Yearly Archives: 2013

Community Action Suffolk’s Training Guide Launched

August 7, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have released the latest copy of our training guide, covering September and October 2013. The range of courses on offer are designed to address the needs of our members and include subjects such as first aid, food safety, managing volunteers, writing good funding applications, safeguarding children and young

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Suffolk Continues to Lead the way in Building a Volunteering Legacy!

July 1, 2013

Suffolk’s volunteering legacy, inspired by last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games continues to build, with the launch of a brand new campaign to encourage more people to get involved in local events volunteering. The ‘Just Once a Month’ campaign was launched as part of a Suffolk Volunteering Legacy summit, organised by Community Action Suffolk and

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Community Action Suffolk celebrates small charities week

June 25, 2013

Small Charities Week ran between 17 and 22 of June, to celebrate and raise awareness of the essential work of the small charity sector that make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world. Community Action Suffolk played a key role along

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Launch of HealthEast Healthy Communities Fund

June 12, 2013

Community Action Suffolk in partnership with Voluntary Norfolk and NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group – HealthEast, are delighted to announce the launch of the HealthEast Healthy Communities Fund. The one year fund has been established to enable voluntary and community sector organisations to support improvements in health, wellbeing and patient care in

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Changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service come in on 17th June 2013

May 24, 2013

There will be significant changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as from Monday 17th June 2013. The long awaited introduction of portable certificates which can be used with one or more organisation will start on that day; this is to be known as the DBS Update Service. Certificates issued after that date will

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New course could be a life saver for Haverhill students

May 20, 2013

Samuel Ward Academy Students received Save A Life certificates and Food Safety qualifications as part of the school’s enrichment programme. Year seven and eight pupils completed the online Food Safety Certificate and took part in an afternoon of first aid training, gaining them the Save A Life qualification. Elaine Hewes from Community Action Suffolk –

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Community energy buying scheme heralded a success

May 16, 2013

Community Action Suffolk’s participation in the Cheaper Energy Together (CET) project has lead to over 500 households registering with the scheme and so far approximately 70 have switched electricity and/or gas suppliers and saved themselves an average of £164 each. There will be another ‘reverse auction’ and further details will be published on our community

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