Door2Door Community Transport needs your help

Door2Door Transport is Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme’s local community transport scheme. We help to reduce the isolation of some of our more vulnerable people whether they need to get to a medical appointment, a local ‘nit and natter’ group or just want to go shopping. All of our drivers are volunteers who kindly donate their time to …

What do you want from our training?

Take part in our 2-minute training survey to help VAST develop a training programme that fits your needs. And a chance to WIN a £20.00 Amazon voucher. Every complete form will be entered into the draw for the Amazon voucher – only one entry per person. Our training survey has now closed. We will post the results of our survey …

Your role in the Future of Local Health Services Consultation

Just a reminder that North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCGs) major consultation on the Future of Local Health Services is underway and open until 17th March 2019. The consultation is seeking local people’s views on proposed changes to: Community-based services in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Moorlands Community hospital rehabilitation and NHS care home beds Some of the consultant-led …

Voluntary Sector Engagement Events for 2019 – VAST, Stoke on Trent City Council & Stoke on Trent CCG

   This year, Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Stoke-on-Trent City Council and VAST are hosting a series of events for Voluntary and Community Sector organisations. The purpose of these events is for us to share with you what is happening in Health and Social Care, explore the challenges and opportunities facing both the voluntary and statutory sectors and how we …

Peak District Mosaic Project Information Event – South West Peak

Would you like to explore the great outdoors? Learn how you can visit and enjoy the beautiful countryside of the South West Peak and wider Peak District National Park The South West Peak Landscape Partnership and Peak District Mosaic (PDM) are working to encourage and enable people from the Stoke area, to come out and experience the unique culture and …

Volunteer Management Training – Vintage Volunteers

Thursday 14th February 10:00am – 3:00pm Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, ST1 5DD  £60 per person   The Volunteer Manager role is often a challenging one for various reasons, but with Vintage Volunteers it doesn’t have to be. The new Vintage Volunteers Volunteer Management training will tell you what you need to know to better support your valuable volunteers, from …

Support VAST’s Door2Door Transport service and get a Potto Lotto ticket for your chance to win £25k

We need your help! Door2Door Transport is a volunteer led community transport service which enables people with a disability, be it physical, sensory or mental, to access transport for various reasons. Unfortunately, funding for this highly valued service is to be withdrawn from April 2019, which means we must source alternative funding to continue to support the local community. Door2Door …

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. …