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Author: Lisa Kirkley

Autism training in Central Bedfordshire

1st October 2021

Autism Bedfordshire offers training packages suitable for anyone wanting to increase their understanding of autism and knowledge of strategies to support individuals. Where possible, training is delivered in partnership with autistic guest speakers who offer their unique personal perspective of life on the spectrum. Find out more and book a place Read more

Grants available from the People’s Health Trust in Central Bedfordshire

1st October 2021

The People’s Health Trust are offering grants to local organisations who: support people to create or shape local projects that will help their community or neighbourhood to become even better are not for profit organisations or groups have an income of less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 or less over the … Read more

Invitation to take part in a study to help people stay independent for longer

23rd September 2021

The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC) – London School of Economics is working on a project to look at different models of local support for older people who do not meet the eligibility criteria for core social care packages. The study will involve a survey of around 1500 older people and their carers across England.  Find … Read more

Dance4U Dance and Drama Workshop in Birmingham

16th September 2021

Small Good Stuff member Dance4U are inviting people to join their Dance and Drama Workshop held by Miss Miah, a trained dance specialist. Date:      Thursday 23rd September Time:     6pm to 7.30pm Venue:  The Newman Centre, 13A Boldmere Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5UY Cost:      £10 (carers go FREE) Email emilydance4u@gmail.com to … Read more

Meeting potential community enterprises in Oxfordshire

10th September 2021

Over the last month Catalyst, Anita Wingad has been out and about getting to know her local community and talking about the community enterprise project – supporting local people to set up community enterprises offering care and support to other local people. Anita attended the Summer Festival at Princess Diana’s park and met some wonderful … Read more

Seeking opportunities to work with the armed forces, families and veterans in Oxfordshire

10th September 2021

Local Catalyst, Anita Wingad is seeking opportunities to connect more with the local Armed Forces, families and Veterans to support them to set up their own small enterprises offering care and support to other local people. If you do have any contacts who may be interested in finding out more or connecting up please do … Read more

Enterprise Nation announce female start up of the year competition – enter now

7th September 2021

With this year’s UK festival returning on 22 October, entries are now open for an award that not only celebrates a superstar start-up founder, but gives them access to amazing, business-boosting prizes. Whether you’ve created an innovative product or disrupted a traditional marketplace, with support from TSB we’re looking for entrants with a clear vision … Read more

Spotlight on: House Angels

19th August 2021

Supporting a community enterprise Kim and Caroline recently set up House Angels – a community enterprise specialising in decluttering – but were finding it difficult get known across their local area in Norfolk.     “Setting up a small enterprise is a very daunting thing to do, especially if like us you are new to … Read more

Awards for creative enterprises – applications open now!

6th August 2021

Did your group carry on being creative during the COVID-19 pandemic? Then it’s time to enter the Creative Lives Awards! This year, we’re looking for applications from (or nominations for) groups and projects in your community that have shown resilience and imagination during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The activity must have taken place between March 2020 … Read more

UPDATED: Supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

2nd August 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults. It has been updated in line with the lifting of most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 from 19 July 2021, as we move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap. Read more here Read more