An NCVO programme to encourage volunteering in care homes has launched this month and will see people recruited from local volunteer centres to support older people in both residential and nursing care homes.
Sector bodies have voiced cautious support for the Charity Commission following today’s damning National Audit Office report into the regulator’s effectiveness, with NCVO calling for a progress report in 2015.
Toby Eccles, development director at Social Finance, has warned MPs that the government’s rehabilitation reforms have an “inherent incumbency bias”, and that the process is happening too quickly to allow charities to take part.
The leaders of the three main political parties gathered together with a host of youth charity leaders at Buckingham Palace today as Prince Charles launched a new volunteering campaign that aims to get half of all young people involved in social action by 2020.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
Richard Caulfield, chief executive of Voluntary Sector North West, has voiced concerns that the Big Lottery Fund is becoming increasingly aligned with government policy, such as its recent programmes to help support the UK social investment market.
Turning Point CEO Victor Adebowale told a hall full of charity trustees yesterday that he would not be silenced by the lobbying bill and urged them to step up their campaigning at election time despite the bill.
If the word 'chairman' eventually falls out of use in the City of London in favour of the gender-neutral 'chair', then we can thank - or pin the blame on, depending on your point of view - charity CEO Andy Gregg.
Charities should welcome the proliferation of non-charitable social enterprises because growth in the social enterprise market is the only way to combat the takeover of public services by corporates, according to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd.