions engagement will continue once Coronavirus is beaten

With the entire country facing an unprecedented challenge in its war against Coronavirus all efforts of local health and care partners are focussed on supporting the frontline.

This means, for a time, other programmes aimed at the long-term transformation of services are being placed on hold.

The difficult decisions engagement around prioritising and aligning clinical policies in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, is therefore paused.

Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 17th April 2020

The past week will have been a strange one for many people, with normal Easter activities and bank holiday plans being changed dramatically from the norm. We know that many people would usually be out delivering Easter eggs or, for those of different faiths, spending the long weekend with friends and family. We thank you all for staying home, keeping yourselves and loved ones safe, and protecting our NHS.

Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) for voluntary sector mental health providers

Applicants are invited to apply at any time


The coronavirus pandemic means that more people, either with or without an existing mental health problem, are seeking support for their mental health.

We know that measures to limit virus spread are impacting negatively on people’s mental health, particularly those who depend on formal and informal networks to support their mental wellbeing.

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West Update

Staffordshire South West Citizens Advice is still here to help. If you need advice, information or support, our staff and volunteers are still here, working to help you.

Our offices in Stafford, Stone, Cannock, Rugeley and South Staffordshire (Wombourne) are closed but we are available on the telephone, email or web chat.

We can still offer you the information, advice and support to anyone who needs us.

These are difficult times for us all, but please contact us and we will do our best to help.

TMT First Launches 'Lifelines4LovedOnes', Connecting people in hospital with their loved ones.

Authorised Samsung repair and service partner TMT First Ltd has launched a new initiative to help people isolated in hospital and suffering from the Covid-19 virus connect with their family.

Lifelines4LoveOnes refurbishes old, unwanted and faulty tablets and smart phones and donates them to NHS Hospitals to give to patients who are desperate to connect with loved ones.

Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) Awarded Charity Status

Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) has been awarded charity status as a CIO.  They are a long standing organisation who support victims of hate crime in a variety of ways including acting as an advocate as well as being a listening ear.  CACH also educate and raise awareness of hate crime as well as promoting tolerance in schools, colleges, workplaces and the community.  

Staffordshire tech-firm launches solution to support communities and businesses

Staffordshire LEP News


A new web service has been launched by a Staffordshire tech-firm to support communities and businesses through the coronavirus restriction period and beyond.

Local Food Drops – developed by Stafford-based iWeb – is a web-based solution that enables people to find businesses which deliver food in their area and includes grocers, butchers, bakers, pet shops and more.