Celebrating 80 years of Advice – Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West

Citizens Advice celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, starting in 1939, following the outbreak of the Second World War. Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West (CASSW) was one of the first local bureaux to open, its first office opened in Tipping Street, Stafford in November 1939 and the service across Staffordshire have been available to people in our local communities for …

Counter Coin Challenge

05/09/19 Press release from Counter Coin: Good morning everyone, and welcome to the new CounterCoin Challenge – this time planting fruit trees. https://www.babababoon.co.uk/countercoin-begins-bearing-fruit/ As you can see Counter Coin just at the beginning of the challenge and have plenty of time to get themselves organised once again. The first thing to do is decide for yourself if you want to …

Training – Why Your Marketing Strategy Needs A Social Media Plan

How to use social media to maximise your charity’s exposure Thursday 19th September 2019 9:30am – 1:00pm Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, ST1 5DD   Over 43 million people in the UK use socialmedia. Facebook alone has more than 30 million active UK users. Charities are advised to go where the conversation is, and the conversation’s on social media.These online …

2 upcoming events in Stafford – ‘Introduction to Living Well’ days

Details of free life-changing support available to people affected by cancer in North and South Staffordshire and surrounding areas –  people you treat as patients, members of your support group, or clients you work with. People can self-refer and book onto either – or both – events by contacting Penny Brohn Bookings team Penny Brohn UK’s FREE events are available …

Community grants to highlight patient and public involvement in the voluntary sector are now open for applications

NHS England and NHS Improvement’s ‘celebrating involvement in healthcare’ community grants scheme is now open for applications. Grants of up to £2500 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to showcase how they have been involving patients, service users and the public in improving health services. Full details of eligibility and how to apply can be found on …

NHS launch a two-day Patient and Public Voice partners training course

Places are available on a two-day interactive Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners training course aimed at PPV partners involved in NHS England and NHS Improvement or supporting health and care transformation programmes (STPs, ICSs, etc.) on a regular basis. There are two cohorts taking place on 18th and 19thSeptember 2019 in London (deadline for applications is 23rd August) and …

Together We’re Better – public conversation, listening exercise

Last week to make your voice count We are in the final week of our public conversation (listening exercise) on local health and care services, with our survey closing at midnight on Sunday (25 August). We want to hear people’s experiences of health and care services across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and understand what’s working well and what can be improved. …

£5.5m funding proposals for ‘investment in children’ – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

£5.5m funding proposals for ‘investment in children’ A public consultation has been launched on proposals to fund a £5.5m redirection of cash to children’s services at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. If approved, the proposals will allow the city council to prioritise significant ‘investment in children’ in the city now and in future years, following an ‘inadequate’ rating from Ofsted earlier this …

British Ceramics Biennial Events

British Ceramics Biennial Events have a couple of different “arts and health” strands in this year’s British Ceramics Biennial. Wellbeing Wednesdays – Free, informal artist-facilitated workshops from 11 Sep–9 Oct 2019 12:30pm–1:30pm, China Hall, Spode. Visit the British Ceramics Biennial’s Clay Quarter on a Wednesday to relax and unwind on your lunch break. Have fun, relax and experiment with clay …