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Tamworth Earliest Help Event

This event will bring together representatives from the local voluntary and community sector and public sector to share knowledge and promote the earliest help work that happens within the Tamworth Community.

"Earliest help is working with children, young people and families to offer the right support at an early stage before a small needs becomes a bigger one."

It will update on earliest help so far, share the 4 priorities, explore how to address the priorities and network and build relationships.

Let's Work Together - Falls, Smoking, Weight Management, Dementia Friends and Carers

Everyone Health will be enabling people to spot the signs of people at risk of falling, obesity, smoking, loneliness and how to access a service that can help people live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The session will also include a Dementia Friends session where you can learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Finally, Andy will be giving a presentation on the services the Carers Hub offers and how to access

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.

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.

Fundraising by Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business helps charity create book for bereaved children

A book designed to support bereaved children under five has been launched, thanks to a partnership between a bereavement charity and a nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Never Too Young to Grieve is aimed at people who support youngsters during and after the loss of a parent or carer.

 

The launch of the new book

It has been produced by the Winston’s Wish charity following a £90,000 fundraising effort by Busy Bees nurseries.

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.

 

Tamworth Borough Council's homelessness service is changing

In April 2017 the Homeless Reduction Bill became an Act of Parliament, signalling the most significant change to homelessness law for a number of years.  The new legislation places a duty on councils to help prevent the homelessness of all families and single people regardless of priority need, but who are eligible and threatened with homelessness

Key measures in the Act include

An extension of the period in which the authority should treat someone as threatened with homelessness from 28 to 56 days