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We need to talk about brexit

on 17 August 2018

With just over half a year till the UK's official exit from the European Union, Clare Wilkins, NPC Head of Development, asks if charities are talking about the issues and opportunities it will throw up loudly enough?

3 ways to really tackle homelessness

on 17 August 2018

With the government's rough sleeping strategy now out, Katie Boswell, NPC Deputy Head of Funders, sees it's strengths, it's weaknesses, and argues for a better way of thinking about homelessness.

NPC’s Summer Reads 2018

on 17 August 2018

Summer is upon us, and here's four recommendations from the NPC team for reading material to take away with you this year.

How are charities tackling homelessness?

on 17 August 2018

Homelessness affects tens of thousands of people and the number is increasing. NPC is researching what the effective charity sector interventions are to reduce it and here, Senior Consultant Rachel Tait shares some promising areas from the early research.

NHS & VCS at 70: NHS charities—towards an understanding of impact

on 17 August 2018

NPC has been working with the Maddox Group of CEOs of NHS charities. Our work with them points towards both the value that these charities have in themselves and lessons for others in the voluntary sector who want to work with the NHS and understand their impact.

NHS & VCS at 70: Allies in the struggle for the nation’s health

on 17 August 2018

The NHS has always been supported, in one way or another, by charities. Now, as we face a rising tide of conditions whose origins lie in social issues of loneliness, inactivity and the like, Iona Joy, NPC Head of Charities, argues the two sectors should formalise their alliance.

Where now for the National Citizens Service?

on 17 August 2018

With a spending review coming up in 2019, NPC CEO Dan Corry explores whether the National Citizens Service is getting value for money for tax payers.

Doing ‘diversity’ right

on 17 August 2018

The sector is waking up to it's lack of diversity but, through being adopted, has the term itself been devalued? Katy Murray, NPC Communications Manager, explores the issue.

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NHS & VCS at 70: How charities can drive change when the NHS is under financial pressure

By Kay Boycott
on 12 July 2018

How do health charities drive change for patients when the NHS is under pressure from every direction? It’s time to diversify who and how you influence, says Kay Boycott from Asthma UK.

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#NPCIgnites2018: Meeting the challenge of change

on 6 July 2018

NPC CEO Dan Corry argues that, just as the fortunes of the England team may change constantly, so does the context and challenges for social sector organisations. While we don't all have Gareth Southgate to guide us through, we do have NPC Ignites, the perfect place to get the ideas and inspiration to change the world.

NHS & VCS at 70: Can charity models help reduce health inequality?

By Alex Fox
on 5 July 2018

On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, we launch the first of three blog examining the relationship between the health service and the voluntary sector. Authored by Alex Fox, CEO of Shared Lives Plus, this first piece explores the potential for the voluntary sector to offer support for a growing number of people with long term needs, where the line between health and social care blurs.

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Diversity in the voluntary sector: we’re only just getting started

By Amina Memon
on 3 July 2018

Amina Memon, Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway University blogs to introduce work she has done in collaboration with NPC. She asks does the charity sector really care about diversity, and what is holding it back from acting if it does?

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