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Do you have experience of challenging adult social care services in Wales?

3rd February 2022

If you’re interested in playing an important role in shaping the social care and support people receive from the council (particularly in Wales) then Research in Practice would like a chat – and you could receive a £30 Love2Shop voucher for your time. Research in Practice is helping the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) with … Read more

Webinar: Find out more about the new Vaccine of a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) regulations

25th January 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care are running a FREE webinar on 27th Jan 14:30-15:30 for CQC registered providers to find out more about the new Vaccine of a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) regulations which will come into force on 1 April 2022. The webinar will include details of key dates of implementation, who … Read more

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

New beginnings and a new project in Islington

10th January 2022

My name is Rebecca and I recently moved to Islington to start a new role as the Community Catalyst for the borough. Our project is all about helping people with a learning disability to have more access to the community, and to have more meaningful choice and control over how they spend their day to day lives. … 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