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Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Charity IT body – new website and services

The Charity IT Association (CITA) has launched a new website, with a new web address at charityithelp.org.uk.

The services offered now include:

Tech Surgery – free independent advice to help charities make better use of technology.
IT Consultancy – a free service that can help you make better use of technology.
IT Project Delivery – a free service that helps

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Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Mentoring to pre-GCSE teens

From the Careers and Enterprise Company:

Dear colleagues

Earlier this year, the Government announced the launch of a national mentoring campaign that will connect a new generation of mentors to pre-GSCE teens at risk of disengaging and under-performing their potential.

The Careers & Enterprise Company is delighted to have been asked to provide a coordinating role in this

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Vulnerable people at risk from fire – guidance for professionals and carers

Following the death of a 40 year old woman in Coventry in her own home, which was likely to have been cause from a dropped cigarette or cigarette ignition source Coventry Safeguarding Adults Board carried out an Adult Serious Case Review.

As a result of this review West Midlands Fire Service were asked to develop clear

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Comic Relief – new grants strategy

Comic Relief have released details of their refreshed grant strategy which will aim to fund new initiatives to help drive great ideas and sustainable change across the UK and the developing world.

In order to pursue Comic Relief’s vision of ‘A Just World Free From Poverty’ – where everyone is safe, healthy, educated and empowered –

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Friday, May 13th, 2016

Qualifications in volunteer management

Voluntary Action Sheffield is offering its nationally recognised qualifications in volunteer management via distance learning.

Prices start at £350 for a Level 3 qualification.

See details on the Voluntary Action Sheffield website.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Sainsbury’s Local Food Partner Programme

Sainsbury’s continues to expand its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network. Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury’s to distribute in the community. Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Charities at risk of online extortion demands

This warning has been published by the Charity Commission of a scam that is affecting charities:

Charities at risk of online extortion demands

Trustees, charity professionals and volunteers should be aware of online extortion or ‘ransom’ demands currently affecting UK businesses. This is because charities could also be vulnerable to attack and so are encouraged to be

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Friday, February 26th, 2016

Solihull Local Account – Adult Social Care performance info online

Welcome to our Adult Social Care Local Account 2015/16 – our first online version!

The Local Account lets Solihull people know how well we are doing in delivering care and support services. Ultimately though, it’s not for us to judge, but for those people receiving services and the families, friends and neighbours who support them. We

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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Diary dates in the charity world 2016

This calendar of UK charity and health awareness days and fundraising events for 2016 has been compiled by ChangeStar.

It’s available on the page linked to below or as a pdf to download.

ChangeStar what’s on in the charity world 2016

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Shared Lives Scheme

Solihull Council is working in conjunction with Coventry City Council to develop a Shared Lives Scheme and we are looking to recruit Shared Lives Carers to be part of it. In return, carers will receive a generous allowance.

Anyone can apply to become a Shared Lives Carer. You may have had experience of working in social care,

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