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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

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

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 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   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

“Prioritise me” – priority service with energy companies for people with long term conditions

20th May 2019

“Prioritise Me” is a project by Speakup about helping people with long term conditions get extra support from their energy supplier. It’s all about spreading the word about the ‘Priority Services Registers’ as people may not know about these. Lots of the big energy companies have them and people with long term conditions are eligible … Read more

Upcoming changes to the DBS application process

15th May 2019

Within the next few months, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be implementing a change to the enhanced disclosure process. This change will mean that DBS is no longer able to amend enhanced applications that have been submitted with missing or incorrect information regarding the following sections. The changes will affect both applicants and … Read more

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