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Audley Health and Wellbeing Event 2018

Audley Health and Wellbeing Event, date has now been agreed for Wednesday 17th October 2018 running 10am to 2pm and we would like to invite you to come along and show off what support, services and activities you offer.

If you would like to have a stall at the event, could I please ask you to let me know as soon as possible.

If you can email me using the link to the left, we will try our best to accommodate everyone

Greater Chesterton Locality Action Partnership Health Event 2018

the Greater Chesterton Locality Action Partnership Health Event, date and time has now been agreed for Thursday 11th October 2018 running 10am to 2pm and we would like to invite you to come along and show off what support, services and activities you offer.

If you would like to have a stall at the event, could we please ask that you let me know as soon as possible.

If you can email using the link to the left, we will try our best to accommodate everyone.

THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both paid staff and volunteers who support other volunteers within an organisation.

Overview:

Volunteers are a valuable resource providing the backbone of many community organisations, and without whom, many groups would not exist.  This introductory session is a great place to start learning best practice in recruiting, supporting and retaining volunteers.

Topics covered:

          •  Why people volunteer and the importance of motivation

Community Buddies - Castle Ward, Tamworth

NEW 12 month pilot  - Community Buddy scheme to support local residents that live in the Castle Ward in Tamworth. 

Support Staffordshire will be recruiting and training a team of volunteers to become community buddies to offer a friendly ear to local residents, signposting and supporting accessibility to voluntary, community and health services.

The purpose is to connect community members with community buddies to enable them to attend local groups and to encourage and assist people facing barriers to access support within their local community.

Funding Opportunity Open 29 March till 16 April 2018

Let's come together to celebrate our communities.  The Mayor's Community Weekend is 30 June - 1 July 2018

To find out more and to apply for funding please click on the link below but be quick as funding window is 29 March until 16 April 2018

https://www.wmca.org.uk/who-we-are/meet-the-mayor/mayors-community-weekend/

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/mayors-community-weekend

Carers Support

At the next round of VCSE Forums Support Staffordshire is planning to facilitate discussion around the current Carers Support provision across Staffordshire.

We are particulalry interested in hearing from our member organisations across Staffordshire who currently work with or support unpaid carers.  Anything we learn will be shared with Staffordshire Councty Council Commissioners and help shape any future service provision.

Russell Brand lends support against closure of Burton Addiction Centre's sister site

High-profile actor and comedian Russell Brand has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save the Burton Addiction Centre O'Connor Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme from closure.

The centre is facing closure because of an £800,000 funding cut, with fears that if it did close, there would be knock-on effects for its sister centre in Station Street, Burton.

More than 37,000 people have signed an online petition to try to keep the centre open ahead of a Staffordshire County Council meeting to discuss the proposed cuts on Thursday, December 8.

Dementia Friendly Tamworth

Dementia Friendly Tamworth Information Drop-In Event

Monday 21st November 2016 11.30am - 2.00pm and 4.00pm - 6.00pm
at Communities Together CIC (Opposite the Tennis Courts) Tamworth Castle Grounds,
River Drive, Tamworth. B79 7ND

You are invited to join us at the above event to find out more information around Tamworth borough working to become Dementia Friendly.