General News

CQC launches second annual Invisible Conditions campaign – Read more

The Charity Governance Awards 2017 are now open for entry – Read more

Alcohol Awareness Week will run from 14th to 20th November 2016. The Don’t Bottle It Up self-help website enables people to find out whether they are drinking at potentially harmful levels, to access tailored advice on how to reduce harm, and find information on where to get further help locally – Read more

What Are Your Opinions About Policing In Sussex? They’d Like To Hear From You – Read more

NCVO update on NCS bill currently going through Parliament – Read more

The West Sussex Emergency Heater scheme continues to run this winter, supplying an oil-filled radiator to vulnerable and low income households in West Sussex who have no working heating system and may be in fuel poverty – Read more

WSCC would like to find out about the experiences of Travel Training for people with Learning Disabilities and are asking for this questionnaire to be passed on to anyone who has had such experiences and might be able to fill it in – Questionnaire

NCVO are running a website test to help them get an even firmer grasp of how users want them to organise the information on their websites – Survey here

Care Quality Commission annual State of Care Report is now available – Read more

NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group’s Commissioning Intentions for 2017-19 – Read more

CQC #CaringAcrossGenerations campaign – Help raise awareness of the resources available to carers to help them make informed decisions about care – Read more

Are you from a Black, Asian or ethnic minority? Can you help the South East Coast Ambulance Service to provide fair and personal services to all patients? If so, the Inclusion Hub Advisory Group would love to hear from you – Read more

If you have speech or communication difficulties, registering for a Sussex Police Pegasus card could help you in an emergency – Read more

FareShare Sussex is a charity project that redistributes surplus food from the food industry to local charities and community groups supporting vulnerable client groups. They are looking to expand and are conducting an Expansion Feasibility Survey – Read more

Find it Out volunteers needed. The FindItOut Shops are part of the West Sussex County Council Youth Service provisions for young people in West Sussex. Read more here or click here for a list of dates when you can go along to find out more information about the role

National Energy Action is working with Smart Energy GB to raise awareness of smart meter rollout and are offering free information sessions – Read more

Virgin Care Carers Club – Read more

Adur Voluntary Action Report on Adur Poverty Hearing – Read more

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a review that explores the quality of care for people with diabetes in England – Read more

New post on The Big Lottery Fund Blog – Top tips for running a community event or celebration – Read more

Following their recent restructure and review of their funding, Healthwatch West Sussex are now on the lookout for somewhere the small but perfectly formed team can call home – Read more

Directory of Social Change Guides – Leadership & business trends to help you grow in 2017 – Read more

It has been confirmed that the Government reshuffle saw both the Office for Civil Society and the Minister for Civil Society (Rob Wilson) moved from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. All of Wilson’s responsibilities transferred, including youth and social enterprise – Read more

With their Sailing Forward recovery sails The Sailboat Project are offering to work with groups of four people who are in the further stages of a recovery programme – Read more

Our Flourishing or Floundering Survey report is now available – Read more 

Every mental health trust will soon be rated as CQC completes first inspections – Read more

A Care Worker Recruitment Campaign will be targeted in the Midhurst/Petworth area in November – Read more

Campaign presentation here

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reviewed how well different health and care services work together to support the needs of older people in England – Read more 
(Press release here)

The Care Quality Commission are calling on health services to do more for children at risk of harm following a review of child safeguarding and looked after children services in England – Read more