We are looking for insight from women who live in NW London about women’s health and well-being services and experiences. We want to better understand the unique challenges and experiences that women face in their healthcare journeys. Share your thoughts and experiences through our survey.

Responses are confidential and the information provided will be used for NHS research purposes only. Sharing experiences will help us to understand the challenges women face in their healthcare journeys and how we can improve the quality of services for them.

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Join Westminster Insight’s timely Multi-Agency Information Sharing for Child Protection Conference to review the latest policy updates and effective approaches to information sharing across health, police, education, children’s social care and other partners.

Improve your confidence to share and seek information that will improve outcomes for children and families. Attend the conference to hear from policy makers and expert advisors and practitioners who are implementing innovative solutions in their local areas. We will explore best practice, including effective multi-agency partnership models and technological solutions.

In a fast-changing policy environment, understand the changes surrounding information sharing and consent, including the recent report from DfE on multi-agency information sharing, and planned changes to Working Together to Safeguard Children statutory guidance.

Join us in London to network with colleagues from across the sector. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to overcome the barriers to effective and safe information sharing, implement innovative solutions and drive positive change in your communities.

We recommend early booking. We look forward to bringing you the programme and speaker line-up shortly.

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Join Westminster Insight’s annual Safeguarding Adults Digital Conference for your chance to gain crucial updates and practical guidance for the sector. 

With a focus on effective multi-agency working, the practical, one-day conference will focus on collaborative working and information sharing to improve the protection of vulnerable adults.

Kathryn Smith, Chief Executive , Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) will outline new priorities, trends and lessons for protecting vulnerable adults.

With the new CQC inspections due to be rolled out soon, this conference is ideally timed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to demonstrate your compliance with safeguarding requirements under the new Single Inspection Framework. Understand the new quality statements for safeguarding and how to conduct effective and compliant internal investigations surrounding safeguarding concerns.

You will receive an update on the legal framework around safeguarding, including the section 42 Care Act duty, DoLS, MCA and the LPS delay and potential future reform.

Hear how to better embed lived experience into your service provision and to ensure safeguarding is centred around the person. You will hear how one region is embedding a trauma informed approach to safeguarding.

The conference will be delivered live from a bespoke digital platform, join us online to hear the latest updates and to discuss challenges with safeguarding peers and partners from across local authorities, health services, police, emergency services, social housing and the voluntary sector. 

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Voluntary, community organisations and schools, etc across the UK can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund – Awards for All programme. This represents a significant increase from the previous maximum grant size of £10,000. Projects can last for up to two years. The funding boost is intended to support organisations in delivering new or existing community led activities. Eligible projects must address at least one of the following: help communities connect, improve their environment, provide early support for individuals and assist those facing financial difficulties. The application deadline is 16 weeks before you want to start your activities or spend any of the money. Awards for All Increases Maximum Grant Amount (UK)

‘In Kind Direct, which distributes donated products to its network of over 6000 charitable organisations across the UK, is urging charitable organisations, community groups, foodbanks and warm spaces to register to join so they can access essential items to share with their communities…’ Read more here.

Find out about the Autumn Statement 2024 and its impact on the charity sector in our new article by Jay Kennedy. Take a look here.


Charities across the sector have commented on the Wednesday 22 November Autumn Statement. Click here to see what they’ve said.

Registered charities and mainstream state schools can apply for grants of up to £4,000 to deliver fun and accessible activities for children and young people during the school holidays. The funding is being made available through the John Lyon’s Charity’s School Holiday Activity Fund (SHAF) and will cover the running costs of holiday programmes which provide activities in accordance with current government guidelines for young people in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, City of London. These costs can include sessional staffing costs, transport for children with special needs and/or disabilities, digital delivery, equipment, and food during activities. Application forms may be submitted at any time but no later than the 16th January 2024 for activities taking place during the February half-term. School Holiday Activity Fund Opens for Applications (London)

Grants are available to registered charities and other charitable organisation to support ex-offenders, young offenders, and at-risk youth. The funding is being made available through the Weavers’ Company who are looking specifically to support projects helping offenders find work as well as projects that support marginalised groups. A secondary priority is given to projects aiding disadvantaged young people, including immigrants, in realising their potential and engaging in society. The Weavers’ Company has two funding streams: a Small Grants Programme offering up to £5,000, and a Main Grants Programme with no maximum limit. Funding covers both project and core costs. Applicants must demonstrate efforts to secure other funding and future sustainability. The next application deadline is the 14th March 2024. Funding to Support Disadvantaged Young People and Offenders (UK)

In today’s rapidly changing charity landscape, its is important for trustees and senior leaders to stay at the forefront of regulatory updates and developments in best practice. Our courses have been developed by sector experts who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to run your organisations effectively.

Discounts are available to Governance & Leadership and Charity Finance subscribers.

January-February 2024 courses:

Public, private and third sector organisations in England and Wales can apply for funding to improve the performance of existing heat networks. The £32 million Heat Network Efficiency Scheme, funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, will provide funding to heat network operators to make improvements to existing heat networks or communal heating projects that are not performing to their maximum efficiency, resulting in better outcome for customers and operators. The scheme will provide up to 50% funding for capital works, and up to 100% funding for Optimisation studies. The scheme will run until 2025. The next closing date for applications is the 2nd February 2024. Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (England & Wales)