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Month: June 2021

Meet The Buzz and Small Good Stuff Grant winners

28th June 2021

Part of Community Catalysts’ ethos and social enterprise business model is to support the sector and reinvest back into the wider community. Earlier this year, Community Catalysts ran two grant programmes for our fantastic Small Good Stuff members who run tiny community enterprises, organisations and groups that offer help and care for others. The Buzz … Read more

Coronavirus testing for anyone working in adult social care who are not part of regular testing at work and unpaid carers

22nd June 2021

The Government has issued guidance on how anyone working in adult social care in England who is not part of a regular testing regime at work can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Read the guidance Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for personal assistants

14th June 2021

The government has updated information on how personal assistants and anyone working in adult social care who is not receiving regular testing in England can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Read more

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

14th June 2021

The government has updated its information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance. Read in full here This information has now been updated to include new information on funding for social care, defining and reporting outbreaks in social care, testing for recipients of social care, updating contact information for the NSDR, information for care … Read more

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) illustrated guide for community and social care settings

14th June 2021

The Government have published a resource which outlines personal protective equipment (PPE) advice for health and social care workers working in the community. Read more here Read more

IMPACT – have your say

9th June 2021

Share your views and make an IMPACT on adult social care via this short survey: https://bham.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9tnuKolsBb3OfGu IMPACT is a new centre to ‘improve outcomes for people who use services and their carers’ by ‘supporting the best use of evidence in adult social care’ across the UK. The IMPACT centre wants to hear from anyone involved … Read more

How time flies…

8th June 2021

I am nine months into running Community Catalysts’ two-year project in Cherwell, Oxfordshire, working with local people who want to develop community and small enterprises offering highly personalised care and support to older and disabled people. The project is funded by Oxfordshire County Council. I am pleased to have received over 80 enquiries; I have … Read more

UPDATED: Guidance for people receiving direct payments

2nd June 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for people receiving direct payment. The updates reflect the date of the end of free PPE to all of Adult Social Care – the end of March 2022. Read the guidance here Read more