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Team Musk from Swadlincote and Vodafone Burton Sign-up for YMCA Burton Sleepout 2019

Musk Process Services in Swadlincote have signed up for the Sleepout on 8th November for YMCA Burton. This will be the first time taking part for all the participants.

The team will be split with half spending the evening at Pirelli Stadium (Musk Sleeping Beauties) and the other half going extreme and joining others in the graveyard (Musk Die-hards). All members taking part in a bid to raise money for the Charity in Burton-on-Trent.

The Right Start: Adult Safeguarding Awareness

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

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

Rotary Community Library Brereton Joins Places of Welcome.

Brereton Community Library near Rugeley is very pleased to announce that we have joined the national Places of Welcome network. Every Thursday morning between 9.00 and 12.00 anyone at all is welcome to come along for a chat; a free cuppa and biscuits; support and information if needed. Our friendly team of volunteers who manage the library for Rugeley Rotary Club in partnership with Staffordshire County Council are looking forward to meeting you.


The Cheslyn Hay Community Managed Library is now offering an extra special welcome to all visitors including free refreshments, friendly volunteers and lively chat every Thursday between 10am and 12 noon.  The Library, which is run by the Bloxwich Rotary Library Service, has recently joined the national Places of Welcome network which is made up of small community organisations providing an unconditional welcome and hospitality to local people for at least a few hours each week. This is the second Library in Cannock Chase which is officially a Place of Welcome!

Happy Moms Club

Is it time to join the happiest club in town?

Join our 'happy group' learning how to 'mess with stress', cultivate kindness and support each other in our positive parenting journey!

1pm - 3pm on Friday's from 11th October 2019 until 13th December 2019, Charnwood Children's Centre, Lichfield.

Contact Jules Mitchell from The Big Happiness Experiment CIC for details, just text 'happy mum' to 07583 203 444

Health and Wellbeing Event: Brereton Can

Brereton Million are launching a Health & Wellbeing Campaign!

After spending a lot of volunteer hours, resources and money on Ravenhill Park we have successfully fitted a brand new Play park.

We are about to complete refurbishing the running track, adding an outdoor gym and a nature walk. Adding on to this we were looking for ways to group this together, which would fit with our other work and our priorities.

Engagement starts on services formerly at the George Bryan Centre

On 12th February 2019, a fire destroyed the west wing of the George Bryan Centre. It provided an assessment, care and treatment service for working age adults who are in an acute state of mental illness and a mental health assessment service for people aged over 65.

Temporary arrangements have been in place since the fire and MPFT would like to design permanent solutions. An engagement exercise is underway for people living in Tamworth, Lichfield and Burton to discuss how best to create outstanding services. 

A Voice for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism

Currently those in Staffordshire with learning disabilities or autism have no method of formally expressing their joint views to the County Council on all the many issues that affect them.  Their most powerful advocates – parents or carers – also have to act as individuals rather than having any forum in which they can discuss issues of concern with the local authority.  Yet the County Council continues to be the most significant single organisation influencing whether this group can make the most of their lives in our local communities.  We want to tackle this deficit.  We are looking for