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Asylum Welcome Orange Hearts and Messages of Support

Turning practice into policy

15 July 2021

Turning practice into policy: getting a local refugee charity more involved in advocacy

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How to be wrong

05 May 2021

Nobody sets out to be wrong. But it's impossible to avoid error. And mistakes have value. We learn from them, perhaps more than we learn from what we get right.

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COVID: One Year On - The Young Women's Outreach Project

23 March 2021

One year since the first lockdown, Manager Neil gives an account of local charity, The Young Women's Project, and their journey to adapting their services to support young women in the community.  

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Census: It counts to be counted

02 March 2021

With many asked to complete The Census online, how many will be counted? And why does it matter?

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Accessing mental health services during COVID-19: adapted services, complex needs and increase in demand

21 May 2020

Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health support those with complex mental health needs. Here, Rona Rawson discusses how they've adapted their services to meet demand.

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Victoria Burrows

How mental health charities like Improving Lives are responding to impact of COVID-19

18 May 2020

Victoria Burrows, CEO of mental health charity Improving Lives, discusses the importance of raising awareness of shortage of funding during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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Transform: How one charity was helped to innovate and improve to create change in the domestic and sexual abuse sector

06 March 2020

Romy Briant is chair of Reducing the Risk. Here she writes how the Transform programme helped to boost her charity and enable them to influence policy and practice

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Mike Lewis

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

20 February 2020

A week in the life of a Lloyds Bank Foundation Regional Manager

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How charities can influence commissioning

10 December 2019

How charities can influence commissioning

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Person writing notes

‘Top 5 lessons for charity mentors’

14 November 2019

‘Top 5 lessons for charity mentors’

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