Growing the city economy limits budget impact and shows ‘growth strategy is working’

Cabinet members have launched their budget proposals highlighting a continued growth in the city’s economy for protecting important council services. This includes investing in supporting vulnerable people and limiting council tax increases for the coming year. The authority has, on Monday, launched a consultation on its budget for 2019/20 which shows that a continued increase in the number of businesses …

More cuts to voluntary services throughout the county

Staffordshire County Council’s proposed budget cuts were accepted at their recent cabinet meeting. Included in these cuts was the removal of the entire budget for the funding of Community Transport in the county. As a result, the County Council has now given notice to all funded Community Transport hubs across the county that they will no longer receive any funding …

Wanted: community researchers to help volunteers thrive – Vintage Volunteers

Community volunteers are holding two drop-ins at the Dudson Centre as a first step in their bid to understand the big issues facing older volunteers in North Staffordshire. Working in partnership with Staffordshire University, the Vintage Volunteers team at VAST want to make it easier for older people to get involved in volunteering and make a difference in their communities. …

Charity Christmas market returns to the Dudson Centre

Christmas in the Courtyard is returning to the Dudson Centre in Hanley for a second year for more festive fun and feel-good fundraising. VAST and the Dudson Centre are once again hosting a special Christmas market, with the spotlight on local charities and social enterprises. Christmas in the Courtyard will include live entertainment, festive food and a visit from Santa …

Get Out Get Active – Stoke on Trent City Council

We want to support more people to move more and lead active and healthy lifestyles. Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Through this programme we aim to make activity more appealing to you! We deliver 28 sessions a week which are free or low cost across …

Launch of the West Midlands Digital Health Learning Community

Join us for the launch of the West Midlands Digital Health Learning Community 12 noon – 4pm, Tuesday 6 November iCentrum Birmingham Science Park Faraday Wharf, Holt Street Birmingham B7 4BP FREE event, lunch provided on arrival The Digital Health Learning Community is for anyone and everyone interested in digital health innovation who would like to improve their skills and …

Social Audit Network FREE Information Session

FREE Information Session Building Effective Organisations ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE and CAN YOU SHOW IT? This free event will be taking place on the 14th November from 11:00am until 1:00pm at the Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, ST1 5DD. This half-day session is aimed at voluntary/community groups, social enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises wanting to develop purposeful businesses …