Monthly Archives: May 2015

Building Better Opportunities Norfolk-Suffolk Partnership Event: 3rd June

May 20, 2015

Last year the Big Lottery Fund launched Building Better Opportunities, a fund designed to leverage European funding for projects in England that tackle poverty and promote social inclusion. The next Building Better Opportunities information event takes place on 3rd June 2015 at the Park Hotel in Diss. It is a joint event for the Norfolk

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Suffolk MASH launches safeguarding consultation line for professionals

May 19, 2015

In 2014 Suffolk County Council and partners established a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in Suffolk. The MASH is a team of professionals from a range of agencies including Social care (children and adults), Police and health brought together to ensure all safeguarding concerns in Suffolk are dealt with in the most effective way. To help

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Supporting older people in the Aldeburgh community

May 12, 2015

An information event in Aldeburgh will focus on supporting older people in the local community. The drop-in event on Thursday 21 May is being organised by the Patient Participation Group (PPG) of Aldeburgh Church Farm GP Practice and supported by the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (IESCCG), Community Action Suffolk, Leiston Surgery

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Suffolk Coastal communities urged to apply for funding

May 11, 2015

Suffolk Coastal District Council is pleased to announce that the first round of the Revenue and Capital Grants programme for 2015/16 is now open and is inviting organisations to apply. The Council has £80,000 available to invest in capital type projects and £73,000 available to support revenue based projects with grant decisions being made early

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Patient bus service hits the road

May 7, 2015

(source: East Anglian Daily Times) Hospital patients in rural Suffolk have been given a vital link to appointments thanks to the efforts of volunteers and generosity of fundraisers. The new bus service will be operated entirely by volunteers from the Hour Community project, led by Framlingham Rotary Club. The £10,000 scheme will begin as a

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Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to work within the statutory sector?

May 6, 2015

Suffolk Congress, Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group are providing a unique opportunity for Chief Executives and Senior Managers to take part in a cross sector work shadowing scheme. Why get involved? Improve cross sector understanding of the role and responsibilities of staff within the public and

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Do you work with children, young people and families in Suffolk?

May 5, 2015

Community Action Suffolk is running three events across Suffolk, looking at a number of factors affecting those who work with children, young people and families. The event will repeat in this locations in June: Tuesday 2nd June in Bury St. Edmunds Friday 12th June in Ipswich Wednesday 17th June in Lowestoft Do you work with

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Social Value Act: Suffolk needs your organisation’s experiences

May 5, 2015

Following our response to the Social Value Act Review by Lord Young (below), Community Action Suffolk is conducting a survey to obtain a Suffolk VCS response to the implementation of the Act in Suffolk and its impact on commissioning. The survey is for any VCS organisation in Suffolk so that we can get an overall review of how

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Community Action Suffolk attending national event for rural village halls

May 5, 2015

The dedicated band of specialist advisers who support England’s 10,000 rural village halls are holding their annual training event in Stratford-Upon-Avon this month. The two-day event, from May 12-13, brings together village hall advisers from 36 counties from Cornwall to Cumbria to share their knowledge and best practice. On the agenda for the 41 delegates –

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