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Local Contact & Opening Hours


01538 381356


01538 381356




Support Staffordshire (Staffordshire Moorlands), Bank House, St Edward Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5DS


We are open:-

Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 2.00pm

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Support Staffordshire provides support and development advice to Voluntary Groups, Community Organisations and Social Enterprises operating for the benefit of those who live or work in the Moorlands and surrounding area.


Support and Development Services to VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) Organisations

Please contact Sue Green (Locality Officer) on 01538 381356 or at sue.green@supportstaffordshire.org.uk for further information. 


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Volunteer Centre Staffordshire Moorlands aims to support Volunteering for All and to promote volunteering opportunities in and around the district of Staffordshire Moorlands.

Please contact Kathryn Bentham (Locality and Social Action Officer) on 01538 381356 or via kathryn.bentham@supportstaffordshire.org.uk for further information. 

Facilitating Collaboration, Voice and Representation (Forums)

We administer and run the Staffordshire Moorlands VCSE Locality Forum which is held on a quarterly basis. Please contact Sue Green (Locality Officer) on 01538 381356 or at sue.green@supportstaffordshire.org.uk for further information. 

Other Local Services

Staffordshire Moorlands Work Clubs

The Staffordshire Moorlands Work Clubs are the only Photo of the Mayor visiting the Leek Work Clubplace in the Moorlands where any local person can come along and get free, friendly, and informed support to find work. The weekly sessions, held in Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph, support people through job searching techniques, creating and enhancing their CVs, interview techniques and accessing volunteering opportunities and training courses to enhance an individual’s skill set. The work clubs are open to everyone so just drop in.

The Work Clubs are held:

Cheadle: every Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00 noon at Hammersley Hayes Community House, ST10 2ET.

Leek: every Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00 noon at Haregate Community Centre, 46 Queens Drive, Leek, ST13 6DJ.

Biddulph: every Thursday 10:00am – 12:00 noon at Biddulph Resource & Information Centre (BRIC) Annexe, St Johns Road, ST8 6LL.

For more information contact Rob Arnold on 01538 381356.

Staffordshire Moorlands Community Transport - Minibus to Hire

If your organisation needs transport to get members to meetings, go on social trips, days out or travel to a special event, then we can help.

  • Available on a ‘self drive’ or ‘with volunteer driver’ basis
  • Regular or occasional bookings welcome
  • Reliable and friendly service
  • Discounts for Support Staffordshire members
  • Hire fees are used to maintain the vehicles and operate the service

For full details see PDF iconMinibus To Hire leaflet 2015-16.pdf or ring Sally Bentley on 01538 386888.

Staffordshire Moorlands Voluntary Transport Scheme

This provides friendly, helpful volunteer drivers, who use their own cars to offer transport to those in need. The scheme can be used for:

  • Medical appointments
  • Personal business
  • To visit friends & relations in hospital
  • Social events

You are eligible if:

  • You live within the Staffordshire Moorlands and
  • You have no other transport available and
  • You are unable to use public transport

For full details see PDF iconStaffordshire Moorlands Voluntary Transport Leaflet 2015-16.pdf or ring Sally Bentley on 01538 386888.

Moorlands Arts Forum

We are funded by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to support, coordinate and promote the Arts in the Staffordshire Moorlands through the Moorlands Arts Forum.

There are three local Forums - Cheadle, Leek and Biddulph - who meet bi-monthly to discuss the local arts scene, welcome new members and allocate grants to both groups and individuals. There is also an annual celebration event where all three forums showcase their members’ work.

“Art” includes arts includes:

  • literature – poetry, prose and drama,
  • performing arts – music, dance, and theatre;
  • visual arts – drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpting, and architecture

If you are an arts group or individual artist and are interested in finding out more, check out the Moorlands Arts Website or get in touch with Sue Green (Locality Officer) on 01538 381356 or at sue.green@supportstaffordshire.org.uk for further information. Become a member of Support Staffordshire to access member benefits and support.

Other Local Services

Room Hire

We have a meeting room available for hire and are pleased to offer our members preferential rates. To find out more about becoming a member please visit our  membership page. 

For more information and to book a room contact Carol Sheldon on 01543 381356 or email carol.sheldon@supportstaffordshire.org.uk.

Business Services

We offer a range of services including photocopying and printing. 

Social Media

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Twitter logo Follow our Twitter List on the Staffordshire Moorlands for the latest news in the district.

Twitter logo Visit our District Forums Twitter List to see what Twitter Forums you can follow in your area (e.g. Chase Informed, Stoke News, Lichfield Live, South Staffs News, theburntwoodblog, Leekonline, Stafford Forum, Little Bit of Stone, Tamworth News, Staffordshire Forum...and more).

If you know of a district forum on Twitter please let us know so we can help to connect people!