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Updated: Videos and webinars from HMRC about help and support available if your business is affected by coronavirus

10th June 2020

HMRC have produced a range of videos and will be offering webinars about the help and support available if your business is affected by coronavirus. Find out more and watch the videos here Read more

Grants from Independent Age for organisations working with older people

9th June 2020

Independent Age provides advice and support for older age people. In recognition of the fact that our older generation will be one of the groups most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the trustees have released £2 million of funds to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the virus. … Read more

Tips for volunteers who are offering help to people with dementia

9th June 2020

Innovations in Dementia have published a helpful guide for volunteers who are offering to help people with dementia with practical day to day tasks. There are also four new short videos, designed for volunteers who are supporting a person with dementia. These are endorsed by the British Psychological Society, Alzheimer’s Society and NAPA (National Activity … Read more

Supporting people with sight loss during coronavirus

9th June 2020

The RNIB have produced some helpful quick tips for those who may be supporting people with sight loss. Take a look at the tips here Read more

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: people receiving direct payments

9th June 2020

The Government have published new guidance about how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) can be used by direct payment holders who employ people for their care. The guidance helps people who buy care and support through a direct payment to know how and when they can use the CJRS to furlough employees during the … Read more

Updated: SSP Rebate Scheme video

3rd June 2020

The Government have updated their information video about the Statutory Sick Pay rebate scheme: Find out more about the scheme and other schemes related to the economic impacts of coronavirus here Read more

Update on job retention scheme and bringing employees back to work

1st June 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), with the key details outlined below for you. Flexible furloughing From 1‌‌ July 2020, you’ll have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any … Read more

Safeguarding adults with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis

1st June 2020

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, SCIE have published guidance around safeguarding adults with dementia during the Covid-19 crisis. It includes information about signs of abuse, good practice, social isolation, relationships, criminal behaviour and domestic abuse. Read the full guide here Read more

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund – England

1st June 2020

The Discretionary Grant Fund supports small and micro businesses that have fixed building costs (such as rent) but who are not eligible for other grant schemes. Grants are available for £25000, £10000 or any amount under £10000. You’re potentially eligible if your business: is based in England has fewer than 50 employees has fixed building … Read more

Information about the test and trace service

29th May 2020

The Government has launched the NHS Test and Trace service. There are some useful links below to help you find out more: Press release detailing the release of the service and new guidance meaning those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have … Read more