Keep telling the world why your organisation is #NeverMoreNeeded than now
We are getting a good number of you now tagging us in your #NeverMoreNeeded posts – which is great, but we can always use more!!
If you’d like to download the official logo click here. For the Twitter logo its here and finally there is a LinkedIn one here.
How’s your Chair?
Is your Chair looking tired, saggy, or structurally defective? Hopefully not!
Chairs and other trustees play an invaluable part in the life of the VCS and deserve our thanks – volunteering at board level takes a special set of skills and knowledge, as well as time and energy.
The Association of Chairs has produced a handy Self Care for Chairs guide.
Supporting children and young people impacted by parental imprisonment
Children Heard and Seen is a charity which supports children, young people and their families who are experiencing parental imprisonment.
In response to Covid-19, Children Heard and Seen is offering online support for families during lockdown, helping them to stay connected. This has included cooking classes, family fitness sessions, and online discussions with other families affected by parental imprisonment. One-to-one support is also available.
They are also encouraging parents to get in touch and take advantage of their services at this difficult time.
Visit their website for more information.
Business in the Community survey
Business in the Community is looking to connect its members with their local VCS organisations. BitC members are offering to provide pro bono assistance in areas such as financial planning advice, HR support, advice on mergers, communications support, coaching and mentoring.
By completing this very short survey you will help us identify the geographical areas where additional support is needed, and the kinds of assistance you and your local VCS organisations are looking for.
We will feed our results back to BitC to match up need with availability.
The ChildFair State Inquiry
Children and young people from across England are being supported to research, design and campaign for the welfare state they want.
Children England has launched their ChildFair State Inquiry. This aims to be the creation of a new blueprint for the welfare state by a team of 26 young leaders with input from 2,000 children and young people.
Read the full update here.
Working with people living with mental health issues, learning disabilities and/or autism
Did you know that NHS England and NHS Improvement produce a weekly bulletin for people working on Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism?
This bulletin provides colleagues working in organisations across health, care and support systems with a round-up of the new guidance, communication activities and information coming out of the NHS England and Improvement Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism COVID-19 cell.
It is recommended for staff members in social care, the voluntary and independent sectors and the NHS.
You can sign up for the Bulletin here.
Lockdown and its effect on society
Stacie duPerrouzel, a freelance writer/director, is working on a story about the lockdown and how it has affected society.
She is particularly interested in speaking with charities who are working with women, domestic violence survivors and people in an economically unstable position.
Contact Stacie by phone on 07771790042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about her project.