National volunteers’ week

Community Reassurance Team It’s National Volunteers’ Week this week (1st -7th June) and we would usually see a whole plethora of events and activities taking place to recognise and celebrate volunteers who play an active role in their communities nationally … Continue reading

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Humanity, community and condoms for prisoners: The early HIV epidemic through a Covid-19 lens

What the origin story of the Terrence Higgins Trust can teach charities about formulating a human-rights based response to Covid-19. Emily Burt reports. Rupert Whitaker can still remember the very first time he saw his former partner, Terry, dancing, a … Continue reading

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Update from NCVO

Upcoming free webinars, register now *New* Financial management and accessing government funding 1 June | 14.00 If you’re thinking of applying for an emergency support grant via the National Lottery Community Fund, don’t miss this webinar as we’ll be advising on the application process … Continue reading

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Severn Trent to donate £1m to charity if customers cut daily demand by 150 million litres to the end of June

With the hot weather here to stay, and daily demand for water rocketing in recent weeks to over two billion litres, Severn Trent has challenged its customers to slash their daily demand to earn money for local charities, and to … Continue reading

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BAME network for staff at acute Trust

The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has established a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) network for staff which held its first meeting earlier this month. Established by Kal Parkash, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Lead at The Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

FUSE Programme Applications Now Open iSE provides new-start social entrepreneurs with support and development opportunities to build sustainable social enterprises.  The FUSE programme is for near trade or at early-start stage social entrepreneurs in the West Midlands that want to fast-track their … Continue reading

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Update from the Shropshire Community Reassurance Team

Shropshire Council Community Reassurance Team update 28/05/2020 Hello again, I hope that you’re well. As the Covid-19 situation changes slowly across the country, it’s clear that ongoing community support remains essential for many people in our neighbourhoods. The support that … Continue reading

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Volunteers could receive over £600 worth of devices to trial innovative technology scheme

Shropshire Council has joined forces with global technology giant Samsung to launch a pioneering scheme helping people to stay independent, safe and active in their homes.  Volunteers who sign up for the new ACTIVAGE scheme will receive technology worth more … Continue reading

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Shropshire Council final notice with regard to proposed removal of 12 BT payphones: formal notice and documentation

BT Payphones Update We would like to notify clerks to all parish and town councils about this matter, where we have been in liaison with the clerks of the town and parish councils that were involved. The response to DCMS … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

COVID 19 has drastically changed how we work at the Food Hub. We have had to complete redesigned how we function so we can be COVID safe and get more food for the community  We have done this in a … Continue reading

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