Age UK STW – Job Opportunities

Age UK supports over 40 social day centres for older people across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin as well as a range of specialist groups for people living with dementia and their carers. Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin is currently … Continue reading

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Marches LEP – Strategic Economic Plan

Strategic Economic Plan The updating of the Marches Strategic Economic Plan and the development of a Local Industrial Strategy represents a huge opportunity for the area. The Strategic Economic Plan was developed in 2014. Since then, the Marches Local Enterprise … Continue reading

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Postcode Community Trust News

Postcode Community Trust has opened for: Round 2 of Community Grants Postcode Local Trust Find out more, and access a copy of the guidance here. Round 2 of Community Grants Funding for projects which improve health and wellbeing in Great Britain. … Continue reading

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NCVO Advice – Engagement with Politicians

Thanks to a range of support from Shropshire Council’s Communities Portfolio Holder Cllr Joyce Barrow, Shropshire VCSA Board Members and Shropshire Association of Local Councils (SALC), Shropshire VCSA has had recent success engaging with local politicians. Work has included: Work … Continue reading

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Full Time Social Action Review

The Government has published its response to the Full-Time Social Action Review for Young People. The response has been issued from Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society. The Full-Time Social Action Report was published in January 2018 by Steve … Continue reading

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Discretionary Rate Relief – A reminder

Last week, the VCSA newsletter contained an item on discretionary rate relief – a topic many of our members have highlighted as an issue of significant interest. Shropshire Council is consulting on its business rates discretionary relief policy review and … Continue reading

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VCSA Annual Report

Annual Report 2017-18 Shropshire VCS Assembly’s Annual Report 2017/18 is now available to download. Each year the VCS Assembly prepares a short report highlighting some of the work that has taken place over the last 12 months. The report includes: … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Message

VCS Assembly members do so much for other people, communities and their groups or organisations. You all work hard to make a difference. Now August is upon us and many people are taking holidays, we hope you will all take … Continue reading

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Age UK Volunteers – School Friends Reunited

School friends reunited by a shared passion to volunteer Two volunteers at Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin have rekindled their friendship after 42 years. Janet Taylor and Julie Armstrong were close school mates growing up in Shrewsbury but lost … Continue reading

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Future Fit Consultation Extension

The public consultation into improving hospital services provided at RSH and PRH has been extended by one week until Tuesday 11 September. The recommendation for the extension was made at the Future Fit Programme Board on 24 July and was … Continue reading

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