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43 weeks ago
Readers have been incredibly generous. Our 2016 charities – Help Refugees, Safe Passage, and The Children’s Society – explain how they will use your donationsReaders’ £1.8m for refugees is beacon of humanity in climate of hostility
“We’ve just returned from Greece where refugee child[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
45 weeks ago
More than 17,500 readers donate to four-week appeal in support of three charities helping child refugeesThe Guardian and Observer’s 2016 appeal has raised over £1,750,000 for child refugees, making it the second biggest charity fundraiser in the papers’ histories. More than 17,500 readers donat[...]
ChildrenCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
46 weeks ago
A legal victory for the Safe Passage charity on behalf of one Eritrean teenager could save unaccompanied child refugees across EuropeThey had hoped to set sail together, negotiating the notorious Mediterranean crossing as a family. But in late April 2016, as the throng of refugees jostled on to the [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
46 weeks ago
Labour peer who forced government to help unaccompanied minors says rise of rightwing movements means vulnerable children face a perilous futureRefugees seeking sanctuary in Europe will face an increasingly hostile environment in the coming year, according to the Labour peer Alf Dubs, who predicts g[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingMinorities and Immigration
47 weeks ago
Help Refugees identifies the most effective grassroots groups active in the refugee crisis and provides them with funding. The projects help build infrastructure for the camps, provide food, clothes and toys, and assist new mothers. Here, the Guardian highlights the life-saving work of the volunteer[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
47 weeks ago
Back from the US, editor-at-large Gary Younge rediscovered the joy of talking to generous Guardian readers who called in to our annual Christmas charity appeal last weekend
Donate to the Guardian’s refugee charity appeal
As seasonal rituals go, the annual Guardian Christmas charity telethon [...]
Charities and Volunteerism
48 weeks ago
This year’s Christmas Appeal supports three refugee charities. Two boys in France who are being helped to make to make their UK asylum claims talk about their lives and dreams
• Donate to the Guardian and Observer Christmas appealFrom a distance, he seemed strangely well fed for a child who[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
48 weeks ago
Money raised over the phone brings to more than £700,000 the total donated so far for child refugeesThe Guardian and the Observer’s Christmas telethon raised more than £50,000 on Saturday, pushing the total donated so far by readers and supporters in aid of refugee children past £700,000 mark. [...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
49 weeks ago
British children and child refugees ask and answer questions about the refugee crisis. The Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2016 is supporting the work of three charities working with refugee children. This year more than 90,000 children have travelled alone, fleeing war and destitution, across [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
50 weeks ago
Re-stating the case for better funding is not enough, the sector needs a grassroots social movement to press for reformThe sense of disappointment bordering on despair about the autumn statement’s silence on social care is palpable throughout local government and the social care sector. The chorus[...]
PolicyEducationHealth and C
50 weeks ago
Creating a comprehensive housing strategy will need to include special treatment for London, more devolved housing control, and land reformThe measures announced by the chancellor in his autumn statement last week were welcome, but do not add up to the comprehensive strategy needed to tackle the hou[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
50 weeks ago
MPs dismayed issue was not addressed in autumn statement amid warnings there could be a tax credit-style rebellionPhilip Hammond, the chancellor, is coming under mounting pressure from Tory MPs to bring forward help for the NHS and social care services, amid dire warnings that council budget cuts ar[...]
HealthHealth and
51 weeks ago
Stephen Dorrell, a senior Tory and former health secretary, speaks to BBC One’s Andrew Marr about the Autumn Statement which was delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond on Wednesday. Dorrell says that Hammond made a mistake in omitting any extra funding for social care from his plans, as the issue [...]
Health and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
51 weeks ago
The chancellor talked up his £4bn for affordable homes – but Brexit will make a disastrous dent in an already dysfunctional housing systemWhen it comes to the autumn statement and the annual budget, you have to analyse it as you would a magician’s show. Sitting back and enjoying the artifice an[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
51 weeks ago
The chancellor’s pledge of £3.72bn for road and rail is a drop in the ocean and a missed chance to transform UK public servicesWill the extra investment in transport be enough to save some local authorities from oblivion when much central government funding is replaced by business rates? The cost[...]
51 weeks ago
Royal College of Surgeons calls for rethink after figures show 89% of beds are full overnight for fourth quarter in a rowThe Royal College of Surgeons said there was a chronic shortage of NHS hospital beds in England, after occupancy rates for overnight stays topped 89% for a fourth successive quart[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
51 weeks ago
Government aims to build 40,000 additional affordable homes by 2021 – but OBR says it expects 13,000 fewer homes to be built over next five yearsThe chancellor committed almost £4bn to housing in Wednesday’s autumn statement, in a move he said represented a step-change in the government’s amb[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
51 weeks ago
The autumn statement focused on devolution and housing at the expense of health and social care. We round up local government reactionsDark days for civil servants as autumn statement leaves budgets to shrinkLocal government bodies have welcomed measures announced in the autumn statement to stimulat[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontology
51 weeks ago
The ‘just about managing’ were the focus before autumn statement, but their gains are outweighed by rising bills and pricesThe “just about managing” will have to continue just about managing, with less money, after the feeble set of giveaways in Philip Hammond’s first – and last – autu[...]
51 weeks ago
Investment in housebuilding and affordable homes gets thumbs up, but fears remain over support for those most in needThe housing crisis topped chancellor Philip Hammond’s list, in the autumn statement, of the long term weaknesses in the UK economy. His increases in capital funding for housebuildin[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
51 weeks ago
Greater powers for local government could be good news for charities, but there is concern about the cost of the higher national living wageThe UK’s voluntary sector was not front and centre in chancellor Philip Hammond’s autumn statement, where the spending focus was on infrastructure and trans[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
51 weeks ago
Rolling coverage and analysis as chancellor Philip Hammond presents his first autumn statementLatest: Borrowing will be £122bn bigger than plannedGrowth to fall to 1.4% in 2017Government abandons 2020 surplus goal Hammond gives autumn statement: highlights start hereTell us how Hammond’s statemen[...]
Housing
51 weeks ago
The chancellor needs to classify housing as an infrastructure project and boost its supply in the autumn statementThe outward manifestation of a housing crisis is right before our eyes, on a street near you, tucked anonymously in a doorway or lying on a park bench. Rough sleeping, according to the H[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
51 weeks ago
The chancellor has given no hint that his autumn statement will provide urgent funding to save tottering social careIt speaks volumes about government priorities that the Treasury briefed journalists ahead of Wednesday’s autumn statement that an extra £1.3bn would be spent on roads. Yet we have b[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities