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Author: Cat Thomas

We’ve launched a new marketing guide for community enterprises

4th May 2022

We’re pleased to launch a new marketing guide especially for people (like you and our other Small Good Stuff members) who are running small enterprises offering care or support to others – we call these community enterprises. We know that, as a community enterprise, the focus (rightly so) is on the hands-on, people part of … Read more

Physical activity grants available to support people with Parkinson’s to stay active

29th April 2022

Parkinson’s UK has launched a new grant to support people with Parkinson’s to stay active. Grants of up to £2500 are available. Application criteria ● You, or your group or organisation should be able to say how an award will help people with Parkinson’s become and stay active, or help people increase their levels of … Read more

Community enterprise project hits the radio waves

27th April 2022

Anna Tuck, Community Enterprise Catalyst in Cambridgeshire, hit the radio waves this week explaining how she can help you to set up your own small enterprise offering care and support to other local people. Anna works in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and her support is free. Watch the video to find out more or … Read more

Make your workplace carer-friendly – FREE online event – 9th June 2022

25th April 2022

During Carers’ Week, Carers in Bedfordshire are running a FREE webinar to help make workplaces friendlier for carers. When? 9th June 2022 – 10:00-11:30 am Where? Online Cost? FREE How do I book a place? Complete this short registration form – you’ll then be emailed a joining link for the session. The event will be … Read more

Giving back with our Small Good Stuff grants

8th April 2022

As a way of giving back and reinvesting in communities we launched a grant back in February for local people who run small enterprises offering care or support to other local people (we call these very small ventures, community enterprises). Our grant programme aimed to support the folk running these fantastic community enterprises through qualifications … Read more

Paid opportunity to help improve working conditions for people who offer support to others

28th March 2022

What is it? Engage Britain is looking for care workers from across the workforce to meet online and come up with ideas to improve working conditions. When is it? Engage Britain will be holding Zoom online workshops between April and July 2022. At the minute, it is expected to be two 2-hour sessions in that … Read more

Updated Covid information and resources from NCVO re: vaccines for employment

28th February 2022

NCVO have updated their Covid information portal to respond to the changes outlined in the government’s plan A which paused the policy requiring some workers and volunteers to have the vaccine as a condition of deployment. Find out more Take a look at the whole library   Read more

Sign up to a FREE speed networking session in Central Bedfordshire – 24th March

17th February 2022

Running a community micro-enterprise brings fantastic opportunities for enterprise leaders to work creatively and flexibly but it does bring challenges in that it can be hard to get known. At the same time, we also know it can be difficult for frontline workers to find appropriate support for people that they work with. Central Bedfordshire … Read more

New grant launched for Small Good Stuff members!

4th February 2022

Small Good Stuff is part of the wider Community Catalysts family and we’re all passionate about helping local people to help and care for other local people. Here at Small Good Stuff we give people, tiny community organisations or groups the help they need to help and care for others – we call these very … Read more

Do you have experience of challenging adult social care services in Wales?

3rd February 2022

If you’re interested in playing an important role in shaping the social care and support people receive from the council (particularly in Wales) then Research in Practice would like a chat – and you could receive a £30 Love2Shop voucher for your time. Research in Practice is helping the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) with … Read more