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Our analysis of Covid-19 data from Turn2us

on 17 August 2020

This analysis is based on demand data from Turn2us, a national charity which helps people in financial need gain access to financial help. From analysing this data set we have identified key trends about this crisis relating to increased demand.

Peter O'Flynn
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Understanding your data: One way to build back better?

on 23 July 2020 , 4 minute read

As we emerge from lockdown, new questions present themselves, such as how can we build back better? Data can help ensure that our focus is on the right questions as we look to a future beyond Covid-19.

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Our analysis of Covid-19 data from Buttle UK

on 16 July 2020

This analysis is based on demand data from Buttle UK, who give grants to support children and young people in crisis. We have identified some key themes from analysing this 2019 and 2020 data, and it is an example of what we can learn from tools like our interactive data dashboard.

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Has the government ‘bailed out’ the charity sector?

on 23 June 2020 , 3 minute read

Our recent report shed some light on the government's £750m support package for charities. We highlighted where the money is being spent and which sub-funds are still open to applications but many questions about the government's approach still need answering.

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Behind the figures: What has been the impact of the coronavirus crisis on larger charities?

on 18 June 2020 , 4 minute read

NPC were recently asked by the Gatsby Foundation to look at what the impacts of the coronavirus crisis were on large service delivery charities. For some, the harsh effects are still a daily reality. Many others are worried about the oncoming fallout of this crisis.

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Where is the government’s £750m package for charities being spent?

on 17 June 2020

In April, the government announced a £750m support package for charities. This report breaks down where that money is being spent and which funds are still open to applications at the time of writing.

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Learning lessons about measurement and evaluation from Covid-19

on 9 June 2020 , 3 minute read

The Covid-19 crisis has resulted in urgent need, vanishing resources and huge uncertainty. In the midst of all of this, there’s new opportunities to use creativity, coordination and adaptation to gather data and evidence.

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Ten tips for facilitating online workshops

on 29 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Since our first paper on theory of change was published back in 2012, the NPC team has facilitated hundreds of theory of change workshops. As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, we have since started delivering them online. Here are our top ten tips for online facilitation.

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Digital services: How to connect in a time of crisis

By Dr Ariele Noble, Dr Lia Maragkou and Sarah Kendrick
on 22 May 2020 , 4 minute read

Very little has prepared mental health services for how to provide support in times of global crisis. For Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, we spoke to the team behind the Shout text service about connecting with users during the coronavirus pandemic.

Liz Gadd
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How to adapt your strategy approach for times of change

on 14 May 2020 , 6 minute read

Covid-19 means charities must develop adaptive strategies, but how can we do this well?

Liz Gadd
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How to involve users despite social distancing

on 12 May 2020 , 5 minute read

With social distancing mandatory for the foreseeable future, you’re probably wondering how on earth you can still involve users meaningfully in decision making, be it consultation, co-design or co-production. There are many challenges, but now is not the time to step back.

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Michelle Mann
Blogs

What help is there for charities transitioning to digital?

on 7 May 2020 , 3 minute read

Charities are experiencing difficulties with moving their services online and supporting users who would normally access face to face services. What support is currently out there for charities looking for guidance on digital delivery, inclusion and online safeguarding?

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