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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


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.


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

Data controller or data processor

Headlines - Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:20am

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published new guidance ‘Data controllers and data processors: what the difference is and what the governance implications are’. This should help with determining data protection responsibility between organisations working together. In pdf, 290KB.

Tagged: information, Legal Updates

Skillbase Training – PTLLS

Headlines - Tue, 17/06/2014 - 11:00am

This is a recognised accredited teaching qualification. As the preliminary required qualification for teaching in Further Education, this course is intended for professionals already qualified in the subject they wish to deliver. Read more ………Introduction to the Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Tagged: development, education, employment, training

European Match Funding Talks

Headlines - Tue, 17/06/2014 - 10:15am

 More than £500m of funds will be available to voluntary organisations if advanced talks between the Big Lottery Fund and European Commission about a match-funding scheme come to fruition, according to Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the BLF. Read more below …………………..

Tagged: Big Lottery Fund, charity, finance, funding, information

John Young Foundation Annual Newsletter

Headlines - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 12:56pm

On behalf of the Executive Committee I am delighted to enclose our annual newsletter and hope that you will find it of interest.  How quickly the year has flown and how much has happened during that time! See attached below

Supporters’ letter June 2014

Tagged: charity, community, faith, information, voluntary

Welcome to the Dignity champions network

Headlines - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 12:12pm

Is the promotion of dignity important in your organisation?
Are you a Dignity champion or would you like to become one? want to know more click here>>>Dignity champions network

Tagged: dependency, development, disability, education, event, health, information

Charities to boycott the government’s Help to Work programme

Headlines - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 11:52am

More than 350 voluntary sector organisations, including the National Coalition for Independent Action (Andy Benson, director, pictured), Christian Aid, Oxfam and Navca, have signed up to the Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign, read more below

Tagged: assistance, charity, Government, information, voluntary

Legislative programme at Westminster to 2015

Headlines - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 10:44am

The final Queens Speech for the current parliament, before the elections in May 2015, was given on 4th June.

There are two legislative items of specific interest to the voluntary sector:

More: Legislative programme at Westminster to 2015…

Tagged: Government, information, voluntary, volunteering

Volunteers Week round-up

Headlines - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 10:22am

Volunteers Week always sees a range of articles on many volunteering issues. Here are some we’ve spotted.

From NCVO, both staff and guest authors:

Tagged: information, voluntary, volunteering

Employment law changes: flexible working, right to work

Headlines - Mon, 09/06/2014 - 10:03am
From Sandy Adirondack’s Legal Update:   The right to request flexible working is to be extended to all employees with 26 weeks service, not just parents and carers as at present. This is expected to brought in from 30th June, http://www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#flexible-allrequest.
Tagged: Government, information, Legal Updates

Early action approach for an ageing society

Headlines - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 11:12am

The Early Action Taskforce, led by Community Links, has published ‘Looking Forward to Later Life’, which calls for an early action approach to tackle challenges of an ageing society. The report (pdf, 891KB) is available via http://www.community-links.org/earlyaction/looking-forward-to-later-life/.

Tagged: community, dependency, disability, health, information, older people


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