Half Term Activities at the Dudson Museum

Visit The Dudson Museum this half term! This half term (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am–3pm) Come and take part in our “Trick or Treats” event, learn how to make a spooky flip character, do our spooky quiz & take home a Halloween treat. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Got a great idea to protect or improve your local environment?

There are many sources that you can look to help turn your idea into reality! Veolia‘s EnviroGrant scheme in Staffordshire. You only have until the end of next week (Friday 11th October) to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to support new projects that help make your local area a better place to live. If you’re part of …

New funding saves Door2Door service

Realise Charity Press release – October 1, 2019 A personalised transport service for vulnerable people has been saved after Realise charity provided new funding. Staffordshire-based Realise charity has stepped in to fund The Door 2 Door service – a project of VAST – which provides vulnerable and isolated residents of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent with local transport. The service was at risk of …

Befriending Volunteer Opportunities – CAF Staffordshire

Become a Volunteer Befriender with CAF Staffordshire Volunteer Befrienders are needed to provide help, friendship, advice or support to parents going through difficult times such as illness, disability, financial worries, loneliness, mental ill-health etc. There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, but if a family can get the support they need, when they …

World Mental Health Day Student Drop in Event

A drop in event for World Mental Health Day is being held on Thurs 10th October at the Student Hub, Science centre, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF. The aim is to raise awareness and change perceptions about mental health and share information with students on support services which are available within the University, locally and nationally.  The day will begin …

The Social Audit Network – 2-day Prove, Improve & Account workshop

The Social Audit Network (SAN) is running a 2-day Prove, Improve & Account workshop at the Dudson Centre, Stoke-on-Trent on Wednesday 23 -Thursday 24 October. The workshop is open to all organisations operating in the ‘social economy’ sector; voluntary and community groups charities social enterprises and facilitators who work with and support ‘social economy’ organisations The workshop takes people through …

Together We’re Better Options Appraisal Workshops

Together We’re better would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the events in their recent 12-week listening exercise. The feedback is now being analysed and a Report of Findings is being produced. The final version will be reviewed by the CCG Governing Bodies in the Autumn. Together We’re Better are now looking forward to the next stage in …

UK Government Updates & New Guidance for VCSE Groups

New guidance and tools for charities with a connection to non-charities It is important that your trustees are sure your relationships are in the charity’s best interests. You should regularly review relationships and our guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity will help you do this. The guidance includes checklists and an infographic which provide an easy way …

Extra time to have your say on budget proposals – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Extra time to have your say on budget proposals A consultation on proposals to fund a £5.5m redirection of cash to support Stoke-on-Trent City Council services that protect vulnerable children has been extended to give residents more time to have their say. The proposals, which were first announced last month, are to allow the authority to prioritise significant investment in …

Get into Golf beginners course for visually impaired and disabled golfers

Golf is a great game for everyone of all ages and of all abilities. Local sight loss charity, Beacon are proud to announce the launch of an exciting new disability coaching program in partnership with The Chase Golf Club. The charity is aiming to mirror the success of the Beacon Butler golf program that has enabled many disabled people from …