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Charities News

15 hours ago
A Reading-based club was duped out of £28,000, but Barclays was only able to recover £8.90. Other volunteer groups and charities should bewareTreasurers of community groups and small charities have been warned to be extremely wary after a youth football club was conned out of more than £28,000 by[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
UK-wide charity Broken Rainbow was spending more than half of government grant it received for three months’ work in 24 hours, said National Audit OfficeA domestic violence charity that received £1.4m of public money collapsed after “chaotic” management, according to a public spending watchdo[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
For 38% of UK patients, life ends on a ward despite only 1% preferring that to staying at home, finds Macmillan charityTens of thousands of people with cancer are dying in hospital every year even though they would rather spend their final days at home or in a hospice.Although only 1% of cancer pati[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
New mayors will want big ideas for problems such as rough sleeping in their area. Small local charities need to consider how they can survive thatWe are just one week away from voting for eight new mayors across England. Voters will head to the polls to elect six new metro mayors – in Greater Manc[...]
Charities
2 days ago
income immigrants is in danger of losing the government funding that accounts for more than half of its $4 million budget. And elsewhere, small nonprofits working to ...
a smaller D.C. via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismMinorities and Immigration
3 days ago
Tony Greaves, deputy leader of Pendle borough council, says its basic services are now at risk; while Andrew Purkis calls on John Harris to keep on givingIn areas with both county and district councils, districts are under huge stress (Cuts decimating services, research finds, 25 April). Here in Pen[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
Citizens Advice criticises Scottish Power proposal to scrap standard variable tariffs for product customers renew each yearAn energy company’s proposal to scrap default electricity and gas deals in favour of car insurance-style annual renewals could amount to a rebranding exercise and not help bil[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunte
3 days ago
Two years ago, Pathway’s inspirational founder died suddenly. We realised how hard it was for us to move on while staying true to his visionHow do you cope when your founder – the heart and soul of your charity – is suddenly and unexpectedly ripped away from you?On 27 April 2015, Alex Bax, the[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
The bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep talks about how she quit psychiatry to become a writer but can’t stay away from the NHS
Joanna Cannon’s to-do list for next month includes attending the British Book Industry Awards in which her bestselling debut novel has been shortl[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
4 days ago
he award, announced this morning, is presented annually to a member of the theater community “who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Proposal in children and social work bill to cut local safeguarding boards will make it harder for agencies to work together to protect vulnerable young people“A bad idea drawn up by Whitehall that has not been properly evaluated or impact-assessed.” This was Lord Ramsbotham’s scathing verdict[...]
PolicyChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
he St Vincent de Paul Society is part of a growing chorus from Australia's social services sector criticising the "punitive" scheme, which it says is at risk of creating "a class of working poor" while doing nothing to create sustained employment.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
Charity calls for immediate reduction in six-week wait for first benefit payment after handing out 1,182,954 emergency parcelsFood banks handed out a record number of meals last year after the chaotic introduction of universal credit, the government’s flagship welfare overhaul, left claimants unab[...]
PovertyCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
We want to hear from health staff, care workers, civil servants, local government and charities about what election pledges you want on 8 June In the run-up to June’s general election, almost every aspect of our public services and social policy feels at breaking point: we’re in the midst of an [...]
Charities
5 days ago
Insolvency Service reportedly wants to disqualify ex-board members including Alan Yentob over roles in collapsed charityFormer board members of the collapsed charity Kids Company – including its founder, Camila Batmanghelidjh, and the former BBC chief Alan Yentob – face being banned from serving[...]
CharitiesChildrenCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
The only way this general election will return a government that understands the needs of a diverse range of communities is through hearing the voice of charities When we began writing our report on the public benefit of charity campaigning we did not realise its relevance would be quite so immedia[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
5 days ago
Cancer Research UK says disease has risen 40% in last decade, and threatens to become one of the fastest growing cancersObesity is to blame for a surge in kidney cancer in the UK, causing an extra 20,000 cases in the last 10 years, according to a leading charity.Cancer Research UK says that new case[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
6 days ago
If you’ve been bitten by the marathon bug or inspired by watching those running in the capital, here’s how to apply for a place at next year’s big raceThe London Marathon is an astonishing spectacle of athleticism and camaraderie, one that inspires adulation, awe and a tiny little voice in you[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
High court judge has agreed to limit RSPB, ClientEarth and FoE’s costs liabilities to £10,000 in their action against the Ministry of Justice’s changes to costs capThree environmental charities have been given permission to challenge court regulations which they say make it too financially risk[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Schools and hospitals are, more and more, surviving on donations – a sign of how Darwinian our nation has becomeSomeone needs cancer treatment only available in Germany. Someone else is leading a 187-mile bike ride across India to pay for research into brain tumours. Top right is a team of swimmer[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Charity condemns government guidance allowing Home Office to access details of undocumented migrants seeking careA medical charity has launched a campaign against government guidance that “makes border guards of doctors” by allowing the Home Office to access details of undocumented migrants who [...]
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1 week ago
atholic Charities West Michigan serves individuals in need in 11 counties, providing clothing, food and other social services. Charlsie Dewey is a Grand Rapids Business Journal staff reporter who covers manufacturing, restaurants, food and agriculture ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
We work as a team with doulas," says Bonnie Schneider, manager of social services at Valley Home Care, part of the Valley Health System, which oversaw Gutenstein's care. Its volunteer doulas must be trained, go through criminal background checks and ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 week ago
American social services charity. Luke Miller, 48, the founder of the tour company, said he and his wife, Amber Cameron, first had the idea to provide free tours in the days after ...
The attendees were chosen by the state chapter of ICNA Relief, a Muslim via Live.com News 
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18 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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371 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 [...]
 
379 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 [...]