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Author: Lisa Kirkley

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

SaluteMyJob and Community Catalysts join forces to help develop community enterprises in Oxfordshire

15th November 2021

SaluteMyJob is a social enterprise serving the Armed Forces community across the UK by providing veterans and their families with meaningful employment and training opportunities for the next stage of their careers. SaluteMyJob has recently developed a new technology platform to help individuals from that community connect with ‘Forces Friendly’ organisations and to access the … Read more

UPDATED: Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

3rd November 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19). They will now follow the same guidance as the general population. Read more here Read more

Reimagining Care: Listening and Engagement Exercise

1st November 2021

The Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care has launched its public engagement phase providing individuals and organisations with the opportunity to say where you think care and support is working well, but also where things need to change. For the next few weeks, the Commission is inviting responses about care and support for adults with disabilities … Read more