Author Archives: Sarah.Dodds

A focus on loneliness this Bank Holiday

Many of us will have a busy Bank Holiday seeing friends and family but it is also a good time to be reminded about the work taking place to recognise loneliness and its impact on people of all ages. In … Continue reading

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Volunteers’ Week 1st to 7th June

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. The campaign … Continue reading

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Preventative Services Customer Survey

The voluntary and community sector (VCS) plays a vital role in enabling vulnerable people to keep their independence, keep well and participate in activities to retain their quality of life, have respect and feel valued. The VCS delivers many ‘preventative’ … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Shropshire – Recruitment

Healthwatch Shropshire is recruiting for a new Chief Officer. They are looking for someone to join and lead their team, and to share Healthwatch Shropshire’s passion as a “consumer champion” for health and social care services across Shropshire. Would you like to … Continue reading

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Future Fit

People across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are to be asked for their views on proposals to transform local hospital services when the NHS Future Fit public consultation is launched later this month. On 11th May the board … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Food Hub Research

The Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance and Shrewsbury Food Hub aim to develop a Food Poverty action plan which delivers a wide range of solutions to help people who find themselves in food poverty. Potential initiatives include free food in the … Continue reading

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Invitation – Assistive Technology (1st November)

Tech Severn Seed is an exciting new conference that will explore the very best in the world of Assistive Technology. With guest speakers from a range of backgrounds each sharing their experience of Assistive Technology along with their hopes and … Continue reading

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VCS Assembly Publishes Prevention Research

Shropshire VCS Assembly has produced three documents highlighting the preventive services and support provided by the voluntary sector in Shropshire: 1) The VCS Prevention Report for Shropshire 2017 brings together a wide range of information about Shropshire and the needs of … Continue reading

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Invitation to Cleobury Mortimer

VCS Assembly Members are invited to join a Market Place Day to promote their services in Cleobury Mortimer. 9am to 12 noon Saturday 18th November Market Hall, Church Street, Cleobury Mortimer There will be space for leaflets, banners and other … Continue reading

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Lead sought for Social Prescribing Bid

A lead organisation is needed to support an application to the 2017-2018 Health and Wellbeing Fund: Social Prescribing. Shropshire VCS Assembly is working with Shropshire Council and Shropshire CCG to explore the submission of a bid to the national Health … Continue reading

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