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Tamworth Advice Centre

From Monday April 3, the debt and general advice service based at Marmion House in Lichfield Street will be renamed Tamworth Advice Centre and will be provided by Citizens Advice Mid Staffordshire.

The new provider will be bringing in a number of improvements, including a switch to an appointments system and more ways of access to the service for customers, including webchat and Skype.

Free digital skills workshops will also be on offer, giving customers the opportunity to gain new skills.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent VCSE Strategy and Policy Forum - Call for Nominees

Support Staffordshire is now calling for nominees to be members of the Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent VCSE Strategy and Policy Forum.

The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for senior leadership representatives of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to discuss, debate, collaborate, coordinate and, where appropriate, to represent the sector in matters of high level, cross-cutting, strategic and public policy. Specifically to:

Support Staffordshire statement re: Citizens Advice Services

On 15 February 2017 Staffordshire County Council decided to cease to fund the Debt, Benefit and Consumer Advice service provided by Staffordshire’s Citizens Advice organisations. The service was originally commissioned to provide free, confidential, impartial and independent, quality marked and accredited information and advice to the public on a wide range of issues including debt, benefits, and consumer information and advice across the county.

THE RIGHT START: Managing Money

**UNFORTUNATELY THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.**

An introductory session for those who look after finances.  This workshop will cover the basics to enable you to manage your money more effectively and include:

  • Basic book keeping

  • Cash flow

  • Budgeting

  • Forecasting

  • Accounting for what you spend

 

Other sessions available:

'There's no place like home' for a quicker recovery and to ease the pressure on local hospital services

Senior clinicians across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent are appealing for families to help reduce the pressure on struggling services by supporting patients to return home from hospital as soon as they are ready.

Patients staying longer than necessary in hospital have added to the strain on A&E departments, which are already experiencing increased demand. This has caused even longer delays for patients who arrive requiring a bed.

Doctors are advising families and carers that going home once medically fit to do so has also proven to be better for the patient.

March Staffordshire Moorlands VCSE Forum to be held in Cheadle

The next Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) forum for Staffordshire Moorlands will be held in Cheadle on Tuesday 7 March from 2-4 pm at Cheadle Fire Station. We’re hoping that groups based in the Cheadle area will come along for a chat and to hear about various initiatives in the area, funding opportunities and how Support Staffordshire could help and support your group or any new group.