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Voice of Hope - Modern Slavery Conference 2018

Be informed about the latest developments in Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking from experts in their field

Phil Brewer - Detective Chief Inspector at Metropolitan Police - Modern Slavery & Kidnap Unit

Helen Gordos - National Crime Agency

Paul Elms - Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority

Sue Arnold - Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner 

Lindon Evans - Detective Inspector of Staffordshire Police

Let’s Work Together – Re-launch of FREE E-Learning Tool

The award nominated e-learning portal for Let’s Work Together is now accessible on the Working Together section of Support Staffordshire’s website.  Please have a look at this valuable free e-learning tool for frontline staff and volunteers in Staffordshire.

Let’s Work Together is a multi-agency initiative to support people to live independently in their own homes.  The organisation working with a client acts as the eyes and ears of multiple organisations and is able to signpost or refer to the services required to help people stay healthy, safe and live independent lives.

THE RIGHT START: Adult Safeguarding Awareness

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at individuals who work or volunteer with adults who may be vulnerable to abuse.


This introductory session will provide participants with an understanding of what to look for to safeguard adults from harm, how to recognise abuse, respond effectively and refer appropriately.

Topics covered:

          •  An overview of the legislation relevant to adult safeguarding

Tamworth Earliest Help Event

This event will bring together representatives from the local voluntary and community sector and public sector to share knowledge and promote the earliest help work that happens within the Tamworth Community.

"Earliest help is working with children, young people and families to offer the right support at an early stage before a small needs becomes a bigger one."

It will update on earliest help so far, share the 4 priorities, explore how to address the priorities and network and build relationships.

NEW Olive Branch Training - East Staffordshire

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service works closely with partner agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of communities. 

· New training designed to educate and assist with identifying potential hazards in the home

· Highlights how to refer vulnerable people to Staffordshire Fire and Rescue for a FREE safe and well check.

For further information contact Clare Jolly on 01827 214138 or email Clare.jolly@supportstaffordshire.org.uk.



Funding Opportunity Open 29 March till 16 April 2018

Let's come together to celebrate our communities.  The Mayor's Community Weekend is 30 June - 1 July 2018

To find out more and to apply for funding please click on the link below but be quick as funding window is 29 March until 16 April 2018



Let's Work Together: Medicines—How you can help, Dementia Friends and Carers Hub

Let’s Work Together aims to bring all agencies together to help people live healthy, safe and independent lives by giving the tools, training and skills to become the “eyes and ears” for partner organisations, identifying risks or referring to services. It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.

Housing Conditions, Crisis Management—Love Inspire and South Staffordshire Water

Trent and Dove will be covering the common signs of disrepair in properties including Damp, Mould, Condensation and how they can be reported and also some tips and ticks on how to manage them.

South Staffs Water has a range of extra help services for their customers; one example is the Assure tariff, a new easy way for eligible customers to reduce their water charges by up to 80%.

Assure is a fairly  new scheme and they’ve helped over 8500 people obtain a discount on their water charges since it started, and over 20400 customers are receiving extra help/priority services.