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Friends Against Scams

National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team launched a new initiative last week called Businesses Against Scams (BAS).

It is a simple toolkit that businesses can use to help train their employees on how to spot certain types of scams that are more prevalent within businesses due to the current pandemic sweeping the UK. 

The initiative provides free online training modules that will help staff identify and prevent potential scams.

Update from Your Library Service - 6 May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all Libraries in Staffordshire remain closed, and our service, with the exception of our online offer, remains suspended until further notice.

We are continuing to offer and develop our online service, eLibrary and resources and are active on social media so there are lots of ways to use the library from home!

If you’re not already a member follow this link to join. It's easy and it's free.

New Local Telephone Service Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West are continuing to support the community through this coronavirus pandemic offering specialist local advice for debt and housing issues in addition to the general advice service they deliver.

A new telephone service has been launched where people who need specialist help with debt and/or housing issues can call or email a trained adviser who will call carry out a brief assessment and book an appointment with a specialist caseworker.

South Staffs Water introduce temporary tariff of Assure scheme for people affected by Covid-19 outbreak

South Staffs Water has introduced a temporary tariff of the Assure scheme for people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak (to identify this from Assure this is called Covid-19 Assure tariff) and who now find themselves on a low income as a result.

This is a temporary tariff providing a discount of 60% for 3 months and applicants can apply up to and including the 30th June 2020.

Virtual Internships for charities and not for profits

Keele University is offering student interns to charities and not for profits - free of charge, no PAYE, working from home on a role or project of your choice (Keele will pay the students) - there are many talented students ready to work. Funding is kindly provided by Santander Universities.

Example projects could be research, helping to locate funding sources, administration, data analysis, social media (setting up, running and even training to your staff), Marketing, or help with fundraising

Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Services: Stakeholder Update

Your service provider has changed  

From 1st April 2020, humankind have begun to deliver Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Services; this includes t3 stars the young person’s element of the service.

All Staff from the previous provider have been TUPE’d across; we felt that this was a necessity as the staff are the ones with the knowledge of Staffordshire and its services and it has been widely acknowledged by commissioners, partners and stakeholders what a great job the team have done over the years