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Community Action Wirral - Monthly News Bulletin

A collection of third sector news articles and events from across Wirral.

December 2017
In this issue:

Would you be interested in offering a work placement to a Computing and digital Technologies student?

Work Experience Would you be interested in offering a work placement to a Computing and digital Technologies student? A work placement is Unpaid and short term The work our students are looking for would ideally be computing based but any business admin opportunities would be welcomed. We are trying to boost our student’s employability skills and give them experience of being part of the workforce.

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360 Giving Challenge Fund questions – How can we make grant-making better? Deadline 31st January 2018.

360Giving is on a Quest for Questions Help us unlock the insights contained in 360Giving data and other data sets by taking part in our Challenge Fund. We want to identify the key questions facing the funding sector and work with you to find the answers using open data. In order to do that, we need to know what your questions are.

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Council to consult on proposals to tackle poor standards of private rented housing in Wirral

Wirral’s Cabinet has given the go ahead for a consultation on plans to extend selective licensing for private landlords to a further four proposed areas in the Borough, and to amend the current licence conditions. The extension to selective licensing in specific, targeted areas would help to stabilise these neighbourhoods by declaring an intention to ...

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GDPR – Get Your Organisation Compliant

We would like to invite you to get you and your organisation compliant with the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations. From May 2018, the GDPR introduces new data protection regulations that will have a significant impact on all not for profit organisations. It’s important that your organisation understands the key elements of the Regulation ...

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Get involved with Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life events

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. To access the Early bird voucher (up to the 31st December) for any of the events below click here. Southport: 3rd June: (5k/10k) Aintree Race Course: 17th June (5k/10k) Wirral – Birkenhead Park: ...

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Are you GDPR ready – Two free events from Wirral Chamber on the 8th and 10th January 2018

GDPR is coming and people are scaremongering. This Event is a practical primer to GDPR – what it is, how it will affect your business, and what you can do to prepare. On 25 May 2018, the long-awaited EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will start being enforced. Despite the amount of noise surrounding the GDPR, it is apparent that many firms aren’t up to speed with what the GDPR means for their company, or how to prepare for it. The good news is there is still time, and getting to grips with the regulations now will ensure that your business isn’t impacted by the new legislation come May next year.

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Changes to DBS Identity Checks

New ID checking guidelines were introduced on 24 October 2017. These guidelines will apply to all applications for standard or enhanced checks. The new guidelines will run in parallel with the existing guidelines from 24 October 2017 to 25 January 2018, when the existing guidelines will cease to apply.

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The Friends of North Wirral Coastal Park want your Christmas Trees!

We know you’ve only just put your tree up, (or perhaps you’re still waiting to!), but please make a note that after the festive period, donations of your used real Christmas trees are invited as part of a project to stablise Wirral’s coastal sand dunes. The Christmas tree recycling project at North Wirral Coastal Park ...

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Charitable Companies will be able to convert to Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) from 2018

The Charity Commission has announced a phased timetable allowing charitable companies to convert to charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) following legislative changes in Parliament on 23 November 2017. The new legislation also means that all charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) will be listed on the Business names index, held by Companies House.

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Draft Wirral Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2018-2021: Statutory Consultation

Wirral’s Health & Wellbeing Board is undertaking a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA), which is a legal, comprehensive assessment of the current and future needs of local people for community pharmacy services. The PNA is used to inform commissioning decisions by local authorities, NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). As part of the statutory requirement ...

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