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Month: May 2019

New training service from Space Inclusive

31st May 2019

Innovative support provider Space Inclusive are launching a new training service. They intend to offer both mandatory and non-mandatory training to cover all aspects of care and support including specific training around behaviour related support, autism and learning difficulties. Courses will be available from September 2019, for further details including courses, availability and cost contact … Read more

FREE Level 2 training from ‘Free Courses In England’

30th May 2019

‘Free Courses In England‘ specialises in Level 2 education and training that supports the needs of employers and learners. They work with Learning Curve Group and offer accredited programmes which are designed to complement employers’ existing in-house training provision and improve each learner’s knowledge and skills by assessing their core competencies against national standards. They … Read more

Watch Panorama on 29th May & 5th June to find out about the ‘Crisis in Care’ and how the micro-provider model can help!

29th May 2019

BBC Panorama are featuring the ‘crisis’ in social care across 2 programmes, one which airs tonight and the other on 5th June. Much of the filming is based in Somerset and Rhys Davies from Community Catalysts has been involved along with local community enterprises. The progammes form a powerful documentary that shows the reality for … Read more

Be part of the Sedgemoor conversation

29th May 2019

The Sedgemoor Conversation meeting is an opportunity for VCSE organisations to feedback to Sedgemoor District Council, and help shape it’s corporate strategy. Topics for the meeting will include social prescribing, a health and wellbeing directory for Sedgemoor, and the Somerset Independence Plus Service. Date of meeting: Wednesday 12th June 2019 Time: 10-12:30 Venue: Sedgemoor District … Read more

FREE Dementia awareness e-learning course

27th May 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have launched a free e-learning course which aims to raise the awareness and skills of care staff who work with people with dementia. It aligns with Tier 1 of the National Dementia Training Standards Framework, which is a requirement for all staff working in social care. It will also allow … Read more

The Clothworkers’ Foundation open grants programme

24th May 2019

The Clothworkers’ Foundation award grants to UK registered charities, CICs, and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations. Grants are awarded towards capital projects which include: Buildings – purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment Fittings, fixtures, and equipment – this includes but is not limited to office equipment/furniture, sports/gym equipment, digital/audio visual equipment, garden equipment, specialist therapeutic (excluding medical) … Read more

Bid writing workshops

23rd May 2019

NFP Workshops who offer affordable training courses for charities, schools, not for profits and public sector organisations are running a raft of bid writing workshops across the country. There is a basics course which costs £95 for a half day course and covers the following topics: Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? … Read more

2019 UK Social Enterprise Awards

21st May 2019

Applications are now open to the 2019 UK Social Enterprise Awards run by Social Enterprise UK! The Awards recognise the best social enterprises in the sector – both for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the incredible individuals who work at the heart of the social enterprise movement. There are 14 … Read more

“Prioritise me” – priority service with energy companies for people with long term conditions

20th May 2019

“Prioritise Me” is a project by Speakup about helping people with long term conditions get extra support from their energy supplier. It’s all about spreading the word about the ‘Priority Services Registers’ as people may not know about these. Lots of the big energy companies have them and people with long term conditions are eligible … Read more

Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life Grant programme for charities

17th May 2019

The Masonic Charitable Foundation Later Life Grant programme is open to local and national charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life. The small grants programme is for charities with incomes of under £500,000 and you can apply for a grant of between £500 and £15,000 over 1-3 years. The small … Read more