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Category: Reports and articles

Guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity

15th April 2019

A new guidance document has been published by the Government specifically for charities with a connection to a non-charity and applies to both trustees of charities connected to a non-charity and for organisations setting up as a charity that have this type of connection. The document details how to manage and review your charity’s connection … Read more

Skills for Care survey research: Individual employers and the personal assistant workforce, 2019

9th April 2019

Skills for Care have published their latest findings from their survey research into individual employers and their personal assistants. The report focuses on individuals who employ their own staff (also known as individual employers) and their personal assistants (PAs). There was previously limited knowledge about this part of the adult social care sector, so Skills … Read more

Do I need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office?

5th April 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, individuals and organisations that process personal data need to … Read more

Care Quality Commission fees for 2019/20 confirmed

1st April 2019

Changes to the fees that CQC will charge providers of health and adult social care in England for the year 2019/20 have now been confirmed and will take effect from today (1 April 2019). The increase follows a public consultation on proposals for the fees, which took place between 25 October 2018 and 17 January … Read more

Community health service funding bids open to VCSE organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

30th January 2019

£3 million of CCG Community Health Commissioning in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be allocated to the voluntary and community sector, under changes to how services are commissioned. The new commissioning model is expected to increase the choice of support on offer in local communities and take pressure off GPs and frontline services. Sandra Meadows, … Read more

Publication of NHS Long Term Plan

8th January 2019

The NHS have just published a new long term plan which was developed by health and care leaders. The plan aims to make the NHS fit for the future, and get the most value for patients out of every pound of taxpayers’ investment. The plan has been drawn up by those who know the NHS best, … Read more

Reform in government procurement

27th November 2018

Central government have announced changes to its procurement practices to boost social value considerations and reduce barriers for social enterprises. Cabinet minister David Lidington said the new approach in central government “will ensure this further levels the playing field for our small businesses and social enterprises – they are closest to our communities and will … Read more

Making it Real

25th October 2018

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) have relaunched Making it Real this month. Making it Real is a framework for how to do personalised care and support. It’s for people working in health, adult social care, housing, and  for people who access services. It is an easy to use, jargon-free set of personalised principles that focus on what matters … Read more

Trading for Good: a report on the work of small and medium-sized social enterprises

14th May 2018

Trading for Good was published by Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) and commissioned by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to provide a greater depth of understanding into the work of social enterprises. This report shows the important impact social enterprises are having on some of the poorest communities in the UK, and calls for more … Read more

State of Social Enterprise Survey 2017

25th September 2017

Social Enterprise UK supported by Santander have produced their biannual State of Social Enterprise Report, a detailed examination of the sector, which you can download by clicking here.     Read more