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Carer’s Week – Living Well with Dementia

Headlines - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 2:25pm

Please find attached a media release for the forthcoming Carers Week (9th – 15th June) and the launch of their new ‘Living Well with Dementia’ Service.  Carers Week 2014


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

Carers Association Southern Staffordshire

Headlines - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 9:18am

Please find attached the CASS calendar of events for June.

CASSCalendarJune2014


Tagged: event, information

Managing Challenging Behaviour

Headlines - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 9:00am

Places still available on the full day DMI Managing Challenging Behaviour Course on 4th June 2014 Stoke-on-Trent (YMCA North Staffordshire, ST1 3AE)  For more details click here  ……….Managing Challenging Behaviour


Tagged: development, education, event

Empolyment Opportunity – Signpost Centre

Headlines - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 8:48am

As a Young Parents worker, you will fulfil the requirements of the funder to co-ordinate the Young and Vulnerable Parents project at the Highfields Signpost Centre. A project which has been running for nearly 6 years. You will be required to work independently, reporting to the Deputy Centre Manager and liaising with the Area Manager. For more details click on the link below

Young Parents Worker


Tagged: employment, information

John Young Foundation Event

Headlines - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 8:41am

There are a few spaces left for ‘Painting from the Bible’ an interactive day of painting led by Maggie Hatchard at Weston Methodist Church Hall on Thursday 26th June 10.00 am – 3.00 pm; cost £12.50, bring your own lunch, hot drinks provided.  You don’t have to be an experienced artist to enjoy this fun day and don’t worry about materials – we can provide those.  Come along and try it out! More details here ……………. booking form painting 26th June


Tagged: event, faith, information

Update of Disclosure and Barring Service

Headlines - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 8:34am

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

.    our new Director of Operations (Disclosure)
.    changes to identity checking guidelines
.    legal definition of ‘work with children’
.    update service hits 150,000 mark
.    help us to help you
.    finance update
.    going online saves you time
.    keep in the loop


Tagged: Government, information, Legal Updates

CIC or charity? Discuss the details

Headlines - Fri, 16/05/2014 - 12:41pm
 Keep an eye on the detail, say lawyers including Gerry Morrison of Rollits, if you want to be a community interest company………… Read more ……. CIC or charity? Discuss
Tagged: information

Want to make a difference in your community?

Headlines - Fri, 16/05/2014 - 12:27pm

A new website aims to provide practical advice for anyone wanting to make a difference and improve their community, anything from running a street party to taking over a core community service. Just Act is at http://www.justact.org.uk and is managed by Community Development Foundation with support from other organisations and the government’s Communities Department.


Tagged: assistance, community, information

CASS – Living Well with Dementia

Headlines - Wed, 14/05/2014 - 12:25pm

CASS are pleased to announce that our new ‘Living Well with Dementia Service’ will launch in June 2014.  More details can be seen here http://carersinformation.org.uk/new-living-well-with-dementia-service-launches-in-june-2014/


Tagged: assistance, community, health, information

Child Poverty Action Group

Headlines - Wed, 14/05/2014 - 11:55am

CPAG has developed a  new postcode look up toolwhich will match  clients to the local welfare assistance scheme which can help them. Please click on the links below to find out more

Local welfare assistance

new postcode look-up tool


Tagged: information

Staffordshire County Council Networking Forum

Headlines - Wed, 14/05/2014 - 11:37am

Staffordshire County Council has set the dates for the 2014 Autumn Managers Quality Networking Forum. See below for further information   SCCForumDatesMay2014


Tagged: information, Legal Updates, Local Authority

Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS)

Headlines - Wed, 14/05/2014 - 11:20am

Carers Week 9-15 June. Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) is joining forces with other carer organisations and community groups up and down the country, to reach out to unpaid carers during Carers Week and let them know that there is support out there and where to find it. For more information click on link  CarersWeek2014Poster


Tagged: education, information, training

SkillBase Training

Headlines - Wed, 14/05/2014 - 11:02am

We are currently working on the the next training programme and want your input into it. We want to ensure it is relevant to what the sector needs so we are asking you to tell us what training  you will  need for your staff and volunteers during the rest of 2014 and throughout 2015? We would like you to drop us an email and tell us.

Places still available on courses running in Stafford:

May 21st Effective Fundraising for All – full day

June 11th Partnerships – full day

June 24th Managing Change – full day

New course – a only a few places available – Podcasting – all you need to know
June 18th 9.30 – 12.30 £49

To book a place on any of the above course email sbadmin@sdvs.org.uk

To let us know you training needs email sbadmin@sdvs.org.uk


Tagged: education, information, training

Community Work Placements prompts Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign

Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:46am

A “Keep Volunteering Voluntary” campaign has been launched in response to the government’s Community Work Placements, part of the Help to Work scheme, which started on Monday (28th April).

The campaign website is at http://www.kvv.org.uk, Unite the union, which is supporting the campaign, has a piece. NCVO has a short statement on the placements scheme, and suggests that charities consider carefully whether to be involved.

More: Community Work Placements prompts Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign…


Tagged: charity, community, employment, Government, information, voluntary, volunteering

Resources for community gardeners

Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:43am

ACRE, the rural issues body, has highlighted new resources available from The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens as part of its Growing Together partnership project.

New material for communities includes briefings and case studies on Crowdfunding, DIG (Digital Income Generation), Working with Businesses, Workplace Gardens and Community Shares. Find ‘Growing Together Resources’ at http://www.farmgarden.org.uk/partnerships/growing-together/growing-together-resources


Tagged: community, finance, information

Tips on recruiting trustees

Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:40am

A short blog article from SCVO, not just relevant to Scottish charities, gives some tips on “recruiting great trustees”. The summary: Trustee recruitment is about knowing what skills you’re looking for and making your new trustees feel welcome. At http://www.scvo.org.uk/blog/choose-schmoose-the-secrets-to-recruiting-great-trustees/


Tagged: charity, information

Social action fund to keep elderly out of hospital

Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:38am

A new government fund will support services that use social action to help older people stay well, manage their conditions or recover from illness or injury, and thereby reduce pressure on hospitals. The two million pounds available for Supporting Older People and Reducing Pressure on Hospitals will help community and volunteer-led projects provide extra support to older people next winter.

Official new release at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-2m-fund-to-help-older-people-stay-healthy-next-winter or go direct to http://www.sibgroup.org.uk/hospitalfund/ Closing date 13th June.


Tagged: finance, Government, health, information, social care, wellbeing

HMRC online services design change

Headlines - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:31am

HM Revenue and Customs online services are to move in line with the branding of the GOV.UK website. Only the header design changes, the rest is the same. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/news/online-services-changes.htm.


Tagged: finance, Government, information

Labour Party to consult public on future of the charity sector

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

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, tells a conference organised by Acevo in London that the party wants to know their ‘hopes and dreams’ ………click on link below for more details

Labour Party to consult public on future of the charity sector
Tagged: charity, Government

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