Author Archives: Sarah.Dodds

Happy New Year from the VCSA

Wishing you all a very happy New Year from Shropshire VCS Assembly. Whatever 2022 brings, Shropshire’s VCS Assembly members will, as ever, be in it together. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” Albert Einstein Contact Shropshire VCS … Continue reading

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Shropshire Council Adult Social Care  Small Grants Programme

The Adult Social Care Small Grant Programme is a grant funding opportunity for community-based activity that supports wellbeing and independence. Funding is up to a maximum of £10,000 for activity delivered between 1st April 2022 and 31st March 2023. Shropshire … Continue reading

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New Health and Wellbeing Courses from WEA

WEA are offering two new Health and Wellbeing courses: An Introduction to Counselling Skills 12th January to 16th February, Wednesdays 10am to 11:30 Gain an understanding of what counselling is for those people involved in the process, and learn how … Continue reading

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Tackling Loneliness with Transport Fund

Opportunities for help with transport funding to reduce loneliness The Tackling Loneliness Team at the Department for Transport (DfT) have announced that the Tackling Loneliness with Transport fund is now open for Expressions of Interest. DfT have received £5.8 million … Continue reading

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Making it Real – looking for Experts by Experience

Shropshire Council is looking for people to join Shropshire’s Making it Real Board VCSA members are asked to please share this opportunity widely… Do you have experience of social care to make a difference for other people? You could be the … Continue reading

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News from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners Welcomed John Campion, West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed two new Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners into the team. Paul Middleborough and Nicola Lowery will work closely with John Campion to ensure the … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Job Vacancy – Centre Manager, Beechtree Centre (Closes soon) Applications are invited for the position of an enthusiastic Centre Manager to join the team at the Beechtree Centre in Whitchurch. Hours: Initially 30 hours a week increasing to 35hrs subject … Continue reading

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All Age Carers Strategy

Shropshire Council is working to review the All-Age Carer strategy and would like unpaid and family carers and past carers to tell us what is important to them. The All-Age Carer strategy outlines Shropshire Council’s vision and, by identifying priorities that … Continue reading

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Charity Marathon Run for Ethos Group

Keen runner Tom Watkin is gearing up for his first marathon in less than three weeks to raise money for a Shropshire charity that supports people with life-changing injuries. Tom Watkin’s father, Marcus Watkin from Shrewsbury, is a wheelchair user … Continue reading

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VCS Assembly and Open University Workshop – Digital

On 29th July, Shropshire VCS Assembly benefited from a workshop named ‘Digital Technologies, Power and Control: security, privacy, identity and trust in the digital age’. The research workshop was led by Dr Ben Evans, from the School of Psychology & … Continue reading

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