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Month: November 2018

New step-by-step resource about developing a social enterprise

30th November 2018

The School for Social Entrepreneurs have produced a new ‘step-by-step’ resource for people thinking about setting up a social enterprise. The resource takes you through the journey from your initial idea to becoming a leader and offers a series of questions and advice along the way. There are also some useful links to other support … Read more

LGBT Health and Social Care Funding

29th November 2018

The Government has launched a new fund for projects aimed at tackling LGBT health inequality. The Fund is in response to evidence that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals not only have poorer health when compared to the wider population, but also report poorer interaction with health services. The Government are not specifying what area of … Read more

Reform in government procurement

27th November 2018

Central government have announced changes to its procurement practices to boost social value considerations and reduce barriers for social enterprises. Cabinet minister David Lidington said the new approach in central government “will ensure this further levels the playing field for our small businesses and social enterprises – they are closest to our communities and will … Read more

Cascading Leadership: supporting peer-to-peer leadership development in the voluntary and community sector

21st November 2018

The King’s Fund have opened the latest round of the Cascading Leadership programme which provides an invaluable free opportunity for leaders working in health and care organisations of any size in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support. The Cascading Leadership programme was developed in … Read more

Charity code of digital practice

19th November 2018

The first code of digital practice for charities has been published this month. The code of practice aims to help charities increase their impact, develop their skills and improve sustainability through the use of core principles and best practice. The code of practice is free to access and voluntary to sign up to and though it … Read more

Happy Social Enterprise Day and 10 top tips to help you grow your business

15th November 2018

As part of Social Enterprise Day we’ve put together some top tips and tricks to help you grow your business using marketing tools – the links will take you to step by step guides/information: Tip 1: Promote your events on Facebook. Find out how here Tip 2: Make your social posts and leaflets more colourful 😎 Checkout … Read more

Arts and dementia training in Croyden and Coventry

2nd November 2018

The Creative Arts Network (CDAN) is delighted to be working with MHA in piloting an arts programme in MHA care homes for people with dementia in Coventry and Croydon. CDAN and MHA have developed the Make and Move: Creative Communities arts programme which aims to increase opportunities for MHA care home residents to participate in a … Read more