Your Health & Care Partnership for Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent – Together We’re Better

“Together We’re Better is comprised of NHS and local government organisations, Healthwatch and voluntary sector groups – all working together to transform health and care for the better and achieve our vision of ‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work’. Since 2016, we have been identifying new and innovative ways of delivering …

Stafford Borough Council: And the winner is…..

An organisation that uncovered the names of a number of war dead, missing from a memorial in their town; and a teenager who set up healthy activities in Stafford, were among the winners at an awards ceremony. People and organisations doing great work in Stafford Borough were honoured at the second annual Community Awards on Thursday evening (22 November). Stafford …

FREE Information Session – Social Audit Network

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 29th January from 11:00am until 1:00pm at The Hub, 17 Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LZ. This half-day session is aimed at voluntary/community groups, social enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises wanting to develop purposeful businesses …

The Hub to enjoy ‘A Mince Pie & A Mingle’

Stafford’s own community resource centre is to host a Christmas networking event for Staffordshire’s voluntary sector. ‘A Mince Pie & A Mingle’ will be held at VAST’s Stafford centre, The Hub, on Thursday 13th December with registration from 10am. Guests will be greeted with mince pies, pastries, (non-alcoholic) mulled wine and an endless supply of tea and coffee. Prizes are …

‘First & Last’ – The Dudson Museum

The first ever exhibition of sketches made at the time of the last bottle oven firing by Bill Goodall FRSA In 1978 Bill was a volunteer at the Gladstone Pottery Museum’s last firing of a bottle oven at the Hudson and Middleton factory in Longton. During the event he kept a sketchbook recording the firing. To celebrate the 40th anniversary …

CCGs meeting on Future of Local Health Services in Northern Staffordshire

Time: 2.30pm Tuesday 4 December 2018 Place: The Tony Waddington Suite, Bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs’ governing bodies meeting in common will be held in public on Tuesday 4 December at the Bet365 Stadium. There will only be one item on the agenda, the future of local health services. The CCGs have …

Stafford successful homeless work attracts ministerial attention – Stafford Borough Council

The Government’s Housing Minister was in Stafford to learn about the successful programme tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in the borough. And as part of the visit, Heather Wheeler, MP, the Minster for Housing and Homelessness was shown around Staffordshire Women’s Aid refuge which has received national acclaim for its unique features which have helped support victims of domestic violence. …

Colleagues & Communities Urged to Share a Card & Support St Giles Hospice

St Giles Hospice has launched two beautiful cards to encourage organisations to share a card this Christmas and help a local cause at the same time. The cards have been designed by members of Phoenix, the hospice’s service to support bereaved young people and patients from the day hospice at Whittington. Senior Corporate Fundraiser Philippa Graty said the cards were …

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 …