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Mental Health Support with YouthFed

YouthFed is a youth charity that supports young people between the ages of 10 and 29, helping to improve their lives. Their vision is to help create a society where all young people are able to achieve their full potential. They shared Mark's story with us.

Voluntary Sector Leadership: Managing Finances as a Small Charity

The Young Barnet Foundation work to bring charities and organisations together to support and build capacity in the CYP voluntary sector across the London Borough of Barnet. We heard from their CEO, Janet Matthewson on their leadership strategy and their pioneering community work.

Supporting Young People with Mental Health Issues

Youth Fed is a youth charity that supports over 5,000 young people between the ages of 10 and 29, helping to improve the lives of young people. They shared Amy's story with us.

Youth Employability: Supporting Young Disabled People into Work by Building Relationships with Employers

There is often a misconception that disabled people are not as capable of holding down jobs or working in skilled sectors. We heard from Ellen Atkinson, Regional Adviser at the National Development Team for Inclusion. Ellen discussed why these myths should be dispelled and how employers can create pathways for disabled people to enter the workplace.

Strengthening Safeguarding Practices and Tackling Beneficiary Disengagement

There is growing evidence to suggest that disengagement with veteran’s charities is higher than with other charities. In this case study, the Head of Safeguarding from The Royal British Legion discusses why tackling disengagement with services, is crucial to improving safeguarding in the voluntary sector.

Creating a Safer Work Culture through Engagement with Senior Leadership

Thirtyone:eight are a faith-based charity that strive to assist organisations in creating a safer and more inclusive culture in their workplace. This case study explores thirtyone:eight’s guiding principles for organisations to follow when looking to improve their safeguarding strategy.

Creating a Resilient Workforce through Emotional and Mental Health Support

The British Heart Foundation have been praised for their conscientious wellbeing and safeguarding strategies. We heard from Scott Berney, Head of Safeguarding at the charity about how they supported staff prior to, and throughout the pandemic.

How has Covid-19 Impacted the Voluntary Sector

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the voluntary sector, with operational costs and demand for online services increasing, finances deteriorating and less time to address diversity issues in the workforce. This infographic gives an overview of the key challenges that the sector faced during the pandemic.

In Conversation: Creating Better Diversity Policies in the Voluntary Sector

Implementing core diversity policies in the voluntary sector is essential in creating inclusive and representative workplaces and services. We invited three champions of diversity and inclusion in the sector to discuss the topic.

Ensuring Voluntary Sector Leadership Promotes Diversity and Inclusion

ACAS works with employers and employees to improve workplace relationships. This article looks at ways that employers in the voluntary sector can better promote diversity and inclusion.

How Charities can Diversify their Income Streams through Private Sector Partnerships

Charities lost roughly £5 billion in funding during the Covid-19 pandemic. Diversifying their income streams away from reliance on traditional donations is vital in their survival. Strong private sector partnerships have helped Mental Health UK thrive in challenging times.

Welcoming Refugees to the UK: CARAS’ Youth Programmes

Helping refugees settle and integrate into society is essential, especially for vulnerable young people. This case study looks at the work of CARAS in supporting refugees in South London.

The Financial Impact of Covid-19 on the Voluntary Sector

The voluntary sector was disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and the resulting economic crunch. This article examines the financial impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary sector.
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