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Staffordshire based advocacy Service, ASIST (Advocacy Services in Staffordshire) is excited to announce the launch of an innovative hospital based IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate) service following a successful funding bid in conjunction with South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula (SES & SP) CCG. To find out more click on the link below Asist 09-09-14
We tackle homelessness head-on, providing accommodation, support and opportunities to help people who have lost their way to get back on their feet. We currently have the following vacancies available. Further details will be given on request. Please email email@example.com stating the title of the role you are interested in for further details and an application pack. Due to the number of roles, we have not set a closing date on any at the present time, but we request that, should you be interested, please complete an application and return it to us as soon as possible. Click here for more details >>>>>>>>>>Support & Housing Offcier Advert, MR
The October edition of DBS Disclosure News is available for you to read on their website. This edition includes:
The Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) invite you to get your groove on with The Good Cause Band at their Charity Rock Night Saturday 15th November 2014 – Amasal Club, St Albans Rd, Stafford. All proceeds go to Carers Association Southern Staffordshire (CASS) who support unpaid Carers throughout Southern Staffordshire. Click below for details
Launch of the NEW Tinnitus Support Group at Bradwell Lodge Community Centre, Porthill, Newcastle-under-Lyme. This group has been set up to give support and advice to people who experience Tinnitus. For more information please click on the info below
Do you know about the auto enrolment for your employees pensions?
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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and International Include Me TOO are hosting the National Community Inspiration Awards – a prestigious blue tie event, which celebrates and recognises the inspirational disabled children, young people and their families from grass root communities. Click here for more information >>>>>>>>UNC
Subject to final parliamentary approval, from April 2015 new mothers and their partners will be able to share up to 52 weeks of leave in total.
Employees expecting babies on or after 5th April 2015 will qualify, so employment relations body ACAS has produced initial guidance now, at http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4911.
Accountants Sayer Vincent’s September newsletter (http://www.sayervincent.co.uk/publications/newsletters) points out that HM Revenue and Customs are tightening up on their requirements for RTI (real time information) returns of PAYE. Late filing after 5th October this year, even of a nil return, will attract a penalty, and from April 2015 these penalties will be automated and sent out quarterly. Read more by clicking here >>>http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/payerti/reporting/late-reporting.htm. by VoluntaryNews · 8th Sep 2014
Two years on from the initial elections of Police and Crime Commissioners, Clinks has a short survey to find out what is working and what is acting as a barrier to the voluntary sector’s ability to shape and deliver local services that make communities safer places. Responses will help create a set of recommendations for key decision-makers. Want to know more? click below
Workplace Law has a new 3 page resource on legal status differences between volunteers and employees, highlighting key considerations for organisations to bear in mind when recruiting volunteers. Read more below >>>>>>>>
Third Force News reports on a European court judgement which means that routinely earned extra money, such as sleepover payments, should be included when calculating holiday pay. In many cases holiday pay has been based on basic earnings instead. Find out more here>>>>>> Holiday pay ruling could impact care sector
This month’s Disclosure and Barring Service newsletter includes a piece ‘Volunteers: who is eligible?’. They have seen a noticeable increase in some organisations submitting checks for volunteers who are not eligible for a DBS check, and this gives some basic guidance. Reminder on volunteers and DBS checks