We Arepcvs

We Arepcvs

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service (PCVS) is a registered charity that supports the voluntary sector in Peterborough. With more than 500 members, we’ve been supporting Peterborough’s charities and volunteering groups for 40 years.

We Arepcvs

 

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service (PCVS) is a registered charity that supports the voluntary sector in Peterborough. With more than 500 members, we’ve been supporting Peterborough’s charities and volunteering groups for 40 years.

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About Us

What we do

Charities and volunteers play a vital role in improving the lives of thousands of people in Peterborough. Our expert support helps these incredible organisations run more effectively and make a bigger impact to local communities.

Our help across the sector is broad. From guiding groups and charities through the set-up processes for their new initiatives and offering a direct payments service, to standing up for the voluntary services sector and helping to make local lives better.

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Our Aim

  • Provide specialist expertise, information, and support, develop the skills local people need to run successful organisations, and help groups find and make effective use of resources.
  • Spread good practice, prevent duplication of effort and support joint working.
  • Make sure policy makers understand the needs of local voluntary organisations and community groups and help public bodies engage effectively with local voluntary organisations and community groups.
  • Encourage more people to volunteer and get involved in voluntary and community action.
  • Provide direct services to meet identified needs where there is no appropriate local member organisation to do so.
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Areas of Expertise

Poverty
Volunteering
Environment
Adult Social Care
Community
Safety
Children &
Young people

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Community Sector News Updates

Changes to Paternity Leave
HM Government is making changes to the way Paternity Leave and Pay can be claimed and taken, which will make it more flexible for fathers and partners to access. These changes will come into effect for fathers and partners from 6 April 2024 however, employees can start informing their employers from the 8 March 2024 of the dates they are going to take for their child born on or after 6 April 2024.

These changes will allow fathers and partners to take their leave in non-consecutive blocks. It will also allow fathers and partners to take their leave and pay at any point in the first year after the birth or adoption of their child. This gives fathers and partners more flexibility to take their Paternity Leave at a time that works for their family. This will shorten the notice period that fathers and partners are required to give their employers for each period of leave. Click here for official guidance.


Martyn's Law
There is a new consultation on Martyn's Law. The proposed new law will mean that organisers of events with an attendance of over 100 members of the general public will need to follow new counter terrorism legislation. This will affect community groups as much as any other organisation.
Please click here to access the Government fact sheet.


PCVS 3rd Thursday Networking Sessions
Click here to register for the June 2024 session - Let's Talk About Volunteering

All sessions are held in the PCVS conference room at the Allia Future Business Centre, London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AU.


Community Forums
You can find all the latest dates for and news on PCVS facilitated forums here.

 
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