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Moving out of lockdown – what do organisations need to consider?
Created on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 06:34
Spring is here, the vaccination programme is going well and, whilst we can start to feel optimistic about the future, we know that w...
Changes in Health structures and implications for the VCS: ‘Putting people at...
Created on Thursday, 04 March 2021 08:23
In February, we’ve been involved in meetings with the Health and Social Care network and with Social Prescribers. Also on a health theme, I ...
Bitesize Information: Diversity, Inclusion and Equality is everyone’s business - #4
Created on Thursday, 04 February 2021 07:39
Unconscious bias (or implicit bias) Unconscious bias is often defined as prejudice or unsupported judgments in favour of, or a...
A new year – looking forward, but not too far!
Created on Thursday, 04 February 2021 06:20
A new year is upon us and it’s a time when we might normally be planning the future for our organisations, but unfortunately we aren’t livin...
Assembly update November 2020: Communication and making connections
Created on Wednesday, 09 December 2020 14:37
I think we all recognise the importance of connection in our jobs – never more so in fact than during the last eight months when the need to...
Bitesize Information: Diversity, Inclusion and Equality is everyone’s business - #3
Created on Wednesday, 09 December 2020 12:43
Equality Equality means ensuring every individual has equal opportunities. By being conscious of and actively challenging bias or p...
Bitesize Information: Diversity, Inclusion and Equality is everyone’s business - #2
Created on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:35
Diversity means having differences within an organisation or setting. Diversity recognises we are all different in many ways. People with di...
Bitesize Information: Diversity, Inclusion and Equality is everyone’s business - #1
Created on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 20:17
Diversity, inclusion and equality are everyone’s business, so it’s important that we continue educating ourselves, and listen t...
Assembly update October 2020
Created on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 12:36
Networking online – the norm for the time being at least With a couple of county-wide network meetings having been held online over...
The Impact of Digital Exclusion in Northumberland: Assembly discussion report
Created on Thursday, 29 October 2020 07:50
During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has played an important role in ensuring that many of us could continue to work and learn, be kept informed a...
Kruger Report – Levelling up our Communities: Assembly Summary and Commentary
Created on Thursday, 29 October 2020 07:48
Danny Kruger MP recently published the report commissioned by the prime minister into how civil society can support the recovery from COVID-19. T...
VCS Assembly Update September 2020: Getting back to business
Created on Wednesday, 30 September 2020 08:43
At the start of the month we were back in the office, for part of the week at least - the first time for almost six mont...
Assembly Update August 2020: Working towards digital inclusion
Created on Thursday, 03 September 2020 05:05
I am sure for many of us that the summer holidays have been rather different. Weighing up the pros and cons of going abroad and the ...
Assembly Update July 2020: #NeverMoreNeeded
Created on Thursday, 27 August 2020 07:08
Recently I’ve been completing a report on the sector’s response to COVID-19 and recovery planning. It has been inspi...
Assembly Update June 2020: Impacts of COVID-19
Created on Tuesday, 07 July 2020 06:07
Image by Anrita1705 from Pixabay It only seems a short time since I wrote the last monthly blog; well, much shorter th...
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