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Trading for Good: a report on the work of small and medium-sized social enterprises

14th May 2018

Trading for Good was published by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and commissioned by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to provide a greater depth of understanding into the work of social enterprises. This report shows the important impact social enterprises are having on some of the poorest communities in the UK, and calls for more … Read more

Support for charities on AmazonSmile

12th April 2018

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same selection of products, and shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop through the URL, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected … Read more

Guidance for small and micro organisations to the forthcoming changes in Data Protection Law

2nd February 2018

Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and organisations need to be ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a package of tools on these changes which is aimed at small and micro organisations, including charities, and which can be viewed here. Read more

Information and support guide for carers

2nd February 2018

Carers UK have updated their information guide Looking After Someone. This guide gives details of practical and financial support for carers and can be downloaded here.   Read more

Guide on how integrated personal budgets and personal health budgets work

2nd February 2018

NHS England have produced a summary guide which provides a description of how personal budgets, integrated personal budgets and personal health budgets work. You can download this guide by clicking here.   Read more

Safe To Be Me – a new resource for working with LGBT people

5th January 2018

Age UK has worked with the older LGBT charity Opening Doors London and author Sally Knocker to produce a free resource pack called Safe To Be Me that addresses meeting the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender  (LGBT) people using health and care services. The guide offers practical advice on providing the kind … Read more

New guidance to help people with a terminal illness and their carers

5th January 2018

Compassion in Dying have produced a free new booklet called What Now? Questions to Ask After a Terminal Diagnosis designed to help people find the information they need, so that they can make informed decisions about their treatment and care and helping them live well in the time they have left. The advice in the booklet has … Read more

Resources from NHS England on personal health budgets and end of life care

5th January 2018

NHS England’s Personal Health Budget Team has published a series of resources aimed at supporting commissioners and providers to offer personal health budgets for end of life care, giving people the opportunity to shape their own care. Please click here to find out more.   . Read more

Care Certificate Implementation Toolkit

5th January 2018

An online toolkit to assist those responsible for delivering the Care Certificate to new employees as part of their induction, and for up skilling current employees, has been launched by the Skills Platform. This toolkit is aimed at a wide range of health and care staff from small independent care providers to large organisations and can … Read more

Introducing CASCAIDr a newly emerging specialist Legal Aid Charity

21st December 2017

CASCAIDr is a newly emerging legal advice charity helping people to get an adequate health or social care package, if they’re struggling with the legal aspects, such as wrangles over assessment, eligibility or decision-making about a care package. CASCAIDr will be taking on the following sorts of problems for free: access to funded advocacy rights; whether assessments … Read more