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Author: Lisa Kirkley

Wanted volunteers for Pedal Power

28th April 2022

Pedal Power Cycling Club est. 2004, for people of all ages with learning disabilities, their families and support workers. Cycling is fun fitness and freedom for our members. We are an inclusive club and we have specialised cycles that cater for all needs from moderate to profound and complex. The volunteer role requires a friendly … Read more

Bev leaves the corporate world behind to launch her own community enterprise!

1st April 2022

This piece was originally published on 28th March 2022 by Oxfordshire County Council. You can read it on the Oxfordshire County Council website here. Tired and lacking fulfilment from her corporate career, Bev Martin knew she needed a shift in 2021 after years of high pressure had caught up with her. Now with a newly launched … Read more

StartUp 2022: The UK’s biggest start-up show of the new year – 21st Jan

19th January 2022

Enterprise Nation is running a one-day event for start-up entrepreneurs to help inspire and improve your entrepreneurial skills and make connections with other business owners and experts. When: Fri, 21 January 2022, 09:30 – 16:30 Where: Online Cost: £11.25 The event will include access to over 100 inspirational entrepreneurs and small business experts across 11 virtual … Read more

Free consultation for Cooperatives

13th January 2022

The Cooperatives UK Advice Team is offering a free 30 minute consultation for cooperatives to help review governance. Support includes: Governance reviews and audits Review of governing documents and policies HR help and support Financial, legal and membership advice Email advice@uk.coop to book your free session. Read more

Congratulations to competition winner Ines Sunday from I Healthcare Ltd!

11th January 2022

In December 2021 we ran a competition to find the best listing on Oxfordshire’s Small Good Stuff directory. The competition ran exclusively for community enterprises who had successfully completed Community Catalysts’ ‘Doing it Right’ standards. Through the competition, we were keen to spotlight best practice on directory listings, so they needed to be accessible, personal, … Read more

‘Transforming Social Care’ – new website from DoH&SC

10th January 2022

Following the publication of the social care reform White Paper at the end of last year, the Dept of Health and Social Care has launched a new website to show what’s changing, when. Take a look at the website here. Read more

Spotlight on: Abingdon Homecare

23rd December 2021

“I have some lovely memories. I remember taking one gentleman to a Christmas fair towards the end of his life – he was so excited to see the light-up reindeer, he absolutely loved it. I am really glad I was able to take him.”  Charmin, Abingdon Homecare Charmin runs Abingdon Homecare, offering care and support … Read more

Nominate your favourite community enterprise for a Great British Care Award!

15th December 2021

The Great British Care Awards are now open! They’re a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration  of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. There are twenty one awards categories available for … Read more

Exciting FREE Health & Social Care ‘Social’ networking event in Oxfordshire – 16th Dec

2nd December 2021

OxLEP Business is hosting an exciting networking event for individuals and organisations working to improve health and social care provision in Oxfordshire. When is it? 16th December 2021, 10:00-11:30am. About the event This event will bring together individuals, community groups, social enterprises, charities and private businesses working in the health and social care sectors in … Read more

Funding available for social enterprises in England recovering from COVID-19

2nd December 2021

Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are now available from the Social Enterprise Support Fund, established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies. The Fund provides grants to help social enterprises rebuild from COVID-19. Who can apply? Social enterprises in England that have: been incorporated for at least … Read more