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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: people receiving direct payments

9th June 2020

The Government have published new guidance about how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) can be used by direct payment holders who employ people for their care. The guidance helps people who buy care and support through a direct payment to know how and when they can use the CJRS to furlough employees during the … Read more

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund – England

1st June 2020

The Discretionary Grant Fund supports small and micro businesses that have fixed building costs (such as rent) but who are not eligible for other grant schemes. Grants are available for £25000, £10000 or any amount under £10000. You’re potentially eligible if your business: is based in England has fewer than 50 employees has fixed building … Read more

Online forum for social enterprises

18th May 2020

Social Enterprise UK have launched an online forum, designed to bring the social enterprise community together to share their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic, to discuss important topics and to post offers of support and calls for help. Take a look and join in the forum here Read more

Working safely during COVID-19 in other people’s homes

14th May 2020

The government have shared a guidance document for employers, employees and the self-employed around working safely during COVID-19 in other people’s homes. Take a look at the guide here Read more

Learning Framework

6th May 2020

Collaborate CIC have produced a free, open-access learning framework to help organisations structure their learning activity. It is suitable for people working in organisations (of any shape, size, form) who are providing support to the public — from local authorities and charities, to community groups and health services. It is intended to be simple and … Read more

Coronavirus and voluntary sector resilience

1st April 2020

The Centre for Social Justice have compiled a briefing looking at the potential impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the income of the voluntary sector. The briefing also makes some recommendations to government. Read the full briefing here Read more

Coronavirus advice for co-ops

31st March 2020

Co-operatives UK have produced and collated a range of practical guides and guidance for co‑ops. Topics include: Government support for business HR advice Governance advice Wellbeing tips Online events and webinars Other useful links and resources Read more

Coronavirus support, resources and webinars for social enterprises (inc. health & social care specific)

30th March 2020

Social Enterprise UK have set up a Coronavirus hub of information for social enterprises. The hub is being continually updated and includes things like: Health and social care resources Briefings Webinars Legal support Support network Practical support Lobbying Visit the hub here Read more

Data protection, GDPR and the Coronavirus

27th March 2020

Hope and May have produced a blog which includes lots of useful information about Coronavirus and data protection. This includes things to consider as your working practices change and some things move online. The blog is a live document and will change as new information emerges. Read the full blog here Read more

Financial support and webinar for charities

27th March 2020

The NCVO are sharing an ‘on demand’ webinar about key legal issues you may need to consider as a charity during the Coronavirus outbreak. Find out more and sign up here The NCVO is also working closely with the government on a package of financial support specifically aimed at supporting the voluntary sector as the … Read more