An exciting new service is being piloted in Lichfield which aims to maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of people over the age of 60 through fun, friendship and music.
A Community Service in Difficulty
Two years ago last December a vital Community Transport Service run by Lichfield District Council ceased due to national and local government austerity cuts. The council could not afford to run the service for the community or maintain its fleet of vehicles to the required standard for passenger transport. They are now at a stage where another local transport charity is in danger of closing down not due to any financial concerns at present but because of a lack of interest from the local community.
Support Staffordshire, as part of the Team Staffordshire consortia, is calling out to any of its members who may be interested in working with others as part of the new Drug and Alcohol Service, that is about to be tendered by the county council.
If you want to visit friends or family, pop to the shops or travelto an appointment the Connect local, bookable bus service is here to help you live the Good Life in South Staffordshire.
The Connect bus service is for any resident of any age living in the zone who:
Lean on Me is a new service in Stafford. We are here to support carers of loved ones living with dementia. Our team of trained volunteers are here to help carers with their daily lives, needs, issues and concerns.
Our volunteers can provide time out for a few hours:
Funding of £70,000 is now available for voluntary groups across Tamworth.
Organisations from across Tamworth are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support individuals, families and children in Tamworth, thanks to a new cash £70,000 boost.
Two new grant schemes will support voluntary and community social enterprise organisations (VCSE) with a total funding allocation of £70,000.
Connecting Communities Grant is a new Tamworth Borough Council funded scheme with an allocation of £40,000 aimed at VCSE groups that are supporting:
We Need You!
Please help us to keep the 'Little Yellow Bus' on the road.
We operate two adapted buses for elderly, housebound and disabled groups from designated areas (minimum occupancy five passenger)
Without more drivers we might have to fold after 32 years.
Could you help?
If so, please contact or email:
Suzanne Edwards 01902 755482 firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS England has announced that Sir Neil McKay has been appointed as the Chair of the Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).
Sir Neil will also continue in his role as the Chair of our local Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP, Together We’re Better.
Following 1:1 meetings with Strategic Commissioners, Staffordshire County Council (SCC) would like to invite providers of Community Based Support and Day Opportunities to a group session to discuss:
1. The findings of our 1:1 meetings with Providers in more detail
2. How we can best work together moving forwards
The sessions will take place on
• 13:30 – 15:30: Wednesday 26th September 2018
• 09:30 – 11:30: Friday 28th September 2018
Mercian Ability Partnership project offers work experience placements and voluntary opportunities for individuals living with disabilities. The aim is for people to get together, have social interaction between each other and to be fully supported by existing staff and volunteers. This will increase their confidence and ensure they achieve. Types of work experience can be from their main office gaining office skills or from Shopmobility which is more customer service based.