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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

Community Link Stafford & District – AGM

Headlines - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 3:08pm

Community Link Stafford & District


On Tuesday the 25th November 2014 at 10.30 AM

Venue  Ground Floor, Schott House, Drummond Road, Astonfields


 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 comm.link@btconnect.com

Tagged: AGM, information

Carers urged to have their say on new proposals for early years

Headlines - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 8:29am

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

Carers have their say on new proposals for early years

Tagged: carers, consultation, dependency, disability, information, social care

Asist wins funding bid

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

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

Tagged: assistance, charity, community, dependency, disability, funding, health, information

Skillbase launches new fundraising courses

Headlines - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 8:35am

SkillBase launches new fundraising courses see the details on the latest

e bulletin http://eepurl.com/6Z1Tb

Tagged: charity, education, fundraising, information

Derventio Housing Trust -Employment Opportunities

Headlines - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 4:06pm

We tackle homelessness head-on, providing accommodation, support and opportunities to help people who have lost their way to get back on their feet. We currently have the following vacancies available. Further details will be given on request. Please email hr@derventiohousing.com stating the title of the role you are interested in for further details and an application pack. Due to the number of roles, we have not set a closing date on any at the present time, but we request that, should you be interested, please complete an application and return it to us as soon as possible.  Click here for more details >>>>>>>>>>Support & Housing Offcier Advert, MR 

Tagged: charity, disability, education, employment, health, information, wellbeing

DBS – Disclosure News Update

Headlines - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 3:49pm

The October edition of DBS Disclosure News is available for you to read on their website. This edition includes:


  • Our journey to becoming a Centre of Excellence
  • Making our service work for you
  • Operation FALCON swoops to first prosecution
  • Out with the old, in with the new

Tagged: information, Legal Updates


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