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THE RIGHT START: Befriending Skills

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire.  Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Overview:

Update to Library Services from 19th July

From the 19th July, as England moves into step 4, you will see some changes at our 16 Staffordshire County Managed Libraries:

Biddulph, Burntwood, Burton, Cannock, Codsall, Kidsgrove, Leek, Lichfield, Newcastle, Perton, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, and Wombourne will revert to their full opening hours.

To keep staff, customers and volunteers safe we will encourage you to wear a mask and sanitise your hands when visiting our library buildings and mobile libraries.

ACRE briefing for village halls and community buildings in anticipation of freedom day

With remaining Covid-19 regulations set to end on 19 July, what should village halls and community buildings do to continue keeping users safe?

In due course, ACRE will be issuing updated and detailed information, however in the interim, we recommend village halls take note of the briefing note which will be sent to all Support Staffordshire Village Hall members which explains the changes expected.

July 2021 update from GOV.UK for: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

The Government have updated the guidance on ‘AGMs and other meetings: postponing or cancelling meetings’ section to set out the new approach to annual return filing extensions;

"As restrictions are gradually eased, we have reviewed our approach to filing extensions and we will be contacting all charities with a filing extension that was in place by 30 June 2021. These charities will need to meet their filing commitments by 30 September 2021.

Accessing NHS and GP Services

General practice remains open and continues to work differently to keep patients safe. Although lockdown restrictions are lifting across England, social distancing remains in place across all healthcare settings. This means that face to face appointments will take place for those who need them alongside telephone and video consultations.

An update to Library Services from 17th May

From the 17th May, as we slowly move out of lockdown the 16 Staffordshire County Managed Libraries:

Biddulph, Burntwood, Burton, Cannock, Codsall, Kidsgrove, Leek, Lichfield, Newcastle, Perton, Rugeley, Stafford, Stone, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, and Wombourne will be adding to their current service.

You will be able to choose items via managed browsing. We are currently limiting the number of people who can access our libraries at any one time in order to keep you safe.

Staffordshire music charity Make Some Noise set to launch Song for Wellbeing fundraising appeal on 14 May 2021

To celebrate their 20th birthday in July, local music charity Make Some Noise is set to launch a Crowdfunding campaign Song for Wellbeing on Friday 14 May to support young people following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.