We have a working strategy covering a five year term until 2015 which includes, among other things, our Mission Statement; the Vision 2020 Strategy; our ideas and aims for the future of talking newspapers; our thoughts on building relations and interacting with other organisations and available services and our intention to encourage the formation of new talking newspaper groups where and when there is a demand. To view the full document please Click here
Policies and Procedures
It's always good practice to have policies and procedures in place. These are often called for if you are thinking of applying to an organisation for funding. We have a wide range of these in place for our members and these are available for you to download and edit for your own purposes. We have covered the following subjects and to access them just Login and go to the Members Section Policies and Procedures page.
Complaints & Harassment
Disclosure & Barring Certificates (formerly CRB checks)
Electrical equipment, safety checks and Insurance
Health, Safety & Welfare
Running a Local or Regional Conference
Long Service Certificates
Music - request for submissions
Registering Small Charities
There are various ways to register small charities now depending on the requirements of the Charities Commissions covering England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. For further details, please click here
Articles for the Blind FREEPOST
It is a requirement of the law that Royal Mail treats articles for the blind as first class post delivered free of charge. There are, of course, rules to ensure that this is not abused. Basic information only can be found at www.RoyalMail.com and searching for Articles for the Blind. TNF also has a Fact Sheet.
The full rules can be found at http://www.royalmail.com/you-home/your-community/articles-blind
TNF recommends that care be taken to ensure that address labels used in delivery pouches are clear and that post-codes are properly displayed. By doing this the likelihood of next day delivery will be greatly improved.