Resources & News

Resources & News

We know there is a huge amount of resource and support available for the sector. We have tried to collate the most relevant and helpful things here and will update regularly with news and resources.

Remote working

There is a great general guide to best practice and top tips for working from home (including with children!) from Kingston Council which is not Borough specific.

Clear Comms

This handy one-page document from Prosper Strategies outlines best practice for what you need to do to ensure your communications are clear in this uncertain time.

Data Protection & Security

The Small Charities Coalition has some wonderful resources on digital safety, remote working, and GDPR. Make sure your staff brush up on data security, especially in shared home environments, and even more so if they have any physical files.

There is a one-hour ‘GDPR and Home Working’ webinar available from Protecture.

Take a look at the ICO guidelines & FAQS to keep updated.

Digital Fundraising

Matt Haworth’s ‘The Digital Fundraising Book’ is available for free to help more charities embrace digital fundraising.

Charity Digital has a comprehensive list of courses are available (many of them free) covering a whole host of digital topics, including social media and digital marketing, data security, data analysis, and more.

Legal Aid Contract Support

With support from the Legal Education Foundation, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group is offering a free dedicated support service for legal aid contract holders (any, not just LAPG members).

They will answer COVID-19 related enquiries: [email protected]
The Legal Aid Agency has released guidance for ‘Financial Relief for Legal Aid Practitioners’.

Skilled Volunteers for Projects

Taproot Plus connects charities with skilled volunteers. Post your requirements and they will try and match you with an appropriately qualified volunteer.

Staff Wellbeing

LawCare has published a short article highlighting the need for people to still try and take planned holidays and leave from work where they can. They point out that “Most of us are exhausted from carrying the emotional load of the last few months – we all need time to rest, relax, recuperate and reset.”

Take a look at our dedicated page of resources for wellbeing and support.

Employment Lawyers Association Network

Discussion and support through Zoom meetings and Slack group to allow for information sharing and joined-up response to emerging issues. Open to any not-for-profit advice or campaigning organisation working on employment/workers’ rights in London.