Making Tax Digital – Guidance & Update from Sayer Vincent

Sayer Vincent have now published guidance on their website detailing what you need to know about Making Tax Digital (MTD). If you have any questions on this guidance, please get in touch. Since this guidance has been published, the following has been announced by HMRC: No further deferrals or delays to MTD for VAT are likely Deferred businesses (listed on …

Procurement Opportunities Update – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Active Families CLOSING DATE: 2019-01-31 TENDER INFORMATION: We are seeking to commission a service Provider to deliver an accessible tier 2 lifestyle family weight management service (FWMS) called Active Families (AF), which supports overweight and obese children to reach and maintain a healthier BMI. The service contract is for a maximum of 12 months subject to review with a maximum …

More power to community businesses, with up to £10,000 and a learning programme on offer to help them grow – Community Business Trade Up Programme

Applications are now open for the Community Business Trade Up Programme, run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs in partnership with Power to Change Community businesses across England can now apply for a learning programme and a grant matched to their earnings of up to £10,000, to support their growth and increase the difference they make to their local area. …

Trailblazer project will help transform mental health for young people across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent – Midlands & Lancashire CSU

Children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire will benefit from a pioneering scheme delivered by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust in partnership with commissioners and local government to improve mental health in schools. One in nine young people aged five to 15 are thought to have a mental health condition. Teenagers with a mental health disorder are …

Winter Plan Plus Project and Pathway – Stoke on Trent City Council & Revival

As part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s commitment to alleviate pressures on the emergency services and the NHS over the winter period, we have teamed up with the voluntary sector to develop a Winter Plan Plus project that is aimed at helping to reduce the number of avoidable hospital admissions. ‘Revival Community Response Service’ is designed to prevent, where possible, an …

Together We’re Better News: Hundreds attend first Suicide Prevention Conference in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

A commitment to achieving an ambition of zero suicides in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent was the focus of a major event hosted by the Together We’re Better health and care partnership. Almost 300 people from health and care services, alongside voluntary and community groups, schools, colleges and other organisations came together for the Suicide Prevention – Making a Difference Together Conference, …

St Giles Hospice Reinforces Trustee Board With New Appointments

St Giles Hospice has reinforced its trustee board with the appointment of a new chair and the recruitment of new trustees who bring a wealth of experience to the charity. Jo Maidment was confirmed as the hospice’s new Chair of Trustees at the charity’s AGM in November. Jo, who is from Sutton Coldfield and runs a marketing company, has been …

VCSE health and wellbeing fund announced – Department of Health & Social Care

A new fund has been announced by the government to support VCSE organisations that help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people. The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 15 February 2019. Projects should: adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving …