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Coping with cuts in Northamptonshire

Coping with cuts in Northamptonshire

The region's ailing county council suddenly withdrew long-standing contracts and grants to voluntary and community organisations at the start of the year. PJ White reports on the effect this will have on the local sector

Charles Kenyon's Country Diary: Market Rasen is not the British Virgin Islands

Charles Kenyon's Country Diary: Market Rasen is not the British Virgin Islands

Charles Kenyon wonders why the church for which he is treasurer - income £4,236, expenditure £5,480 - has to fill in such complicated forms

Social prescribing is not always a win-win

Social prescribing is not always a win-win

Voluntary and community sector organisations are helping patients and saving local health services time and money, but increasingly they're having to do so without adequate funding. PJ White reports

Paul Streets: Post-Oxfam, the key is to improve on the ground

Paul Streets: Post-Oxfam, the key is to improve on the ground

Small charities are often closer to their clients, which makes safeguarding issues clearer - but that doesn't mean they should be complacent, writes the chief executive of the Lloyds Bank Foundation

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