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  • Time to stop bashing the plastics

    11 December 2018 By James Lee, Managing Director of Cromwell Polythene

    Ditching plastics would be a knee jerk and an unsustainable response to recent negative press, says Cromwell Polythene managing director James Lee.

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  • Five reasons to use a travel management framework blog

    Five reasons to use a travel management framework

    11 December 2018 By Alex Detheridge - Click Travel

    If you’ve read the last blog in this series, you’ll now know what business travel is and what solutions are available to your organisation to help reduce the cost of your business travel. Let’s now take a look at some further benefits of using a public sector travel management services framework.

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  • Brexit REED blog

    Preparing for Brexit - Social housing sector

    05 December 2018 By Roger Levett - Business Development Director at REED

    With Brexit on the horizon, it's inevitable that many sectors will be faced with unknown changes. One of our key suppliers REED, explains the steps they're taking to prepare for the impact on the housing sector.

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  • Commissioning - Benefits of Market Engagement

    Commissioning: Benefits of Market Engagement

    04 December 2018 By Lesley Harper - Social Care Category Manager

    Effective commissioning of health and social care services starts with having a sound understanding of the needs of service users, the outcomes you’re trying to achieve or the gap you’re trying to fill.

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  • Top tips to encourage teenagers into libraries

    03 December 2018 By Alexandra Wainwright – Furniture and Design Project Manager

    Having spent several years planning and designing school and public libraries, one of the issues mentioned in design consolation meetings is how to encourage teenagers to read more. A recent study conducted by The Reading Agency states that 44% of young people in England don’t read for pleasure. This is becoming ever increasing with the availability of digital and social media in teenagers’ lives, whether it be through e-books, online articles, smart phones or tablets.

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  • Care technology benefits blog

    Benefits of care technology for social care

    29 November 2018 By Lesley Harper - Social Care Category Manager

    Care technology is not new to social care. Analogue technology such as personal alarms and mobile warden services, have been used for decades in sheltered housing to help people remain independent and safe.

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  • What is business travel

    What is business travel?

    27 November 2018 By Alex Detheridge - Click Travel

    When you hear the word travel, you instantly think of your annual holiday away from work and responsibilities, or the dreaded commute to and from the office. But what is business travel?

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  • Stay active during the winter months

    22 November 2018 By Gemma Maw, Category Buyer for Sports and SEN

    As we come into the long, dark and cold winter days it is very easy to want to just hibernate on the sofa under a warm cosy blanket, watch television or play video games. Staying active over the winter months is important to keep children’s fitness and activity levels high which further helps to instil healthy habits.

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  • Employee Assistance Programme blog

    Five things to note when procuring an EAP

    21 November 2018 By Jess Carey, Bid Writer - Health Assured

    Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are a large and growing requirement within the workplace, with the CIPD reporting that, of those that completed the Health and Well-being at Work Survey, 63% of organisations use EAPs to identify and reduce stress in the workplace.

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    Six months on of Meet the Buyer

    21 November 2018 By Gillian Askew, Head of Procurement Services

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