Community Resource Centre

Community Resource CentreEast Staffordshire has launched a new service – the Community Resource Centre.

The Centre will be offering advice and guidance for individuals in areas such as volunteering, employment and training, and support for community groups on topics such as governance, funding, project planning and delivery.

Our newly elected MP Andrew Griffiths was on-hand to cut the ribbon at the official opening on Friday 5th June.

The Community Resource Centre will be open four sessions a week to begin with and will be manned by supported volunteers and offer a drop-in triage service for organisations and individuals.

Tea Party for East Staffordshire’s Volunteers

East Staffs Volunteers' Tea PartyEast Staffordshire celebrated Volunteers’ Week 2015 by hosting a Tea Party on Wednesday 3rd June at the Volunteer Centre for all volunteers across the area regardless of which organisation they are working with.

The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of East Staffordshire Cllr. David Leese and Liz Leese. Cream teas, cakes and all the trimmings were kindly donated by our local ASDA store.

Prizes for our free raffle were kindly supplied by ASDA and other local businesses. We welcomed over 60 volunteers from Volunteer presentationlocal organisations who enjoyed a lovely afternoon with presentations and thank yous from everyone at Support Staffordshire.



Carers Week 2015

CW15It’s Carers Week (8-14 June) – an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

This year the campaign is focusing on Building Carer Friendly Communities – communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

There are hundreds of events taking place this week, see the Carers Week website for events near you.

Individuals and organisations can also pledge their support for Carer Friendly Communities to ensure carers are given the recognition and support they need. Pledge now

Updates from Stafford

Membership offer – your views
Nic Edmonds our new Locality Officer is busy making a start on contacting Stafford based groups and organisations in preparation for the launch of the new Support Staffordshire membership offer. If you haven’t spoken to her yet, she will be in touch soon – it’s a rather big list!

Volunteer opportunities wanted
Stafford Volunteer Centre has seen a steady increase in the number of people enquiring about volunteering. Advisers are having regular 1-2-1 appointments with individuals to help them source suitable opportunities in Stafford Borough. So if your organisation has some new or existing opportunities you would like us to promote on your behalf, please get in touch.

Farewell Paul
Support Staffordshire Training says goodbye to Paul Jay who after many years of service has decided to take a break and go travelling around the world, so a big thank you to Paul for all his hard work. The training department is now being led by Esther who is currently planning a new Autumn training programme. If your organisation has any specific training requirements please get in touch to discuss your needs.

To contact the Stafford office please ring 01785 413160.