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Month: January 2021

Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus

21st January 2021

Watch videos and register for free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of  Coronavirus. Find out more Read more

Kickstart Scheme Grants

21st January 2021

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers: 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) … Read more

COVID-19: Information for individuals and businesses in Wales

21st January 2021

A page on government guidance specific to those living in Wales. This includes guidance for businesses as well as individuals and families, and has recently been updated to include information on volunteering. See the full page here. Read more

Free PPE extended until June 2021

21st January 2021

As the largest vaccination programme in the UK’s history continues, the Government has extended the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 needs to social care providers until the end of June 2021. The scheme has been extended to better support this critical stage for vaccination and mass testing programmes. CQC registered providers … Read more

Getting help with daily activities outside your home during coronavirus

21st January 2021

Guidance explaining how you can minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) while getting the help you need to: get around in unfamiliar settings communicate with others go shopping exercise Read the full government guidance here Read more

Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

21st January 2021

Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Includes a section for the self employed. Read more here Read more

COVID-19: supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

21st January 2021

The Government have published guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read the guidance here Read more

Updated – Overview of adult social care guidance on COVID-19

21st January 2021

The government has updated it’s information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance and support to include up to date advice on ordering PPE. Read in full here Read more

Micro Provider & Self Employed Care Professionals

21st January 2021

NACAS has teamed up with Community Catalysts to offer free support to anyone thinking about becoming a  self employed care worker, and will include guidance such as the correct company model for you, advice on whether you need to registered with a care regulator and setting your rates. NACAS offers self employed care workers free resources such … Read more

Powering Up! Capacity strengthening for community business leaders

20th January 2021

Power to Change has launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and Powering Up! capacity strengthening for community business leaders is part of this support package. Powering Up is a tailored support package designed to increase community business leaders’ knowledge, to provide wellbeing support and to build peer relationships to … Read more