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Safer Communities CIC


I thought it would be great to provide you with an update on the first project meeting took place for the Life Skills Centre. It was attended well by partner organizations form across Staffordshire including those from the voluntary sector, health sector and emergency services.

We received a fantastic presentation from Donna Potts from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service on their Centre called Skill Zone. It was great to listen to her advice and see examples of a centre that is open and running. They have a great website which really puts into context what the resource is intended to be like; http://skillzone.glosfire.gov.uk/. Donna was then followed by Mark Shone from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service who presented on their development which is approximately 18 months ahead of us in Staffordshire.

So what's next? All partners who attended the meeting have been asked to fill in a matrix which will help inform Entrust (the appointed builders) and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue about organizations objectives which will help shape the first stages of the building design. Safer Communities CIC has also appointed a Business Development Manger (more info to follow) who will start to look at how the center will run and develop ideas for income streams and projects.

Early days - but all looking very exciting! Keep coming back for more hot off the press updates ....

Kate Staples