Tag Archives: Public services

A manifesto for employment: How government can help people build skills and get a job

How replacing EU programmes and making it easier for unemployed people to volunteer could help people into employment Continue reading

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Make it easier for charities and volunteers to support our public services

NCVO believe more can be done if a more enabling environment for volunteering existed and in our manifesto we make suggestions about how this could be achieved. Continue reading

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What does the new UK Civil Society Almanac tell us?

Some of the headline findings on the voluntary sector from the latest research Continue reading

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Public services news round up: March 2017

In this month's public services roundup, we look at the House of Lords Select Committee report on charities, devolution, the Social Value Act, localism and the Budget. Continue reading

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Commissioning libraries to improve public health

How the St Helen's Library Services arts programme improved health and wellbeing among the local community. Continue reading

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A commissioning environment that’s skewed against smaller charities

The Lords report provides a positive vision for reforming commissioning and procurement, particularly for smaller charities. Continue reading

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Stronger Charities Report on Funding and Finance

The Lords Report sets out a constructive vision of how the sector’s funding could change for the better. Continue reading

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The House of Lords report on charities: what you need to know

A look at the new House of Lord's report on Charities and what it means for voluntary sector organisations. Continue reading

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Spring Budget 2017 – A Chancellor holding his breath

Widely trailed to be a ‘quiet Budget’, the chancellor’s speech today nevertheless gave a clear idea of his approach to the uncertain economic environment. Continue reading

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Building devolution from the ground up

Charities are important partners for local government when devolution plans are being developed and delivered. However, NCVO research suggests this isn't happening nearly enough. Continue reading

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