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Volunteers alone cannot fill the gap

Volunteers in crisis support

AUTHOR: TIFFANY LAM, CONSULTANT, NEF CONSULTING The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need for a universal safety net. The government’s 2020 budget, and subsequent measures, tried to bring in temporary changes to social security and “do whatever it takes” to… Read more »


COLETTE BEAUPRé

Senior Consultant T: +44 (0) 207 820 6339 E: colette.beaupre@nefconsulting.com At NEF Consulting, Colette’s focus is on supporting local authorities as they respond to Climate Emergency declarations, and the development of places in a way that works for people and… Read more »


MANUELA LUPTON-PAEZ

ANALYST T: + 44 (0)20 7820 6341 E: manuela.lupton-paez@nefconsulting.com Manuela is an analyst with a background in economics. She has applied quantitative analysis to inform policy decisions, as well as conducting qualitative research through public surveys and interviews. She previously… Read more »


HEALTHY STREETS AND THE RIGHT TO THE CITY

Author: Tiffany Lam, Consultant, NEF Consulting. The Mayor of London wants more Londoners cycling, walking and taking public transport. And that’s why Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach, to prioritise cycling, walking and public transport to… Read more »


A trauma informed approach in crisis support

Trauma in crisis

Author: Tiffany Lam, Consultant, NEF Consulting Many people, including those who seek crisis support services, have experienced trauma. It may be more prevalent than we think. 1 in 3 adults in England have experienced trauma. And in the UK, 31%… Read more »


BEYOND MIDDLE-CLASS MEN IN LYCRA

AUTHOR: TIFFANY LAM, CONSULTANT WE WON’T GET MORE LONDONERS CYCLING WITHOUT MAKING IT MORE INCLUSIVE Transport for London has launched a new network of Healthy Street Officers as part of the Mayor’s efforts to get 80% of Londoners cycling, walking and… Read more »


The importance of staff wellbeing in crisis support

Authors: Tiffany Lam, Consultant and Beti Baraki, Analyst, NEF Consulting. 70 million days are lost from work each year due to mental ill-health. These figures from the Mental Health Foundation point to mental ill-health as the leading cause of sickness… Read more »


Overseas volunteering: the value to young people

Return on investment from youth volunteering programme For every £1 the government spends on International Citizen Service (ICS) – its overseas youth volunteering programme – the scheme generates over £4 in social value, finds a report by NEF Consulting commissioned… Read more »


BRISTOL AIRPORT: INCONSISTENCIES IN THE CASE FOR EXPANSION

Plans for expansion of Bristol Airport may have overestimated benefits to the region by £280 million. The business case for the expansion of Bristol Airport may have significantly overestimated its economic benefits, and underestimated its social and environmental costs, a… Read more »


SROI of the Guide Dogs’ habilitation service

Social Return on Investment of the Guide Dogs’ habilitation service at Jordanstown School The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Guide Dogs) commissioned NEF Consulting to undertake a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis to help them to understand the… Read more »