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Tamworth Borough Council response re closure of Citizens Advice Mid-Staffordshire

Citizens Advice Mid Staffordshire currently provides a range of advisory services to Tamworth residents on behalf of Tamworth Borough Council, in what has been a very effective partnership.

We are saddened by the news that CAMS is to close and appreciate it must have been a very difficult decision for the trustees to make. The council had no previous warning of the closure.

A new Place of Welcome in Lichfield City

Life Church in Netherstowe has joined the national Places of Welcome network, making this the twelfth Place of Welcome in Lichfield District.  Life Church has been welcoming people to its  lunch club for several years and therefore it was a natural step for this to become an official Place of Welcome. The lunch club meets at Life Church on Mondays between 12 noon and 2pm. Everybody is welcome to come along to share a meal and make new friendships.

THE RIGHT START: Monitoring and Evaluation

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

100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course.  

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at managers, project officers and anyone with responsibility for monitoring and evaluation.


Burton upon Trent Child Contact Centre launch new website and appoint new Coordinator

Burton upon Trent Child Contact Centre, in East Staffordshire, provides the facility for a Contact Centre, serving the local and wider community. 

They have recently launched a new website:  www.burtonontrentccc.org.uk 

The Centre is a safe, friendly and impartial place where children can meet with their parent (or other family members) with whom they no longer live with following their parents’ relationship breakdown.

They also welcome to their team as the new Co-ordinator, Paul Mills.

Weekly Wellness Meetings in Burton and Tamworth

Changes Tamworth are running weekly wellness meeting for adults in distress in Tamworth and Burton.  

Changes can help by offering Guidance, Encouragement and Support.

Anyone is welcome to attend a changes meeting, no referral is necessary just come along.  All that is asked is that you share in our goal of improved mental well-being.

Changes offer Peer Support sessions in Burton on Wednesdays and Fridays and in Tamworth they hold a variety of sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

Full details can be found on the attached leaflet

Support Staffordshire Connectors - Staffordshire Moorlands

Would you like to try something new; learn some new skills?

Are you a people person?

Do you like to help and meet people?

Do you have some spare time?

Are you passionate about your community?

If you have answered yes to all of these we think you’d be great as a Community Connector in your area of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

You are probably also the sort of person who likes to keep up to date with what’s available/happening within your local community.

Safe & Sound event for Over 60's in Tamworth

Places are now available to book for the Safe and Sound Event at Sacred Heart Church in Tamworth. Early booking is advised as the places are limited. Please see the poster for details. This event is aimed at the over 60's and provides advice and training on wellbring, scam awareness, technology, using a defibrillator, fire safety and the opportunity to be trained to become a Dementia Friend.

Organised by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue and supported by Tamworth Borough Council.