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Social Enterprise Yorkshire & the Humber Annual Conference – Rebelling Social Enterprise Style

17th June 2019

The 2019 Social Enterprise Yorkshire & the Humber (SEYH) Conference will bring together regional social enterprises and entrepreneurs, businesses and members of the third sector along with a mixture of other exciting people who are passionate about social enterprise. The theme of this year’s conference is Rebelling Social Enterprise Style. The current climate is tough … Read more

Bring Joy Foundation grants for not-for-profit groups, organisations and charities

14th June 2019

The Bring Joy Foundation are offering grants to not-for-profit groups, organisations and charities that can demonstrate their commitment to creating activities designed to improve the lives of the elderly. What can be funded? Events, activities or pastimes that bring the joy and fun back into ageing. This is open to groups or organisations across the … Read more

Free online health and care courses through Reed

13th June 2019 have a list of free online health and care courses including: infection control, dementia care, dignity and safeguarding and more… Find out more and book a place here Read more

Applications are open for Small Business Saturday!

7th June 2019

This year Small Business Saturday is once again highlighting 100 small businesses, one a day for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday 2019 which falls on 7th December this year. For the last six years, the 100 have not only received exposure on Small Business Saturday’s social media channels and in the … Read more

Launch of pop-up digital hub in Bridgwater

3rd June 2019

There is a new pop-up digital hub coming to Bridgwater, Somerset! The launch event will be on 6th June at 12 o’clock midday at St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater and will then be running every week. The hub is free and will be for anyone who needs help around the internet or learning to use technology. … Read more

New training service from Space Inclusive

31st May 2019

Innovative support provider Space Inclusive are launching a new training service. They intend to offer both mandatory and non-mandatory training to cover all aspects of care and support including specific training around behaviour related support, autism and learning difficulties. Courses will be available from September 2019, for further details including courses, availability and cost contact … Read more

FREE Level 2 training from ‘Free Courses In England’

30th May 2019

‘Free Courses In England‘ specialises in Level 2 education and training that supports the needs of employers and learners. They work with Learning Curve Group and offer accredited programmes which are designed to complement employers’ existing in-house training provision and improve each learner’s knowledge and skills by assessing their core competencies against national standards. They … Read more

Watch Panorama on 29th May & 5th June to find out about the ‘Crisis in Care’ and how the micro-provider model can help!

29th May 2019

BBC Panorama are featuring the ‘crisis’ in social care across 2 programmes, one which airs tonight and the other on 5th June. Much of the filming is based in Somerset and Rhys Davies from Community Catalysts has been involved along with local community enterprises. The progammes form a powerful documentary that shows the reality for … Read more

Be part of the Sedgemoor conversation

29th May 2019

The Sedgemoor Conversation meeting is an opportunity for VCSE organisations to feedback to Sedgemoor District Council, and help shape it’s corporate strategy. Topics for the meeting will include social prescribing, a health and wellbeing directory for Sedgemoor, and the Somerset Independence Plus Service. Date of meeting: Wednesday 12th June 2019 Time: 10-12:30 Venue: Sedgemoor District … Read more

FREE Dementia awareness e-learning course

27th May 2019

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) have launched a free e-learning course which 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 … Read more