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Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards Postponed

As the lockdown starts to ease there is still so much uncertainty around public gatherings.  We are continually monitoring the situation and we hope to be in a position to make a decision in July.  

In the meantime, NOMINATIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN until further notice so please continue to nominate individuals, groups, organisations or businesses.  You can find out more by visiting the awards information on our website.

We will provide updates as soon as we are able to.

The Chief's Blog - June 2020

Over the past 3 months we have faced unprecedented challenges as a voluntary sector. We might sum this up coldly as having seen, and indeed met, a massive surge in demand for our support, at the same time as having lost existing income from fundraising, trading and occasionally contracts or grants. At the same time we have of course faced the perhaps even greater challenge that the nation has largely shared, being cut off from family and friends, experiencing additional stress and anxiety and worrying about what the future holds.

Pharmacy Support in Cheadle

During the current pandemic, the demand on local pharmacies has been huge, particularly in the early days. Recognising this, Staffordshire County Council asked Support Staffordshire to identify local voluntary and community groups which would be able to help out specific pharmacies where they needed volunteers to take medication to people’s homes or to help support people queueing outside their shops.