TSRC News

Change for good: The future of local voluntary sector infrastructure

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Final report - 'Change for Good' is launched at the House of Commons in January 2015.
Date:
04/02/2015

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Case Study: Latest discussion paper from TSRC

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This TSRC discussion paper explores the debates around community led research, drawing on the specific case study example of European Gypsy, Traveller and Roma research networks.
Date:
20/01/2015

Understanding Cultural Value

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New expert panel report published by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on the cultural value of the voluntary arts.
Date:
14/01/2015

Maximising older people's use of personal budgets

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Age UK was funded by the Department of Health to deliver a programme called Maximising Older People's Personal Budget Use (MOPPU) - read the project evaluation report.
Date:
03/11/2014

Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy

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The below the radar work stream at TSRC has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' Implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy.
Date:
29/10/2014

Third Sector Research Centre working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups

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The below the radar work stream at the Third Sector Research Centre has been working with the National Federation of Gypsy Liaison Groups to undertake a review of the UK Governments' (including the devolved administrations) implementation of the European Union Roma Integration Strategy. This report will be available shortly following an official launch at the Houses of Parliament on 22nd October 2014.
Date:
07/10/2014

Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

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Just Published: Hearing the voices of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities: Inclusive Community Development - published by Policy Press and co-edited by TSRC Honorary Research Fellow, Andrew Ryder. This includes a below the radar chapter on thi history of community development with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities since 1990.
Date:
07/10/2014

Third Sector Magazine: 'all change on the research front'

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Third Sector Magazine has published an article setting out reactions to the rejection of TSRC's bid for continued 'Centres and Large Grants' funding from ESRC (the Economic and Social Research Council).Managing editor Andy Hillier reports that TSRC had "made a good start in a programme for which the ESCR had chosen it only six years before and established several key projects. But now it has had to reduce its staff from 20 to five and prune its planned work, and faces an uncertain future. ... An ESRC spokeswoman said the competition for its Centres and Large Grants programme had been intense: there were 99 applications, of which only four were successful..."
Date:
28/08/2014

Community development standards workshop

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The workshop at TSRC Birmingham on 12 September 2014 will explore:• key issues facing communities and community development practitioners• the purpose, values, roles described in the current CDNOS and suggest what needs to change, go or be added• how we can make the revised CDNOS both stronger and more accessible
Date:
06/08/2014

NHS Savile inquiry: evidence on fundraising

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John Mohan, TSRC Director, was one of a group of academics invited by History and Policy to present evidence to the Lampard Inquiry, overseeing the NHS's investigations into the activities of Jimmy Savile. John's evidence showed how and why charitable fundraising became of renewed significance to the NHS in the early 1980s, and according to the investigators it "provided invaluable insight into… the culture of the NHS" and the historical context to their inquiries.
Date:
25/07/2014
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