#RespondRecoverReset: Have your Say

As we move into a world where most legal restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 have been lifted, we are all having to again develop new ways of working to adjust to this next ‘new normal’. As NCVO, Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University approach the final few rounds of their survey, they are hoping to capture what this experience is like for organisations like yours. Find out more.

Local Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence & Abuse, by Sobus Community Organiser, Sharon Tomlin

Chances are that most people will know of a person who has experienced domestic violence and domestic abuse during a lifetime. This is made more alarming from recent high profile cases in the media.

The United Nations define Domestic Abuse as ‘Domestic abuse, also called “domestic violence” or “intimate partner violence”, can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can occur within a range of relationships including couples who are married, living together or dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Read on for further information, useful links and the H&F survey.


Sheila McKechnie Foundation Annual Campaigner Survey

Every year, The Sheila McKechnie foundation campaigners asks campaigners what’s going on in their world.

Whether you’re big and national or small and local, employed, freelance or volunteer – share your experience!

The survey is open until 12 November and you can click here for more info and to complete the survey.



New Elections Bill – Impact on Charities & Issue-based Campaigners

The Bill aims to amend and supplement existing law applying to organisations that engage in issue-based campaigning and advocacy work. Bates Wells have written about the key changes, click here to read the article.

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), Bond, Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), National Council of Voluntary organisations (NCVO), Small Charities Coalition (SCC) and Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) are working together to look at some of the potential impact of the new Elections Bill. Complete the survey here.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Survey


Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are conducting a survey to better understand how the coronavirus and the restrictions necessary to prevent its spread are impacting on our day to day lifestyle. They hope to find what is helpful for people during this time and what may be causing some people to be affected more than others in terms of their wellbeing. If you have a few minutes, the survey is here.

Is Your Charity on the Path to Recovery?

As the ‘ping-demic’ disrupts services across the country and the furlough scheme comes to an end, it’s more important than ever that charities are supported and can continue to provide their vital services. Pro Bono Economics are eager to uncover how your charity is feeling about lockdown lifting, complete their survey here.

Don’t Miss the Chance to Make your Views Known on Government Grants!

The charity leaders body ACEVO is hosting a survey to find out more about people’s experience of grants from central government departments. If you’ve had a grant that was bureaucratic and terrible to manage, or flexible with good partnership working, or anything in between – take a few minutes to complete it today (or before 6 August when the survey closes). Your evidence will feed into discussions with Ministers and officials. Complete the survey here.

Our Youth Council need your help!


Alongside Healthwatch Hammersmith & Fulham they are co-producing a project to investigate how young people aged 11-18 who live or go to school in the borough are feeling and need your help to reach out to as many young people as possible!

They want to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic affected mental health?

Are they aware of what mental health services and support is available to them?

Do they know how to access help?

We want to know whether the support available is working for young people and to make recommendations for any improvements needed and work with professionals to make sure they are actioned.

We would really appreciate it if can you share with and encourage the young people you work with to complete it. Please also share through your networks and in any newsletters.

Can this be perhaps, be done as part of a workshop or PHSE session? In registration or assembly.

We are also asking professionals working with young people who may not have digital access to support them to complete this wherever possible. Please contact Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk for support.

Access the survey here www.lbhf.gov.uk/youngpeoplementalhealth

Hospital Discharge Survey

The survey is open to anyone who has been discharged from hospital. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Your feedback will help to improve the discharge service across North West London