Author Archives: Rebecca Young

About Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young is a senior policy officer at NCVO, working primarily on public services and volunteering policy. Before joining NCVO, Rebecca led on mental health, housing and disability policy at the National Union of Students.

Putting you at the heart of our government influencing work

NCVO needs your help to redesign how we work with members to better influence government and ensure charities have what they need to make a difference. Continue reading

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The government’s levelling up agenda: Have your say

The government is developing a plan to improve everyday life across the UK. Find out how you can support and feedback into this agenda. Continue reading

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Procurement green paper: Transition or transformation

Ahead of the government publishing a green paper setting out reforms to procurement legislation post-Brexit, we provide our thoughts on what this means for charities. Continue reading

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The new social value framework: Taking the Social Value Act one step further

Following on from our recent event on the new social value framework, we provide a summary of what was covered and how it will impact charities. Continue reading

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Five principles for organisations to ensure an inclusive response to coronavirus 

An outline of key principles from Charity So White on the unequitable impact of coronavirus on BAME communities. Continue reading

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New procurement guidance in response to covid-19: Implications for charities

Our initial thoughts on the new procurement guidance and what it means for charities. Continue reading

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Equity, diversity and inclusion: Our journey so far – Part 2

NCVO has taken some small actions to encourage good EDI practise within our organisation - but it is just the beginning. We identify the next steps in our agenda and will continue to share our learning as we move forward. Continue reading

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Health and Wellbeing Alliance roundup: Tackling health inequalities

We heard from voluntary sector representatives and colleagues from Public Health England about the work they are doing to tackle health inequalities. Continue reading

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Labour’s plan for insourcing: A plan for councils, not communities

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Rebalancing the Relationship: participate in the call for evidence

A call for evidence to better understand competition and collaboration between large and small voluntary organisations bidding to deliver public services. Continue reading

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