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Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) Awarded Charity Status

Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) has been awarded charity status as a CIO.  They are a long standing organisation who support victims of hate crime in a variety of ways including acting as an advocate as well as being a listening ear.  CACH also educate and raise awareness of hate crime as well as promoting tolerance in schools, colleges, workplaces and the community.  

YMCA Mediation Services Spring/Summer 2020

  1. Mediation Services continue as normal (see referral form and criteria at Page 4 of the attached document), using Skype and Messenger video meetings in place of face-to-face.
  2. As of Mon 20th April, we are also offering new short, intensive interventions: in support of young people and parents dealing with tensions due to ‘stay at home’ policies.
  • These will be 2-hour Skype or Messenger video meetings with one young person (12 – 18 years old) and parent(s).
  • The 2-hour intervention will include:

Charity isn’t ‘gentle’ - it’s messy, hard, difficult and painful

Blog by Caron Bradshaw for Charity Finance Group

Four weeks ago we started lobbying the Government for the help that only it can provide at the scale the sector needs to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are not left to shoulder the greatest burden in this crisis. Yesterday Rishi Sunak announced an unprecedented, grant-based, injection of cash into the sector. I was asked immediately for my reaction; was I pleased or disappointed? For me, the answer is not binary and I have wrestled with it all night.

Covid-19 Update from New Era Perpetrator Services

New Era is the holistic Domestic Abuse (DA) service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.  Offering help to all those affected by domestic abuse in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent, it provides free and confidential support for victims, perpetrators and their families.

Information provided is subject to ongoing change as circumstances alter and the providers will endeavour to update through Bulletins where possible.

Police Contact for Volunteers

Some general advice for the voluntary organisations on Police contact:

  • If the volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call 999.
  • If they believe a person is a victim of domestic or elder abuse but not in imminent danger they should call 101.
  • If they have general concerns about non urgent vulnerabilities they should report direct to Adult Social care on -

                         •   If the adult lives in Stoke-on-Trent: 0800 561 0015

ASDA Volunteer Shopping Card

Let’s make tough times that little bit easier …

Not being able to get to the shops for your essentials is hard. Especially in the current situation. That’s why we’ve created the Volunteer Shopping Card, the cashless - and less stressful - way for people to help get the shopping in. Ideal for those who might be self-isolating, older or medically vulnerable, the Volunteer Shopping Card provides a contactless, safe and secure way to allow others to shop for them.

If you have to stay at home

The Volunteer Shopping Card is great because it’s easy to: