Investment in Stoke and Staffordshire from the European Social Fund (EFS) is starting to have a significant impact on people seeking to enhance their employability, find and stay in a job, and improve their skills. A recent report presented to the Stoke and Staffordshire ESIF Committee showed that 4,142 local people had already benefitted from ESF supported programmes. This figure includes 825 people with disabilities and 1,084 people without basic skills.
Staff and Volunteers at the Stafford Work Clubs have been celebrating after helping a woman from the Forebridge Ward of Stafford to get into work many years of being unemployed. Hilary Swift, 47, has been attending Stafford Work Clubs for the past 18 months and over that time has applied for a number of jobs without success.
Having recently done some very successful partnership-working to support volunteers at Disability Solutions in Stoke On Trent, National Careers Service is now inviting other Voluntary and Community Organisations throughout Staffordshire to benefit from our free services.
Cascading Leadership Programme
This free programme matches experienced, high-performing leaders in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) with others in the sector to share their knowledge and provide peer support. It is designed for those who want to develop both their organisational and leadership skills and contribute to the sector.
Business Enterprise Support Staffordshire Ltd has been appointed the lead provider to deliver the £2.3m Lottery and European Social Fund Building Better Opportunities project in the South Staffordshire and Stafford Local Authority areas.
Support Staffordshire has received funding from the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, under a programme called Building Better Opportunities, which is led by Business Enterprise Support in Stafford and South Staffordshire to run two additional work clubs in Stafford. A successful work club has been run jointly by Support Staffordshire and Stafford & Rural Homes (SARH) at Stafford Library on a Monday morning 10am to 12pm since December 2015.
Your organisation / group may be helping, or in contact with, individuals who would benefit from taking part in Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Stafford and South Staffordshire.
10 March 2017 | 12pm - 3pm
Celebrate the launch of well active to support Disability Access Day
A range of organisations will be present to showcase opportunities and support for people with disabilities
Citizens Advice services in Staffordshire are having to change the way they provide county-wide services from 2 March 2017.
Citizens Advice services in the county include Staffordshire South West, Staffordshire North & Stoke, East Staffordshire, South Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire Cheadle, Leek, and Tamworth
The county-wide services affected include: