Monthly Archives: October 2015

Our annual review: it’s been a busy and successful second year!

October 27, 2015

Community Action Suffolk is pleased to present its Annual Review for 2014-15. This document outlines our impact and achievements in this year, and our commitment to supporting rural communities, volunteering and children, young people and families. I was delighted to be able to meet a number of our members at our Annual Review and Celebration

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Your skills could be what Suffolk needs this winter

October 23, 2015

(posted on behalf of Suffolk County Council) Temporary Home First Practitioners (home carers) required this winter. Could you be on standby to provide care to someone in your neighbourhood? If so, your skills are needed. Each winter the pressure on our health and social care systems can sometimes push care providers to the limits. It’s essential that

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Young people in Suffolk vote in biggest numbers yet

October 21, 2015

‘Make Your Mark’ is an annual consultation run by the UK Youth Parliament where young people aged 11-18 have the opportunity to vote inform UKYP’s campaign for the next year by voting for their top issue from a list of 10. This year, over 920,000 young people voted nationally and Suffolk had a fantastic turn-out

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CAS’s Housing Needs Survey delivers 11 new affordable housing units for Clare

October 21, 2015

Community Action Suffolk, Clare Town Council and Hastoe Housing Association worked in partnership to deliver this affordable Housing scheme on land previously owned by Pies Hill Farm Limited. In 2009, Community Action Suffolk (previously Suffolk ACRE) undertook a Housing Needs Survey in the Parish. The survey had a 44% return rate, and the need indicated

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CAS Awards presented to inspirational young people in Suffolk

October 21, 2015

CAS recently presented three of its awards to recognise the achievements of young people in Suffolk. The Anne Dunford OBE Award for Youth Participation award was presented to Liquid Youth Club in Bury St. Edmunds. This award is given to a group of young people who have taken a leadership role in a decision making process for the benefit

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15 Suffolk organisations needed for Social Impact pilot project

October 16, 2015

We are all aware of the rising need to demonstrate the Social Impact our organisations have and how they add Social Value to our communities. However, the world of Social Impact Measurement can be perceived as complex, resource heavy and expensive! We are seeking 15 organisations across Suffolk to take part in a pilot and be

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Royal visit to Lowestoft community projects

October 16, 2015

The Princess Royal visited a number of community projects in Lowestoft on Tuesday 13 October 2015, accompanied by Community Action Suffolk’s Patron, Lady Euston. Her Royal Highness visited CAS members Catch 22, DreamworX and Access Community Trust on her visit to the county, her fifth visit to meet Suffolk charities in the last five years.

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Rural communities: The end of the road for local banking?

October 16, 2015

A new report by The Campaign for Community Banking Services (CBBS) highlights the accelerating rate of bank closures. The CBBS says that 1,200 communities across the UK have lost all their banks and hundreds more will do so in the next five years which already has and will, impact significantly on: Sustainability of communities Access

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“The day I told my boss to shut up and listen”: find out more on 6 November

October 12, 2015

*[UPDATE 26 October 2015] We have postponed the Realising The Value conference to 4 March 2016. We are building on your feedback to make this an invaluable resource and unmissable opportunity to strengthen your organisation for 2016 onwards. Now booking! Realising The Value conference *Friday 4 March 2016, 9:30am to 4pm Kesgrave Community Centre “The

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