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  • NCVO warns of ‘even more pressure on charities’ in 2017
    March 1, 2017
    Charities should expect to see income from donations and government grants continue to be squeezed while demand increases, NCVO has warned in its annual review of the operating environment. The Road Ahead: A review of the voluntary sector‘s operating environment, says the combined effect of de...
  • The State of Rural Services Report 2016
    January 24, 2017
    Rural Services Network has published The State of Rural Services 2016 report. It presents the most recent evidence regarding the provision of services to residents and businesses in rural England. It covers nine service areas: local buses and community transport, welfare services, access to cash, fu...
  • Tips for Keeping Well this Winter
    November 17, 2016
    With winter looming Devon County Council and Public Health England are asking people to think about making plans to protect themselves and their families. Winter can be seriously bad for our health, but there a number of things you can do to keep you and your family well this winter. Cold weather ca...
  • Volunteering and Benefits
    July 25, 2016
    If you are receiving state benefits you are still allowed to volunteer. However, there are some rules that you need to be aware of to make sure that your volunteering doesn’t have an impact on the benefits you receive. This guidance from NCVO aims to help you start volunteering by giving an overvi...