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Author: Rachel Tait

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. 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: https://bham.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9tnuKolsBb3OfGu 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

New award to recognise exceptional practice in adult social care workforce

26th May 2021

The exceptional efforts of the social care workforce will be recognised through a new award launched by the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care. This new award is the first of its kind for adult social care and is open to the workforce from all settings and parts of the sector. The awards will be … Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance

26th May 2021

Information for the adult social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic. This page brings together coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) for the adult social care sector and other relevant guidance. Find out more Read more

Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

17th May 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

Partnership project helps community enterprises and disabled people get active together

11th May 2021

Disability Rights UK (DR UK) and Community Catalysts have partnered together to help more grassroots, smaller community enterprises benefit from Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund. The Fund aims to reduce the negative impacts of Covid-19 by supporting more disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to get involved in sport and physical activity, thereby reducing inequalities. … Read more