Author Archives: Sarah Nelsey

Birmingham 2022 seeking 13,000 volunteers to deliver historic Games

The search to find 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun. Applications to join the ‘Commonwealth Collective’ are open, a community of passionate people to help deliver the Games which will take place in just over a … Continue reading

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Quarterly Covid Charity Tracker Survey results: April 2021

As we gradually emerge from the latest lockdown, there is widespread hope that – variants notwithstanding – the worst of the pandemic is behind us. The past year dramatically transformed many people’s personal, social, and working lives, but as the … Continue reading

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Walk-in Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics for 40-year olds and over in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

The clinics are open to all local people and no appointment is needed. People who are aged 40 and above across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being urged to go to a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic if they haven’t been … Continue reading

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Charity Commission registered 77 new charities directly linked to the pandemic

The Captain Tom Foundation was one of 77 new charities directly related to the pandemic that were successfully registered last year. The Charity Commission received 138 applications from potential charities that were “directly related to the pandemic”, according to its … Continue reading

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New vaccine toolkit for employers

The Department for Health has launched a new toolkit for employers to help ensure employees get reliable information about COVID-19 vaccines. Several major employers have already pledged to promote vaccine uptake with their employees and to allow flexibility for staff … Continue reading

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South Shropshire Youth Network Conference

South Shropshire Youth Network recently ran a consultation with young people aged 8-25 years in south Shropshire. We sent out surveys, had focus groups and detached conversations in streets and squares to find out what they would like where they … Continue reading

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Funding Oportunities

Fund to Help Reduce Loneliness in England Opens 28 June The second round of the Local Connections Fund will offer grants of between £300 and £2,500 to support community projects that focus on: Activities that physically bring people together in … Continue reading

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People with no ID or address can register with a GP practice

Health bosses at NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are encouraging people who do not have ID or a fixed address to register with a GP practice to ensure they access healthcare. Everyone in England is entitled … Continue reading

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Improving broadband for households: Government consultation extended

The Government has extended its current call for evidence on improving broadband for households. This was the subject of  a statement from Shropshire Council on 21 May, 2021, encouraging local communities and businesses to share their feedback direct to Government. There … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Diverse Shropshire: Promoting Equality webinar – new date available, Tuesday 13th July 2021 A new date has been scheduled for this popular webinar taking place on Tuesday, 13th  July 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Aims to: Raise awareness of … Continue reading

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