10 things I've learned about working with volunteers during Covid-19

Annika Howard
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Starting any new job can be daunting but taking up a new position, while the county is in lockdown, adds a whole new level of complexity. We talked to Clare Derry, Helpline Volunteer Coordinator, at our member Refuge about her work for the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (NDAH), a role… Read More

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Safer Ageing - Stopping Abuse

Annika Howard
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October 1 marks International Day of Older Persons. We spoke to our member Hourglass to find out more about their work and the support they offer older people. Calling time on the abuse, harm and neglect of older people Hourglass is the only charity in the UK calling time on… Read More

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Helplines Partnership co-host Charity Hour

Annika Howard
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Every Wednesday night, between 8 – 9pm on Twitter people come together to talk about all things charity for #CharityHour. The hour is a weekly themed Twitter chat. Each week covers a different area and it’s an opportunity for people who work with, in or support charities to get involved… Read More

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The impact of Covid-19 on helplines – April to June 2020

Annika Howard
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Over the past three months, from April to June, we have asked Helplines Partnership members about the impact of Covid-19 on their organisation and service. We’ve produced a short summary report with some of the qualitative and quantitative data we’ve gathered over the last three months. Capturing snapshots of the… Read More

A New Social Contract for a mentally healthier society

Annika Howard
A New Social Contract for a mentally healthier society

We’re proud to be part of a major coalition that has written to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, calling on the government to work with us to establish a Mental Health Renewal plan in response to Covid19. As a group of 50 voluntary and social sector organisations, we have come… Read More