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Charities News

5 hours ago
Report shows combination of low wages, freezes to benefits and rising costs of renting could cause more than 1 million households to become homelessMore than a million households living in private rented accommodation are at risk of becoming homeless by 2020 because of rising rents, benefit freezes [...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
Chairman Sir Derek Myers and trustee Tony Rice resign amid internal disquiet over charity’s response to disasterTwo board members of the housing charity Shelter, including its chairman Sir Derek Myers, have resigned amid reports of internal disquiet over the organisation’s allegedly muted respon[...]
CharitiesHousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
The Disasters Emergency Committee coordinates donations and volunteers for relief efforts abroad – why do we have nothing similar in the UK?The last few months have brought some truly tragic events – the terror attacks in Westminster, Manchester, London Bridge and Finsbury Park, and the fire at [...]
Charities
2 days ago
I know how important it is to have small, highly-focused charities that are close by when someone needs to talkAs survivor of child abuse and rape, I’ve always been passionate about doing work that makes a real difference to people’s lives. As a charity communicator, some of my proudest achievem[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
Cost-cutting plans could see waiting times shoot up and risk patients’ chance of survival, doctors and charities warnCancer patients in Cheshire could die sooner because they will end up waiting longer for urgent hospital treatment if NHS regulators push through controversial cost-cutting plans, i[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
The cover version of Bridge Over Troubled Water, featuring Stormzy, Rita Ora, Robbie Williams and more, will raise money for survivors of the devastating fire – some who appear in a choir on the trackThe charity single for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire has been released, featuring a host [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volu
3 days ago
All emergency situations are different, but the response to the tower block fire has exposed huge failings in both central and local governmentSince the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower there has been mounting criticism of the government’s response and support for survivors, which has appeared [...]
Charities
4 days ago
In any crisis the priority for organisations such as the Red Cross is getting to every single individual who is suffering. And these are the steps that help us get thereWhen a disaster suddenly occurs, anywhere in the world and on any scale, there is a sequence of clear actions that needs to happen.[...]
Charities
4 days ago
Smartphones have changed how people flee danger and technology also enables them to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis since the second world warSmartphones have changed the way people flee.“Without my smartphone I wouldn’t have made it to Germany,” explains Bassem*, a young man from S[...]
Charities
5 days ago
my Rogers is a Content Producer for LPGA.com. She has covered the LPGA, PGA, Web.com and European Tours for Golf Channel. She has also worked as a Sports Anchor and Reporter covering the New York City and Orlando markets. Brooke Henderson has done the ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
5 days ago
Michael Pyke says there is no evidence that children in selective schools have greater academic achievements than those in comprehensives; Simon Gibbs calls for the end of charitable status for private schoolsIn a revealing interview with Peter Wilby, Shaun Fenton asserts that the raison d’être o[...]
EducationCharitiesChildren and Parenting
6 days ago
he nonprofit tries to connect its homeless volunteers with social services and jobs. “There needs to be more resources funneled into a solution because these folks are just going to get moved out,” Lang said. “It’s going to be problematic for ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
The Office for Civil Society was once a bold idea, but government has parked charities and campaign groups in a siding. It’s time to demand changeSo Tracey Crouch is the new minister for civil society, adding that responsibility to her existing role as sports minister. A minor department gets an o[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Survivor of the IRA bomb that killed her son, mother-in-law and father, Earl Mountbatten, in 1979 who worked for children’s, healthcare and military charitiesCountess Mountbatten of Burma, who has died aged 93, was one of the three survivors of the IRA bomb that blew up her father’s old fishing [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Tracey Crouch is new minister for both sport and civil society. Here’s what the not-for-profit sector would like her to doCharities and social enterprises finally have a new minister, after former civil society minister Rob Wilson lost his Reading East constituency, but have expressed concern that[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Joy as deal struck to make Kadcyla, which costs an annual £90,000 per patient at full price, available for routine use
A drug that can extend the lives of women with advanced breast cancer has been approved for routine use on the NHS.Charities and campaigners reacted with huge disappointment whe[...]
HealthWomenCharities and VolunteerismGovern
1 week ago
London breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, but volunteer clean air wardens like me are challenging drivers who leave engines idlingWednesday morning, my clean air partner and I approach a coach unloading children outside the Barbican Centre in London. The driver is hel[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Youth turnout was key to the general election – now turn that energy into activism and vote every day about the kind of community you want to live inThe “youthquake” was key to Labour’s surge in last week’s general election. No official turnout data exists yet but an NME-led exit poll sugg[...]
CharitiesChildren and Parenting
1 week ago
Survey by debt charity finds many families going without food, furniture and new clothes as they struggle with huge debtsLow-income families are going without beds, cookers, meals, new clothes and other essential items as they struggle to cope with huge debts run up to pay domestic bills, according [...]
PovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 week ago
Personal information leaked in sensitive contexts can spark violence, discrimination, exclusionary policies. Yet my NGO shares confidential data freely
Until recently, I worked for an international development organisation that prides itself on being evidence-driven and using data to determine it[...]
CharitiesHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Engaging young people with politics long term isn’t about gimmicks or social media targeting – they want a positive vision of social changeThat soft irritating sound you can hear coming from Westminster is the sound of our entire political class scratching their heads at Thursday’s election re[...]
Charities
1 week ago
‘We’ll house your children, but not you,’ scores of families are told by local authoritiesHomeless immigrants are being told they can secure housing for their children but not themselves, effectively forcing them to break up their family or sleep rough with their children, the Guardian has lea[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyMinoriti
1 week ago
Beneficiaries are the people who know first-hand the importance of a charity’s mission. They can bring skills, vision and passion, plus personal experience The night before my first trustee meeting as chief executive of Cardiomyopathy UK, the chair gave me a call: “one of the trustees can’t ma[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Tax relief granted to 586 out of 1,038 private schools, including Eton College and Dulwich CollegePrivate schools are set to get tax rebates totalling £522m over the next five years as a result of their controversial status as charities, according to a study of local council records.Charitable orga[...]
CharitiesEducationCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
Graham Foulkes lost his son on 7/7 and is now helping those left desolate by this year’s terror attacks. Why must we make it so difficult for him?In the aftermath of the Manchester attacks in St Ann’s Square, I met Graham Foulkes. One of many experts offered up to a media desperately trying to o[...]
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26 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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379 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 [...]
 
387 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 [...]