Garry’s July Blog

Well, that was quite a week. Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you may have noticed we have a new government. I have deliberately avoided comment during the election campaign, not least as it looked likely that Staffordshire could see considerable change, and I wanted to maintain clear impartiality in terms of party […]

Welcome to New Members!

We were pleased to welcome 25 new members at our May Board meeting taking our general member total to 1,317. See a list of the new members below and find-out more about them by looking at our Organisation Directory here. Acton Trussell, Bednall & Teddesley Hay Community CentreADHD Pirates CICBurton Wrestling World Sports Association CICChuckle […]

Garry’s June Blog

Summer is finally here and thus far not too wet! June is a month crammed full of activity in the VCSE sector and wider communities; so much so, that The National Lottery Community Fund has dubbed it the ‘Month of Community’: an opportunity to celebrate the value of community and raise awareness of the fantastic […]

Acre Grants of up to £75,000 return for village halls

ACRE is pleased to confirm that village hall management committees can apply once again for larger grants to improve their buildings. The fund, which was originally announced to mark the Late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has reopened for new applications. Groups can submit applications for grants of between £7,500 and £75,000 which can be used to cover […]

Member Focus

It was with great pleasure that we presented nine Support Staffordshire awards last week, at our glittering awards evening at Alton Towers, in celebration of our 10-year anniversary. It was great to recognise the winners, but what really made everyone’s heart’s swell were the videos of member organisations, volunteers and their beneficiaries telling us a […]

Getting Ready for Big School

By the time this e-news lands, Support Staffordshire will have passed a little milestone: our 10th Birthday. We do have a bit of a bash planned to celebrate, our Anniversary Awards are being held at Alton Towers on April 25th and will celebrate all aspects of what we do as an organisation by celebrating our […]

Voluntary Services Centre, Burton

Despite considerable efforts by the local team, Support Staffordshire have found it a challenge to lease and hire sufficient space over the past couple of years, especially since Covid and the change in people’s working styles.  As such, we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it is not viable for Support Staffordshire to be […]

Social Prescribing Case Study March 2024

A patient was referred to the Social Prescribing service by their GP after being threatened with eviction from their flat, which was having an impact on their mental health. After speaking with the patient it was evident to the Social Prescribing Link Worker (SPLW) there were a number of issues.  The patient was on a […]

Social Prescribing case study – September 2023

One member of the Social Prescribing team initially held a drop-in at Leek Livestock Market to promote the service and offer advice and signposting.  The majority of people passing through the doors were over 55 with many still farming in their 70s and 80s.  Almost all were out of area, living in Derbyshire and Cheshire.  […]

When Charity meets Politics

It has been an interesting couple of weeks for charity/politics nerds like me; though I am not the only one, nor the most informed or expert by a mile. It’s a bit of a long one this month folks, so get a cuppa first. A number of week’s back, the Arts Council (who is one […]

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