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Unity Trust Bank and CDFA behind crowdfunding plan for local social enterprises

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 9:11am

The bank, led by chief executive Richard Wilcox, announced the plan in its annual report, published yesterday.

Unity Trust Bank and the Community Development Finance Association are developing a crowdfunding scheme that will encourage people to invest in their local communities. Read more ……..The initiative


Tagged: charity, finance, funding, information

John Young Foundation

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 8:48am

Please see below details for the Annual Lecture

JYF Annual Lecture Flier


Tagged: faith, information

Christian Food Help

Headlines - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 8:51am

A Big Thank you from Christian Food Help for all your donations. Please see below a graph of how your food donations have helped the people of Stafford

CHA 9-7-14


Tagged: assistance, charity, community, health, information, voluntary, wellbeing

Health & Safety in Care Homes – HSG220

Headlines - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 8:40am

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  


Tagged: disability, education, event, information

Disclosure & Barring Service update

Headlines - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 8:36am

The June edition of DBS Disclosure News is available for you to read. This month’s edition includes:

  • plan of action
  • update service: a year on
  • keep in the loop
  • Identity guidelines: a reminder of planned changes

Tagged: Government, information, Legal Updates

Outreach team for HMRC Charities section

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 2:36pm

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.

More: Outreach team for HMRC Charities section…


Tagged: charity, finance, Government, information

Social investment support and perspectives

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 2:34pm

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.

More: Social investment support and perspectives…


Tagged: charity, community, finance, Government, information, social care

Labour and the third sector

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 2:28pm

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


Tagged: charity, community, consultation, information, voluntary

Staffs County Council Warning – Counterfeit Glens Vodka

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:40am

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

 


Tagged: health, information

Carers Association South Staffs July’s Calendar

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:32am

To see the lastest what’s on where and when click on the link below

CASSCalendarJuly2014


Tagged: carers, charity, community, development, disability, education, information, wellbeing

Tips on bidding for public services

Headlines - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 2:17pm

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 >>>>>>

Tips on bidding for public services

Push for living wage across the voluntary sector

Headlines - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 2:13pm

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


Tagged: charity, finance, information, Reports

Inquiry into community engagement rights

Headlines - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 2:10pm

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 >>>

Commons committee inquiry into community engagement rights


Tagged: community, Government, information

Network News Summer Edition

Headlines - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 8:53am

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


Tagged: AGM, disability, education, health, information, survey, wellbeing

Headway South Staffordshire – AGM

Headlines - Mon, 23/06/2014 - 11:44am

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


Tagged: AGM, charity, disability, health, information, wellbeing

Free guide to Accessible Britain

Headlines - Mon, 23/06/2014 - 11:30am

Please find the link below to the free guide to the publication for Accessible Britain. Full of useful information

http://www.accessibleguide.co.uk/the-guide.html


Tagged: disability, information

Department of Health request your views

Headlines - Mon, 23/06/2014 - 10:12am

Please find the link to the Care Act bill, please read and kindly give your views.

Click on the link below.

 http://careandsupportregs.dh.gov.uk/


Tagged: carers, consultation, dependency, development, disability, health, information, social care

Late Availability on Courses Starting Next Week

Headlines - Thu, 19/06/2014 - 1:38pm

Special Offer. we have 2 places on the PTLLS course where we will reduce the fee from £149 to £49 for the first 2 people to contact us quoting this offer. Please see attached  Offers on PTLLS


Tagged: development, education, information, training

Employment Opportunity – Project Manager Leek

Headlines - Wed, 18/06/2014 - 10:30am

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


Tagged: charity, employment, information

Setting up a charity, trustee duties

Headlines - Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:30am

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


Tagged: charity, development, Good Practice, Governance, information, policy

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