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Adult Protection Awareness – Event

Headlines - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:15pm

This event is intended for all staff who have direct and indirect contact with vulnerable adults.Click here >>>>Business Support Unit


Tagged: education, event, information, Vulnerable People, wellbeing

Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS)

Headlines - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 8:46am

CASS in partnership with South Staffordshire & Shropshire Foundation Trust will be hosting 3 roadshows around Southern Staffordshire. Read more by clicking here>>Media Release for Mental Health Carers Roadshow 2014

Tagged: dependency, disability, event, information, Mental Health, social care, wellbeing

Tendering Opportunity now open

Headlines - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 8:33am

Children and Young Peoples’ Online Emotional Wellbeing and Counselling Service    CYPF00112

A tender opportunity notice for the above contract has been published on the County Council website. Therefore, if anyone is interested in tendering for the above service, please advise them to follow the link below to request tender documents under ‘Current Tender Opportunities':   http://contracts.staffordshire.gov.uk/

Tagged: children, counselling, information, Tender, wellbeing

Counter Terrorism Week

Headlines - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 8:27am

Please read the attached information  Pre event brief CTAW v1 10Nov14

Tagged: Government, information

Stafford and Surrounds Commissioning Prospectus

Headlines - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 10:30am

If you are planning on submitting a proposal for the Stafford and Surrounds Commissioning Prospectus we have produced a Q&A sheet to help you(see attached). I have also attached the partnership links information to help you identify other organisations to work with. For full details about the Prospectus visit our web page http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stafford-and-surrounds-commissioning-prospectus-

Partnership Links

Stafford and Surrounds Commissioning Prospectus Q&A

Tagged: information, Local Authority

Carers Association South Staffs – December Calendar

Headlines - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 12:25pm

Please find Decembers’ calendar >>>>CASSCalendarDecember2014

Tagged: carers, charity, community, information

Improving working between NHS and the third sector

Headlines - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:50am

Charity chief executives body ACEVO aims to improve how the NHS works with third sector health and care providers through a new framework. The report ‘Working in Partnership’ sets out seven principles to break down the perceived barriers to partnership working between health and social care commissioners and the voluntary sector.

Read more on Improving working between NHS and the third sector…

Tagged: carers, health, NHS, voluntary

Holiday pay and overtime – further links

Headlines - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:47am

Some useful links on the implications of the recent tribunal case on worked overtime in relation to holiday pay (see previous article):

Read more on Holiday pay and overtime – further links…

Tagged: employment, finance, information

The biggest survey of charities for 2014

Headlines - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:42am

All charities, voluntary organisations and community groups are invited to take part in a major survey being carried out by a coalition of sector networks and support bodies. They want to find out more about the support that charities need. The survey has 20 questions which should take 15 minutes, open until 31st December, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LJP8KWK.

Tagged: charity, community, information, survey

Support Staffordshire (Stafford & District)

Headlines - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:26am

Support Staffordshire (Stafford & District) formally known as Stafford District Voluntary Services have completed our move from North Walls into the Civic Centre at Riverside Stafford ST16 3AQ.

We are now up and running as usual. Please contact:

Liz Page – Geneal Office & Reception – 01785 413160

Paul Jay – Skillbase Coordinator – 01785 413162

Sue Brind – Skillbase Administrator – 01785 413161

Roger Carr – Business Support Officer – 01785 413163

Helena Grealish – Volunteer Centre – 01785 413164 & 165





Tagged: charity, community, information, voluntary, volunteering

Staffordshire Providers Network Meeting

Headlines - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:00am

Our next Staffordshire Provider Network meeting will be on…to find out more click here >>>> Staffordshire Provider Network meeting

Tagged: assistance, carers, charity, community, development, disability, health, information, meeting, social care, wellbeing

Overtime and holiday pay calculations

Headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:52pm

An important Employment Appeal Tribunal decision on the calculation of holiday pay, in respect of overtime, has caused a stir in some quarters. The government has announced “a taskforce to assess the possible impact”, although there is still the opportunity for an appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Tagged: Government, information, Legal Updates

NCVO – annual review of Voluntary Sector Trends

Headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:47pm

NCVO has produced its annual review of voluntary sector trends, The Road Ahead 2014. As reported by Civil Society Media, charities are likely to continue to face an environment of reduced public funding and rising poverty among beneficiaries well into the next Parliament, but there are also many potential opportunities for the sector. More at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/18518/.

Tagged: charity, information, voluntary, volunteering

Tackling a “Care Deficit” in public services

Headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:30pm

ACEVO, the chief executives body, has launched a Commission on the role the third sector should play in future public service delivery. The Remaking the State Commission is co-chaired by academic and commentator Will Hutton and Rob Owen, chief executive of the offender rehabilitation charity St Giles Trust. To read more click here >>Tackling a “Care Deficit” in public services


Tagged: Care, information

Santander UK provides almost half of new £30m loan fund for the third sector

Headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:11pm

The Third Sector Loan Fund, administered by Social and Sustainable Capital, will provide loans of between £250,000 and £3m to charities and social enterprises Read more here >>>> Santander UK

Tagged: finance, information

Funding Opportunity for Mentor Qualification

Headlines - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:35am

The Faculty of Health Sciences has received monies to support a project to increase student nurse placements within the Independent /Private sector. To find out more click here >>>  Sent on behalf of Staffordshire Unvirsity

Tagged: funding, grants, information

Stafford District Voluntary Services is on the move

Headlines - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 10:46am

From Wednesday 12th November 2014 Support Staffordshire (formally known as Stafford District Voluntary Service) will be moving from North Walls to our new offices at Stafford Borough Council. The new address is Stafford Borough Council, Support Staffordshire (Stafford & District) 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, ST16 3AQ. Our new telephone number is 01785 413160. Support Staffordshire apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period of relocation.

Tagged: information

CASS – Winter 2014 Magazine

Headlines - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 4:24pm

We’ve lots of information and tips to help keep you well this Winter. For more information click here >>Winter2014Aspectelectronic


Tagged: carers, information

Carers Rights Day 28th November 2014

Headlines - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 3:24pm

Having the right information at the right time can make a hugh difference when you are looking after someone. This year’s theme is ‘Looking after Someone? Know your Rights’ and will focus on to find out more link below>>


Tagged: carers, event, information

CASS Calendar -November 2014

Headlines - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 3:13pm

For the latest details please click on the link below >>>>>>


Tagged: carers, community, dependency, development, disability, information, social care


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