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Offshore corporates and cash-strapped councils have hit the sector’s ability to cope in a crisis, with devastating results
The dire consequences of neglecting social care reform for decades have been starkly exposed by Covid-19, with one in 20 care…
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Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to close 30 outlets and is expected to cut at least 1,000 jobs at other shops as part of a post-pandemic restructuring.
The company said the impact of coronavirus on trading meant it had to make a "difficult decision"…
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A £1.57bn emergency support package to help protect the future of theatres, galleries and museums will not be enough to save every job, the culture secretary says.
Oliver Dowden said grants and loans would aim to preserve "crown jewels" in the arts…
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People in Scotland are now able to return to beer gardens and pavement cafes after they opened for the first time in 15 weeks.
But customers are being warned that al fresco eating and drinking will not be the same as it was before the lockdown.
As w…
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Campaigners urge government to make last chance ‘life-saving’ changes to the domestic abuse bill
Domestic abuse campaigners and victims have accused the government of not valuing the lives of migrant women in forthcoming legislation on the issue.
Th…
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37 UK charities say not enough is being done to stop posts which incite hate and violence
 
A group of UK charities has threatened to curb spending on social media engagement if platforms like Facebook do not tackle hate speech.
Some 37 charities –…
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A DECISION on whether to reinstate a cap on adult day care costs in Portsmouth is due to be made.
During a meeting tomorrow, Portsmouth City Council's health and wellbeing boss, Councillor Matthew Winnington, will consider three options surrounding…
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A FULLY joined-up cycle network across Portsmouth could become a step closer to reality as the council is set to approve its transport recovery plan.

The new 12-month strategy - which aims to quickly change the way people travel around the city - w…
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The three-day programme looked at the values and purpose of social enterprise alongside organisational and financial issues
The first virtual learning programme on social leadership for higher education students in Wales was delivered this month, th…
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Meanwhile, Plunkett Foundation and the Co-op Group have published research on the value of community businesses to local wellbeing
 


With the government giving the green light for pubs to reopen tomorrow (4 July), community locals are preparing th…
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Police say they are bracing themselves for a busy weekend as pubs stay closed in Leicester but reopen across the country.
More officers would be on duty than during a typical New Year's Eve, Leicestershire Police said.
Hospital bosses in the city al…
Friday
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Travel restrictions in Wales will end on Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed.
"Stay local" guidance, asking people to stay within five miles of home, will end, with no limits on travel, and outdoor attractions will able to open.
Two…
Friday
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People arriving in England from more than 50 countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will no longer need to quarantine from 10 July, the Department for Transport has confirmed.
A full list of exempt countries posing "a reduced risk" fro…
Friday
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Pubs in England will be allowed to open from 0600 BST on Saturday, No 10 has confirmed.
Downing Street said most of the latest lockdown easing measures will come into force at 00:01 across the country.
But a spokesman said the later opening time for…
Friday
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As branches prepare to start restoring services, experts warn a ‘perfect financial storm’ will cause further closures
As libraries around England cautiously prepare to reopen from Saturday, experts are warning that local authority shortfalls could b…
Friday
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Young more likely than old to be locked down in overcrowded homes with no garden, says study
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a generational divide in living conditions across Britain, with young people more likely to be locked down in smaller,…
Friday
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Commuters should be offered flexible railcards as few are likely to head to the office every day following lockdown, an independent watchdog says.
Transport Focus wants rail fares to be reformed to reflect recent changes in commuting habits.
It has…
Friday
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Elderly and dementia home staff will get tested weekly and residents every 28 days after fresh evidence of higher risk
Staff and residents in care homes for people over 65 and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from Monday, t…
Friday
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COUNCILS across south east Hampshire could face a combined shortfall of more than £40m due to the coronavirus pandemic, unless government 'keeps to its word' and covers the costs.

Upper tier authorities Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City…
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The lesson of the Covid-19 care homes tragedy: renationalising is no longer taboo

Offshore corporates and cash-strapped councils have hit the sector’s ability to cope in a crisis, with devastating results The dire consequences of neglecting social care reform for decades have been starkly exposed by Covid-19, with one in 20 care home residents in the UK dying from the virus, and dedicated, low-paid staff risking their lives. Much of the blame for the UK having the highest death toll in care homes in Europe from coronavirus, bar Spain, has been attributed to hospitals…

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Pret A Manger to shut 30 shops and cut 1,000 jobs

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to close 30 outlets and is expected to cut at least 1,000 jobs at other shops as part of a post-pandemic restructuring. The company said the impact of coronavirus on trading meant it had to make a "difficult decision". Pret said it needed to reduce headcount across its UK shops to "reflect lower footfall, rental costs and new safety measures". ... BBC News

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Coronavirus: Emergency money for culture 'won't save every job'

A £1.57bn emergency support package to help protect the future of theatres, galleries and museums will not be enough to save every job, the culture secretary says. Oliver Dowden said grants and loans would aim to preserve "crown jewels" in the arts sector, and many local venues. It follows several weeks of pressure, with industry leaders warning that many venues were on the brink of collapse. ... BBC News

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Coronavirus: Scotland reopens beer gardens and outdoor cafes as lockdown eases

People in Scotland are now able to return to beer gardens and pavement cafes after they opened for the first time in 15 weeks. But customers are being warned that al fresco eating and drinking will not be the same as it was before the lockdown. As well as following strict distancing and hygiene rules, they will have to leave their contact details so they can be traced in the event of an outbreak. ... BBC News

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Fellow Members...

We would like to inform you about a brand new offer made by Social Enterprise Link.

 

Social Enterprise Link are offering a 12 Months Free Membership for qualifying Soial Enterprises in the Wessesex Region.

New Members can benefit from a variety benefits that are included in the Membership such as...

  • Potential to share in SEL contracts
  • Invitations to consultations and…
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