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Denstone Parish Council

New, Accessible Website

As you see, we have a new website! This should be easier to use on small tablet and phone screens and should also be easier for people with limited vision or other disabilities. Please tell us if you find any problems that we should know about! There’s a lot still to do, and we’ll be developing and changing it, so if there’s anything you’d like to see added, please let us know.


Introducing ‘Happy at Home’

A brand new campaign from Staffordshire County Council, designed to help our residents across the county lead healthier, independent and happier lives and to support them to be able to live well at home for longer.

From today (Monday 16th November) a new interactive online tool has launched as part of a countywide campaign to raise awareness about the massive range of simple and low-cost assistive technology equipment available to people who may be struggling with everyday tasks around the home.

The interactive ‘Happy at Home’ house allows users to visually identify rooms and locations around the home where they may need some help with day to day tasks, and then be presented with a range of ideas and solutions that they can then easily compare and acquire.

You can find the “Interactive Happy at Home House” at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/happyathome

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Community Foundation – Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter is a campaign run by several community foundations across the UK to combat Holiday Hunger and fuel poverty. The programme raises money to help children and older vulnerable people to stay warm and well over winter. With the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns affecting our communities there is more need for it this year than ever. For the first time Surviving Winter will also be available to communities across Shropshire, and Telford & the Wrekin.

We need your support to help those who are most at risk this winter.

Click here for more information about the grants and to find out how to apply. (this link opens in a new tab.)


Stafford Borough Sports Grants

The Stafford Borough Sports Grants scheme allocates funds to talented sports performers, local sports clubs and local sports coaches. They have three different pots available for people to apply to, depending on their requirements. This fund will award grants to organisations who provide facilities or services for people in the geographical area covered by Stafford Borough Council.

Click here for more information about the grants and to find out how to apply. (this link opens in a new tab.)


Co-op Community Foundation Grants

Grants are available to organisations across Staffordshire & Shropshire who are supporting people facing food poverty.

The Co-operative have launched their new Co-op Food Fund initiative to help support people across the UK who may be facing food poverty. Grants are now available to Community Organisations who are helping local communities with food distribution wherever it is needed.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available. This is restricted funding that can only go towards sustainable food poverty programmes which tackle Co-op’s funding priorities.

Click here for more information about the grants and to find out how to apply. (this link opens in a new tab.)


An update on the restarting of NHS dental services in the Midlands

Almost all dental practices are now open to provide face to face care and 90% are able also to offer aerosol-generating (AGP) procedures (anything involving the use of powered instruments like drills or scalers). There are also currently 93 Urgent Dental Care Centres across the Midlands providing urgent care for those patients who do not have access to a regular dentist or whose dentist is not yet offering the full range of services.

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New Volunteering Roles in Staffordshire

Volunteering in Staffordshire has never been so easy!

Do It – Staffordshire enables you to sign up to be a Staffordshire Volunteer and find local volunteering roles that match your interests. (Links open in a new tab.)

Here are some volunteer roles you could register your interest in today:

  • Local Litter Picker- Join a small group of volunteers for organised litter picks to help keep your local area clean.
  • ICT Buddy – Help improve peoples computer skills so they have the skills they need to get ready for employment.
  • Reading Helper – Work on a 1-1 basis with children. Talking, reading and playing games to improve their confidence and self esteem.
  • Volunteer Mentor – This role is for anyone who would like to support children and young people at a difficult point in their lives, to offer support, advice and guidance.

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