Monthly Archives: December 2017

Latest update from the Better Broadband for Suffolk meeting (20 December 2017)

December 20, 2017

Community Action Suffolk continues to regularly attend the Better Broadband for Suffolk Stakeholder Board meeting hosted by Suffolk County Council. This meeting provides us an opportunity to feedback concerns we hear from your communities but also to hear the very latest plans and updates and how the Better Broadband for Suffolk scheme is running. Here

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New online qualification available for Health and Safety

December 15, 2017

Community Action Suffolk is one of the first voluntary sector organisations to be working with MyLearnAdFriend and NOCN to be offering an online Health and Safety qualification. “Health and Safety: NOCN Level 2 Award for the Safe Worker” is an online course that you work through at your own pace, at a time and place

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SECOND DATE ADDED: Is my organisation or charity affected by GDPR? What is GDPR?

December 13, 2017

Second date added due to popular demand! 17 January event now SOLD OUT. General Data Protection Regulation exists to protect an individual’s personal data. GDPR was adopted on 27 April 2016 and becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018. Your voluntary organisation or charity is highly likely to be collecting individuals’ personal data (either electronically or

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Good Neighbour Schemes can make a huge difference at Christmas

December 13, 2017

Community Action Suffolk is aiming to reduce the loneliness and isolation experienced by many in Suffolk, by developing existing Good Neighbour Schemes and creating new ones. CAS has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund and aims to increase the number of schemes in the county. Suffolk is fortunate to have 29 Good Neighbour Schemes

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NHS: Stay Well This Winter

December 13, 2017

Follow these useful tips to look after your health and the health of your family this winter: Be prepared Stock up with cold remedies, pain killers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, stave off upset stomachs with anti-diarrhoea capsules and rehydration mixtures, and keep plasters and bandages on hand for any cuts or scrapes. Get a

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Charity Commission publishes new safeguarding strategy and says safeguarding goes beyond protecting at risk groups

December 11, 2017

The Charity Commission’s new safeguarding strategy says that safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk. Trustees should proactively safeguard and promote the welfare of their charity’s beneficiaries. They must take reasonable steps to ensure that their beneficiaries or others who come into contact with their

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CAS training courses announced for 2018

December 11, 2017

We have just published details of 22 training courses, including some new titles, for January to March 2018. Booking is now open for all dates. Our training covers a range of topics, with courses starting from £25 (a couple are even free!). Following your feedback, we have introduced some new courses: CAS Quality Standard Support session Equipped to

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Kirkley Centre community event for Lowestoft: 1 February 2018

December 5, 2017

Community Action Suffolk at The Kirkley Centre and East Suffolk Communities Team are working together to host a Community Event on February 1 2018 at The Kirkley Centre. The aim is to showcase services and groups in the area and allow the public to get advice and information on what is available to them – we

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Affordable housing in rural areas is keeping rural communities alive

December 5, 2017

The National Housing Federation is launching a report that illustrates how affordable housing in rural areas is keeping rural communities alive by preventing vital services from being closed down. The story was featured as an exclusive on BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday 12 November 2017. Rural housing 5-star plan Many housing associations and other rural housing providers

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