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Support Staffordshire wins Award for being the beating heart of the local community

Support Staffordshire, which supports a membership of more than 1000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Staffordshire won the 2020 NAVCA Heart of the Community Award for being the beating heart of the local VCS and wider economy.

NAVCA is the national membership body for local third sector support and development organisations in England and alongside their members, they are part of the movement for local social action.

Covid-19 Secure Risk Assessments

This training is 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.

Look for a Light Project

Communities have pulled together during Covid-19 producing relationships that would not have been seen before. New Inter-generational relationships have gained importance in communities.  There is a sense of neighbourhood. The cohesive work that has been completed during Covid-19 is an asset which we wish to retain, and with the lack of being able to properly celebrate Halloween and Bonfire night the Look for a Light project came into being as something to get involved in, something fun, something that creates light in the dark days of autumn and winter.

ACRE Advice for Village Halls

During the Covid-19 crisis, support for village and community hall committee members has been accessible through our Rural Officers, and our national body ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

The resources and information follow the latest government guidance and are updated regularly so that village and community halls are aware of information such as supporting the safe opening of buildings, step by step approaches, risk assessment templates, and other specific information relating to the management of premises.

ACRE SUMMARY REPORT

In mid-October ACRE released its much-anticipated Village Hall Survey Report. This provided key information on the state of village halls in England over the last 10 years, as well as highlighting the extensive social and economic benefits community buildings continue to provide.