Research

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Connect Fund: Interim learning report

on 1 October 2019

This interim learning report conducted by NPC assess the impact of the Connect Fund to date and identifies ways to improve service design and programme delivery.

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Learning together as a sector: NHS charities using shared measurement

on 4 September 2019

NPC has worked with Imperial HealthCharity to analyse the potential for shared measurement among NHS charities.

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Charities, young people and digital mental health services

on 24 April 2019

This paper reviews the landscape of mental health provision for young people. It explores how services are suited to certain conditions, the features which makes services appealing to young people, and suggests strategies by which funders can support charities to do more in this area in future.

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How are charities accessing people in prison to deliver vital services?

on 20 March 2019

People in prison need access to charities. But due to the nature of prisons charities find it hard to get access to prisoners. In this report we set out working with the system can help charities break down the barriers to access.

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How the EU settlement scheme affects women and girls

on 25 October 2018

New analysis by the Transition Advice Fund reveals extent to which women are likely to be disadvantaged in the application process for settled status.

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Blogs

Why we need to do user involvement right

on 17 October 2018

User involvement is in the spotlight, and while participatory and influencing practices are nothing new, they are now making it to the mainstream. But are they being used as well as they could be? Rosie McLeod, Deputy Head of Measurement and Evaluation explores her new research.

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Make it count: Why impact matters in user involvement

on 9 October 2018

Involving users in shaping services and strategies is increasingly considered to be both the right and most effective way for the social sector and charities to work. This paper argues for a greater focus in the social sector on what user involvement aims to achieve and evidencing its effectiveness.

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Evaluating Friends Provident Foundation’s ‘Building Resilient Economies’ Programme

on 1 October 2018

NPC has evaluated the Friends Provident Foundation's Building Resilient Economies Programme. We've found bold approaches that have galvanised organisations to think and work differently, as well as important questions of values.

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Evaluation of the Building Resilient Economies programme

on 1 October 2018

In 2013 Friends Provident Foundation launched the Building Resilient Economies programme, motivated by the failures of the economic system to meet the needs of society and the environment. They asked us to evaluate this work.

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Understanding women’s pathways through the criminal justice system

on 9 July 2018

More than 13,500 women are imprisoned in the UK every year. The reasons why are complex but they must be understood if these numbers are to be reduced. This research has been commissioned by the J Leon Philanthropy Council to gain a better understanding of women’s pathways into and through the criminal justice system.

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