Don't miss the following
Welfare reform - have a look at our webpage which tries to summarise all the helpful information that is out there. Let us know if we've missed anything!
Charging for Advice? This paper explores some of the key ethical, practical and legal issues associated with charging clients for advice services. It proposes an AdviceUK position as a membership body. It refers throughout to other materials and resources on charging and social enterprise. It is designed to inform a debate amongst AdviceUK members to help both individual members and AdviceUK make a considered decision.
Outcomes Resource Guide: Prove your worth using ASA's new outcome resources - ASA has published comprehensive new guidance on how advice agencies can collect information about the outcomes of their work. Their guidance tells you everything you need to know about designing surveys, choosing questions, selecting participants and holding focus groups. It contains questionnaires used by advice agencies and an easy tool for analysing your survey results.
Strength in Advice - is a guide that contains very practical tools to deal with very tough times. Funding advice services has never been easy. The impact of spending cuts and wider government policy over the next few years is going to be huge. And you should be able to read what we've got to say in no more than 20 minutes...
Keep local grants for a strong independent local voluntary sector - updated guidance! An updated guide to how to convince councillors, commissioning officers and procurement professionals that grants should continue to be used to fund local charities and community groups
Personalisation and support brokerage in adult social care - briefings for advice organisations and services
Disclosure and barring - criminal records - guidance on September 2012 changes
Regional Funding Updates - A new monthly 'Regional Funding Update' for our members outside of London outlining key sources of funding to sustain your advice service on a UK wide and regional basis is available for your information, click this link to access the May 2010 version of: National and Regional Funders and Trusts and Foundations
Local Area Agreement Toolkit - A guide to influencing LAAs for advice organisations
Fundraising for the Future - A briefing detailing guidance for AdviceUK members wishing to diversify or increase funding for the services that they currently provide.
Funding Updates - A monthly ‘Funding Update’ outlining key sources of funding to sustain your advice service on a borough and pan-London basis is available for your information, click this link to access 2009 updates.
Funding for advice organisations: The Hardship Fund – open for applications.
Membership - A number of briefings exist for organisations seeking to become an AdviceUK member and need some help or advice in meeting the criteria. These briefings are currently being updated.
Collaborative working - A resource bank on collaborative working resources. Please see side navigation
Campaigning - Information and web-based resources on all aspects of campaigning.
Equality and Diversity - A guide to developing equality, diversity and equal opportunities within advice organisations. For AdviceUK's equality and diversity statement click here.
Quality - The Community Legal Service Quality Mark and new sector led standard
User and Stakeholder Involvement - tools to assist
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