Community Projects

Safer Communities CIC gets involved in lots of community activities and initiatives across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We specialize in delivering or supporting projects which help to make Staffs a safer, happier, healthier and nicer place to live.

So far we have supported young people through delivery of Princes Trust courses and providing Street Stadia sports activities to young people. We have also helped people to live healthier lives through the Family Food and Fun Programme and feel more connected to their local area through the Coffee Station project at Newcastle. We help Staffordshire Fire and Rescue to promote their free community facilities and have complimented this through the Safer Communities Pledge and Tamworth Community Garden.

To find out more about projects that we are running at the moment then please select an option from the drop down menu.

If you are a community group and would like Safer Communities CIC to support your goals then get in touch with us.
11/12/18
A community group in Bilbrook and Codsall set up to help people living with cancer has received funding from Safer Communities CiC.

The group has been established by residents with the aim of offering support to anyone who has received a diagnosis of cancer.

The group has three main objectives:

• to raise awareness of cancer and provide information;
• to assist members to ask the right questions around treatment;
• to support people in the community living with cancer.

The group meets every third Thursday of the month at Codsall and Bilbrook Community Fire Station and has written to all the practice managers of local surgeries to make them aware of the services they can offer. They also hope to involve as many relevant organisations as possible.

The group offers a safe space for people to talk through issues as well as signposting members to information and raising awareness of cancer. The group aims to improve the health and wellbeing of its members and tackle the social isolation of those diagnosed and living with cancer.

Safer Communities provided £400 to help the group set up by purchasing DBS checks, Public Liability Insurance, marketing materials and financing a launch event where £200 was raised for charity.
Heather Dean founder of the group said “Four of us got together as cancer had affected all of our lives. We have all lived in the community of Bilbrook and Codsall for many years and became concerned about the lack of support in this key area. We wanted to deal with the issues and challenges posed by cancer to help local people.

“Gavin Williamson, our MP came along to the launch and he was very impressed with the work we were doing. We had seven people attend our first meeting. Along with our usual meetings every third Thursday of the month, we are decorating a tree in red for Christmas in the community. Also those people who come along to the meetings really seem to get friendship and support; in fact one of our retired members stated that the Group had given her a purpose!!”
Kate Staples, Head of Safer Communities CIC