Digital educational activities and information – Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Although the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is temporarily closed, the team there have developed some fantastic new activities on their website and social media channels. To support families with their homeschooling, staff have created an online hub which brings together learning resources inspired by the museum’s collections. This includes activities, trails and worksheets. Parents can discover more at http://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag/family-home-learning/ …

Weekly stakeholder update – Together We’re Better

As you will all be aware, we are now facing unprecedented times in the NHS, social care and as a country with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We want to make sure that everyone is kept as up to date as possible with what is going on locally in health and care, including any temporary service changes. As a result, Together …

Service Update from Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West

Staffordshire South West Citizens Advice is still here to help. If you need advice, information or support, our staff and volunteers are still here, working to help you. Our offices in Stafford, Stone, Cannock, Rugeley and South Staffordshire (Wombourne) are closed but we are available on the telephone, email or webchat. We can still offer you the information, advice and …

Every day counts

Last week ACEVO and other membership bodies launched the #EveryDayCounts campaign. Through this campaign, we are asking the government to provide emergency funding that will keep charities alive and enable them to continue to serve their communities. However, despite regular engagement with officials and some amazing support from MPs and peers of all political parties, our understanding is that this …

Working together to keep children safe

In light of the recent Government guidance on responding to the Coronavirus, the Board are writing to update partners on the Chair’s decision to implement the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSSCB) Business Continuity Plan in line with statutory requirements set out in Working Together 2018. In consultation with the key ‘Statutory Safeguarding Partners’ the proposals are aimed at …

Need extra skills for your charity?

If your charity needs support in the form of skills, logistics or planning, then you can sign up to benefit from the help of volunteers from the business community. Leading UK charities and sector bodies including ACEVO, Charity Finance Group, Directory of Social Change, Institute of Fundraising, NCVO, SCVO, the National Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership, Volunteering Matters and …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information, Guidance & Advice

It’s difficult to know what to do for the best in these uncertain times, but following the guidance and advice set out by the government is essential. The measures that Number 10 has announced are crucial to protect ourselves and others from contracting the virus and, lessening the strain on the country’s key workers including the NHS, emergency services, retailers, …