Young carers and young adult carers: providing care during coronavirus

The UK Government has produced new guidance and information for people under the age of 25 who cares for a family member who cannot cope without their support during the…

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Young people and post pandemic employment survey

The Blagrave Trust is working on a collaborative research project with ClearView Research to listen to young people (aged 16-25) about post-pandemic employment. They want to better understand how Covid-19…

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Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19

The National Youth Agency (NYA) as the Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body for youth work in England has, in consultation with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive, developed…

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New guidance to support the return to fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising have published two pieces of guidance to support charitable organisations to return to fundraising activities in line with social distancing requirements, as…

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How digital has helped charities cope with COVID-19

Published on  June 18, 2020 on www.thecatalyst.org.uk By Zoe Amar Early findings from the Charity Digital Skills Report, showing how COVID-19 has affected the sector, and how charities have responded. If…

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Supporting your child’s mental health as they return to school during COVID-19

UNICEF has published advice on how parents can help their children navigate their feelings during school reopenings. The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are…

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Looking after your mental health as we come out of lockdown

For many of us, the gradual easing of lockdown brings longed-for opportunities (even if at a social distance) – to see friends, play sports, resume contact with family in ‘real…

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Reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission during the coronavirus pandemic

The Charity Commission has published guidance for trustees on what matters may need to be reported as a serious incident during the coronavirus pandemic The guidance provides a list of…

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Third Sector Trends in North East England 2020

The Community Foundation has released the latest Third Sector Trends Study which shine a light on how charities and community organisations in North East England may fare after Covid-19. This…

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Government’s action plan to support the adult social care sector

The Government has published an action plan that sets out how it will support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak, so that everyone who relies…

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Suicide Prevention website launches to support the North East and North Cumbria

The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network is a regional partnership of organisations and individuals, collaborating across different agencies and communities, to help enhance and support all suicide…

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Public urged to flag coronavirus related email scams as online security campaign launches

Cyber experts have launched measures to protect the UK from online harm as the country continues to rely more on technology while staying at home to protect the NHS and…

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Bursary scheme available for VCSE sector career development

Civil Society Media is offering professional development support worth £500 each to 10 individuals who may struggle to access such opportunities in the VCSE sector. The bursary scheme has been…

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Charity Commission publishes Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

The Charity Commission has published new guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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Working With the VCS: how can we make North Tyneside an even safer place to live?

The March 2020 Working With the VCS event, hosted by Whitley Bay Big Local, focused on the vital work of voluntary and community organisations in creating safe, cohesive and resilient…

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Charity Commission urges charities to “listen and learn” when they receive complaints

Charities continue to play a vital role in our society, as they have for centuries. Most charities rely on the goodwill of volunteers, including their trustees, to carry out their…

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New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities

The Government has launched a new online portal that will strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations. Every organisation that delivers charitable activities has a responsibility to…

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Free online suicide prevention training

The Zero Suicide Alliance has developed a free online suicide prevention training course – suitable for everyone –  which could help you to save a life and become better prepared…

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National helpline to support people experiencing domestic abuse

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or worried about your partner’s behaviour, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge, for free and in confidence. The helpline…

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