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13 hours ago
Yorkshire MESMAC says its policy on staff pursuing sexual relationships with service users was misconstrued but that it will be redraftedA leading Yorkshire LGBT charity working with child abuse victims and vulnerable young adults has been criticised for allowing staff to embark on sexual relationsh[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
Move follows outcry from charities and evidence that housing projects have been abandonedPlans to cap housing benefit for thousands of mentally ill, elderly and other vulnerable people in supported housing are to be re-examined after protests by MPs and charities.The rethink, expected within weeks, [...]
HousingCharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyGerontology
2 days ago
ethany was still at school when she became homeless. Her mum was a drug user and she had been struggling with debts. She was just 17 when she had to leave home. “For quite a few years the only reason I’d been to school was so that I could have a meal ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducation
2 days ago
My friend Clara Malagon-Gonzalez, who has taken her own life at the age of 22, was a critical care nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary and a kind, bright and effervescent person who brought light and joy into many people’s lives.She had qualified as a nurse a year before her death, and was enormou[...]
HealthCharitiesHealth and CareGovernment Policy
2 days ago
I have never before talked about the sexual harassment I experienced early in my career. This is not just a problem in Hollywood. It happens in charities, tooI was 18 or 19. He was much older, and a very, very senior manager in a global charity. He forced his tongue in my mouth. I remember the feeli[...]
CharitiesWomenCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
3 days ago
For those unable or unwilling to use Samaritans’ telephone service, the organisation also corresponds by post, writes one of its volunteersI read with pleasure the piece by Tom Francis about Samaritans (Opinion, 10 October). I have been a Samaritan volunteer for 20 years. There have been chan[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issuedLaura Swaffield chairs The Library Campaign Since 2010, hundreds of local libraries have been handed over from councils to be run by the local community. One estimate is that 500 of the UK’s 3,8[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Hungary-born financier’s donation makes his Open Society Foundations the third largest charitable foundation in the worldThe financier George Soros has transferred about $18bn (£13.7bn) to his human rights foundation, bringing his lifetime giving to $32bn and making the foundation one of the worl[...]
Charities
4 days ago
As well as mental illness, ex-soldiers like Joe are having to fight a flawed new benefits system, increasing their risk of homelessnessFor six years, Joe Greensmith, 52, served in the British Army’s Coldstream Guards. After enlisting in 1989, he served in the Gulf war, as well as completing a tour[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
NSPCC reports 15% rise in calls to children’s helpline as concerns grow over long waiting times for mental health servicesA children’s helpline conducted more than 60 counselling sessions on suicide every day last year with children as young as 10 reporting suicidal thoughts, according to the NS[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
Mike Adamson would like to see more services that prevent, reduce and delay loneliness, and Susan Daniels says it is not just a problem for older peopleWe welcome the focus given by Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard on the toll that loneliness is placing on our healthcare system (Loneliness as harmful [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
6 days ago
My work with single parent charities has shown me that we need to call out government social policies, including BrexitFiona Weir is chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Reform TrustThere has been shockingly little movement by the government since Brexit to seriously address the disconnection and [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Residents ‘devastated’ by redevelopment of landmark Seven Sisters towers that could mean loss of 400 homes They have been a landmark on Greater Manchester’s skyline for half a century. But four of Rochdale’s Seven Sisters tower blocks are facing demolition, prompting opposition from hundreds[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Without the charity’s nationwide network of food banks, hundreds of thousands would go hungryAt the risk of sounding ungrateful, the Trussell Trust, Britain’s largest food bank network, isn’t entirely thrilled at having won OFM’s Outstanding Achievement for 2017. “Obviously, awards can be [...]
PovertyCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
The remarkable story of Trevor Blaney and his DIY mission to feed the homeless on the Isle of Wight gets the OFM award for Local Food HeroTrevor Blaney sees a different Isle of Wight to the one enjoyed by day trippers and tourists. Driving with him in his 4x4 on one of the last days of summer you st[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Thinktank says unless design problem is addressed, government could face a £600m billMinisters are facing fresh calls to suspend the rollout of their flagship welfare reform after experts warned that a potential flaw in the system could end up costing an extra £600m a year.MPs, councils and charit[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducation
1 week ago
You will still be able to spend old round pounds after the deadline. Here’s where …British households have got rid of £60m-worth of the old “round pound” coins over the past week – but there are still more than £400m-worth still in circulation – and down the backs of sofas – with jus[...]
Charities
1 week ago
Canadian non-profit organisation, which enlists willing travellers to help transport essential medical supplies to developing countries, now has a Bristol base and is looking for UK volunteersSuncream, swimsuit, paperbacks … the packing list for a holiday usually follows a formula. However, one no[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 week ago
Busy GPs are too often neglecting problems like anxiety and low mood One in five older people suffer from depression, yet their mental health problems often go unrecognised and they are much less likely to get psychological help than younger people. A government target, set in 2011 – for older peo[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Charities need to learn fast from an inspiring new wave of campaigns making a real difference to people’s lives, from cancer badges to bookburning partiesWhen things fall silent, it takes a while to notice. Like the freezer that no longer hums after being accidentally unplugged, the silence create[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Annual budgets make it difficult for councils to do meaningful work. Is third-party funding the answer?Keeping children in residential care is expensive. When Birmingham city council saw an increase in older children entering care, largely through behavioural problems, it launched a six-year program[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareCrimin
1 week ago
The arts help meet challenges in health and social care associated with ageing, loneliness, long-term conditions and mental health Arts and Minds, a leading arts and mental health charity, has been running weekly art workshops for people experiencing depression, stress or anxiety in Cambridgeshire f[...]
HealthCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Healt
1 week ago
In the last six years, men admitted to hospitals for eating disorders increased by 70%, but experts believe many more are being overlookedAnorexia and bulimia are often thought of as female conditions, but according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 11% of males suffer from an[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment PolicyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Connor’s death at an NHS unit was entirely preventable. That’s why I started a campaign to change the way people with learning disabilities are treatedGetting accountability or justice for Connor’s death in Slade House assessment and treatment unit was to be a gargantuan task as Southern Healt[...]
HealthEducationChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Only Bill Gates stands in the tradition of Scotland’s Calvinist benefactors, says Sam McKinstreyMy admirable and turbulent priest Giles Fraser (Loose canon, 6 October) concludes that “capitalism is not magic, but exploitative to its core”, as is its principle that “I only get extremely rich [...]
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43 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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396 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 [...]
 
404 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 [...]