A key government mechanism to boost innovation in public services could be preventing rather than promoting new ways of working, a report today warns. Payment by Results (PbR), where a contractor is paid for a successful outcome rather than for undertaking specified activity, has been […]
Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.
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#FaithinCommunity – An Interview with Spurgeon’s College
by Jeremy Simmons
A little while ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Rev. Helen Stockley of Spurgeon’s College and Jack Bell of Lodestone Communications about their #FaithinCommunity campaign. The campaign looks to capture good stories of the work of faith groups during the COVID-19 pandemic and […]
Care4Carers Club: Online Workshops
Care4Carers Club are running four free online workshops for carers. The workshops will be based around carers taking control of their life and improving their mental health. Topics covered include: Being present in the moment Techniques for stress and anxiety Setting intentions and visualisation Getting […]
The Maternity Consortium: Maternal Mental Health Services Webinar
The Maternity Consortium, part of the VCSE Health & Wellbeing Alliance, is hosting a free virtual event sharing examples of good practice from Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and Maternity Voices Partnerships (MVPs) working in partnership with their local Maternal Mental Health Services […]
Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping: Progress Report
The Kerslake Commission on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping has launched a progress report this week. The commission was convened in March 2021 with the purpose of assessing the public health emergency response to rough sleeping during the pandemic. The final report was published in September […]
GLA Mapping of Services for Migrants, Refugees, and Newly Arrived Communities
Groundwork London are supporting the Greater London Authority (GLA) to finalise the Mayor’s new Migrant Londoners Hub. This is an online resource to support present and newly-arrived groups of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in London to understand their rights and to be able to access […]
Faith in Older People: What role do faith-based organisations have to play in supporting people with their mental health?
Our Policy and Programmes Officer Jeremy Simmons recently wrote a blog for Faith in Older People, on the role of faith-based organisations in supporting people with their mental health. The blog discusses the stigma that still exists around discussing mental health, and the positive role […]
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