ACEVO in the News

Published: Tuesday 1 March 2016 - 15:00

ACEVO's media presence over the last week.

Does city life make us more or less lonely? Share your stories
The Guardian (Web), Francesca Perry, 29/02/2016

lost as in the metropolitan crowd”. A 2013 survey by ComRes found that 52% of Londoners feel lonely, making it the loneliest place in the UK. Last year, charity network Acevo set up The Loneliness Project to tackle social isolation among young people in the capital. How many people in cities even talk to their neighbours any more? The project

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Charities face £220m black hole from Brexit vote
DecisionMarketing (Web), Charlie Mckelvey, 29/02/2016

in need, both in Britain and across the world. “Outside of the EU, there is absolutely no guarantee that this vital contribution to British charitable work could or would be continued.” Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of Social Investment Business, who is head of the charity chief executives body Acevo, added: “British charities benefit hugely from our membership of the EU. Not

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Raising board performance

Conference News, p. 14, Unattributed, 01/03/2016

best interests of the company and director behaviour is recognised by the sector as something which can be disruptive to associations. The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Associations (ACEVO) spends a considerable amount of time supporting CEOs who are in dispute with their chairs or boards and the evidence suggests that the vast majority of cases are as

 

Charity leaders call on PM to reconsider anti-advocacy clause

Methodist Recorder, p. 2, Unattributed, 26/02/2016

function between individual charities and their sponsoring Government departments. Signatories question the level of understanding of how much important activity would be made impossible by the clause. Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb said the proposed clause "makes no sense in logic and is a direct assault on the cause of social justice". "Government is right to work with charities

 

Charities Bill would make Charity Commission 'judge, jury and executioner'

Lawyer Monthly, p. 22, Unattributed, 01/02/2016 

Sector leaders such as ACEVO, Charity Finance Group, the Directory of Social Change, the Association of Charitable Foundations, Bond and solicitors BWB, have expressed concerns about the highly discretionary nature of a number of

 

Charities would lose #200m in funding from Brexit, says pro-EU campaign

Third Sector, Unattributed, 26/02/2016

Plan International , World Vision UK , Mercy Corps Scotland , International Medical Corps UK , the Save the Children Fund LBG and the British Council Royal Charter. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the charity chief executives body Acevo , said in a statement: "British charities benefit hugely from our membership of the EU. Not only does it

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In campaign warns Brexit could deliver major income hit for UK charities

Charity Times, Unattributed, 25/02/2016 

our partners in Europe and our charities benefit hugely from being part of the European Union.� Commenting on the figures, Acevo chief executive and outgoing chair of Social Investment Business Sir Stephen Bubb said British charities "benefit hugely� from the UK's membership of the EU. "Not only does it help us work with partners across the continent, fostering civil society,

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LHA Author issues LHA warning

Inside Housing, p. 5, Unattributed, 26/02/2016

of a key report into abuse of people with learning disabilities has urged the government to "explicitly exempt" residents of supported housing from a proposed benefits cap. Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, made the call in a follow-up to his 2014 inquiry into the abuse uncovered at Winterbourne

 

OPINION Acquiring and keeping are very different skills

Third Sector, p. 41, Stephen Pidgeon, 01/03/2016

All the mailshots shown were commercial. But instead of speaking robustly of the massive changes that have already been made to fundraising, a spokesman for the charity chief executives organisation Acevo and the chief executive of a major charity resorted to bland platitudes and fawning gratitude to the giving public. So we have a battle on our hands, but here

 

Chair of think tank gave money to minister

Third Sector, p. 6, Unattributed, 01/03/2016

perceived as currying favour from ministers through his donations, and unwise of Hancock to accept a donation from someone who was chair of a charity that lobbied government so frequently. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity chief executives body Acevo, said there was no suggestion anything was improper about the donations, but they did show the danger

 

The stories of the month

Third Sector, p. 8, Unattributed, 01/03/2016 

calling for the extension of the Freedom of Information Act to charities has been scheduled to receive a second reading in parliament, despite criticism from the charity chief executives body Acevo and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. A 10-minute-rule bill put forward by Tom Brake MP, foreign affairs spokesman and chief whip for the Liberal Democrats, was slated to

 

INNOVATIVE THINKING AND PROACTIVE WORKING

Care Management Matters, p. 29, Unattributed, 01/03/2016

flexibility and a culture that is not averse to thinking widely about how best to improve the quality of life of the people it supports. Kate Brittain Senior Policy Adviser, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

 

LEARNING DISABILITY PATIENTS 'LET DOWN'

Nursing Standard, p. 10, Unattributed, 24/02/16

Cuts to learning disability nurse (LDN) numbers and training places are contributing to a system that is failing patients, the RCN has said. Responding to Sir Stephen Bubb's latest report on progress in the transformation of learning disability services, the college said training places for LDNs had fallen by 30% over the past decade. In

 

WINTERBOURNE VIEW 'More cash for care partnerships'

The MJ (Municipal Journal), p. 4, Unattributed, 25/02/16

has called for more money to be allocated to care partnerships to help people with learning disabilities stay out of hospital. In his final report on the Winterbourne View scandal, Sir Stephen Bubb called on the Government to appoint a learning disabilities commissioner to ensure the rights of people were protected. Sir Stephen also warned the £15m allocated by NHS

 

aIna campaign warns Brexit could deliver major income hit for UK charities

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 25/02/16

our partners in Europe and our charities benefit hugely from being part of the European Union.â€?   Commenting on the figures, Acevo chief executive and outgoing chair of Social Investment Business Sir Stephen Bubb said British charities "benefit hugelyâ€? from the UK's membership of the EU.   "Not only does it help us work with partners across the continent, fostering civil society,

 

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#200m Brexit threat to UK charities

Third Force News (Web), Unattributed, 25/02/16

changing lives here and abroad.   “This great work is recognised and supported by our partners in Europe and our charities benefit hugely from being part of the European Union.”   Sir Stephen Bubb, chair of Social Investment Business, added: “British charities benefit hugely from our membership of the EU.   “Not only does it help us work with partners across the

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Wally Harbert: Can charities really be run like businesses?

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/02/16

are costly. Greater control by users needs more ability from practitioners and skilled, professional leadership – which, increasingly, chief executives in the sector cannot provide.  It is heartening that Acevo and the NCVO are discussing how to promote better public understanding of the sector but, by encouraging the belief that charities should be run like businesses, both organisations bear

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Let?s trust the public to look out for disabled people

Spiked Online (Web), Ella Whelan, 24/02/16

F ollowing the abuse scandal at Bristol care home Winterbourne View, Sir Stephen Bubb published a report in 2014 recommending that similar hospitalised care facilities be shut down, with care provided in independent housing instead. Bubb’s report also asserted that disabled

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Chair of think tank gave money to minister

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/02/16

currying favour from ministers through his donations, and unwise of Hancock to accept a donation from someone who was chair of a charity that lobbied government so frequently.    Asheem Singh, director of public policy at the charity chief executives body Acevo, said there was no suggestion anything was improper about the donations, but they did show the danger

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Majority of public think that media criticism of charities over last year was fair

Civil Society (Web), Hugh Radojev, 24/02/16

large charities have not taken the accusations seriously. So, not only are we on the wrong side of public opinion, we are complacent in response.”  Wilding also wrote that NCVO and Acevo have been working closely with the Understanding Charities Group and will be using this “as the basis for a website to describe the modern charity sector”.

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Sector bodies call for increased pay back of National Insurance Contributions

Civil Society (Web), Alice Sharman, 24/02/16

umbrella organisations to sign the letter addressed to George Osborne are Charity Finance Group, Lloyds Bank Foundation. Navca, Small Charities Coalition, Big Society Capital, Locality, Association of Charitable Foundations, Voice4Change, Acevo and NCVO.  The bodies state that due to a rise of the National Living Wage, costs to the sector will be £500m by 2020 – according to the Third Sector

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Acquiring and keeping are very different skills

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/02/16

All the mailshots shown were commercial. But instead of speaking robustly of the massive changes that have already been made to fundraising, a spokesman for the charity chief executives organisation Acevo and the chief executive of a major charity resorted to bland platitudes and fawning gratitude to the giving public.    So we have a battle on our hands, but

http://bit.ly/1WKDXbY

 

Charities Bill awaits royal assent and more top stories

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/02/16

calling for the extension of the Freedom of Information Act to charities has been scheduled to receive a second reading in parliament, despite criticism from the charity chief executives body Acevo and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. A 10-minute-rule bill put forward by Tom Brake MP, foreign affairs spokesman and chief whip for the Liberal Democrats, was slated to

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Fran on donors changing their ways

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/02/16

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