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Friends Against Scams

National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team launched a new initiative last week called Businesses Against Scams (BAS).

It is a simple toolkit that businesses can use to help train their employees on how to spot certain types of scams that are more prevalent within businesses due to the current pandemic sweeping the UK. 

The initiative provides free online training modules that will help staff identify and prevent potential scams.

Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Services: Stakeholder Update

Your service provider has changed  

From 1st April 2020, humankind have begun to deliver Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Services; this includes t3 stars the young person’s element of the service.

All Staff from the previous provider have been TUPE’d across; we felt that this was a necessity as the staff are the ones with the knowledge of Staffordshire and its services and it has been widely acknowledged by commissioners, partners and stakeholders what a great job the team have done over the years

Local response to Coronavirus Emergency: Support for Vulnerable Residents Living in Cannock Chase District

There is a wide range of support available to local people – much of this within the voluntary and community sector, with national and local public sector support being implemented alongside this. 

The established Cannock and Rugeley foodbanks have been very busy. There has been extensive small, locally based and individual neighbourhood support to family, friends and neighbours. Cannock Chase is also benefitting from the establishment of a comprehensive (and growing) range of services offered from volunteers working through the Chase Coronavirus Support Network (CCSN).

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fund

Closing date: 1st May 2020

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has pledged £100,000 of financial support to community groups and voluntary organisations who are providing critical support to those impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) living in the city. 

The money will be available for community groups and charities to bid into to help them continue to support those who need it most during the pandemic. It will also help to ensure that those organisations that have seen usual funding or fundraising reduce are still able to access additional financial support. 

National Stalking Awareness Week 2020; See Stalking Clearly

This week marks National Stalking Awareness week and given the unparalleled times we are in amidst the Covid19 pandemic, Suzy Lamplugh Trust will be hosting the week online across our social media and digital channels. We will be sharing podcasts and videos featuring experts and influencers to educate and promote discussion on the theme of “See Stalking Clearly” and stalking support for victims during the Covid19 pandemic. 

NHS Stakeholder Briefing 20 April 2020: Difficult Decisions engagement will continue once Coronavirus is beaten

With the entire country facing an unprecedented challenge in its war against Coronavirus all efforts of local health and care partners are focussed on supporting the frontline.

This means, for a time, other programmes aimed at the long-term transformation of services are being placed on hold.

The difficult decisions engagement around prioritising and aligning clinical policies in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, is therefore paused.