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 […]

New Support Staffordshire Members February 2024

We are very pleased to welcome 27 new members to Support Staffordshire. The members were approved at the Board meeting on Thursday 8th February, taking our general members total to 1,303.

Only 1 in 6 rural councils have made use of key affordable housing option

Only a fraction of rural local planning authorities (17%) have made use of Rural Exception Sites, a mechanism introduced to boost the supply of affordable housing in rural areas, according to new research by University College London (UCL) on behalf of the Rural Housing Network1. Rural Exception Sites were introduced in 1991 to enable the development […]

First destination Access guide for Cannock Chase National Landscape

Cannock Chase National Landscape are pleased to launch their first Destination Access Guide. The purpose of the guide is to give visitors more information on accessible leisure activities that can be visited if you have a disability, require assistance with access, or a parent and guardian with small children and a buggy. Helping everyone to […]

Brewers support LGBT+ history month2

Burton Albion is joining football clubs across the EFL to mark LGBT+ History Month by celebrating the importance of inclusion and representation. In doing so, the EFL and PUMA are creating a piece of their own LGBT+ history, unveiling the first rainbow ball to be used in Football League matches. The ball will be used by the […]

Midlands Bowel Cancer Support Group 2024 Meeting Dates

2024 Midlands Bowel Cancer Support Group Meeting Dates, Time & Venue DAY DATE TIME MEETING VENUE Monday 8th January 18:30 – 20:30 Riverside Hotel, Riverside Dr, Branston. Thursday 25th January 10:30 – 12:30 Whittington Village Hall, Nr. Lichfield. Monday 12th February 18:30 – 20:30 Riverside Hotel, Riverside Dr, Branston. Thursday 22nd February 10:30 – 12:30 […]

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