Campaigning on lobbying law falls at final hurdle

The House of Lords amendments made in response to sector campaigning around the government’s lobbying legislation, and rejected by the Commons, failed to get back on track on Tuesday’s return to the Lords. This effectively ends the debate before the legislation becomes law, but sector bodies such as ACEVO are promising that the matter “does not finish today”.

BBC News coverage  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25934660, Stephen Bubb from ACEVO is worth a read too, http://bloggerbubb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/gagged-we-shall-see.html » Continue reading news item ... “Campaigning on lobbying law falls at final hurdle”

Making data work for disability groups

The Office for Disability Issues has created a ‘Community Data Toolkit’ for Disabled Peoples User Led Organisations, other small organisations and charities, which shows what data has been published about disability and how that data can be used. It provides guidance to help organisations find and use data with confidence to support their work by, for example, the better targeting of services and/or resources to meet the needs of disabled people. » Continue reading news item ... “Making data work for disability groups”

Revamped resource for community organisers

A revamped website for the national Community Organisers programme, run by Locality, went live last week. It has a new feature enabling a search for projects, organisers, hosts and volunteers near you, and also users can save content to their own personal space (‘bookcase’).

Locality news item http://locality.org.uk/news/community-organisers-website-launches/ or go direct to http://www.cocollaborative.org.uk.