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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.”
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>>>>>>>>
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
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
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The July edition of DBS Disclosure News is available for you to read on the website. This month’s edition includes:
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>>
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
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
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
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>>>>>>>>
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
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