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Find useful links to resources, tools and information for community and voluntary groups in Bromley:

Bromley borough facts and figures

Covid-19 related resources for VCSE sector

Cyber Security

Environment

Data Protection and GDPR

Data sets

Funding

Remote working

Resources for community groups and charities

Safeguarding

Trustee resources

Volunteering

Wellbeing

 

Government link: Help refugees who have come to the UK

 

Covid-19 related resources for VCSE sector

(please note: the above documents are historic; please refer to the latest government guidelines regarding certain elements)

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of children and young people in London (.pdf, March 2021, London Assembly Health Committee)
  • Making your workplace COVID-secure during the coronavirus pandemic – Health and Safety Executive (HSE) article
  • Charity Retail Association ‘Charity Shop Reopening Pack’ here
  • NCVO guidance for Coronavirus and your Organisation here
  • NACVA's Resource Hub - guidance and advice to support VCSE's through COVID-19 here
  • NCVO article on 'Managing COVID risk' here
  • London Sport's 'Return to sport and physical activity' guidance here
  • Guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic here
  • Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities here
  • A collection of useful guides, links and downloadable assets to prepare for a safe re-opening here (Open Bromley)
  • Sport England's FAQs on the national Coronavirus restrictions and Guidance Hub
  • ‘Mapping Young London: A view into young Londoners after a year in lockdown’ here (Partnership for Young London
  • ACAS webpage - Long COVID advice for employers and employees
  • Covid-19 guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults here
  • Guidance for providers of supported living settings during coronavirus (Covid-19) here
  • 'Caring in company: a pre-Covid snapshot of day centres in south London' here (.pdf, King's College London, June 2021)
  • Guidance on protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak here
  • Guidance to help with running your charity during the pandemic here
  • Guidance on how to claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme here
  • Guidance on NHS Test and Trace in the workplace here
  • Download a template if you're claiming for 16 or more employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme here
  • COVID-19 vaccination: guide for employers here

 

 

Bromley borough facts and figures, useful for funding bids, presentations and business planning

Updated in Spring 2018 by the London Borough of Bromley, this 2 page factsheet provides useful, summary information about the population in the borough.

Updated in Spring 2018 by the London Borough of Bromley, this 2 page factsheet provides useful information about the health and life expectancy of people in the borough.

All Directors of Public Health produce an Annual Public Health Report (APHR) to raise the profile of emerging health issues or to highlight an area of particular interest to a wide variety of audiences.

Bromley’s 2017 report is on Type 2 diabetes - one of the most significant public health challenges of our time which is a national and local priority. The APHR report gives an overview of the causes, prevalence and impact of diabetes at a local and national level and includes advice on prevention and the pro-active steps everyone can take to prevent diabetes.

A JSNA is an ongoing process by which local authorities, NHS clinical commissioning groups and other public sector partners jointly describe the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population and identify priorities for action. Bromley JSNA is owned by the Bromley Health and Wellbeing Board.

During October 2020, we asked you, our members, to complete a short State of the Sector Survey. Nearly 40 of you responded and we are very pleased to be able to share the results with you.  There are lots of important messages emerging around funding, increased demand, the pressures on staff, volunteers and beneficiaries and the amazing range of help and support that you have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. It shows that the community has come together under very challenging circumstances.

A new Economic Development Strategy confirming the borough is open for business now and into the next decade has been agreed by the Council’s Executive.

 

 

Cyber Security

  • National Cyber Security Centre training video: 'Stay Safe Online'
  • Tips from Superhighways on avoiding phishing email attacks here
  • Refresher article from Superhighways on Cyber Security for small charities here
  • Small Charity Guide on Cyber Security from National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) here
  • Information on NCSC's cyber security training for staff now available
  • Letter to the voluntary sector from HMRC’s Head of Cyber Security here
  • Collection of online media literacy resources and events, including resources on managing privacy, recognising misinformation, and improving health and wellbeing online here.

  

Data Protection and GDPR

If your organisation keeps personal data in any form, you'll probably be aware that changes in data protection regulations - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - came into force on May 25th 2018. Below are some links to resources and tools to help with compliance.

Read the key data protection principles setting out the main responsibilities for organisations. (ICO website)

The ICO is the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights. The Information Commissioner's Office guidance for not-for-profit organisations aims to answer questions regularly raised by charities and voluntary organisations. As well as a full guide to the law, their section for charities includes FAQs and a self help checklist.

The NCVO has a range of services and resources posted on their website.

Kate White from Superhighways has created this regularly updated library of guidance on the GDPR regulations, which includes the latest updates from the Information Commissioner's Office as well as guidance and tools from experts in the field. With thanks to Kate for sharing.

Paul Ticher, a leading expert in data protection, has produced this 9 page summary of key things you need to address.

Use this simple template to start taking stock of the data your organisation holds.

This free guide from the Charity Finance Group is split into five parts; governance, fundraising data, financial data, beneficiary data and employee data.

 

Data sets

This paper uses the 360Giving dataset to find and explore grassroots non-profit organisations operating at the local community or neighbourhood level. Such organisations are vital to UK civil society but often fall ‘below the radar’, and have previously been under-represented in research and statistics.

The NCVO Almanac gives an overview of the voluntary sector’s scope and characteristics, including its finances, workforce, and volunteering. This year's Almanac draws on data from the 2017/18 financial year.

This webpage on the London Funders website has links to data and resources which you may find of interest and which can help highlight unmet need in your area.

Put together by London Plus and the Greater London Authority, this is a 2 page guide to useful datasets which are open and can be accessed by all.

This is the official source for statistics and data from the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, published under open licences for you to use. Find 200+ datasets covering MHCLG’s priorities including: deprivationhousinglocal government financeplanning and other themes.  Check their interactive map for 2015 deprivation indices which allows you to zoom in and explore particular locations across England, including Bromley.

Official data from over 100 indicators, revealing patterns in poverty and inequality. Data available on a borough by borough basis. See the profile for Bromley here.

The London Datastore is a free and open data-sharing portal where anyone can access data relating to the capital. There are over 700 datasets to help you understand the city. Search by topic, borough and ward level, different views/analysis etc. The London Area Profiles help paint a general picture of an area allowing you to explore a wealth of local data to better understand the profile of London’s communities and the neighbourhoods they live in.

A detailed picture of disparities within English local authorities to a neighbourhood level.

This report presents both new data on older Londoners’ use of the internet during the pandemic and insights from local Age UKs in London and older Londoners themselves.

 

  

Environment

  • Freecycle - A grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
  • ‘Plastic Free July’ resources - A list of resources you can use to share and invite your family, friends, colleagues, and others in your community to join the Plastic Free challenge.
  • Relieve Furniture - an organisation that partners and supports companies to identify unwanted items and connect them with our charity, school and non-profit organisation network.

  • Free Your Stuff Bromley - Facebook group for freecycling in Bromley. 
  • Giving World - Charity which help charities get the goods they need to the people that need them by redirecting business end-of-line, surplus and discontinued stock to the most deprived communities in the UK.

 

Funding

 

Remote working

  • Superhighways introduction to Microsoft Teams here and guidance on hosting successful meetings here
  • Guidance from The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) on how trustees can host and chair virtual meetings here
  • Q&A with Charity Digital on remote working here
  • Update from Superhighways on what resources your organisation can use for remote working here

 

Resources for community groups and charities

 

Safeguarding

Keeping your staff, volunteers and beneficiaries is important. All organisations need to do safeguarding well. Everyone needs to be involved. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has some excellent resources that will help you make your own plans and carry them out.

Safeguarding is everybody’s business, and it is important that the types of abuse that can occur and the signs that it is happening are understood. Bromley Council, through Me Learning, has a suite of training resources. The courses are aimed at professionals and frontline staff who work or have contact with children, young people, and their families and/or adults at risk within the London Borough of Bromley.

  • Domestic Violence & Abuse resources
  • Collection of online media literacy resources and events, including resources on managing privacy, recognising misinformation, and improving health and wellbeing online here.

 

Trustee resources

 

Volunteering

 

Wellbeing