Shared Lives Stoke celebrating Shared Lives Week 2019

The Shared Lives Stoke team is celebrating Shared Lives Week 2019 with a range of drop in events across the city for people to come along and get information. For more infromation: Call us: 01782 235000 Email us: sharedlives.stoke.gov.uk Contact the Shared Lives team or pop along to one of our recruitment events during Shared Lives Week https://www.stoke.gov.uk/sharedlives

Free NSPCC training for voluntary and community groups in Stoke

NSPCC in Stoke on Trent, are currently running two training packages in the city which they want to make available – free of charge – to voluntary groups across the city. They are called: ‘Single Opportunity Counselling’ (SOC), and ‘Recognise and Respond’. These courses are designed to be understood by both adults and older children. The combined aim of these …

Help wave goodbye to loneliness

Stoke-on-Trent City Council are hosting two up coming events. They are both about loneliness and the things we can do in our communities to tackle the issue. The first will be held on Tuesday 11th June 2019 at Whitfield Valley Centre, Fegg Hayes, ST6 6QR (1-4pm) The second will be held on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at Temple Street Methodist …

New Drop in Advice surgeries

Rethink provide sign posting to appropriate services, mental health advice, and help to access our 1-1 service if required. People can make an appointment or just pop in to talk with a member of staff in a confidential setting. Leek Haregate Community Centre, 46 Queens Drive, Leek, ST13 6DJ Every Monday 1-3pm Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Knypersley Room, Moorlands House, …

Plans for a single CCG across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

We want to hear your views on our proposal to create a single Strategic Commissioning Organisation (CCG) for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. CCGs are groups of GPs who come together to form a membership. Along with Lay Members, they are clinically led decision making bodies who are responsible for designing and buying local health and care services. Six CCGs do this …

The Charity Commision Guidance

The Charity Commission has now published its new guidance on how charities should manage their relationship with a non-charity. In doing so it has taken on board many of the concerns raised regarding the draft guidance. The guidance is relevant to any charity: with a trading subsidiary, with an associated campaigning organisation, receiving significant funds from or paying funds to …

Celebrating Staffordshire: A Place of Social Enterprise

Staffordshire has been given special recognition for its thriving, resilient and developing Social Enterprise community. VAST, and Social Enterprise Matters, would like to invite Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent’s Social Enterprise community to a celebratory launch event. At the Dudson Centre On Wednesday 5th June 10:00 – 14:00 Registration from 09:30   Not only will this exciting event commemorate this incredible achievement for …

Together We’re Better – Health and Care in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

    Make your views heard on the future of health and care locally The Together We’re Better partnership is launching a 12-week public and workforce conversation across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to listen and understand what is important to you about health and care locally, what works well and what you think should be improved. As a partner in Together …

A bidder’s guide to working with the government

VCSEs: a bidder’s guide to working with government The Office for Civil Society, with support from the Cabinet Office has written a guide for voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to help them work with central and local government.   VCSEs: a bidder’s guide to working with government was commissioned by Claire Dove OBE, VCSE Crown Representative, whose role …

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Newsletter May 2019

This month Healthwatch again focus on the NHS Long-Term Plan.  You may have heard that the government has proposed investing an extra £20bn a year into the NHS.  In response, the NHS is seeking input into how best to focus these new resources and we are supporting this effort.  Healthwatch have spent the last couple of months seeking feedback, keeping …