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Category: Resources

Useful resource for voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises in Central Beds

16th November 2020

Central Bedfordshire CVS offer advice on planning, starting, running, funding and improving organisations. They are a useful resource for trustees, staff and volunteers and offer workshop sessions about safeguarding and funding. Find out more here Read more

DBS information for North Yorkshire

16th November 2020

North Yorkshire County Council provide information about types of DBS checks and can process DBS checks. You can find the information here Read more

Digital marketing tools and tips

10th November 2020

Action Coach provides Business Tools for Success which can be found here and includes Digital Marketing tools and Tips which can be downloaded for free. Read more

Free templates from Yorkshire Powerhouse

4th November 2020

The Yorkshire Powerhouse has free templates for Marketing, Business Plans and many more. You can find their website here:   Read more

Free business support in North Yorkshire

30th October 2020

The York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub offers free business support, events, news and other opportunities. Such as this free webinar for micro-providers Free webinar: How micro and small business leaders can be key to economic recovery Read more

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

10th July 2020

Funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, Remploy run a confidential service for any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work. Call the service 0300 456 8114 or email at Find out more here Read more

Hospital passport for people with a learning disability who are going into hospital

18th March 2020

The hospital passport is designed for people with a learning disability and includes helpful information about their illness and healthcare. It can be be given to hospital staff when they get to hospital. The passport asks things like: What you like/dislike How much physical contact you’re OK with What your favourite drink is What your … 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

Guide to evaluating personalised care by SCIE

12th March 2020

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have put together a guide to help practitioners measure and evaluate the impact of personalised care programmes, initiatives or new ways of working. The guide is for anyone who is involved in delivering a personalised care intervention or initiative at a local level, e.g. providers, commissioners, professionals or practitioners … Read more

Mental Capacity Act directory

6th March 2020

The MCA Directory by Social Care Institute for Excellence helps to raise awareness about the Mental Capacity Act, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. You will find useful information and various tools to help understand or implement the Act. There is material on the Directory for people who may be subject to the Act’s provisions, … Read more