June, 2020


Charities to benefit from support for rough sleepers during pandemic

Charities supporting vulnerable rough sleepers will be able to continue their vital work, backed by £6m of government funding, Homelessness Minister Luke Hall has announced yesterday (Sunday 7 June). A total of 132 charities across England will have access to... (Continue reading)

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COVID-19 tests offered to every care home for elderly or those with dementia

All eligible care homes who need them will have received tests regardless of symptoms, with kits being delivered across the country. Since the launch of whole care home testing the government has provided 1,071,103 test kits to 8,984 care homes,... (Continue reading)

Business Secretary launches working groups to help unleash Britain’s growth potential

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is creating 5 new business-focused groups to unleash Britain’s growth potential and create jobs, as part of the government’s plans to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning this week, Mr Sharma will... (Continue reading)

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Review of further and higher education support

Scottish Funding Council to consider its model in light of COVID-19. Ministers have commissioned work on the future provision and sustainability of colleges and universities in light of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) will review the provision and... (Continue reading)

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Smoking ban proposals

Full analysis of consultation on smoking outside hospitals. The majority of respondents to a consultation on banning smoking near hospital buildings support a 15-metre enforcement zone to protect people from the dangers of second-hand smoke. A total of 559 people... (Continue reading)

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£7 million for new coalition of vulnerable children’s charities

A ‘coalition of charities’ will help vulnerable children most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as part of a Department for Education programme. More than £7 million will fund the launch of the See, Hear, Respond service, to provide targeted help... (Continue reading)

£7 million for vulnerable pupils leaving Alternative Provision

Teenagers in Alternative Provision at risk of falling out of education after their GCSEs will benefit from mentoring, pastoral support and careers guidance under plans to level up their opportunities after they leave school at 16. Children and Families Minister... (Continue reading)

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Investment of up to £6m in new listing technology to benefit court users

An investment of up to £6m in new software will give a better picture of capacity across the estate, meaning cases are more likely to be heard on time. new software, worth millions of pounds, will bring scheduling and listing... (Continue reading)

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£1.6m to help tackle food insecurity

Further support for food distribution network FareShare. People most at risk from food insecurity due to the COVID-19 outbreak are to receive further support from the Scottish Government’s £70 million Food Fund. FareShare, a national network of charitable food distributors,... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Dairy Support Scheme set to open for applications

Applications for the new Welsh dairy support scheme will open on 18 June, supporting farmers hardest hit by the recent exceptional market conditions due to Covid 19, Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths, confirmed today. The sector, which plays an important... (Continue reading)

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