TSRC News

ESRC's 'Britain in 2014'

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Two articles from TSRC feature in ESRC's latest annual magazine addressing key social issues in the UK.James Rees asks "How are third sector organisations faring in the provision of public services?", and Pete Alcock examines whether we are facing "A Crisis in Civil Society?".
Date:
29/11/2013

William Plowden Fellowship opportunity with NCVO

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TSRC has an active Fellowship Programme with a number of existing Fellows representing the academic and third sectors. TSRC will be happy to support the placement of NCVO's 2014 William Plowden Fellowship.
Date:
29/11/2013

Saudi links

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TSRC Deputy Director John Mohan was an invited speaker at a workshop on managing non-profit organisations, at the King Fahd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in November.
Date:
14/11/2013

Hybridity and housing in Northern Ireland

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David Mullins and Nick Acheson explore the complex process of hybridisation of third sector housing and support organisations in Northern Ireland.
Date:
08/11/2013

What role can the third sector play in the development of integrated care for the individual?

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In the latest special issue of the Journal of Integrated Care, editors Robin Miller, Helen Dickinson and John Glasby explore how third sector organisations can contribute to delivering the responsive, flexible and person-centred care that is required if health and social care systems are going to positively meet the challenge of addressing increased demand and expectations in a time of financial austerity.
Date:
04/11/2013

Personalisation and co-production

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Personalisation has the potential to deliver services in new and different ways that are nearer to the wants and needs of service users and their carers. A new TSRC study of one local authority's innovative venture into co-production, with a local community around personal budgets for vulnerable adults, took up this challenge.
Date:
31/10/2013

How to use impact measurement

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Two new Working Papers from TSRC report on new research on the use of impact measurement tools by third sector organisations. Together they provide a useful summary of recent developments in the field, as well as identifying practical guidance for organisations and funders.
Date:
29/10/2013

BME groups' voice: "very small, very quiet, a whisper..."

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The new TSRC paper, "'Very small, very quiet, a whisper' - Black and Minority Ethnic Groups: voice and influence", is based on primary research carried out in Birmingham, Greater Manchester and London.The research consisted of a literature review and individual recorded interviews with members of BME VCS organisations, strategic organisations and focus groups. As the title, a quote from one of the interviews, indicates the overwhelming view was that voice and influence was indeed limited.
Date:
21/10/2013
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