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Recommendations to Heal the Generational Divide

In News by Nina Porter

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has published its interim report examining what can be done to bridge the gap between older and younger people. Healing the Generational Divide looks highlights that political outlooks, geographical and social separation caused a gulf between age groups, and looks at ways in which community initiatives, public services, housing and planning, and …

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Volunteers’ Week, 1-7 June

In News by Nina Porter

Volunteers’ Weeks takes place from 1-7 June, when we come together to show volunteers exactly what they mean to voluntary and community organisations, the individuals and communities they support.   There are lots of resources available to support your activities on the Volunteers’ Week website, where you’ll also find examples from other organisations and planned events that are taking place …

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Should your charity be in the Cloud?

In News by Nina Porter

Office 365 vs Office desktop: which is really best for your charity? This is the topic of a recent article from Charity Digital News which offers some impartial tips about Microsoft cloud and desktop services. Give it a read if you are considering whether to ditch the traditional desktop-based versions of programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint to move to …

Help the CQC work better with VCSE sector

In Consultation by Nina Porter

The Care Quality Commission is asking voluntary and community organisations to take part in a survey which will help them to shape guidance on how the Commission will work with the sector. This will include what to expect from the CQC and how VCSE organisations should share information with them. The CQC is looking to make changes at local level …

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Working with your trustees one-to-one: new guidance from the AoC

In News by Nina Porter

The Association of Chairs (AoC) has released a new guide about working with trustees for its members and participants of the Beacon Programme. The guide features the AoC’s new trustee cycle and practical ideas and suggestions as to how you can work with trustees from recruitment through to departure. You can find out more about the guide and what it …

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Free mental health training and resources for small charities

In News by Nina Porter

Mind has launched a free e-learning programme designed specifically for small organisations. Mental Health for Small Workplaces is made of three modules: Building your awareness, Looking after yourself and Supporting each other. You can find a link to the eLearning and a selection of supporting resources here.

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Struggling with Trustee Recruitment? New Guide available now

In Home Page, News by Nina Porter

Getting on Board is a national charity that supports board level volunteering.  They have just launched an excellent new guide on Trustee Recruitment which is aimed at small charities.  The Guide takes you step by step through the recruitment process and has lots of practical tips and examples that you can use. See the Getting on Board website for more …

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Tandridge Voluntary Action Courses

In News by Caroline Foxton

Everyday First Aid Training focusing the Elderly – 30 April Run by the British Red Cross  Free course on Tuesday 30 April, 10.00 – 1.00pm First Aid training – ‘focusing on the issues related to older people..’   Volunteer Induction – 2 May Run by Matthew Plumbridge**  Thursday 2 May, 10.00 – 4.15pm at St John’s Church* Volunteer Induction   …