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Care Quality Commission fees for 2019/20 confirmed

1st April 2019

Changes to the fees that CQC will charge providers of health and adult social care in England for the year 2019/20 have now been confirmed and will take effect from today (1 April 2019). The increase follows a public consultation on proposals for the fees, which took place between 25 October 2018 and 17 January … Read more

Making it real – free webinar

14th March 2019

Making it Real is a framework for how to do personalised care and support. It’s for people working in health, adult social care, housing, and  for people who access services. It is an easy to use, jargon-free set of personalised principles that focus on what matters to people. Making it Real is built around six themes: Wellbeing … Read more

Financial skills webinars for small social enterprises

11th March 2019

Social Enterprise UK have shared recordings of their recent webinars around financial skills for small social enterprises.  These webinars were part of a programme funded by Santander Plc and delivered in partnership with Charity Finance Group. The learning resources are designed for social enterprises with a turnover of below £1m who have a successful business … Read more

The Allen Lane Foundation grant for small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations

8th March 2019

The Allen Lane Foundation offers grants to small registered charities, voluntary groups, and charitable organisations. The Foundation focuses on offers to 7 particular beneficiary groups, including: Older people People experiencing mental health problems Find out more about the other beneficiary groups The maximum grant is £15,000 with the average grant size being around £5,000-£6,000. While … Read more

Partnership toolkit by Nesta

5th March 2019

Working in, or creating a partnership is a practical way you can grow your enterprise but it’s worth having discussions up front about the expectations from both sides and getting something down on paper about what is agreed – this can help your partnership be successful and stop things getting messy further down the line. … Read more

Care Quality Commission Declare Your Care campaign: Case study recruitment

21st February 2019

CQC  would like to hear from you about your experiences of raising concerns about care. They are keen to show stories from a diverse range of people – including people working in health and social care settings. Background The new campaign focuses on why people have been prevented from voicing their concerns about care they … Read more

The Scottish Charity Awards are back!

20th February 2019

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is calling for charities and individuals across the country to enter its annual charity awards. Now in its 13th year, the Scottish Charity Awards highlight the best, most innovative and effective charity organisations and individuals from the past year, and celebrate those who make a difference in our communities. … Read more

Social media policy template

19th February 2019

If you have a social media presence for your business and employ staff it’s worth having a social media policy. The policy will give staff guidelines about using the business Twitter and Facebook feeds to avoid any embarrassing or potentially reputation damaging posts being made. The folks over at TechDonut, an online technology resource for … Read more

Small business and sole trader self-assessment checklists for GDPR

18th February 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have issued a data protection self-assessment toolkit for small businesses and sole traders to help navigate the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came in last year. Access the self assesment toolkit here Read more

Social Enterprise Festival in London 26th-27th February 2019

13th February 2019

The Social Enterprise Festival is a two day event for people to meet, solve problems and change lives. The festival is coordinated by City, University London to celebrate those that enable positive change through business. The SocEntFest ‘19 is open to everyone and targets those interested in social entrepreneurship, social innovation and more broadly social … Read more