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Powering Up! Capacity strengthening for community business leaders

20th January 2021

Power to Change has launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and Powering Up! capacity strengthening for community business leaders is part of this support package. Powering Up is a tailored support package designed to increase community business leaders’ knowledge, to provide wellbeing support and to build peer relationships to … Read more

Businesses in lockdown – promote your efforts for free is an offer from Coast & Vale Community Action and includes micro enterprises in Ryedale

19th January 2021

Businesses in lockdown – promote your efforts for free | CaVCA This is a message for independent traders in Scarborough, Whitby, Filey and Ryedale – there is extra support during the lockdown from Coast & Vale Community Action (CaVCA). If you are a local retailer or a social enterprise, you can send us your website … Read more

Oxford Careers Fair – 5th Feb 2021 at 10:00

18th January 2021

Are you looking for a Career? Looking for the right career can often be time-consuming and frustrating. The Oxford Careers Fair will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place. Why attend? • Variety – There will be a wide variety of different … Read more

Safeguarding during the Covid 19 crisis

18th January 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

Whose care is it anyway? The Social Care Future inquiry

15th January 2021

Social Care Future have launched an inquiry into individual experience of social care. They are inviting participation from any one interested; whether you receive social care, care for a loved one, don’t qualify for support, work in social care or are someone who cares about this. Click here to find out more and have your … Read more

Testing for CQC registered homecare workers in England

11th January 2021

NHS Test and Trace is making weekly COVID-19 testing available to all CQC registered homecare workers in England. Find out more. Read more

New Guidance for National Lockdown

11th January 2021

The Government’s information for the national lockdown has been updated with advice for staying at home. Read the full guidance here Read more Read more

Covid-19 and providing home care – updated guidance

11th January 2021

The Government have updated the information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance now reflects guidance on shielding: clinically extremely vulnerable people should now shield at home. Read the guidance here Read more

The Community Business Renewal Fund

8th January 2021

The Community Business Renewal Fund provides grants to community businesses in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis to adapt, renew and rebuild their business so they can remain financially viable. Unrestricted grants between £10,000 and £20,000 are available. Round two: Opening 10am on Tuesday 12 January – closing at 4pm on Tuesday 19 January Round … Read more

Good Neighbour Scheme in Central Bedfordshire

6th January 2021

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity supports Good Neighbour Schemes across Central Bedfordshire. Good Neighbour Schemes (sometimes known as village care schemes) are set up and run by local residents who offer help and support to fellow residents of their town or village. All volunteers are insured and DBS checked. Most help is free, unless expenses such as … Read more