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Anyone who knows me, will know that I'm a bit of an information junkie. Here's my attempt to share the stuff I come across that has piqued my interest.... There will be stuff about Social Enterprise, Business Start Up, Health & Social Care, Social Impact, Service Design, new online Platforms (you gotta love a good platform!)  ..... and even the odd thing that has made me smile.... I hope you find something useful here! Graham
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The Last Day at Number 10

The Last Day at Number 10 | Snippets | Scoop.it
Today is a day for goodbyes in Downing Street. The swift transformation from incumbent Prime Minister to the arrival of the delivery van to…
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This, from @StewartWood, is a reminder of the human-ness of politics. Actually started to feel a bit sorry for Cameron. Well worth a wee read. 

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Charities urged to do more to protect vulnerable from scams » Charity Digital News

Charities urged to do more to protect vulnerable from scams » Charity Digital News | Snippets | Scoop.it
Financial institutions and charities can and should take greater responsibility for the victims of scams, according to research by trading standards and social
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Theme: The life expectancy gap in Hackney for people with serious mental illness (Public Health Evidence Bulletin, 24th June 2016, No 106)

Theme: The life expectancy gap in Hackney for people with serious mental illness (Public Health Evidence Bulletin, 24th June 2016, No 106) | Snippets | Scoop.it
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You'd think by now, we would have managed to work out that folk in the mental health system are human beings and may well have other things going on with their health! 

 

It's incredulous that there is a 10-25 life expectancy GAP! Disgusting! 

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3 Trends Among Early-Stage Social Enterprises

As social enterprises address the world's most challenging problems, these emerging thought leaders share similar traits. Check out the trends behind them.
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"This year, 45 percent of our Fellowship applicants proposed for-profit and hybrid business models (a 30 percent increase since we first noticed the trend in 2006)." 

 

Another nail in the social enterprise coffin? 

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Only a third of employers are supporting working carers | Training Journal

Only a third of employers are supporting working carers | Training Journal | Snippets | Scoop.it
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Unsafe hospital discharge of older patients ‘getting worse’

Unsafe hospital discharge of older patients ‘getting worse’ | Snippets | Scoop.it
CEO of the older people's charity Independent Age, Janet Morrison says poor discharge practice is a symptom of an under-funded NHS.
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Cutting benefits is not an incentive to find work - government-backed report

Cutting benefits is not an incentive to find work - government-backed report | Snippets | Scoop.it
Cutting people's benefits decreases the likelihood they will find work, a report backed by the Government has found.
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Academisation plans neglect special educational needs - Lord Addington

Academisation plans neglect special educational needs - Lord Addington | Snippets | Scoop.it
There is a legal duty to teach every child, Lord Addington tells PoliticsHome, but the Government’s White Paper on Educational Excellence looks to fail those with special educational needs.
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As a school governor, this is really concerning. As a dyslexic, even more so. 

 

ps. why do they make the word dyslexia so difficult for dyslexics to spell?  Couldn't someone have called it something else! 

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The Secret Sauce of Employee Happiness [Infographic]

The Secret Sauce of Employee Happiness [Infographic] | Snippets | Scoop.it
The key to employee retention is happiness. Find out how to achieve this.
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How to Master Facebook for Small Business | Sprout Social

How to Master Facebook for Small Business | Sprout Social | Snippets | Scoop.it
Facebook for small business can help you get your social foot off the ground and by following these 10 tips, you can grow and engage your audience.
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Infographic: turn social media audiences into a force for good

Infographic: turn social media audiences into a force for good | Snippets | Scoop.it
Here are five proven techniques and tactics to help you build your
charity's social media audiences, increase engagement and turn people into
advocates.
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Some great stuff here! 

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Charities encouraged to embrace mobile payments » Charity Digital News

Charities encouraged to embrace mobile payments » Charity Digital News | Snippets | Scoop.it
Charities are being urged to adopt contactless payment technology as its usage in the UK continues to grow.
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Rachael Wallach co-production : The co-production revolution

Rachael Wallach co-production : The co-production revolution | Snippets | Scoop.it
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You can't beat a bit of co-production!! 

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Twitter to allow advertisers to target emoji users » Charity Digital News

Twitter to allow advertisers to target emoji users » Charity Digital News | Snippets | Scoop.it
Twitter is launching a new way for advertisers to target users that have tweeted with a certain emoji or engaged with tweets with a certain emoji.
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Use the Force, Simon — NHS Networks

The NHS has once again come under fire for hiring a trendy management consultant to advise bosses on strategy.
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Brilliant! 

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Jo Cox 'died for her views', her widower tells BBC - BBC News

Jo Cox 'died for her views', her widower tells BBC - BBC News | Snippets | Scoop.it
Jo Cox was killed because of her strong political views and her family must continue to fight for them, her widower Brendan tells the BBC.
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This needs to be watched. Not just because of the politics.... but because of the humanity.  Simply beautiful. 

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Bread delivery charity helps unemployed people start their own business

Bread delivery charity helps unemployed people start their own business | Snippets | Scoop.it
Breadwinners helps unemployed people with micro-financing, training and support, and empowers them to set up a bread delivery business.
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What a great idea! 

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Charities and the public sector are stronger together

Charities and the public sector are stronger together | Snippets | Scoop.it
New research by Vodafone explores the benefits of a robust partnership between public – and third – sector organisations.
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ourcamden - Adieu!!

ourcamden - Adieu!! | Snippets | Scoop.it
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My last OurCamden day ... lovely to see so many members this morning.   Just some thoughts. And Thanks.

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How to tell a fun, compelling non-profit story (Infographic) » Charity Digital News

How to tell a fun, compelling non-profit story (Infographic) » Charity Digital News | Snippets | Scoop.it
Check out this fun infographic on how to tell an engaging story to your non-profit audience, be it a call to action, update on a campaign's progress or just
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44,000 winter deaths a national scandal - Dan Jarvis MP

44,000 winter deaths a national scandal - Dan Jarvis MP | Snippets | Scoop.it
Labour MP Dan Jarvis is leading a debate in the Commons this evening to address the tens of thousands of UK citizens dying from cold weather each year.
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What a bloody disgrace:  " a staggering 43,900 people died from exposure to the cold in the winter of 2014/2015, all of which could have been prevented by effective public policy." 

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Phone payments on the rise as people shun cash » Charity Digital News

Phone payments on the rise as people shun cash » Charity Digital News | Snippets | Scoop.it
New figures released by DONATE have revealed that more charities are turning to phone payments than ever before.
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A guide to sharing content online (Infographic) » Charity Digital News

A guide to sharing content online (Infographic) » Charity Digital News | Snippets | Scoop.it
All charities know that great online content is central to great communication. But do you know how different pieces of content work at different times?
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Great infographic 

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Connecting Care – 5 Free Health-check places remaining for charity care homes » Charity Digital News

Connecting Care – 5 Free Health-check places remaining for charity care homes » Charity Digital News | Snippets | Scoop.it
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