The two largest representative bodies for care providers, the English Community Care Association (ECCA) and the National Care Association (NCA), are to merge in order to provide a stronger voice for the independent care sector.
Confidence among small businesses rose to its highest level in three years according to the latest Small Business Index from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) released today, with confidence rising across all parts of the UK and in most sectors.
When people talk about businesses and charities working together they are usually referring to big corporates making financial commitments to big-name charities. In truth, a wide range of engagement takes place between moderately-sized bodies in both camps. This is often recognised both for the public benefit it brings and the commercial sense it expresses – for both partners.