Open House Event – Disability Solutions West Midlands

5th April 2017 11:30 – 14:00 North Staffordshire Medical Institute, Hartshill Meet the team and go behind the scenes, discover the potential of being a volunteer and explore the excellent free membership. Help celebrate the new ‘Investing in Volunteering’ accreditation. With information displays and presentations, and an informal light lunch.  For more information call 01782 667324

Free Funding Workshop From Stoke City Council

Do you need funding for a community project or want to start a community business? This two-hour workshop is for any community organisation that is based in Stoke-on-Trent or who wants to deliver a project in Stoke-on-Trent: Tuesday, April 4, 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Burslem Community Fire Station The workshop will: share case study evidence of successful bids help you …

Alice Charity Opens ‘People’s Pantry’ To Combat Hunger

Alice Charity has today launched its new initiative and proudly opened the doors for the first time to its ‘People’s Pantry’. The initiative, launched following a viral response to a Facebook post, will aim to provide two days of emergency food for families in need; supporting the limitations of existing food banks and acting as a gateway to the charity’s …

Get Better At Winning Public Sector Contracts

Do you work with local authorities? Did you know that understanding the social value of your business can help you win contracts? Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has teamed up with Social Value UK to design a one-day training course to help you with this. Learn about the social value that you are already creating, identify risks and opportunities for your …

Focus on Social Value and Participatory Research Methods – CHAD Lunchtime Seminar

We are delighted to invite you to the third CHAD lunchtime seminar of 2017: Focus on Social Value and Participatory Research Methods Wednesday April 5th 12:30 till 14:00 in the Ashley Centre, Room LT114/6, Stoke-on-Trent The seminar will focus on local examples of using creative research methods involving estimates of social value and participatory research for short and long term …

Council Hopes Volunteers Will Click & Connect With Lonely People

A scheme to help lonely people in the Stafford Borough community is looking for volunteers. Volunteer ‘Community Connectors’ will provide information on a range of services, groups and activities that are available within the area. Stafford Borough Council is holding a workshop next month to explain what the role entails and provide information from organisations such as Staffordshire County Council …

Get Involved – The Place Up Hanley

The Place up Hanley Care Home are looking for voluntary groups and organisations that could come to the home to help with activities for our residents. We are a dementia care home in Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. The Place up Hanley Care Home in Stoke on Trent is a Staffordshire care home with excellent facilities. The Care Home can cater for people …

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent Offers The CCGs The Opportunity To Respond To Concerns About The Future Of Community Hospital Beds.

Due to the concerns raised by the local community about the possible further closure of Community Hospital beds,  has been surveying the wider public and has now published an extensive report on the issue. Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent provided an independent Chair for two of the five Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) engagement events in relation to Community Hospital beds. However, due to …

Launch Of The Voluntary Sector Grant Funding Programme 2017 – 2018

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is pleased to announce through partnership arrangements with University Hospital North Midlands (UHNM), NHS Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) a funding opportunity. The Voluntary Sector Grant Funding Programme is being launched today 2nd March 2017. Funding will support two key areas, and Stoke-on-Trent City Council is seeking submissions for preventing hospital admission and/or supporting timely hospital discharge. There …

Rally Round – Technology That Cares

Helping you or someone you care for to live a better life Why Rally Round? We all need help and support at some point. Doing the shopping, tidying the garden, changing a light bulb, getting to appointments or meeting up for a cuppa and a chat. That’s where Rally Round comes in. Rally Round makes it easy for friends and …