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Are you Ready for GDPR?

As many of you will be aware new data protection laws are coming with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect from 25 May 2018.

Your organisation should already be compliant with the existing Data Protection Act 1998 legislation and the GDPR builds on this.  Many of you will have attended the information sessions delivered by The Community Foundation earlier on this year that provided useful guidance on preparing for GDPR

NEW Olive Branch Training - East Staffordshire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service works closely with partner agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of communities. 

· New training designed to educate and assist with identifying potential hazards in the home

· Highlights how to refer vulnerable people to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue for a FREE safe and well check.

For further information contact Clare Jolly on 01827 214138 or email Clare.jolly@supportstaffordshire.org.uk.

 

 

Newcastle Market place Event- June Locality Forum

The June meeting of the Newcastle VCSE Locality Forum will take the form of a market place event.

It will be held at St George's Centre, Cherry Orchard, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 2UB from 5pm to 7pm on Monday 11th June 2018.

Groups that cannot normally take part in our day time meetings are particularly encouraged to attend.

The aim of the event is for local groups to showcase what they do and network with other voluntary and community groups in Newcastle-under-Lyme and the wider North Staffordshire.

Who Needs Local Infrastructure?

Lev Pedro from the NCVO has written and interesting post about an issue he feels very strongly about  - local infrastructure.  He worked for a local infrastructure organisation (LIO) for eight and a half years and understands the important functions that such organisations play in the public services economy and is concerned the sector is under threat.

Let's Work Together - Debt and Money Management, Energy Best Deals and Beat the Cold

CAB will be delivering on Energy Best Deals and Financial Resilience.  Martin from 'Beat the Cold' will also be helping identify the risks and advising on how to Beat the Cold this winter.

Let’s Work Together aims to bring all agencies together to help people live healthy, safe and independent lives by giving the tools, training and skills to become the “eyes and ears” for partner organisations, identifying risks or referring to services. It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.

 

Let's Work Together East Staffordshire

Let's Work Together aims to bring all agencies together to help people live healthy, safe and independent lives by giving the tools, training and skills to become the "eyes and ears" for partner organisations, identifying risks or referring to services.  It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independant lives.

This event is about Community Safety - online fraud, rogue traders, scams and cyber crime and Illegal Money Lending and Loan Sharks

Staffordshire’s local directory has had a makeover –Take a look at Staffordshire Connects.

Staffordshire Connects is the easy to use directory for Staffordshire which provides details about hundreds of different care and support services, organisations, local activities, clubs and community groups taking place across the county

Use Staffordshire Connects to browse, search, find and get in touch with a range of organisations offering support around areas such as:

Volunteers needed to help shape exciting new healthy living app

Staffordshire County Council  want to share details about a project that it is working on, in the hope that you will further share this information with your relevant colleagues and communities.

As part of the public health programme, Staffordshire County Council is working with cutting-edge technology company Sentimoto to pilot a mobile phone application (app) that prompts users to ‘check their health' through trusted NHS tools.

The new Charity Governance Code – Essential reading for all trustees

Are you a Trustee, or are you considering becoming a Trustee? Read on.

It’s vital that charities get their heads around governance and the legal responsibilities of its Trustees. Following good governance practices, not just paying lip service but really understanding and applying them could have averted many of the bad headlines of the last two years. It’s more than ticking the boxes. It’s about attitudes and culture, whether a charity puts its values into practice. It’s about how trustees make decisions and how well they understand what’s going on.