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Full list of local restriction tiers by area

27th November 2020

The Government have shared the list of local restrictions areas in England will move into following lifting of the lockdown on 2nd December. Find out more Read more

Order your free CARE badges

27th November 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care is providing CARE badges free of charge to staff employed across the adult social care sector to recognise their critical work, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak. You can find out more and order your free badge here  Read more

Community Integration Awards

20th November 2020

The 2021 Awards aim to spotlight community level responses to Covid-19 that bring different parts of the community, including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, together. Nominations are invited within three categories, Connecting Communities, Safety For All and Equality, Access and Rights until the 30 November. Find out more and make a nomination Read more

Sector Challenge Programme – up to £10k funding for community organisations in England

20th November 2020

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community organisations working in one of the following areas early years financial wellbeing mental health and wellbeing sexual abuse and domestic violence. The fund is part of the COVID-19 Digital Response fund from Catalyst and the National Lottery Community Fund. Three charity or civil society organisations working … Read more

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

Coping well during Covid – webinars from NHS

16th November 2020

The NHS have updated their ‘coping well during Covid’ webinar series. Webinar topics now include: Anxiety Low mood Working from home and staying well Managing financial anxiety Sleep BAME wellbeing Managing wellbeing ….as well as other helpful resources Watch the webinars here Read more

FREE e-learning Covid-19 awareness course

16th November 2020

Skills for Health have re-launched their online Covid-19 awareness course. It now covers an even broader range of topics, including: Respiratory and hand hygiene Case definitions and care pathways Personal Protective Equipment Standard Infection Control Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions Patient placement and assessment for infection risk (Screening/triaging) Cleaning and decontamination Stepdown of Infection Control Precautions … 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 https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/apply-employment-check Read more

FREE dementia awareness e-learning from SCIE

12th November 2020

SCIE have launched a FREE online dementia awareness course. The course aims to raise the awareness and skills of care staff who work with people with dementia. It aligns with Tier 1 of the National Dementia Training Standards Framework, which is a requirement for all staff working in social care. It will also allow you … Read more

Advice and best practice for homecare and COVID-19 from SCIE

11th November 2020

SCIE have brought together a hub of advice and best practice for homecare in relation to COVID-19. Visit the hub here They’ve added new guidance about providing support to people who have recently had COVID-19. Read more here Read more