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Royal British Legion launches first five of 16 ‘pop-in’ high-street advice centres

Headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:13am

Royal British Legion launches first five of 16 ‘pop-in’ high-street advice centres. Read more here>>>>Royal British Legion

Tagged: charity, community, information

Factsheet on zero-hours contracts

Headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:00am

Personnel professional body CIPD believes that “used responsibly, zero-hours contracts can provide flexibility that works for both organisations and individuals. However, our research shows that poor practice does exist. Use the recently revised factsheet to see what good practice looks like.”

More: Factsheet on zero-hours contracts…

Tagged: education, information

Data protection issues around big data

Headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:56am

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a report giving an overview on data protection issues around big data analytics. It also contributes to the debate on big data and privacy.

Download ‘Big data and data protection’ (pdf, 470KB) via>>>>>>>>

Tagged: information

Library Consultation – have YOUR say

Headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:39am

Whether you access library services online or visit your local library regularly or once in a while, you’ll want to have your say on this major public consultation on the future of Staffordshire’s library service. Thousands of people are expected to have their say – make sure you’re one of them! Read more here >>>>>Library consultation

Tagged: community, consultation, information

Employment Opportunity -Development Worker

Headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:34am

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work for South Staffordshire Network for Mental Network, a registered charity based in Lichfield, and covering a wide geographical area across six districts of South Staffordshire.          SSNMH_Development Worker 2014

Tagged: development, employment, health

Free Forum for Social Care

Headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:11am

Have you reserved your space for the Staffordshire County Council Managers Quality Networking Forum for Social Care? Click here for more information>>>>>Forum for Social Care

Tagged: carers, charity, community, social care, training

Carers Association South Staffs

Headlines - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 8:54am

A new CASS Living Well with Dementia (LWwD) service was officially launched this week to support people living with dementia and their carers. Read more here>>>>>>>LWWD Service Launch Stafford

One Day Free Workshop for Volunteer Co-ordinator

Headlines - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 12:45pm

On Wednesday 17th September, Stafford Volunteer centre are hosting a free one day course in Stafford at the Staffordshire University Beaconside campus revolving around Issues in Recruiting and supporting volunteers.

The Course will include talks and information on the following:

  • Equal opportunities and volunteers needing more support
  • Developments regarding do-it.org.uk which may affect your organisation
  • DBS (disclosure and Barring) checks
  • Recruiting and supporting ex-offenders as volunteers


This course is for volunteer co-ordinators and those who have involvement in recruitment and provision for volunteers. It will be held at the Staffordshire University Beaconside Campus where there will be ample parking, and includes lunch and refreshments.

If you wish to reserve a space or would like any questions to be answered at the event then please do not hesitate to contact skillbase@sdvs.org.uk
We also have a page set up on eventbrite.com for this event which you can be added to if you contact the above email address.

Tagged: development, education, information, training

Disclosure and Barring July’s News

Headlines - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 11:12am

The July edition of DBS Disclosure News is available for you to read on the website.  This month’s edition includes:

  • New forms heading you way soon
  • Getting your queries answered
  • Lost certificates
  • Going online saves you time: a reminder
  • Update Service reminders
  • Your feedback
  • Care of addresses
  • Changes to the ROA Exceptions Order 1975
  • Keep in the loop

Tagged: assistance, information, Legal Updates

The John Young Foundation

Headlines - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 11:08am

Here is the further information promised on our ‘Praying with George Herbert’ Quiet Day.>>>>>>> George Herbert Quiet Day

Tagged: faith, information

Free Social Care Training

Headlines - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 9:46am

Free Social Care Training available click here to find out more >>Social Care FREE Person Centred training coursel

Tagged: carers, community, disability, information, social care, training

Would you like to be part of The Casserole Club?

Headlines - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 9:37am

What is Casserole? It’s  a project that encourages people to cook and share an extra portion of food with an older person living locally to them who could really benefit from a delicious, free home cooked meal. Read more below>>

Casserole Staffordshire


Tagged: assistance, community, dependency, disability, health, information, voluntary

Free one day course for Volunteer Co-ordintaors

Headlines - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 12:29pm

On Wednesday 17th September, Stafford Volunteer centre are hosting a free one day course in Stafford at the Staffordshire University Beaconside campus revolving around Issues in Recruiting and supporting volunteers. To find out more click on the link below

Free one day workshop

Tagged: assistance, charity, development, education, event, information, training, voluntary

John Young Foundation – Next Quiet Day

Headlines - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 3:44pm

Hot off the press comes the attached poster and booking form for the next Quiet Day on Thursday 18th September 2014.  Poster George Herbert and Booking form – George Herbert

Tagged: event, faith, information

Mencap Training Event – PIP all you need to know

Headlines - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 3:30pm

 The transition in benefits arrangements from Disability Living Allowance to Personal Independence Payments is now well underway. This event is provided to assist support workers, outreach workers, benefits advisors, advice workers and housing officers help their clients through the change in arrangements. For further details click here>>>>>>Training event 28-07-17


Tagged: assistance, carers, charity, community, dependency, development, disability, education, event, finance, information, social care, training, wellbeing

£60m from Olympic Lottery to Big Lottery Fund

Headlines - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:48pm

The BLF will receive a smaller proportion of the money taken for the London Olympics infrastructure, because its share of lottery revenues changed from 50 per cent in 2010 to 40 per cent in 2012 read more >>>>Big Lottery Fund to receive £60m from winding-up of the Olympic Lottery Distribution Fund

Tagged: Big Lottery Fund, finance, funding, information

Lisa Nandy calls for urgent investigation into Big Society Network grants

Headlines - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 12:36pm


The shadow civil society minister urges the Prime Minister to respond to the National Audit Office report that criticised the Cabinet Office and the Big Lottery Fund over the management of more than £2m of fundingread more below>>>>>>>>

Lisa Nandy calls for urgent investigation into Big Society Network grants

Tagged: Big Lottery Fund, finance, Government, information

New Directions Support-Employment Opportunity

Headlines - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:35am

New Directions Support is a successful and expanding Community Interest Company based in Stafford. We provide structured activities for adults with learning disabilities and help them meet their personal outcomes and establish friendships. Currently we are looking for 2 enthusiastic day-opportunities support workers to join our team. The posts are fixed hours (no shifts) on two days each and will be based at our community venues in Stafford. For more information click here>>>NDS worker July 2014 short

Tagged: charity, community, dependency, development, disability, education, employment, health, information, wellbeing

People Power Fund – Community Grants

Headlines - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:18pm

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why I’m inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from the new People Power Fund.  Read more below>>>>>>>>

Community grants

Tagged: community, finance, funding, information

New minister for civil society

Headlines - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:59pm

This week’s government reshuffle of ministerial positions saw Nick Hurd leave and Brooks Newmark, MP for Braintree, take his place as minister for civil society. This includes responsibility for youth services as well as the voluntary sector. Civil Society Media..   New minister for civil society

Tagged: Government, information


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