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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-
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.
Some useful links on the implications of the recent tribunal case on worked overtime in relation to holiday pay (see previous article):
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.
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
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.
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/.
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
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.
Community Link Stafford & District
Is holding its ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
On Tuesday the 25th November 2014 at 10.30 AM
Venue Ground Floor, Schott House, Drummond Road, Astonfields
STAFFORD ST16 3EL
If you wish to attend please notify the Chief Officer, Ian Bowen either by mail at the above address OR Phone 01785 252050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
An eight week consultation is now underway on plans to fundamentally change how children under 5 are supported to be safe, happy, healthy and achieve at school. Click below for more details
Staffordshire based advocacy Service, ASIST (Advocacy Services in Staffordshire) is excited to announce the launch of an innovative hospital based IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate) service following a successful funding bid in conjunction with South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula (SES & SP) CCG. To find out more click on the link below Asist 09-09-14