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Category: Miscellaneous

Better Broadband for Rural Businesses

13th April 2021

The government has launched a scheme to provide vouchers of up to £3,500 to businesses in rural locations to fund the installation of high-speed broadband. Find out more here. Read more

Tips for effective story telling

19th February 2021

Tips for effective storytelling is part of a blog series from the School for Social Entrepreneurs which features experts and influencers to support learning. This post features tips from Helen Mincher that you can apply to any type of storytelling to make it as engaging and effective as possible.   Read more

Keeping Well – Support for health and care staff

10th February 2021

Keeping Well has been set up to provide wellbeing and psychological support to all health and care staff in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. Find out more Read more

Food available for community groups through FareShare

4th December 2019

FareShare saves good food from going to waste – fresh, tasty and in-date food from some of the UK’s top food companies. FareShare redistribute this surplus food to over 10,943 charities and community groups. If your organisation uses food to support people then you can sign up to receive food too. You might be running … Read more

Care Quality Commission Declare Your Care campaign: Case study recruitment

21st February 2019

CQC  would like to hear from you about your experiences of raising concerns about care. They are keen to show stories from a diverse range of people – including people working in health and social care settings. Background The new campaign focuses on why people have been prevented from voicing their concerns about care they … Read more

In Kind Direct – Supplies for charities, social enterprises and community groups at significantly reduced rates

18th January 2019

Founded in 1996 by HRH The Prince of Wales, In Kind Direct distributes consumer goods donated by companies to UK charities, social enterprises and community groups working in the UK and overseas. In Kind Direct work with not-for-profit organisations and companies to help ensure that everyone has access to life’s essentials and that no usable product … Read more

Pro bono legal support and advice available to qualifying social enterprises

18th December 2018

Not for profit law firm and social finance consultancy Prime Advocates are running a programme called Social Finance Hot Desk, providing pro bono legal support and advice on non-time sensitive issues from top law firms to qualifying social enterprises. Examples of the support undertaken include: Corporate: updating constitutional documentation, corporate deal documents e.g. articles or mission … Read more

Launch of new report on person-centred coordinated care

28th March 2015

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) and National Voices have published a new narrative in which children and young people with complex lives speak out on what they expect from good person-centred care that is coordinated around their needs. My life, my support, my choice is endorsed by the national Children’s Health  and Wellbeing Partnership and supports … Read more