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Volunteers needed to support older people in Rugeley

Michelle Cliff (Locality Officer for Cannock Chase) enjoyed a visit at St Pauls church hall in Rugeley to meet the volunteers and members of a lunch group run by MHA Lichfield & District Live at Home 

This weekly group can accommodate up to 25 people for lunch and social activities, the members look forward to the get together’s and enjoy seeing the friends they have made.

The Together We're Better Listening Events

"The Together We're Better, Staffordshire Health and Care Partnership has been out and about across the county listening to local people's feedback about their experiences of health and care services and how they could be improved.

Two webinars have been organised to offer an opportunity to people who could not attend our listening events to share their views. The webinars will include an expert panel, live discussions and an opportunity to ask questions.

Free Health MOT's

Freedom Leisure want to give people a bit more understanding about their individual health and wellbeing, so Burntwood Leisure Centre are offering free health MOTs to all our partners and organisations employees / volunteers.

They can arrange a visit from one of their qualified personal trainers to your organisation where they will measure BMI, muscle and fat % etc.

Please see the attached poster for more information and details on how to book.

Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

Uttoxeter: A very welcoming place.

Places of Welcome is a UK wide project, which aims to ensure that every neighbourhood has places where people may go to connect and contribute in a safe environment.  Over the past few months, Uttoxeter has been adding numerous places to this welcoming network, and recently the volunteers who help make this happen were able to come together for a chat over a cuppa and a cake of their own.

More Places of Welcome venues for Burton town centre

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community. 

Since the article in the April ebulletin:


St Augustine's Church has joined the national Places of Welcome network, making this the first Place of Welcome in Rugeley (and the 49th in the county). The church is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 2pm. Everybody is welcome to come along to have a free cuppa, a chat and make new friendships. There is no charge for the refreshments.  It is a very friendly group run by volunteers who are pleased to be able to support the local community. For more information about the Place of Welcome at St Augustine's Church contact the Co-ordinator Michael McGraw on 07522 734745

Words of Welcome at Lichfield Library

The newly relocated Lichfield Library at the Guild of St Mary's Centre in the Market Square is now offering an extra special welcome to all visitors including free refreshments, friendly volunteers and lively chat every Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm.  The Library 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.  The Library launched the new service on Tuesday 11th June and was pleased to meet and greet visitors young and old.