DougieMac Wellbeing Group – Longton Community Fire Station

Open to our patient, carers and family members who can’t get to the hospice and the local community. Our fortnightly community centre group will allow you to gain further support and form friendships with those in a similar position. Learn all about the support and services which are available for people with a life-limiting or […]

Awards for Local Voluntary Sector Celebrate the Dedication of Charities and Community Groups

In January 2024, charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire will be rewarded for their hard work in local communities. The Totally Stoked Awards 2024 is a celebration of the local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. Together with local partners and sponsors, VAST will […]

Buki Adeyemo appointed as Chief Executive

Following a thorough and extensive recruitment process, our Interim Chief Executive was successful in securing the position which takes immediate effect. 

During her time as Interim Chief Executive, Buki has led the trust through the challenges of the pandemic, the delivery of innovative transformation projects to improve patient care, and welcomed the accolade of the prestigious HSJ (Health Service Journal) NHS Trust of the Year. 

Dr Adeyemo started her medical career in Nigeria and graduated from the University of Lagos. She came to work for the NHS in 1997, and has spent the majority of her career to date working in North Staffordshire. She is a dual qualified old age and adult psychiatrist, and became a consultant of old age psychiatry in 2007 at Combined Healthcare. Buki is also a NHS Chief Executive representative on the Mental Health Network Board at the NHS Confederation.

David Rogers, Chairman of Combined Healthcare, said: \”I would like to congratulate Buki on the appointment, which is so very well deserved. Buki is the longest-serving member of our executive team, and her commitment to the trust is clear to see. Buki stepped into the Interim position with ease – her strong values, leadership and experience have continued to drive the trust on our journey to become outstanding in all we do and how we do it. I\’m sure you will join me in congratulating Buki on the appointment.\”

Buki said:  \”It is a huge privilege to be appointed as Combined Healthcare\’s Chief Executive. The needs of our patients and staff is always at the heart of my decision making to ensure that Combined retains and builds on our reputation. I have an ambitious vision for the future of Combined and I am excited by the opportunities to build on the growth and innovation already taking place as we continue to serve the population of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.\” 

Leek Building Society Charitable Foundation

Leek Building Society Charitable Foundation was founded in 2021 to support local schemes and good causes across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide grants and donations up to £5000 that will have a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged or vulnerable people in our communities. Organisations based within […]


Mon 13 Mar 2023 Support Staffordshire  has recently been awarded the Local Infrastructure Quality Accreditation (LIQA), a prestigious award provided by the national charity NAVCA. The Accreditation is awarded following a rigorous independent assessment process, and demonstrates the good quality support and development services that Support Staffordshire offers to voluntary organisations and community groups in […]

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