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 …

BAME people and charities – survey open

ACEVO and Voice4Change England are carrying out research to understand what people connected to charities think about race equality, diversity and inclusivity in the charity sector. This new survey is for people classified as Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic – in census terms the BAME category covers everyone outside the category ‘White British’ – who have, in the last five …

Lifeworks Staffordshire – Befriending Project

Empowering Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum Lifeworks Staffordshire is a registered charity supporting people aged 14+ with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions in North Staffordshire. Some of our people struggle with social interaction and are very isolated affecting confidence and making daily life tasks difficult. Lifeworks has recently received National Lottery funding for a Befriending project and is looking for …

Healthwatch launch their report on the NHS Long Term Plan

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire residents seek more help to prevent future illness. Local health watchdog Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent has been asking people how best to spend the £20.5bn promised for the NHS over the coming years.  This is happening as details of the NHS Long-term are slowly being released. Simmy Akhtar, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent said, “We certainly got the sense that …

Digital Health Summit 2019

You are cordially invited to the second Digital Health Summit, providing you with the opportunity to demonstrate, share and learn from colleagues across the West Midlands who have been successful in making changes to improve care via the implementation of digital health solutions with support from the Digital Health West Midlands service. Thursday 12th Sept  I  9.30am – 3.30pm Birmingham …

Safeguarding & Oxfam

The Charity Commission report on the safeguarding incidents at Oxfam was published in June. The full report can be found here. There has been much comment in the sector press as a consequence. For an interesting and balanced perspective we would strongly recommend you read: NCVO – Lessons for Trustees Andrew Purkis – Let’s not learn the wrong lessons Sayer …

Charity Commission: protect your charity from fraud and cyber crime

As around 70% of all fraud is now committed online, the Charity Commission provides in-depth guidance on how to protect your charity from fraud and cyber crime – which you can read in full here. They have now also recommended a training package provided by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which explains why cyber security is important and how …

Staffordshire VI Services – Engagement Events

Beacon has successfully been supporting the sight loss community across the Black Country for over 140 years. They recently expanded into Staffordshire and need your help to shape sight loss services across the County which is why we are holding three public engagement events Asda, Stafford – 25th July 10am-2pm South Staffs District Council, Codsall – 1st August 10am-2pm Tesco, …