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StartUp 2022: The UK’s biggest start-up show of the new year – 21st Jan

19th January 2022

Enterprise Nation is running a one-day event for start-up entrepreneurs to help inspire and improve your entrepreneurial skills and make connections with other business owners and experts. When: Fri, 21 January 2022, 09:30 – 16:30 Where: Online Cost: £11.25 The event will include access to over 100 inspirational entrepreneurs and small business experts across 11 virtual … Read more

Wellbeing Care Sessions

18th January 2022

‘Carers in Bedfordshire’ are offering Wellbeing Sessions to carers and those they care. The sessions will include holistic therapies like foot care, haircuts and massage therapies provided by professional practitioners. Sessions must be booked. Treatments can be paid for by card or cash on the day. Find out more and book a place Read more

Free consultation for Cooperatives

13th January 2022

The Cooperatives UK Advice Team is offering a free 30 minute consultation for cooperatives to help review governance. Support includes: Governance reviews and audits Review of governing documents and policies HR help and support Financial, legal and membership advice Email to book your free session. Read more

Congratulations to competition winner Ines Sunday from I Healthcare Ltd!

11th January 2022

In December 2021 we ran a competition to find the best listing on Oxfordshire’s Small Good Stuff directory. The competition ran exclusively for community enterprises who had successfully completed Community Catalysts’ ‘Doing it Right’ standards. Through the competition, we were keen to spotlight best practice on directory listings, so they needed to be accessible, personal, … Read more

‘Transforming Social Care’ – new website from DoH&SC

10th January 2022

Following the publication of the social care reform White Paper at the end of last year, the Dept of Health and Social Care has launched a new website to show what’s changing, when. Take a look at the website here. Read more

Spotlight on: Abingdon Homecare

23rd December 2021

“I have some lovely memories. I remember taking one gentleman to a Christmas fair towards the end of his life – he was so excited to see the light-up reindeer, he absolutely loved it. I am really glad I was able to take him.”  Charmin, Abingdon Homecare Charmin runs Abingdon Homecare, offering care and support … Read more

UPDATED: Working safely during coronavirus

22nd December 2021

Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace with this latest update from the Government. Separate guidance is available via the link for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read more

UPDATED: Safeguarding during the Covid 19 crisis

17th December 2021

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is offering up to date guidance on safeguarding adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect during the Covid19 crisis. You can access the information here: Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis ( You can also sign up to their newsletter to get regular news about other … Read more

Nominate your favourite community enterprise for a Great British Care Award!

15th December 2021

The Great British Care Awards are now open! They’re a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration  of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. There are twenty one awards categories available for … Read more

UPDATED: Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

14th December 2021

The government has published guidance on the latest updates for coronavirus restrictions. Key changes include the easing of restrictions to allow groups of up to 30 to meet outside, increased from the previous limit of 15. Read the full guidance here. Read more