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The Connecting Communities Grant and the Local Innovative Community Fund Grant

Funding of £70,000 is now available for voluntary groups across Tamworth.

Organisations from across Tamworth are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support individuals, families and children in Tamworth, thanks to a new cash £70,000 boost.

Two new grant schemes will support voluntary and community social enterprise organisations (VCSE) with a total funding allocation of £70,000.

Connecting Communities Grant is a new Tamworth Borough Council funded scheme with an allocation of £40,000 aimed at VCSE groups that are supporting:

NEWS from Sherratts Wood CIC

Sherratts Wood has been in business for 9 years and we welcome customers from all over the county to our three sites. Sherratts Wood CIC offer services to individuals at the farm site, Burton-on-Trent or Lichfield with each setting offering different opportunities. We support individuals with learning disabilities, mental health disorders physical disabilities, Dementia and Alzheimer’s or individuals who have suffered with brain injuries. Individuals can choose to join us from 16 years of age with our oldest customer’s being in their 70’s.

Nativity On The Move - a community festive celebration in Chadsmoor

See the attached poster for details of a community festive celebration event in Chadsmoor - Nativity On The Move - a joint celebration hosted by Bethany Church, Chadsmoor Methodist Church and St Chad's Church and supported by local community groups and individuals. It takes place on Friday 21st December between 6pm and 7:30pm.

It would be great to see as many people as possible along to the event, there will be refreshments at the end and spectacle along the way including fantastic oratory and a donkey on wheels!

FOOD TRAIN Supporting local older people at home

Grocery shopping delivery service

Food Train is an award-winning charity and social enterprise, established in Scotland over 20 years ago by older people for older people. With a small staff and over 800 volunteers Food Train delivers multi-faceted support, for more than 2600 older people, to live well at home for longer. Its core grocery delivery service delivered over 40,000 grocery orders in 2016 and is the largest of its kind in the UK.

Mental Health Adult Social Care (North Staffordshire)

Please see below change in contact details for mental health adult social care assessment and case management in North Staffordshire (incorporating the districts of Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle-under-lyme). 

As from 1st October 2018 Staffordshire County Council will directly deliver adult social care assessment and case management for people with mental health conditions in North Staffordshire. North Staffordshire Combined HealthCare Trust will continue to deliver NHS mental health services; and the two organisations will continue to work closely together.

Staffordshire County Council – Community Offer Programme Provider Events Invite

Following 1:1 meetings with Strategic Commissioners, Staffordshire County Council (SCC) would like to invite providers of Community Based Support and Day Opportunities to a group session to discuss:

1. The findings of our 1:1 meetings with Providers in more detail

2. How we can best work together moving forwards

The sessions will take place on

• 13:30 – 15:30: Wednesday 26th September 2018

• 09:30 – 11:30: Friday 28th September 2018

Burton Live at Home Autumn/Winter Activities Programme

Burton & Uttoxeter Live At Home provide befriending, social groups & activities, days out and signposting for people over the age of 55 years.

They are holding a Live at Home FREE Opening Event on Monday 17th September at Confessions at the Trinity, George Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 1DP from 10am to 12 noon.

Weekly activities will start from 17th September 2018, and are all listed on the attached poster.  Events will include Noughts & Coffee, fitness classes, craft groups, social groups and bereavement support.