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Category: Reports and articles

Small Good Stuff achieves great things

27th March 2020

Blog by Community Catalysts’ Angela Catley shared as a guest blog on the TLAP website Keeping our communities going is more important than ever. Angela Catley from Community Catalysts, one of the organisations on TLAP’s directory of innovations in community-centred support, reflects on some of the local initiatives taking root. In these last few weeks, we have all faced uncertainty about … Read more

Launch of the new Silsoe Day Centre – Central Beds

12th March 2020

At the end of last month, older people and adults with learning disabilities celebrated the opening of the new and improved facilities at Silsoe Day Centre in Central Bedfordshire. The site now boasts a refurbished and permanent café area on site, a full refurbishment of the existing Silsoe building, a new and bright modular building … Read more

Central Beds Council agree Adult Social Care precept

10th March 2020

Central Bedfordshire Council have agree their budget which includes the Adult Social Care precept. Find out more Read more

From DoLS to LPS: an important time for mental capacity – a blog from Department of Health

26th February 2020

The Department of Health have shared a new blog about the move from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) over the next few months. DoLS will continue to run alongside LPS for a year after implementation to ease the transition of existing cases. The blog provides an overview of the … Read more

Where to find FREE photos for your website

6th February 2020

Photos can make your website or Small Good Stuff business listing more appealing but it can sometimes be a struggle to get your own high quality images to use. White Fuse have put together a list of 8 websites where you can pick up FREE images to use – they also give a bit of … Read more

Integrated Care Systems and rural communities

20th January 2020

The structure of health and social care is changing, integration is the new buzz word and ‘Integrated Care Systems’ (ICS) are to become the norm – but what are they and how will they affect communities, particularly those in rural areas? Find out more in this excellent article by Jessica Sellick, a senior research fellow at … Read more

Building an inclusive economy through community business: the role of social capital and agency in community business formation in deprived communities

18th December 2019

The Centre for Local Economic Strategies’ latest report ‘Building an inclusive economy through community business: the role of social capital and agency in community business formation in deprived communities’ , funded by Power to Change, takes a comparative look at the social capital and agency needed to make community business flourish. The report surveys key stakeholders … Read more

100,000 more people to be given personal health budgets

8th November 2019

A recent change in law means people who use wheelchairs or need mental health support will have greater choice and control in managing their own health and care. From 2 December, everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act will have access to … Read more

Small business banking guide

27th August 2019

SmallBusiness.co.uk have put together a selection of useful articles about business banking for small businesses. It includes information about for new start ups and growing businesses. Small business banking guide Do you need a business bank account? Setting up a business bank account: What small companies should know   Read more

GDPR toolkit for small and medium sized organisations now available from the ICO

12th August 2019

If you are a sole trader, small organisation or business owner, the toolkit from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will help you to assess your compliance with different aspects of data protection law. The toolkit includes advice to ensure your customers can exercise their rights under the GDPR. Find out more and start your self-assessment … Read more