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Bangers and Cash: Sheffield to Monaco

15th February 2018

From the team behind the Herd of Sheffield comes Bangers and Cash. This is a mobile art exhibition and old banger rally, whereby 40 cars all painted by different artists will take to the road to try and reach Monaco. The cars all have to be less than £650 in value. The charity chosen to…

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Life-saving PulsePoints initiative launched in Sheffield

15th February 2018

Sheffield city centre now has more publicly accessible defibrillators than any other UK city centre, thanks to PulsePoints, a new Sheffield BID initiative in partnership with Westfield Health Charitable Trust and supported by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The ground-breaking initiative delivers 12 life-saving defibrillators installed at multiple locations across the city centre, which will be…

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are reviewing health and social care for older people in Sheffield. 

6th February 2018

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are reviewing health and social care for older people in Sheffield.  As a key part of the review inspectors are keen to hear views and experiences from the voluntary, community and faith sector about how health and social care works for older people.  That might be: Supporting people so they…

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Make 2018 the year that you make your mark. Make a difference through volunteering.

6th February 2018

On Thursday 1st March, the Town Hall is the place to be for potential volunteers in Sheffield. The iconic building will host VAS’s Volunteering Fair for the second time, with over 500 visitors and over 60 charities at the last event.  The Lord Mayor of Sheffield – Councillor Anne Murphy will be attending showing her…

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Award winning marketing agency goes back to school to support local charity

1st February 2018

Award winning Sheffield based marketing agency Objective Creative, has volunteered time to support King Ecgbert School students raise awareness of South Yorkshire charity – Home-Start. Year 9 students are working with leading marketing and PR professionals, to develop marketing campaigns on behalf of Home-Start SY, who support parents to deal with issues such as isolation,…

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Inquiry into the social impact of participation in culture and sport launched

27th January 2018

In a new inquiry launched this month, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to investigate ways in which taking part in the arts, cultural activities and sport can have a positive impact on health, community and education. The Committee is expected to focus on five major themes, taking evidence on social mobility, health, crime…

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Digital and Culture Secretary warns charities on data protection laws

26th January 2018

Fewer than half of charities are aware of new data protection laws four months before they come into force, according to new research. The survey measured awareness of the changes to be brought in through the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is to be implemented in UK law via the Data Protection Bill in…

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The collapse of Carillion – what went wrong and what lessons are there for voluntary sector providers of public services

24th January 2018

The news this week that the UK’s second-largest construction company Carillion is going into liquidation with £1.5bn debt has made us think about what the VCSE sector can learn from this sorry scenario. You might be thinking; ‘what has Carillion going bust got to do with me and my organisation?, but it is worth remembering…

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The number of people in the UK aged 50 plus experiencing alcohol related harm is increasing.

24th January 2018

The number of people in the UK aged 50 plus experiencing alcohol related harm is increasing. The reasons for this are complex, but one of the main barriers to older adults getting help is the stigma around alcohol use – particularly within this age group. The Drink Wise, Age Well programme are mounting a UK-wide…

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Charity Commission receives annual £5m interim funding boost

24th January 2018

The Charity Commission has been awarded funding from the Government of £5m per year to help it respond to significant increases in demand on its core regulatory functions, including registration and compliance. This funding has been awarded as a interim solution, while the Commission considers longer term, more sustainable funding models. This includes the regulator…

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