|Vaccination and testing in charity retail
The Charity Retail Association has shared its current advice around Covid-19 vaccinations and testing, as of the end of March 2021. If you operate in charity retail, you are advised to use this guidance to create a vaccination policy, ensuring that it aligns with any wider policy your charity might have in this area. Read more.
IVAR peer support for charity leaders
IVAR’s peer support sessions are lightly-facilitated, open spaces for a group of up to 12 to meet and talk about what is front of mind at that moment. Aimed at leaders of charities, community organisations and social enterprises, they are online, 90 minutes and multiple dates are available. Read more about the sessions.
Childhood Commission: A once in a generation review of the future of childhood has been announced by the new Children’s Commissioner
The review is to identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their full potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve. The Big Ask consultation will be launched on Monday 19 April - the largest consultation ever held with children in England. Children will be asked how the pandemic has changed their lives, about their aspirations, their homes, communities and environment and how they feel about the future. Read more about the review.
Deepening diversity: Why diversity is so important in changing organisations
There is a lot of talk about diversity in the charity sector and wider society. Using examples from Charles Darwin to Oprah Winfrey, this blog suggests that organisations have to be prepared to embrace cultural change, and management challenges, that come with greater diversity. Read the blog here.
Community Power: The Evidence
Community Power: The Evidence is the first research to take a comprehensive view of what community power looks like – featuring examples from across the UK and internationally. It is also the first to collect and analyse existing evidence of the impact of community power. Read the report here.
Destination Milton Keynes offers free website listing to help visitor economy businesses
DMK is offering all businesses looking to increase footfall from visitors a free listing on its new website. Businesses can simply head to the website, upload their details and an image to create their own free listing. This will help promote the depth of choice MK has to offer both locally, regionally and nationally. Read more.
Voluntary Sector Personal Safety Survey – Suzy Lamplugh Trust
Suzy Lamplugh Trust is gathering anonymous data from charities to gain an understanding of how violence and aggression – or the threat or fear of it – affects staff and volunteers in our sector. Violence and aggression has a significant impact on charity workers and on the sustainability of an organisation’s work: with this data, the hope is to be able to make the case to some of the larger funders that support is needed to help charities protect their workforce. Access the survey here.
COVID-19 Day of Reflection: injustices must not be forgotten
As we remember and mourn the people we have lost since the coronavirus pandemic began, the day of reflection was also a time to highlight the health and social injustices it has exposed, and come together to call for change. Read the blog by Joseph Rowntree Foundation here.
Translated: Doctors of the World Vaccine Information
Doctors of the World, in partnership with the British Red Cross, has produced translated coronavirus vaccine guidance for migrant and other excluded communities in England, Scotland, and Wales, to ensure everyone can access essential information about the coronavirus vaccines. Read more about how you can share the information.
Misogyny Hate Crime: What it is, what it’s not, and what’s next | Citizens UK
Misogyny now classified as a hate crime – tireless work of community members and voices have come together to shape national changes to law. Take a look at how the campaign has developed over the last 5 years and what this new change means. Read more.
Strategic communications training for small charities
If you’re a communicator or campaigner working on poverty and inequality, this training is for you. These workshops are particularly aimed at small voluntary sector organisations and those with lived experience of poverty or inequality are particularly encouraged to attend. Read more about the workshops and how to sign up.
Runnymede has launched a new public engagement initiative, addressing the shared problems of the working class. The campaign calls on the government to urgently bring into force Section 1 of the Equality Act, and to stop inciting division between vulnerable working-class communities by engaging in the ‘politics of blame’. Read more about the initiative.
Blog: The reality of school uniform costs
The Children’s Society have written a blog depicting the issues that school uniform can bring, for both children and families, particularly low-income families. They are campaigning to cut the cost of school uniforms. Read their insightful blog here.