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Closure of Stafford & Rural Homes (SARH) Customer Advice & Community Resource Centre

In the last five years SARH has seen a huge increase in the number of customers that have chosen to find a home, pay rent, report a repair and get in touch via www.sarh.co.uk and e-mail or contact them via their Freephone number.

They have reviewed the numbers of customers visiting the SARH facility at Greyfriars and following a period of consultation and taking customers views into consideration, the decision was made to close this facility on Friday 29th January.

Job Vacancies: The Disability Solutions West Mids & Macmillan Cancer Support

The Disability Solutions West Midlands and Macmillan Cancer Support partnership are seeking to recruit into two positions.

Scoping Lead for the LGBT Cancer Services Pilot for Staffordshire

A Scoping Lead is required to shape and undertake a scoping project to determine the support needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender (LGBT) whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Talent Match Welcomes New Employment Coaches

To better support young people who are furthest away from the job market, Talent Match has employed 3 brand new employment coaches.

Their coaches will be working on a more intense one to one basis with young people; offering an array of support opportunities to progress them on their journey to sustainable employment.

Through their “test & learn” approach they discovered that some young people need extra support in addition to their fabulous volunteer mentors.

Big Lottery review Support Staffordshire (East Staffs) ‘Let’s Get Going’ project

The Big Lottery visited the Support Staffordshire (East Staffs) office to review the ‘Let’s Get Going’ project. The project (funded through Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities Stream) will run for the next 4 years and offer support services to people who want to get back into work or into Volunteering. Support Staffordshire East Staffs offer;

Stafford Work Clubs

Support Staffordshire is planning to bring together the organisers of the various work clubs around Stafford borough to exchange information and best practice, also to identify any gaps in provision and look at extending its volunteering offer to the more rural towns. If you are involved in any work clubs in the borough, and would like to be involved, please contact Jill Norman on jillnorman@smcvs.co.uk