The National Trading Standards Scams Team are looking for national partner organisations to help identify people living with dementia who would benefit from a call blocker to stop them receiving nuisance and scam calls. Once a partner has identified a potential user they would send the partner a call blocker for installation.
As a pilot initiative, the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is providing, through a bidding process, £200k over the next 2 years in the form of the Road Safety Grant Fund.
The money has been made available to:
Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are volunteers who check on the welfare of detainees and the conditions in custody
ICVs check on the way police officers carry out their duties with regard to detainees
ICVs make unannounced visits to the custody suites across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent
ICVs observe, comment and report on the welfare and conditions of people in custody
The Stafford Borough Safer Communities Partnership is committed to working in partnership with other services and organisations to make the Borough a safer place to live. Mental ill health, alcohol and drugs are cross cutting issues that impact on a diverse range of people in the Borough, including families and wider communities.
Publishing her review on the 22/02/17 into the treatment of children and young victims of crime by criminal justice agencies, the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove was disgusted to discover that victims of sexual violence were made to feel like criminals, were accused of wasting the police’s time or simply not believed when reporting a crime against them.
Support Staffordshire have recently joined the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership (SSASPB) Board in order to ensure that the wider sector is connected with safeguarding policy, strategy and good practice and that statutory organisations take the sector into account when planning and making decisions. Healthwatch and Domestic Abuse service providers also have representation at this Board. Garry attended his first Board meeting in January 2017 and aims to improve awareness and engagement between the Board and the sector over the coming months.
When the winter weather is at its worst it is easy for most of us to put on an extra layer or crank up the heating – but this is not the case if you are homeless. Life on the streets is a tough at any time of year but during the depths of winter the conditions can really take their toll.
Now Burton's YMCA is linking up with Sainsbury's and appealing for the support of the public to help those in desperate need in East Staffordshire. The supermarket in Union Street will be collecting warm clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, and anything else that can help keep the homeless warm.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, as lead agency for the Newcastle Partnership, is inviting suitably experienced specialist service providers to quote for the delivery of targeted empowerment groups for young women (aged between 14 – 16 years) who have been identified as having poor academic performance, disruptive and high risk behaviour including the use of drugs and alcohol and engaging in unhealthy relationships. The contract is for 12 months from 1st April 2017
Delivered by Staffordshire Police, this short workshop will enable anyone who works in communities support those who are at risk of crime. This session will look at basic knowledge of anti-social behaviour, crime reduction, bogus callers and will enable you to provide reassurance to those you work with.
Let’s Work Together aims to bring all agencies together to help people live healthy, safe and independent lives by giving the tolls, training and skills to become the “eyes and ears” for partner organisations, identifying risks or referring to services.
The British Heart Foundation has been awarded a further £1m from the Department of Health to make public access defibrillators and CPR training more widely available in communities across England.
Applications opened on Friday 11 November and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
There are three packages available: