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Author: Rachel Tait

UPDATED: Safeguarding during the Covid 19 crisis

17th December 2021

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is offering up to date guidance on safeguarding adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect during the Covid19 crisis. You can access the information here: Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis ( You can also sign up to their newsletter to get regular news about other … Read more

UPDATED: Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

14th December 2021

The government has published guidance on the latest updates for coronavirus restrictions. Key changes include the easing of restrictions to allow groups of up to 30 to meet outside, increased from the previous limit of 15. Read the full guidance here. Read more

UPDATED: COVID-19: recovery loan scheme

27th October 2021

The government has now released information on a new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more. Read more

UPDATED: COVID-19: what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work

1st October 2021

Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus (COVID-19): what to do if you’re self-employed and getting less work or no work Read more

Funding opportunity for those supporting access to employment or health aging

14th July 2021

UnLtd offers funding and support to social entrepreneurs trying to start up or grow their social business. They offer up to £5,000 towards starting a social business, or up to £15,000 to help you grow. They particularly look to support those offering help with access to employment or healthy aging such as better quality dementia … Read more

Coronavirus testing for anyone working in adult social care who are not part of regular testing at work and unpaid carers

22nd June 2021

The Government has issued guidance on how anyone working in adult social care in England who is not part of a regular testing regime at work can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Read the guidance Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for personal assistants

14th June 2021

The government has updated information on how personal assistants and anyone working in adult social care who is not receiving regular testing in England can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. See here for guidance Read more

UPDATED – Overview of adult social care guidance on COVID-19

14th June 2021

The government has updated its information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance. Read in full here This information has now been updated to include new information on funding for social care, defining and reporting outbreaks in social care, testing for recipients of social care, updating contact information for the NSDR, information for care … Read more

IMPACT – have your say

9th June 2021

Share your views and make an IMPACT on adult social care via this short survey: IMPACT is a new centre to ‘improve outcomes for people who use services and their carers’ by ‘supporting the best use of evidence in adult social care’ across the UK. The IMPACT centre wants to hear from anyone involved … Read more

Sport England Return to Play Funding

28th May 2021

In addition to their regular funding streams, which have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, Sport England has opened a £21.5m Return to Play Fund. The funding has been split into three parts: Small Grants Community Asset Fund Active Together These are in addition to their other active funds currently open for applications: … Read more