The NHS Plan and Social Prescribing

The NHS Plan and Social Prescribing

Blog by Damian Brady, CEO

Those of you who have the time to read the recently published NHS plan will have seen the commitment by NHS England to fund 1,000 social prescribers across England and Wales and to cover 100% of the cost of social prescribing link workers, up to a salary of £34K. Specifically the plan says that GPs “may choose” to fund a local VCSE organisation to run the service and employ the workers on their behalf.

See, the Council does listen to the not for profit sector!

See, the Council does listen to the not for profit sector!

Blog by Damian Brady, CEO

Tower Hamlets Council has just launched the Local Community Fund as a replacement for the former Community Commissioning Fund. The more jaded and cynical among us in the 3rd sector may have just shrugged at the announcement emails and mumbled ‘just the same stuff under a new name’. However, for once that is not the case and for once it seems that the Council has listened to you our members (and us your CVS) about what better would look like.

GDPR & Cyber Security pt 1 – Just when you thought it was safe to go back into data collecting

GDPR & Cyber Security pt 1 – Just when you thought it was safe to go back into data collecting

 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force just over four months ago on 25th May so with your new sparkly ‘consent’ forms and privacy statement all done you can forget about it, right?

 

Unfortunately not, in fact GDPR is an ongoing process with responsibilities including carrying out the routine data law compliance checks: audits, security monitoring/updating and training etc.

 

THCVS State of the Sector Survey 2018, why you need to complete it today...

The latest blog from our CEO Damian Brady, highlights the importance of completing the State of the Sector Survey 2018.

Whether it is the impact of the EU referendum vote; general economic, political, social or demographic change; premises issues or Community Commissioning, these are times of great flux for charities. Tower Hamlets ‘State of the Sector’ survey aims to get a picture of the current challenges impacting voluntary sector organisations in the borough.

 

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