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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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Our long-term vision for the voluntary sector in criminal justice

on 28 June 2018

Consultant Grace Wyld sets out the three areas which will define NPC's criminal justice work over the next year.

#NPCIgnites 2018: Inspiring the social sector

on 22 June 2018

The programme for 2018's NPC Ignites has been announced. Find out about the big names and bigger topics you can debate this year.

What’s the chance your impact-investment has an impact?

on 8 June 2018

Comparing impact across different investment opportunities is extremely hard to do. But there are tools to help you make an educated guess about which opportunities are more likely to have impact. Anoushka Kenley, Senior Consultant, explains one—the Impact Risk Classification.

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Reforming charitable tax reliefs

By Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB
on 6 June 2018

Sir Nicholas Montagu KCB, Chair of the Charity Tax Commission shares his thoughts on the role and goals of the commission as it launches a new call for evidence.

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Five years of justice data labs

on 30 May 2018

James Noble, our Impact Management Lead, wishes the Justice Data Lab a happy fifth birthday and sets out some of the amazing impact it has achieved in that time.

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