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Fundraising by Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business helps charity create book for bereaved children

A book designed to support bereaved children under five has been launched, thanks to a partnership between a bereavement charity and a nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Never Too Young to Grieve is aimed at people who support youngsters during and after the loss of a parent or carer.


The launch of the new book

It has been produced by the Winston’s Wish charity following a £90,000 fundraising effort by Busy Bees nurseries.

Countywide News


Wed 29 Nov 2017

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of their local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter

Here’s what you can do:

Funding boost launched on #GivingTuesday to support communities give children a great start in life.

Staffordshire communities are set for a funding boost with the launch of the Children and Families Fund. 

The Staffordshire County Council fund, launched on 28 November as part of #GivingTuesday, is making £50,000 available to those organisations looking to improve support some of our communities most vulnerable children and families.  

Any project using Crowdfund Staffordshire to fundraise for a project that helps families to face their challenges at the earliest possible stage could be eligible for up to £5,000.

Hollywood star Russell Brand hails 'wonderful' work of Burton Addiction Centre

Comedian and Hollywood star Russell Brand has dubbed the work of Burton Addiction Centre "wonderful" during his visit to the town.

The actor, radio presenter and author paid a visit to Langan's Tea Rooms, in George Street, this afternoon, Tuesday, November 21, before signing copies of his new book for fans.

Fans were queuing round the block to buy copies of his new book, have it signed by the star and have the obligatory selfie taken with him.

Get the best out of your local NHS services & Stay Well This Winter

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of your local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter

Here’s what you can do:

Make your pharmacy the first choice for help and advice – many pharmacies are open long hours including evenings and weekends and can help you deal with many conditions, such as if you have a cold, a sprain or strain, if you have small cuts and bruises, have indigestion, heartburn or diarrhoea. You don’t need an appointment to speak with the pharmacist.

Carers Hub - VCSE Feedback and Staffordshire County Council Response

Support Staffordshire work:

In early 2017, Support Staffordshire were asked by Staffordshire County Council (SCC the lead commissioner) and the Carers Partnership Board to engage with local VCSE organisations who supported Carers. In particular they asked us to gain some feedback upon how the relationship with the Carers Hub could be improved. 

In March 2017, we undertook discussion workshops at 7 locality forums. Across Staffordshire 75 people attended the workshops from 62 VCSE organisations.

We prompted the following questions as part of small group discussions:

New 24-hour domestic abuse helpline to 'rebuild lives' in Burton and Uttoxeter

A new 24-hour domestic abuse helpline is poised to help "rebuild the lives" of victims in Burton and Uttoxeter.

The Pathway phone service offers advice and information around the clock for those suffering physical and emotional abuse at home.

It has been launched as charity Pathway replaces Home Group to take on a contract to deliver the service in East Staffordshire.

Chief executive Kathy Coe said: "Domestic abuse is a terrible crime which affects people of all ages, genders and lifestyles.

Introducing New Tennant at Bank House - Juniper Training

Support Staffordshire are pleased to welcome Juniper Training as a new tennant on the ground floor of Bank House in Leek.

For over 30 years, Juniper Training has been supporting young people to move forwards with their lives and progress into an apprenticeship,employment or further learning. Juniper’s free training courses are delivered from 13 sites across the country, including our newly opened centre in Leek.

Pamper evening in Burntwood at Spark

Pamper evening at Spark and Springhill Academy on Friday 20th October 7-10pm. Cost is £4 and includes a glass of prosecco or soft drink, nibbles, live music and entry to the raffle.

Fabulous pampering mini-treatments for £5 all proceeds to Spark. Reiki, massage, nails, reflexology, facials and more.

Live music courtesy of CAVE music.

Gorgeous shopping for treats and gifts, stock up on local, hand made gifts and support local businesses.

Delicious refreshments available.