NPC Update

Covid, coordination & community response: How a systems approach can make a difference

3:00pm–4:30pm 17 November 2020

During the first phases of the coronavirus crisis, coordination and collaboration often became vital parts of community response. At this upcoming event, we will look at the experience of one community where a systems approach and strong multi-agency coordination were already in place, and what impact this had on their response to the crisis.

The free webinar will be chaired by Seth Reynolds, Principal: Systems Change at NPC, and we will hear from Paula McCormack, Executive Lead at Wallsend Children’s Community. This event is part of our 2020 Leading Impact series of seminars.

A limited number of bursary places are available for small charities, ethnic minority charities of all sizes and ethnic minority representatives from charities of all sizes. Bursary spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. To apply for our bursary places, please email

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The impact of the EUSS scheme on EU workers

3:00pm–4:30pm 3 November 2020

The Transition Advice Fund (TAF) is a pool fund designed to help civil society organisations identify emerging issues and uphold EU citizens’ rights throughout the Brexit process. TAF is in its last year of operations and, as part of its legacy, we are holding a series of webinars to share our learning and to promote discussion around aspects of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) that remain problematic and might need more work going forward.

For the second free webinar in this series, we will explore the broader impact of the EUSS on EU workers. We will hear from a representative of a trade union about concerns around EU workers failing to apply for settled status. We will also hear from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) about the impact of the EUSS on care workers. And finally, we will hear from Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) about issues they have identified in relation to the EUSS and the risk of exploitation.

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Coordination in place: Interim report

Local action has been vital in responding to the outbreak of Covid-19. People have been looking after their neighbours, mutual aid groups have sprung up, and charities and funders have been working with local government. Whether the immediate future brings a recovery or a resurgence of the virus, it is important that we understand how to effectively fund and coordinate local action, to support people most in need.

This new interim report is part of our six month Coordination in place project. For this project, NPC has been working with three areas—Buckinghamshire, Coventry and Sutton—where coordinated, place-based activity has had a positive impact on the community during this crisis. This report brings together our learnings from the first three months of this project and in it we share some thoughts on the changes to coordination in place we have seen, some of the main challenges and some of the early signs of opportunities. For more on this research, you can also read this blog.

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