35th Anniversary Charity Dinner – The Dove Service

This year the Dove Service are proud to be celebrating 35 years of service – providing specialist counselling, training and support to people from the age of 4+ who have been affected by grief through bereavement, significant loss or life-changing illness since 1984. We would love to extend an invitation to celebrate with us at our biggest fundraising event of …

Online adult social care directory looking for information

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is creating an online public ‘community directory’containing community groups, voluntary organisations and private providers to help people to live well in the city. Listings on the directory will be free of charge and you will be in control of your own listings page. At this stage we are gathering information on groups and organisationswho would like to …

The WEA Courses and Teaching Opportunities

The West Midlands has a long history of adult education and WEA are proud to be a part of that story. The Workers’ Educational Association was first founded in 1903 and here in the West Midlands are celebrating their centenary year of providing high-quality courses in communities across the region. New WEA learning opportunities across Stoke-on-Trent can offer courses in …

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 …

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 …