Volunteers’ Week Resources from NCVO

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in…

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Brief Guide to Measuring Loneliness for Charities and Social Enterprises

      Hundreds of charities, social enterprises and community groups across the country are working to alleviate loneliness and help people feel more connected to each other. But what’s…

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New Identities for Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund

    The two largest organisations that distribute money raised for ‘good causes’ through the sale of National Lottery tickets have unveiled refreshed brands that make a clearer link between…

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The Office for Civil Society: Preparing for EU Exit

        The Office for Civil Society, part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, has released preparation guidance for the voluntary sector stating that the…

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NCVO’s 10 top tips on recruiting and retaining young volunteers

Using evidence from the National Youth Social Action Survey (NYSAS) and NCVO’s Time Well Spent research, #iwill ambassador Stephen Tutin explains how organisations can recruit and retain younger volunteers. Stephen’s…

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Joseph Rowntree Foundation – UK Poverty 2018 & Minimum Income Standards

Two recent reports from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), UK Poverty 2018 and Households below a Minimum Income Standard: 2008/09 to 2016/17, highlight the increasing number of children living in poverty…

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Free Facebook Fundamentals eLearning Pathway

Media Trust has partnered with Facebook Blueprint to bring you an eLearning Pathway covering the fundamentals of advertising with Facebook and Instagram. Facebook Blueprint offers free online training for individuals,…

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Suicide Prevention E-Learning for the VCS

Public Health Engiand and NHS Health Eduction England have developed an online learning programme to help people feel more confident to talk about suicide. It has been developed for the wider…

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Frailty Core Capabilities Framework to improve care and support for people living with frailty

The Frailty Framework of Core Capabilities, commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England, aims to improve the effectiveness and capabilities for people living with frailty through developing the workforce to…

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Time Well Spent: A National Survey on the Volunteering Experience

Time Well Spent is a major new report into the volunteering experience published by NCVO in January 2019. It is the result of a national survey carried out through YouGov’s…

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NICE recommends ‘Smartphone therapy’ for children with depression

Children and young people can be offered digital cognitive behavioural therapy (digital CBT, also known as computer CBT) as a first-line treatment for mild depression,according to new advice from the…

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Dedicated NHS mental health care for veterans

Within the NHS, there are a range of mental health services that provide different types of care and treatment. This includes dedicated mental health services for service personnel approaching discharge from the…

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13 Free Digital Tools for Charities

‘Going digital’ doesn’t mean just using digital tools, is it much more about the culture of an organisation. That being said, digital tools can open up significant areas to explore,…

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Child Health and Wellbeing Survey – North East and North Cumbria

North East and North Cumbria Child Health and Wellbeing Network wants to gather views of those from all sectors involved with children and young people in a short survey, as…

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The Charity Governance Awards 2019 are open!

Now in its fourth year, the awards aim to recognise and reward great charity governance by shining a spotlight on your success stories and awarding £35,000 in prizes to winning…

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New mental health support in schools and colleges and faster access to NHS care

In 2017, the Government published its Green Paper for Transforming children and young people’s mental health, which detailed proposals for expanding access to mental health care for children and young…

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13 Free Digital Tools for Charities

‘Going digital’ doesn’t mean just using digital tools, is it much more about the culture of an organisation. That being said, digital tools can open up significant areas to explore,…

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New mental health support for mums

A new set of mental health leaflets offer support for mums, their families, and the teams that care for them. The eight leaflets cover a broad range of topics including…

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Charity Awards 2019 open for applications

    The Charity Awards is Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity. Awards…

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New Governance Toolkit from NCVO

            NCVO have developed and published the ‘governance wheel’, a simple tool that helps boards of voluntary organisations quickly get a sense of how well…

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