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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

Getting your charity in the news

Headlines - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:45am
David Ainsworth, an editor at Civil Society Media, shares his simple five step guide to help you get your story in the news pages, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs
Tagged: charity, community, information, publicity

Carers Association South Staffs

Headlines - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:31am

Please find attached a calendar of CASS activities for August.


Tagged: carers, charity, community, dependency, disability, information, wellbeing

Family Volunteering Days across the summer holidays

Headlines - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 3:13pm

Staffordshire Moorlands CVS are  delighted to be awarded a small amount of the Public Health funding for the Staffordshire Moorlands to pilot a series of Family Volunteering Days across the summer holidays. They are encouraging families of all make-ups, ages, abilities and backgrounds to get out and volunteer together for an afternoon or half day.

The aim is to encourage families to spend time together, get healthy together and have fun. Booking is essential – More information is available online via the website: www.nowvolunteer.org.uk , by phone on 01538 398240,  by calling in to our office 9 High Street, Leek or click on the attachment below

Family Volunteering Flyer Summer 2014

Tagged: charity, children, community, development, education, event, Family, information, volunteering

Age Uk SS Employment Opportunity

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 4:19pm

This ia a  paid role for a full time Volunteer Organiser, based in Penkridge, access to a vehicle required with clean driving licence. Role is for the Eat Well Staffordshire project. Salary £16,646 plus travel expenses, pension contribution, free parking, rural surrounds. Access to formal and informal training and development. For more information click on the attachments

JD Revised Vol Organiser post        Application Form (electronic) (2)

Application Form Inserts lv (2) 



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

Savana’s AGM

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 11:24am

An Open Invitation to

Savana’s Annual General Meeting


Monday 8th September 2014 beginning at 10:00am


Rose Price Room, Dudson Centre

Hanley, Stoke on Trent ST1 5DD

Breakfast Refreshments are provided from 10.00am.

The meeting will commence at 10.30am

We expect the meeting to end by 12 noon

 Bookings are required for catering:

Contact:01782 221005 or elaine.berry@savana.org.uk

Tagged: AGM, charity, information, Legal Updates

Funding for radical social change

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 9:49am


The new funding organisation Edge Fund, which supports grassroots groups aiming at radical social change, has raised its first quarter of a  million pounds. It supports work run by and for communities facing discrimination and injustice and work that aims read more .Funding for radical social change

Tagged: community, funding, information

Round up of employment law changes

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 9:39am

Employment relations experts ACAS has updated its quick round up of recent, upcoming and proposed changes to employment law, at http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3909.

Tagged: employment, Government, Legal Updates


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