Monthly Archives: November 2015

Are you passionate about wildlife and Suffolk? This could be a job for you!

November 26, 2015

(update 26 November 2015) Deadline extended until Friday 11 December 2015! Community Action Suffolk is pleased to be working in partnership with Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Areas of Natural Beauty (AONB), Wild Days and destination marketing organisation (DMO) in a joint project which is promoting volunteer tourism in a new project in the East Coast of

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The future of volunteering in Suffolk

November 26, 2015

A new strategy has been developed to support the future of volunteering in Suffolk and has been unanimously endorsed by Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board. Almost every aspect of Suffolk life benefits and enjoys the successes from volunteering, from sports clubs and arts organisations, churches and community centres to public services such as schools, hospitals

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Whitehouse Skatepark unveiled in Ipswich is ‘dream come true’

November 24, 2015

On Saturday 31 October 2015 the skatepark in Whitehouse, Ipswich, was officially opened by the Mayor of Ipswich. Dozens of young people turned up with skateboards, scooters and bikes. The dream started nearly ten years ago when the residents of North West Ipswich were asked what they would like in their area and the resounding

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9 Dec: Suffolk Dementia Friendly Communities – One year on

November 24, 2015

(posted on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society) LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE Learn about the significant progress that Suffolk’s dementia friendly communities have made in the last 12 months. This event will showcase Suffolk’s dementia friendly communities with the opportunity to hear from those who have been involved first-hand. Speakers will talk about their

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New £6m funding supports young people’s emotional wellbeing in Suffolk

November 18, 2015

The determination of local health and social care providers in east and west Suffolk to improve young people’s emotional wellbeing services has resulted in an award of £6 million, over the next five years. Suffolk’s successful bid for extra funding from NHS England follows a pledge earlier this year by the Chancellor to commit more

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Suffolk’s High Sheriff launches The High Sheriff Awards 2016

November 17, 2015

The High Sheriff of Suffolk Judith Shallow has launched the High Sheriff’s annual awards, and is calling for voluntary groups to submit their entries for these leading community awards that reward the people doing ground-breaking and life-changing work across our county. “During 2015 I have travelled throughout the County and have come across many extraordinary

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Group makes triumphant return

November 11, 2015

(source: East Anglian Daily Times by Tom Potter) A group for older people has risen from the ashes just months after being discontinued in a Suffolk town. Age UK Suffolk announced the closure of Woodbridge’s New Horizons club in June this year, facing what it called “substantial funding losses”. But the lunch and leisure club, managed

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UK-Based Volunteering Goes Fundraising For Upgraded Services

November 10, 2015

The largest associations and organizations in the volunteering field take much care in offering public better services, such as assistance services to seniors, immediate help and support for critical situations, housing and job opportunities for people in need, children care and help to minors, handicapped people and much more. The full array of serviced provided

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CAS delighted to announce Janice Banks as Interim Chief Executive

November 9, 2015

I am delighted to announce that we have appointed Janice Banks (pictured) as Interim Chief Executive from Wednesday 4 November 2015. Janice spent two years with ACRE as CEO until earlier this year, and prior to that she was Interim CEO at Surrey Community Action – so she brings huge experience of infrastructure services together

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