Author Archives: Catherine Goodall

About Catherine Goodall

Catherine Goodall is a senior policy officer at NCVO, working primarily on public services policy. She has a background in research and practice, working with local authorities and universities to drive service improvement and facilitating participatory action research.

Volunteering in England in 2032

NCVO is collaborating with other voluntary organisations to develop a Vision for Volunteering over the next ten years, and bringing about positive change. Continue reading

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Mobilising the public response to war in Ukraine through partnership and collaboration

The government's Homes for Ukraine scheme provides an opportunity to build on learnings from covid-19 and the Mobilising UK Voluntary Action (MVA) project. Continue reading

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Preparing for vaccination as a condition of employment and volunteering

What's changing, the key implications and how to plan for changes to vaccination requirements for staff and volunteers delivering CQC rated health and social care services. Continue reading

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What can we learn from England’s volunteering policy response to covid-19?

Today we publish our briefing on the volunteering policy response to the covid-19 pandemic in England. In this blog, we share the key messages and findings. Continue reading

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Volunteer Passports: An update on the scoping review with the voluntary sector

Take a look at our latest work with Volunteering Matters on volunteer passports, to inform a report to No 10 and the Department for Media, Culture and Sport. Continue reading

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Barriers to mass vaccination and the role of charities and volunteers

NCVO's work with Volunteering Matters focuses on gathering insights and examples to identify barriers to vaccination and solutions charities and volunteers can offer. Continue reading

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Developing a National Volunteer Passporting Scheme

Volunteering Matters and NCVO are working in partnership to develop recommendations for a national volunteer passporting scheme. We outline what the scheme may entail as well as the resulting opportunities and barriers Continue reading

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National Volunteering Forum: Engaging volunteers and paid staff

A recap of our second joint online National Volunteering Forum with the Association of Volunteer Managers, held on 8 December. Continue reading

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Public services: Lessons from coronavirus

With the House of Lords select committee on public services opening new inquiry, we set out what needs to change and how you can help us feed evidence in. Continue reading

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Commissioning and contracting – shaping the ‘new normal’

How you can help us make the case for more flexible, partnership working in public service delivery. Continue reading

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