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How to combat the issue of rising needs and declining resources

By Ed Mayo
on 2 December 2020 , 5 minute read

When the economy dips, needs rise and the resources open to charities dip too. What we need is a system that is effective at stopping this 'scissors effect' and at meeting needs, not just where, but when they arise.

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Civil society needs a seat at the table: Communities, Covid-19 and Marcus

on 27 November 2020 , 3 minute read

Charities, social enterprises, community organisations and all their funders are crucial to getting us through this crisis. That’s why civil society needs to be given a seat at the table, both in Whitehall and in town halls, and we need to see everyone working together at a local level.

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Events & Training

NPC Asks: Dame Louise Casey

On 2 December 2020, 4:00 pm5:00 pm
at Zoom

Dame Louise Casey will join us to share her thoughts on the opportunities for the social sector and the role it can play in tackling inequalities, through and beyond the crisis.

Blogs

What do we mean by mutual aid?

on 3 November 2020 , 3 minute read

As England enters another lockdown, we may see another spontaneous up-swell of mutual aid. What do we know about mutual aid groups and can they help us tackle some of our biggest social problems?

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Blogs

Thoughts on how the sector can rethink and rebuild

on 28 October 2020 , 4 minute read

For our 'Rethink, Rebuild' initiative, we are researching how to support the charity sector’s adaptation and increase its resilience. In this blog, we share thoughts from charity leaders on how the sector needs to change.

Blogs

Baroness Barran: The sector needs ‘better data and transparency’

By Baroness Barran
on 6 October 2020 , 3 minute read

This week, the Conservative Party is hosting an online annual conference. Baroness Barran, Minister for Civil Society, has authored this blog for NPC on the government's programme for charities.

Blogs

How can ‘mapping’ help to improve unemployment support?

By Mark Cosens
on 2 October 2020 , 3 minute read

The outbreak of Covid-19 has left millions of people facing the devastating prospect of unemployment. Here's how better coordinated funding for employment services and a comprehensive ‘map’ of all of the existing providers of employment support could help.

Blogs

Where now for the sector?

on 23 September 2020 , 4 minute read

Covid-19 has held up a great big mirror to the massive social inequalities that beset our nation. At this year's NPC Ignites, we will discuss how charities can tackle them.

Blogs

How can the social sector support the further rollout of social prescribing?

on 22 September 2020 , 5 minute read

The government has pledged £5m to increase the rollout of social prescribing. How can the social sector support the further rollout of social prescribing and what risks need to be managed to ensure that it delivers the right outcomes?

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Rachael Maskell MP: ‘Pound, power and partnerships’ for the charity sector

By Rachael Maskell MP
on 21 September 2020 , 3 minute read

This week, the Labour Party is hosting an online annual conference. Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Minister for the Voluntary and Community Sector, has authored this blog for NPC on Labour’s programme for charities.

Blogs

How can charities help fight rising unemployment?

on 28 August 2020 , 5 minute read

We face a looming unemployment crisis. Urgent action is required and the social sector has to play a part in helping people into work. We know that many charities and funders are eager to help, but what support should they provide?

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What does Labour think of charities?

on 27 August 2020 , 5 minute read

What would Starmerism mean for charities? Our recent NPC debate, the second in our Future of Charity series, was our first chance to find out.

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