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

Covid-19 related resources for VCSE sector

Remote working

Resources for community groups and charities

Funding

Safeguarding

Trustee resources

Bromley borough facts and figures

Data sets

Data Protection and GDPR

 

Covid-19 related resources for VCSE sector

 

Remote working

  • National Cyber Security Centre training video: 'Stay Safe Online'
  • 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

 

Funding

 

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.

 

Trustee resources

 

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.

 

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.

  

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.