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Spectra Sensory Clothing
31 July 2020

We are a relatively new company set up to make clothing for those on autistic spectrum, we started with post primary uniforms as for many it is the first time they have to wear formal trousers and shirts. We have added to our range and now supply books to help you and your child, ear defenders, tieless shoelaces and worry monsters. Due to demand we are now making Facemasks (adult & children)

We are based at Unit 31, East Belfast Enterprise Park, Albertbridge Road, Belfast BT5 4GX

A programme for Digital Social Innovation
27 July 2020

A programme for Digital Social Innovation

Techies in Residence (TiR) is focused on creating powerful change within communities through digital technology.

Digital technology holds huge potential to help the VCSE sector develop new innovative solutions to address community challenges and issues. This has become even more evident in light of the outbreak of COVID 19 with many organisations grappling with the shift to digital working – and how best to respond to it.

8 July 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic this years Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) which was due to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has been postponed from September until June 2021.  Nonetheless, the organisers were keen to host an event digitally.

Working From Home Lockton Bulletin - 29 June 2020
30 June 2020

Whilst some employees have already returned to the workplace and others will do so from the 4th July; many will continue to work from home.  When this was considered temporary, the Health and Safety Executive stated that employers did not need to complete formal workstation assessments.  However for many, homeworking will continue on a long term if not permanent basis.  The Risk Control Services team has prepared the attached client guidance note which provides pragmatic information on health and safety arrangements for home working.  It is also available at the below link:

Update on childcare provision - Employers For Childcare
30 June 2020

The Department of Education has published a Childcare Recovery Plan and some FAQs on childcare on its website which sets out the key measures announced last week aimed at restoring the childcare sector to pre-COVID19 capacity by September.

These include: