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Resources

Counter fraud checklist for charities

Charity Finance Group has produced this counter fraud checklist for charities. This checklist is designed to help you to establish (or strengthen) a counter-fraud policy and to cultivate the right culture in your charity to help deter the dishonest minority.

Developing the VCS contribution to early help

This infographic provides an overview of the work MVDA is doing to develop the VCS contribution to early help support for children and families in Middlesbrough. 

Published 31 October 2016.

Asylum and refugee provision in Middlesbrough

These guides provides an overview of the specialist VCS services in Middlesbrough for refugees and people seeking asylum, to help you to make informed referrals and ensure your service-users are receiving the support they need. The first is an overview of services, the second is a detailed guide to each service.

MVDA Commissioning Framework

This framework explores how appropriate VCS involvement can support intelligent and effective commissioning. 

Tackling Cancer Together - Straightforward

This case study describes how Straightforward spread key messages about cancer to vulnerable women and men from BME communities, refugees, people seeking asylum and mainstream communities in Tees Valley. The group primarily raises awareness of the causes and effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), within these communities, the group also provides a range of support services to people who have experienced FGM.

Over 2014/15 MVDA ran a project to increase awareness and early detection of cancer among Middlesbrough communities likely not to have been reached by public health information. Grass roots community groups were targeted and asked to propose small-scale initiatives to spread key messages about cancer.

Tackling Cancer Together - Romanian Assembly

This case study describes how the Romanian Assembly spread key messages about cancer to people from Romania and Roma communities living in Tees Valley.

Over 2014/15 MVDA ran a project to increase awareness and early detection of cancer among Middlesbrough communities likely not to have been reached by public health information. Grass roots community groups were targeted and asked to propose small-scale initiatives to spread key messages about cancer.

Tackling Cancer Together - North East Women in Action

This case study describes how North East Women in Action spread key messages about cancer to refugees, people seeking asylum and other people from BME communities. In many African and Asian countries in particular, there is a lack of awareness and understanding about cancer and not a tradition of seeking professional medical advice and intervention for health problems.

Over 2014/15 MVDA ran a project to increase awareness and early detection of cancer among Middlesbrough communities likely not to have been reached by public health information. Grass roots community groups were targeted and asked to propose small-scale initiatives to spreadkey messages about cancer.

Tackling Cancer Together - Investing in People and Culture

This case study describes how Investing in People and Culture (IPC) spread key messages about cancer to new and emerging communities include migrant workers, international students, refugees and people seeking asylum. Many of these communities have no experience or awareness of cancer: some do not believe it exists at all and others hold deep seated ideas or believe myths about the causes of cancer and how to prevent it, based on a lack of factual information and awareness.

Over 2014/15 MVDA ran a project to increase awareness and early detection of cancer among Middlesbrough communities likely not to have been reached by public health information. Grass roots community groups were targeted and asked to propose small-scale initiatives to spread key messages about cancer.

Tackling Cancer Together - Branches case study

This case study describes how Branches community group spread key messages about cancer to Tees Valley families and carers who are affected directly and indirectly by substance misuse, with the aim of improving their condition of life and overall wellbeing.

Over 2014/15 MVDA ran a project to increase awareness and early detection of cancer among Middlesbrough communities likely not to have been reached by public health information. Grass roots community groups were targeted and asked to propose small-scale initiatives to spread key messages about cancer, including the link between healthy living and reducing the risk of developing cancer.