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21 hours ago
uring that time, sexual assault victims were frozen out of counseling, homeless teens and domestic violence survivors were kicked to the curb, breast cancer screenings were eliminated, and large and formerly stable charities like Lutheran Social Services ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Axing of housing services in multimillion-pound budget cuts will increase homelessness, according to charitiesHuge cuts to homelessness services will trigger a surge in the number of people forced to sleep on the streets and pile more pressure on hard-pressed NHS and social care services, charities [...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days 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
3 days ago
Reforms aim to end presumption that a father must have contact with a child when there is evidence of domestic abuseSenior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence of domestic abuse that would put the child or mother at risk.[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismGerontologyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
4 days ago
Charity bosses have not learned from criticism around remuneration and risk distancing themselves further from their supporters“It says here in this letter you sent that £4 from me could help save a life. So how about your CEO takes £40,000 less salary next year and saves 10,000 lives?” This w[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Finding could bring about change of practice in NHS with ‘potential to save many lives’, says charityEvery man with suspected prostate cancer should have an MRI scan, which is twice as likely to identify the presence of dangerous tumours as the invasive biopsy used currently, say doctors.A major[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Canadian-style scheme run by government says volunteers’ offers of support have been ‘stuck’ for six monthsOnly two Syrian refugee families have been resettled under the government’s community refugee sponsorship scheme, six months after it was unveiled by the home secretary and the archbish[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
My friend Dennis Massey, who has died of cancer aged 67, worked for vulnerable and disadvantaged people throughout his life.He was the first son of Harry Massey, a British soldier who courted a young German woman, Astrid Lange, while serving in Hamburg in 1945. They married and set up home in Cheste[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
6 days ago
Despite its big society resonance, the prime minister should be credited for some credible first steps towards her vision of a shared society
So the prime minister believes there is such a thing as society, and that it may require some help from the state. Building a “shared society” was the [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
ason Kerr/Daily Herald From left to right, Indigenous social work practicum student Ashley Peterson, family literacy coordinator Sandra Kaun and volunteer Brie Kalenith pose for a photo on Tuesday. All three say there’s a tremendous need for ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
1 week ago
Decisions about where children should live long-term are often hit by ‘drift and delay’. A Scottish programme aims to tackle thisMy lightbulb moment came when I was working as a foster care manager at the charity Tact. I had seen too many instances of looked-after children (those in care) where [...]
ChildrenPolicyChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunte
1 week ago
ammy Montague, an advocacy counselor at PLASE, said the nonprofit receives referrals from the Veterans Administration, departments of social services and other agencies and works to help find permanent housing for residents. "We really believe that there ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Red Cross report highlights how unsolicited items often end up in landfill, urging Australians to give cash insteadFiji received the equivalent of 33 Olympic swimming pools’ worth of donated junk after Cyclone Winston hit last year.Sports gear, chainsaws, carpets and woolly jumpers were among the [...]
Charities
1 week ago
What was Ai Weiwei thinking? Posing as a dead refugee boy on a beach in Lesbos was risible, fatuous and grotesqueArtist Jake Chapman is not known for his sentimentalism. In their masterwork Hell, he and his brother Dinos showed no pity for thousands of toy soldiers they tortured and eviscerated in a[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismMental Health
1 week ago
Leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors, with deep expertise across all public services, comprise our editorial board in 2017We are delighted to announce the distinguished members of our Public Leaders Network 2017 editorial advisory board.Ten leaders have been selected to provide exp[...]
Charities
1 week ago
Measures to help small charities win public service contracts will depend on ministers’ willingness to challenge the inertia of the commisioning culture Smaller charities are watching developments following the government’s announcement last month of new measures to help them leap the hurdles so[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
authored by Karen Lawrence, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. The study is the ...
Volunteering improves physical health, mental health and social outcomes for post via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
arx said the project takes a “transformative” approach to conquering homelessness, with a focus on “dignified shelter,” permanent housing and a wide range of social services. Even so, the work isn’t done, he said. “It will not achieve its ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Year-on-year sales for November and December were up 10%, boosted by 9% rise in gifts such as providing safe water for small communities Oxfam has reported its highest sales for five years on the back of increased demand for secondhand clothes and ethical gifts.Healthy sales of Fairtrade goods such [...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Domestic abuse costs the NHS £1.73bn a year. A charity is calling for a network of on-site advisers in every hospital The first time Sharon’s* partner hospitalised her was on her birthday. About a year into their relationship, after a gradual escalation of “little things”, he punched and kick[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 weeks ago
Casting charity’s important work as an emergency response to a humanitarian crisis was always going to be controversial There is something uniquely startling about the vision of an international aid agency, usually found working in countries struck by famine and natural disaster, mobilising to pro[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 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
2 weeks ago
A community centre in Leeds works with prisoners before and after their release to help them adjust to life outside, as well as improve the local areaEx-prisoner Ken Denton had a “vision” of how to stop the cycle of repeat offending while inside, working as a volunteer with inmates awaiting rele[...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Exploit your skills and be clear about what you can offer: our guide to selling yourself when applying to the voluntary sectorHaving decided you would like to move into the voluntary sector, done all you can to prepare, and identified a vacancy that appeals to you, it’s time to put together an app[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducation
2 weeks ago
The charity wants to increase transparency by providing updates on their work and allowing donors to track givingOxfam, one of the UK’s biggest charities, plans to harness the power of the smartphone to bring donors closer to its work.The global poverty reduction charity is launching an app, My Ox[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
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4 weeks ago
NASW member Reia Chapman, who runs her own practice in Charlotte, N.C., volunteered with the American Red Cross for its disaster mental health services team in Lafayette, La., helping victims of the region’s historic flooding. “I do a lot of community-based organizing and racial trauma and advoc[...]
 

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357 weeks ago
From the NYT:The Bloomberg administration said Friday that the number of people living on New York’s streets and subways soared 34 percent in a year, signaling a setback in one of the city’s most intractable problems.
Appearing both startled and dismayed by the sharp increase, a year after [...]
 
365 weeks ago
Charming, as always:Although the government distributed billions of these food coupons, or food stamps, over the last half-century, only a small number have survived since they were replaced by a debit-card-like system. Now this coupon — and the master dye used to make the plate that created it [...]