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Charities News

9 hours ago
If just 0.1% of the £64bn that goes to registered charities every year went to small independent groups, we’d stand a much better chance of creating a just and equal world

• Six reasons why charities should harness hyperlocal communications In 2015 I hope that the public will get behind [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
The Charity Commission’s deadline is 31 January. Follow this advice from the regulator to avoid making mistakes when filingCharity Commission quick guide: how to set up a charityBe prepared, 31 January is the deadline for many charities to submit their annual return and accounts to the Charity Com[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunt
1 day ago
Paul Farthing of the NSPCC tells us what it’s like to do his job and how passion and creativity can be as important as formal training Tell us a bit about your job Being a fundraising director is about two things. One is working for a great cause where you can clearly see the difference you are [...]
CareersCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
3 days ago
ome residents believe the city is exporting its downtown homeless problem to their neighborhoods. But social service agencies and volunteers say it isn't that simple. They say that although downtown development and skid row cleanups are squeezing out some ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
ocal lawyers volunteer their time at the clinic. Judge David Certo An unusual judge in Indianapolis tries to run his courtroom with a mix of justice, compassion, and social work. Community Court Judge David Certo provides a food and clothing pantry for ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Why don’t abused women just leave their partners? Why don’t poor people just spend less? Why do people in positions of power ask so many stupid questions?Last week, I took part in a comedy night to raise money for the charity Refuge, which supports women and children who have experienced domesti[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
ut the programs we looked at were attended by men who had volunteered or who had been referred by social services, a family court or by a partner telling them that if they don’t get “professional help”, their relationship would be over. Early in the ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
4 days ago
n the health insurance coverage they provide their employees… “That exemption…does not extend to ‘Catholic social services, Georgetown Hospital’…or any other religious charity.” Georgetown Hospital was founded in 1898 as part of Georgetown ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
4 days ago
The Tories have finally sucked on an interventionist public health policy – yet somehow they just can’t inhaleAny veteran nicotine addict will testify that fancy packaging plays no role in the decision to keep smoking. So, it is argued, stripping cartons of their branding will trigger no mass&nb[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
5 days ago
Whoever does that, I wish them the best of luck.” During the months without a CASA provider, Riverside County’s Department of Social Services helped former CASA volunteers who wanted to maintain a relationship with the foster children they served to ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
5 days ago
After the National Audit Office concluded that the regulator was not fit for purpose in 2013, we highlight the key points from its follow-up reportCharity Commission: We have to deliver the goods but the sector has to change too Charity Commission and the voluntary sector: what has gone wrong?
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CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
As the National Audit Office releases its follow-up report on the regulator, the commission’s director of policy and communications discusses the next stepsCharity Commission: what you need to know about NAO follow-up The National Audit Office doesn’t do gushing praise. So when it talks about ou[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
Meanwhile children’s charity slams energy firms for failing in their legal obligations to vulnerable familiesSmall energy companies have beaten the big six on customer service ratings for the fourth year in a row, according to consumer body Which?Npower achieved the lowest score for the fourth yea[...]
ChildrenPovertyChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
Soaps such as Hollyoaks, EastEnders and Coronation Street win plaudits for realistic portrayals of mental health problems and cancerIt was not so long ago that mentally ill characters were portrayed on TV only as mad, bad and dangerous to know. Fast forward to the present day, and soap operas and dr[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental
6 days ago
The Stagecoach boss’s donation raises more questions about anti-abortion propaganda in centres designed to offer impartial adviceInstead of offering neutral counselling around pregnancy, many of the UK’s crisis pregnancy centres act as an anti-abortion space, according to research last year by t[...]
WomenHealthCharities and VolunteerismEduc
6 days ago
The UK’s refusal to give Andrea Gada’s Zimbabwean grandparents visas for her funeral is a worrying sign about our society’s prioritiesEven the most diehard “Britain is full” advocates might melt at the story of the Zimbabwean grandparents who have been refused a visa to attend the funeral [...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
6 days ago
Sharon Evans tells MPs that Ben Emmerson QC attempted to ensure panel members didn’t voice any internal criticismThe chaos behind the scenes of the official inquiry into child abuse has been laid bare with accusations of bullying and silencing members as the investigation has struggled to get off [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
We need to start talking about depression, for young men’s sake, in schools and workplaces. Politicians and the media must lead the way

• Lib Dems announce campaign for NHS to set ‘zero suicide’ goalOn Monday, Nick Clegg pledged to sign up the NHS to a national “zero suicide” [...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
ocial service groups set up tables in the church to distribute information about legal help, breast health, voter registration and mental health. Volunteers packed and passed out “Bags of Hope,” food they delivered to the homeless nearby in Doyle Park.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
harities and social services departments from Utica to Geneva are registered users. Charities must submit paperwork to document their nonprofit status in order to have access to the items on Give To Others, Caputo said. Charities can contact the donors to ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Liza Ramrayka takes a look at developments in philanthropy to see if the new generation of donors is happier to take risks
Look at the organisations supported by the top 20 UK or US philanthropists and you’ll see a similar picture: research bodies, hospitals, educational institutions and founda[...]
CharitiesHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Sadiq Khan worries his prospective department will face large bill to undo construction deals for a youth super-prisonConservative ministers have been accused by Labour of trying to push through billions of pounds in controversial pet projects before May’s general election, including the construct[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
8 million lacking required income level, says charity, as rising figure reflects cost of living and benefit cutsNearly four out of 10 households with children, or 8.1 million people, live below an income level regarded by the public as the minimum needed to participate in society, according to new r[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
he committee is calling for young and older people who have experienced loneliness to come forward and contribute their views, as well as the charity, health and social service staff who may work to support them. Loading article content Margaret McCulloch ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
London organisation Suited & Booted helps vulnerable men get back on their feet by giving them smart clothesTucked away off busy Queen Victoria Street in London’s Blackfriars, St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe is easy to miss. As the church’s website puts it: “Like a well-bred lady fallen on hard [...]
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2 weeks ago
The two longest volunteer-fought conflicts in US history have resulted in large numbers of veterans coming home not only with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also traumatic brain injury (TBI). These “signature” injuries of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been called “invisible”[...]
 

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