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The bank, led by chief executive Richard Wilcox, announced the plan in its annual report, published yesterday.
Launch of revised guidance – Health and safety in care homes – HSG220
This guidance is intended to help those providing and managing care homes – to give them a better understanding of the real risks and how to manage them effectively. It has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents. It will also be of interest to others working in social care.
To download a copy visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg220.htm?eban=govdel-health-services&cr=24-Jun-2014
An article on accountancy body ICAEW’s charity forum reports that the Charities section of HM Revenue and Customs has set up a dedicated Outreach Team to offer help and support to charities to enable them to get things right first time.
Alongside its 2014 update on ‘Growing the social investment market’, the government has announced an investment fund to help more social ventures benefit from social finance. It is for social ventures who have high potential but struggle to access finance, and who could benefit from business capacity building support in preparing for bidding for social investment.
The Labour Party has launched a consultation to review and strengthen the relationship between Labour and the third sector, and to understand sector priorities. It covers seven key issues: volunteering, people in the voluntary sector, supporting charities to grow, charities…Labour and the third sector
Trading Standards Officers are urging Staffordshire residents to keep a look out for dangerous counterfeit Glens vodka following investigations undertaken in Cannock. The public analyst has reported that samples recently seized by officers from a local retailer have been found to contain dangerous levels of Tert butanol and IPA (2-propanol). Click here for more information >>>>>> Fake Glens Vodka Warning
A former commissioner of public services gives some simple steps to stop bidding and tendering being overwhelming for charities. On The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network, ’10 things charities need to know to win a government contract’.Click here for more information >>>>>>
The Living Wage Commission published its final report on Tuesday (24th June). Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, was a member of the commission and said “Wherever possible, I would encourage charities to consider becoming living wage employers. One of>>>>>>>>>>Push for living wage across the voluntary sector
The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee is to examine four rights introduced in the Localism Act – the community right to challenge, the community right to bid, the community right to build and the community right to reclaim land. It is seeking evidence from community groups and will accept written evidence until 4th September. Read more >>>
Please find attached the Summer Edition of Network News, a copy of the Annual Survey, and also an Invitation from South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust regarding their Governor Elections. Network News 51 Summer 2014 NN51_SSNMH Annual Survey 2014 NN51_Letter SSSFT Elections_Jul14
They would very much welcome their members who have experience of mental illness to complete the ANNUAL SURVEY 2014 and return by FREEPOST. Alternatively, you can complete it online at the following address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSNMHSurvey14
Headway South Staffs would like to invite you to their Annual General Meeting on Monday 30th June 2014. They have continued to develop their services during 2013/14 and would like this opportunity to detail their growth and commitment to helping people with Acquired Brain Injury and to answer any questions you may have. For more information on the AGM please click here>>>>> Headway 2014 AGM
This is an exciting opportunity to set up a new enterprise, based around gardening, providing training and employment opportunities for young people with learning disabilities and adults with mental health issues. For more information click on the link….Project Manager june14
The Charity Commission has published revised guidance on setting up and registering a charity. It is hoping that the user-friendly format will encourage people to think carefully before setting up a charity, with the guide suggesting alternatives to creating a…Setting up a charity, trustee duties