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Mike Adamson: What the Red Cross learned at Grenfell Tower

By Mike Adamson
on 1 September 2017

The fire at Grenfell Tower in June saw enormous voluntary mobilisation from individuals, local community groups, and national organisations. While on the ground and coordinating its response the Red Cross faced significant challenges. Here its CEO gives a candid account of what they learned.


Health Data Lab: An initiative whose time has come

on 14 March 2017

NPC and 24 leading charities have written to the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, asking for his backing and for a Health Data Lab. Read more about what this means and why it would help improve the impact of services on people’s health.


The NHS faces tough times. Here’s how charities can help.

on 16 January 2017

In this co-authored piece, NPC's CEO Dan Corry and Partnership Director of the Richmond Group of Charities Dr Charlotte Augst reflect on the current challenges faced by the NHS, and the role of charities in supporting the health of the British public.


Neurological conditions in Scotland: A guide for funders

on 25 October 2016

This report is a guide for funders who want to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions in Scotland.


Freeing up health analysis: Using government data

on 21 October 2016

In this paper we argue that relevant government departments should adopt a data labs model to enable charities to better understand the impact of their services on people's health.


Building philanthropic support for disabled children and young people

on 22 September 2016

This report makes the case that more philanthropic support should be channelled towards organisations helping disabled children and young people. It seeks to bridge the gap between the evidence base and philanthropic support.


Information provision for people with Multiple Sclerosis

on 15 July 2016

For anyone with a health condition like Multiple Sclerosis, having access to quality and timely information is crucial. This report presents a theory of change and outcomes measurement framework approach for the provision of information to people with MS. It could be used by any organisation in the MS sector to help assess the effectiveness of its information provision activities and how it can improve them.


Visual impairment in Scotland: A guide for funders

on 23 May 2016

Independent funders can make a big difference to the lives of visually impaired people in Scotland. This report maps the landscape of the issue, and helps funders understand the many different charities and approaches that they could support.


NHS Charities: Evaluation guidance

on 17 May 2016

This report provides high-level evaluation guidance for NHS Charities, taking a shared measurement approach to avoid duplication and support improvements across the sector.


Shaping the new Work and Health Programme

on 18 April 2016

This report summarises a roundtable hosted by NPC and ERSA to discuss plans for the Work and Health Programme. It also presents a number of recommendations for the government to consider as it shapes and finalises the new programme.


Untapped potential: Bringing the voluntary sector’s strengths to health and care transformation

on 13 April 2016

Our research for the Richmond Group of Charities and partners to inform their Doing the Right Thing project—which aims to shape health and care system reform by showcasing the voluntary and community sector's value. We assessed the strength of evidence available and developed frameworks to provide a shared language.


Should you hitch your wagon to well-being?

on 5 February 2016

Dan Corry's speech at a Relate conference where he addressed the potential of well-being as part of a public policy agenda.