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Boldness in times of change

Achieving maximum possible impact – the New Philanthropy Capital Report

Posted on 12 August, 2016 · Posted in Third sector leadership

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has just published its latest report, Boldness in Times of Change. While its title may suggest boldness, much of the report actually addresses the challenges faced … read more

Public trust and confidence in charities 2016

Trust and confidence

Posted on 22 July, 2016 · Posted in Almshouse and sheltered housing management

The 2016 Public Trust and Confidence in Charities survey carried out by Populus has produced some disappointing, but not wholly unexpected results. Some of the broader themes are worth closer … read more

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Accounting Changes – A New World – Part 2

Posted on 20 May, 2016 · Posted in Sector finance and regulation

Previously, I discussed the two key changes to the new Charities SORP for almshouse providers who up until now have worked according to the provisions of the Housing SORP. To … read more

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Accounting Changes – A New World (Again) – Part 1

Posted on 27 April, 2016 · Posted in Sector finance and regulation

I am afraid today’s post is going to be a rather technical one, as it covers new accounting procedures for almshouse charities. The changed requirements are important and may be … read more

What's your story?

Who we really are. Telling our own story.

Posted on 18 April, 2016 · Posted in Almshouse and sheltered housing management

I’ve just received my copy of ‘Owning our Future’ from the National Housing Federation (NHF). More a call-to-action; it is a brief and thought provoking read, on the findings of … read more

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Charities – not cheap outsourcing for public service delivery

Posted on 4 April, 2016 · Posted in Social care policy

Thorngate Living is one of those charities to be impacted by the new National Living Wage, the full implications of which will become apparent in the years following 2016 as … read more