The Law Society of Northern Ireland has published various translated information leaflets on legal matters.
They have been translated by students into 9 languages including Chinese and Arabic, covering topics such as property, claiming asylum, making a will. They are available for download from both the Society’s publications section and a news item on Community NI website. Hard copies are available on request from the Society or solicitor firms throughout Northern Ireland.
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Scotland’s Third Force News has a short article ‘Freedom of information is underused by the third sector – why?‘, which looks at why charities may be hesitant to make use of freedom of information, and the ways in which it can benefit them.
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Recently published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation with Sheffield Hallam University is ‘Community-led approaches to reducing poverty in neighbourhoods: A review of evidence and practice’
The findings, per the executive summary, unsurprisingly include:
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New from sector consultancy nfpSynergy is ‘Past Imperfect’, examining data to try and see what changes in charity areas of activity, for better or worse, have taken place over the last few decades. The areas covered were cancer, heart disease, disability, poverty, and the environment.
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The Scottish Parliament has issued a new Guide to Devolution that they suggest may be useful to voluntary organisations and others. This provides a short history to date as well as an overview of the new powers under the Scotland Bill 2015-16. It also explains the position on welfare issues, with a graph on expenditure on welfare benefits after further devolution.
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Open Referral is an initiative (from America) that aims to “develop data standards and open platforms that make it easy to share and find information about community resources” – making it more straightforward to locate help.
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