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Update From Shropshire CCG: Midwife Led Units

During the summer of 2017 the Clinical Commissioning Group carried out a review of midwife-led unit (MLUs) services across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. What services were reviewed? There are a range of community services available through midwife-led units provided … Continue reading

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Local Charities Day

Later this month the country will celebrate the small and local charities that make a huge difference to society every single day. Local Charities Day 2017, now in its second year, will take place on 15 December. The Department for … Continue reading

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New Guide On GDPR

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has launched a new guide to the GDPR which come into force in May 2018. The guide is designed for those dealing with day-to-day responsibility for data protection and includes a useful ‘12 steps to … Continue reading

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Keep Our Communities Moving!

At the beginning of August 2017 the Department for Transport sent out a letter which could have major implications for charities, community groups and public bodies that provide transport for their service users. The “Keep Our Communities Moving” campaign means … Continue reading

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Shropshire Libraries Consultation

Shropshire Libraries are currently consulting on a new draft Library Services Strategy. The strategy sets out the Council’s vision to unlock the huge potential that library services have to impact positively on individuals lives. It also recognises that this is … Continue reading

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Repeal Bill

The Government has introduced the Repeal Bill to Parliament. This represents a significant milestone in the UK’s exit of the European Union. The Repeal Bill will ensure that, once we have left the EU, our laws will not be made … Continue reading

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Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance For Awards For All (England)

The Big Lottery Fund offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies in order to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To be eligible for funding … Continue reading

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Changes To Big Lottery’s Awards For All Programme

The Awards for All programme will be changing imminently, although you will still be able to use the current application forms for a few more weeks, key things to note about the new programme are: The limit remains £10,000 The … Continue reading

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A Shared Society? The Independence Of The Voluntary Sector In 2017

The commissioning and regulatory environment is continuing to discourage charities from campaigning, according to ‘A Shared Society?  The independence of the voluntary sector in 2017′ which is the latest publication from Civil Exchange.  In it the think tank calls on … Continue reading

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Benefits Are Changing In 2018

February 2018 will see the increased rollout of the Universal Credit in Shropshire. Universal Credit is the Government’s new benefit for people under pension age. From February 2018 single people, couples and families making a new claim to any of … Continue reading

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