ACAS Webinar – Hybrid Working Watch Recording

If you missed the ACAS webinar on Hybrid Working, you can now watch the recording of the webinar below:

For further advice and information on Hybrid working please visit:

We have the following upcoming training on hybrid working:
8 September

Hybrid Working: Acas Digital Conference
13th September

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Understanding integration: how to listen to and learn from people and communities 

From The King’s Fund:

The move towards integrated care has been the defining policy in health and care over the past decade and will continue to gather pace with the development of integrated care systems (ICSs). The aim of integrated care is to improve people’s outcomes and experiences of care by bringing services together around people and communities. This means addressing the fragmentation of services and lack of co-ordination that people often experience by providing person-centred, joined-up care.

One key question for ICSs and the partners working in them is how they will know whether they are meeting the needs of the people they serve. Those best placed to understand what they need, what is working and what could be improved are the people and communities using services. Their lived experience is a powerful tool to improve existing services and identify new and better ways to meet people’s needs.

Click here for The King’s Fund website.

Charity Tax Group Newsletter – 20 July 2021 Aid and Facebook donations

Charity Tax Group’s Gift Aid practical issues working group has been working closely with HMRC to gain clarity on Gift Aid claims relating to Late payment of Gift Aid payments by HMRC: At last week’s Gift Aid practical issues working group meeting, some charities reported that they had needed to push harder than usual to receive their Gift Aid payments in a reasonable time frame.

They would welcome feedback from any other charities currently experiencing problems, so they can consider a direct approach to HMRC. Please send any comments to

Gift Facebook donations. We can now share two notes that were prepared for the group last year here. As outlined in the first note, claims are possible subject to charities being satisfied that they hold sufficient Gift Aid declaration information via Facebook. This is a decision for individual charities to make and it is important that charities document the reasons why they are making claims. CTG would welcome feedback from charities that have made successful claims on Facebook donations and any issues they have encountered (in particular any problems with data reconciliation. Please send any comments to Charities should also consider the GDPR implications of Gift Aid claims via third party fundraising platforms by reading this note.

Click here for that Charity Tax Group website.

Free Recruitment Toolkit from Roots HR CIC

This Toolkit is aimed at helping small social sector organisations to:

  • Understand and meet minimum legislative requirements in recruiting employees
  • Apply good practice whilst enabling an appropriate level of flexibility in their approach to recruitment
  • Respond effectively, strategically and operationally, to internal and external change
  • Attract and appoint the best possible candidates
  • Treat applicants fairly in line with equality of opportunity and with transparency and accountability
  • Maintain the minimum possible cost and administrative burden balanced against the direct and indirect financial costs of getting the recruitment process wrong.

What’s included in the Toolkit?

Toolkit documents

  • Introduction
  • Contents
  • Guidance notes – direction on implementing the Toolkit
  • Example recruitment process – provides the steps in a typical recruitment process
  • Recruitment toolkit training presentation
  • Roots HR 1 hour free voucher

Click here for more information.

Data First Aid | Pro Bono Economics

Pro Bono Economics provide charities with pro bono support from a dedicated volunteer economist to help them with their ad hoc data needs. That might include data analysis or visualisation, spreadsheet tasks or short pieces of research.

How have other charities made use of Data First Aid?

A small start-up social enterprise needed assistance with their budget spreadsheets and financial processing structures to make them more user friendly. PBE matched them with an economist from FTI Consulting who helped them improve their budget tracking, scenario planning and project allocation.

Click here to find out more.