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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Wanted: people who use care services to become peer leaders

This NHS scheme is looking for people who use care services to join a peer leadership group to be part of shaping the future of services.

There is training for people who join the scheme and expenses are covered.

People are eligible to apply if they are an individual or family carer who has:

a personal health budget; or

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Vacancies at Welcome Solihull

1 Full Time Criminal Justice Support Worker

The role is based mainly at Chelmsley Wood Police station as part of the integrated offender management team, and involves working with Criminal Justice clients following arrest and also tracking of clients into and out of prison. The role entails screening, assessment and signposting of Criminal Justice clients into

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Support Worker/Minibus Driver – Solihull Care

Support Worker/Minibus Driver
Solihull Care Limited

Day Centre, part time vacancy
8.15am to 5.30pm Tuesday and Wednesday weekly.

Solihull Care are looking for the right person to come and join theirTeam in providing care and support to local senior ladies and gentlemen that attend their small Day Centre in Tidbury Green.

You will need to be caring, compassionate and enthusiastic.


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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Trustee vacancies – Relate

Relate Birmingham is advertising for two trustee vacancies.

Details of the vacancies can be downloaded below:

Vacancy details for Chair
Vacancy details for Trustee

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Solihull collective switching – for cheaper deals on gas/electric

Since October 2015, Solihull Council has launched three collective switching schemes, called Solihull Switch ’n’ Save, designed to take the hassle out of searching for a cheaper gas and electricity provider.

Over 2,300 households in Solihull registered for the scheme and were offered average savings of £277, leading to 845 households switching supplier and together saving over

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Free programme to help you start a Social Enterprise + £3,000 to get things going

The School for Social Entrepreneurs is looking for 40 budding social entrepreneurs to join the award-winning Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start-Up programme.

It starts in October.
40 places available.
15 days learning over 12 months.
A Big Lottery Grant of £3000.

The deadline for applications is 26th April.

To help you decide if it is right for you, we are running a series

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Legal update: PAYE & statutory payments

This legal update on PAYE & statutory payments has been posted by Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert.

Tax allowances & national insurance thresholds for 2017-18

Changes from 6 April.

Changes to salary sacrifice arrangements

From 6 April some benefits in kind received under salary sacrifice and similar arrangements become subject to tax and class 1A national insurance contributions,

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Legal update: Pay, apprenticeship levy, tax-free childcare

This legal update has been posted by voluntary sector legal expert Sandy Adirondack on Pay, apprenticeship levy, tax-free childcare.

Tax-free childcare

Government confirmed in the spring budget on 8 March that tax-free accounts to help working parents pay for childcare will start being rolled out in April.

Apprenticeship levy

Starts 6 April: Fewer than 2% of employers will have

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Lords Taverners Minibuses Grant Programme

The Lords Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, is accepting applications to its Minibuses Grant Programme from schools/ organisations that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability.

Last year the Lords Taverners, delivered 32 specially-adapted, wheelchair-accessible minibuses to schools, clubs and youth organisations across

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund

The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund makes grants of up to £3,000 to community groups in areas most affected by the Airport’s operations. Since the Trust’s inception in 1998 nearly £1.4 million pounds has been invested in over 600 local projects.

The Trust will support projects relating to:

Heritage conservation
Environmental improvements
Bringing communities together through facilities for sport,

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