Have your say on how the NHS should change in Stoke-on-Trent – Healthwatch Stoke

People keen to influence the future of the NHS in Stoke-on-Trent are being encouraged to make their views known in a series of events this and next month. Independent health and care champion Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent is launching ‘What would you do?’ to encourage people in the city to share their views about what changes to local NHS services should look …

New plans to tackle homelessness – Stafford Borough Council

Residents, businesses and voluntary sector groups from across the borough are being asked their views on a new plan to tackle homelessness in Stafford Borough. Stafford Borough Council has launched a consultation to update their current Homeless Strategy. The new strategy will take account of recent changes in the law and government guidance. The Borough Council has been highlighted nationally …

‘Sir’ Gordon first to get lorry tribute – Stafford Borough Council

Legendary goalkeeper Gordon Banks will be the first person to have a bin lorry in Stafford named after him. And the move was said to have brought a ‘smile’ to the late keeper’s family who gave the idea their blessing. Despite not being knighted, the new wagon is to be called “Sir Gordon Banks” in his honour. Stoke City fans …

Befriending Volunteers – CAF Staffordshire

Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support, particularly during the early years when children are young. There is no rulebook for raising a family and sometimes it can seem overwhelming, particularly when the family are going through difficult times such as illness, disability, financial worries, loneliness etc. etc. But if a family can get the support they need, when …

Space for artists & arts groups to exhibit – Longton Exchange Shopping Centre

The Management of the Longton Exchange Shopping Centre is retaining a number of retail units for the sole purpose of engaging artists/arts organisations to re-purpose there use. The units can be used as studios, exhibition/installation spaces, cultural events, performance spaces and artists retail. The scheme is expected to run for a minimum of two years. If you’ve been looking for …

Voices from the Frontline now open for applications – Rosa UK

Rosa – the UK fund for women and girls, is pleased to open the fourth round of our flagship grants programme, Voices from the Frontline. The programme offers grants of up to £5,000 to women’s organisations of all sizes for advocacy, campaigning, and activism. We want to encourage applications from a wide range of women’s organisations from across the UK …

Giving World Launches New Website

Giving World have launched a brand new website to make it even easier for charities and other not-for-profit organisations to receive free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks. Giving World receives goods from businesses all over the country, and advertises the items on the website for charities to request to help pass on to their beneficiaries. The focus …

Cyber Security Seminars – VAST, Prompt PC & Staffordshire Police

      YOUR charity is being targeted by cybercriminals right now!  But why would anyone steal from a charity? Because cyber criminals don’t care whose money they take and charities look like an easy target. There are over 200,000 registered charities in the UK, with a combined income of around £48bn (and that’s not including CIC’s, CIO’s and community …

We are Celebrating Social Prescribing Day

#SocialPrescribingDay Join us in celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay Listen – Support – Connect 14th March 2019 14th of March is an international annual celebration of social prescribing. This is a specific date in the calendar when we highlight the importance and significance of SP within healthcare. Your GP practice has a VCS Hub social prescribing link worker attached to it. Referral: you …