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1 week ago
Funds raised by more than 15,000 readers will be shared between charities helping homeless people and destitute refugeesGuardian and Observer readers have raised £1,531,000 for three UK charities tackling youth homelessness and refugee destitution.More than 15,000 readers donated to the papers’ 2[...]
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1 week ago
The charity offers advocacy and legal support to victims of trafficking excluded by regular agencies and authoritiesAlone, abandoned by the man she believed loved her, and kicked out of her friend’s home, Jane, a trafficking survivor, found herself destitute and homeless in London in the early sta[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyMinorities and Immigra
2 weeks ago
When Rafal Senk moved to the UK he found people more accepting of his sexuality than in his native Poland. However, his profound deafness meant he was unable to get the right support from councils and soon became homeless. With the help of one of the charities supported by the Guardian and Observer [...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
2 weeks ago
CBEs for chief executive of Northern Housing Consortium and former Peabody boss are among the New Year honours for those in housing Local government, fire and police staff recognised in New Year honoursJo Boaden, chief executive of the Northern Housing Consortium in Newcastle, is one of several hous[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Leaders of Hull’s year as city of culture, prominent social care staff and council chief executives are among those recognised in the New Year honours The deputy commissioner of the Met, the former director of children’s services in Hackney and several of those involved in running Hull’s year [...]
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2 weeks ago
Charity professionals, philanthropists and many of the UK’s millions of volunteers are among those receiving honours this new yearVoluntary sector professionals, philanthropists and many of the country’s millions of community volunteers are among the people receiving honours in the 2018 New Year[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
The 2017 campaign supports three charities working with homeless young people and destitute refugees and asylum seekersReaders have raised more than £1.25m in the Guardian and Observer appeal for three homelessness charities.The 2017 appeal, which continues until 7 January, is in aid of the youth h[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
3 weeks ago
The Arimathea Trust and the Naccom network give a roof and advice to people who fled war and poverty only to find destitutionSuzie Jones was 17 when she first arrived in the UK. She had travelled alone, after fleeing violence in her home town, on the border of Somalia and Ethiopia. When she was 13, [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
3 weeks ago
The 2017 appeal is for three charities that work with homeless youngsters and destitute refugees and asylum seekersThe Guardian and Observer charity appeal in support of homeless youngsters and destitute refugees and asylum seekers has passed the £1m mark.The milestone was reached at midday on Satu[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
4 weeks ago
Seyi Obakin: ‘It has been hugely heartening to see how people have refused to stand by.’ Support our three chosen charities by donating hereThe Guardian and Observer charity appeal in support of young homeless people and destitute asylum seekers has burst past the £750,000 mark, less than a for[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
4 weeks ago
Young people who become homeless often find themselves in a chain of misfortune, forced into unsafe situations with little help from the state. Thomas Korpiela, Ann O’Shea, Kirk Rogers and Brookemorgan Henry-Rennie share their experiences of dealing with mental health issues and surviving on the s[...]
CharitiesPovertyChildren and ParentingCharities
4 weeks ago
Money to help homeless young people and refugees includes record £53,000 taken during telethon with journalistsGuardian and Observer readers have raised more than £500,000 for homeless young people and refugees, just 10 days into an annual charity appeal.The total includes a record £53,000 taken [...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
4 weeks ago
Katharine Viner, Polly Toynbee and Hugh Muir are among those waiting to speak to you. Call 0203 353 4368 on SaturdayWant to talk about politics with Polly Toynbee and Jonathan Freedland? Get fashion advice from Jess Cartner-Morley? Discuss the Guardian with editor Katharine Viner?This year’s Guard[...]
PovertyHousingChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
5 weeks ago
Watchdog calls for social media firms to be made to monitor posts and for new offence of intimidating candidates to be consideredTheresa May should consider the introduction of two new laws to deter the intimidation of MPs during elections and force social media firms to monitor illegal content, an [...]
6 weeks ago
Twelve months ago, we met Ahsanullah Ahsas who was being helped by the Children’s Society, one of the recipients of our annual appeal. Now granted leave to remain, he explains the impact of the charity’s workAhsanullah Ahsas, a shy, gaunt teenager from Afghanistan, told his traumatic life story [...]
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6 weeks ago
The autumn budget failed to tackle social care funding, but Damian Green’s comments on reform are loaded with promise December has only just begun, but it already feels that there may be a winter of discontent in social care. The promise of relief has not materialised, as no new money was laid out[...]
PolicyHousingSocia
7 weeks ago
A meeting on Thursday will address how the health service plans ahead in light of this month’s budget disappointmentTell us how you have been affected by cuts
The board of NHS England, which runs the health service in England, is holding a scheduled monthly meeting at its headquarters: Skipton [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
7 weeks ago
Tories accused of using royal engagement to bury bad news as welfare freeze remains for another 12 months from AprilMillions of people will have their benefits frozen for another 12 months from April in a move that will cost a typical working family with two children about £300 a year.Caroline Dine[...]
PovertyChildren and Parenting
7 weeks ago
Giving Tuesday | French insects | Paddington 2 | The Guardian’s values | Dying Swan | Duetting with the deadAlan Machin (Letters, 27 November) is right when he suggests a charitable antidote to Black Friday. #givingtuesday (28 November) provides exactly that – a chance to give something back aft[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
7 weeks ago
It’s amazing how long a nonsensical consensus can survive. But once it starts to disintegrate – as Conservative post-budget comments reveal – it goes very fastThe people of Taunton Deane, according to their MP, Rebecca Pow, have never had it better, thanks to Conservative policies. A combinati[...]
PovertyHousing and Poverty
7 weeks ago
Two former health secretaries and chair of select committee call for end to short-term thinking as crisis growsPhilip Hammond is facing a backlash from senior Tories after failing to provide any extra funds for social care in the budget and announcing only a “short-term fix” for the NHS.With hea[...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
7 weeks ago
Sources say health service would have got more in budget if NHS England chief executive had not made public demand for extra £4bnPhilip Hammond backtracked on plans to give the NHS more money than it eventually got in the budget after reacting with “fury” to its boss Simon Stevens’s public de[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
7 weeks ago
Philip Hammond’s budget has failed to fix the housing crisis but, worse, has left families living in fear with no reassurance over fire safety measuresAround the time of the 2016 spring budget, I wrote about a first-time buyer who had taken advantage of the Conservatives’ help to buy scheme. Ask[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
7 weeks ago
Government is not promising enough money to meet pledge to increase real-terms funding for NHS in each year of parliament, Labour saysLabour has accused the Conservatives of breaking a manifesto pledge to increase real-terms funding for the NHS in every year of this parliament by not promising suffi[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
7 weeks ago
Measures announced in budget will not be introduced until as late as April, leaving some families facing a tough ChristmasOpposition parties and charities have criticised budget measures to improve the rollout of universal credit after it emerged that the changes will not be introduced until as late[...]
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