ACEVO in the News

Connect dominates awards shortlist

Public Affairs News (Web), Unattributed, 16/11/15

  #SaveOur£160m.   MHP Communications   WSTA Drop the Duty campaign.   Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT)   Pact ‘Give kids a break!’ campaign   Sport and Recreation Alliance   The Mental Health Charter   Acevo   Winterbourne View – Time for Change   Category 5: Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year   Motor Neurone Disease Association   Don’t let me die without a voice   Cancer Research UK   Standardised

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE OLD TO BE LONELY

The Observer, p. 5, Eva Wiseman, 15/11/15

young.   As youth charities flounder, and places such as Kids Company collapse, as young people’s services are threatened with further cuts, life for many, particularly in cities, looks particularly bleak. Acevo’s ongoing Loneliness Project suggests that “London is a lonely city within a lonely nation and young people are the loneliest stratum of society.”   And make that much lonelier, I

 

Treasury accused of planning to slash #320m from Big Lottery Fund in Spending Review

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 13/11/15

far too many communities,” he said.    “If there is any truth in this, we will fight it all the way.”    A spokesman for the charity chief executives body Acevo said: “Acevo will be watching the spending review very closely.    “No one is expecting it to be painless but the movement of money away from services or that

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MPs condemn ‘staggering lack of scrutiny over Kids Company funding’

Wandsworth Guardian (Web), Unattributed, 13/11/15 – NCVO had 272 hits on this in total

review of its grant-making processes, to establish a register of such payments and to improve monitoring and evaluation of organisations receiving public money.  Karl Wilding, director of public policy at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said: ” This report will make extremely frustrating reading for the thousands of charities who have to submit highly detailed plans in order to have

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Trajectory towards a better quality of life

The MJ (Municipal Journal), p. 26, Unattributed, 12/11/15

was the almost total absence of recriminations. Yes, there have been unacceptable delays since the original Panorama expose in 2011 of Winterbourne View. Yes, it took a further report from Sir Stephen Bubb, a firm, dedicated commitment from politicians and civil servants and a lot of responsible pressure from journalists – the BBC’s Alison Holt was one of many –

 

Learning disability nurses prepare to face the community challenge

Nursing Standard, p. 12, Petra Kendall-Raynor, 11/11/15

was prompted by the Winterbourne View scandal of 2011. A BBC Panorama programme exposed abuse of patients at the Bristol residential hospital, leading to its closure. However, a report by Sir Stephen Bubb published last year showed that admissions to inpatient care were still outnumbering discharges by about 40%. NHS England predicts that, as community residential services are put in

 

Partnerships set to move learning disability patients to community

Nursing Standard, p. 9, Alistair Kleebauer, 04/11/15

units following the Winterbourne View scandal. A BBC Panorama programme exposed abuse of patients at the Bristol residential hospital in 2011, which led to its closure. But a report by Sir Stephen Bubb published last year showed that admissions to inpatient care were outnumbering discharges by around 40% in 2013/14. The

 

Calderstones THE END

Clitheroe Adv and Times, p. 1, Julie Magee, 05/11/15

care via personal health budgets, and there will be a stronger role for charities offering support. Budgets will be shared between the NHS and local councils to smooth the transition. Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed a major review following the Winterbourne View scandal, said in 2014 that units should close. The BBC’s “Panorama” programme revealed the neglect and abuse of

 

Units Closures welcomed

Barrow North West Evening Mail, p. 6, Unattributed, 30/10/15

the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, marks a step change in the treatment of people who rely on high quality care, they said. Sir Stephen Bubb, who has been critical of delays in implementing the plan following his report last year into the Winterbourne View care home scandal, said that he was “appalled”

 

What will the spending review mean for charities?

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 03/11/15

including chief executives body Acevo and the Directory of Social Change, have offered strong opposition, and called for the sector to lobby concertedly to ensure adequate funding for the Commission. Asheem Singh, head of policy at Acevo, warned that any attempt to charge charities for regulation would have to be accompanied by more transparency from the Commission and a serious

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Spending review strife

Charity Finance, p. 10, Unattributed, 01/11/15

including chief executives body Acevo and the Directory of Social Change, have offered strong opposition, and called for the sector to lobby concertedly to ensure adequate funding for the Commission. Asheem Singh, head of policy at Acevo, warned that any attempt to charge charities for regulation would have to be accompanied by more transparency from the Commission and a serious

 

‘Homes not hospitals’ pledge in wake of Winterbourne case

The Post (Bristol), p. 6, Unattributed, 02/11/15

some progress over the last few years, but now is the moment to grasp the nettle and build the community-based support that will let people move out of hospitals.”   Sir Stephen Bubb, who headed a major review following the Winterbourne View scandal, said last year that units should close.   He told BBC Radio 4’s Today pro-gramme: “I think there

 

Charity Retail Association appoints Robin Osterley as its new chief executive

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 07/11/15

said he was spending time in a charity shop before starting work at the association’s London offices on 9 November.    Osterley is chair of the charity chief executives body  Acevo ‘s special interest group on arts, heritage and sport. He previously spent 16 years as chief executive of Making Music , the umbrella body for amateur music clubs. Before

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Charities fall four places in public trust table drawn up by nfpSynergy

ThirdSector (Web), Andy Ricketts 1 Comment, 07/11/15

number of areas,” he said.    Saxton said the sector could only hope that the new fundraising self-regulation regime and the partnership between the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Acevo to promote “brand charity” were able to get going as quickly as possible

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Mark Salway

Civil Society (Web), Mark Salway, 04/11/15

roles, at charities including ActionAid, Guide Dogs, Barnardo’s, and the Church of England. He also has considerable consulting experience in the commercial sector.  He has published research and guidebooks for NCVO, Acevo and CFDG.  Is this profile up-to-date? If not, please let us know at whoswho@civilsociety.co.uk

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Never leave a man behind =

Learning Disability Today, p. 23, Claire Bates, 02/11/15

with learning disabilities continue to experience poor outcomes in relation to health compared to the general population and they die, on average, 16 years sooner. Its findings were replicated in Sir Stephen Bubb’s 2014 report into the Winterbourne View scandal, Time for Change. In addition, people with learning disabilities are less likely to take up routine health screening, such as

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