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Charities News

18 hours ago
Council flats at knockdown prices offered as part of property guardian scheme, in return for time spent volunteeringWhen I moved into my two-bedroom flat six months ago, I met a woman in the lift. Seeing me laden with large boxes, she said: "Do you realise this building is being knocked down?&q[...]
HousingCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
Smith said Clayton came to Carter Hope to volunteer after she entered the social work program at Dalton State College where she is a student. What started as a requirement to complete her degree has extended into an ongoing relationship in which she...
The Daily Citizen via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
2 days ago
Number of Trussell Trust donors jumps after article accuses charity of failing to run proper checks on food parcel claimantsBritain's biggest food bank provider has seen a surge in donations following a Mail on Sunday article criticised the charity for failing to run proper checks on people claiming[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
Chairman of Charity Commission says it will come down hard on charities found funnelling cash to extremist groupsIslamist extremism is the "most deadly" problem charities face, the chairman of the sector's watchdog has said. William Shawcross, who took on the role at the Charity Commission[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
otential carers among the child’s extended family or friends are often late in coming forward during care proceedings because they do not wish to undermine the parents or are unaware of the involvement of social services altogether, the Family Rights ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 days ago
ASA relies on volunteers appointed by judges to work with children in abuse or neglect cases, making sure they don’t “fall through the cracks” in often overburdened legal and social services systems and seeing that they end up in safe, permanent homes.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Praise from David Cameron for Trussell Trust at odds with Iain Duncan Smith attack
The government's position on food banks was mired in confusion after it emerged that David Cameron had enthusiastically backed their work at a Christian faith group's Easter reception, in contrast to biting crit[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
David Cameron praises Christian charity after Iain Duncan Smith's department accuses it of 'manipulative publicity-seeking'The government's position on food banks was mired in confusion after it emerged that David Cameron had enthusiastically backed their work at a Christian faith group's Easter rec[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
It's unsurprising that the Department for Work and Pensions will not tell Polly Toynbee how many charities have agreed to host placements for the misnamed Help to Work scheme (Comment, 15 April). Many voluntary groups share her outrage at the cruelty and inefficiency of this scheme, which will force[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
Elected mayor of London borough was accused of doubling funding for Bengali-run charities in attempt to buy influenceA police investigation into allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement by the mayor of a London council has found "no credible evidence of criminality".Lutfur Rahman, [...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
More than £46,000 has been raised for National Osteoporosis Society, for which Robert Berry was raising moneyDonations to the charity supported by Robert Berry, the 42-year-old London Marathon runner who collapsed and died after the race on Sunday, are rising rapidly, topping £46,000 by lunch[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
ith all the 'free' time you have, you have the perfect opportunity to take the piano class, join the gym, get a new hobby, or start volunteering for social work, like you've always wanted to or do just about anything you fancy. Just think: no need to ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
based. The federation was the last major holdout in the heart of the city's venerable but vanishing Charity Row. The area where ...
Wsj.com via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
The former footballer and veteran broadcaster cancels work and charity commitments to focus on treatmentFormer goalkeeper and veteran broadcaster Bob Wilson is to undergo treatment for prostate cancer.The 72-year-old, who played for Arsenal in the 1960s and 70s and was capped by Scotland, has cancel[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
The two men only met a few months ago and it is the first time a donor and a recipient will run the London Marathon togetherAt the end of his cancer treatment two years ago, Johnny Pearson could barely walk.As he stood up to leave hospital, his leg muscles were so weak that he fell to the ground. Th[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
he medical clinic is at capacity, but the clinic’s basement offers room for expansion, Hudson said, and that space could potentially be utilized for the new social work volunteers the clinic is bringing aboard. Among their charges will be connecting ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
nyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, will give the keynote address at this year’s Catholic Social Services Palm Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 13, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel. From his office on the East Coast, Snyder spoke about the role ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
or KSMU News, I'm Theresa Bettmann. Theresa received her undergraduate degree in sociology at MSU, and now continues her education at MSU pursuing a Master’s degree of Social Work. Theresa enjoys writing, drawing, reading, music, working with animals ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
1 week ago
eir Panim is one of several charities in Israel reaching out to help needy Holocaust survivors with food and social service programs. Dozens of Holocaust survivors participate annually in Meir Panim’s “Kulam B’Seder” Passover campaign The project ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Lucent University; Patrick McGrath, Catholic Social Services; James Merklin, CPA, CFE, Bober Markey Fedorovich; Cynthia Misheff, community volunteer leader, retired educator; Donald Misheff ...
retired, Marchetta Construction Co.; Jackie McDermott, Alcatel via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
1 week ago
he largest share of donor money outside the federation system goes to organizations that focus on Israel, with health care and social services second and education third. But when we asked readers to register their choices in an online poll ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
Each year Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania (LSS) strives to recognize individuals and groups who give their time and energy to improve the lives of others by volunteering at LSS. In honor of the upcoming week of recognition, listed...
Gettysburg Times via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Government welfare reforms a central factor in the explosion in the numbers of people turning to charity food banks, says academic study Please note: there will be no Society briefing next week; it will return to your inbox on Wednesday 23 April Sign up to Society briefing email briefing Continue re[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
Report warns that as social security safety nets become weaker, charity provision could replace state-funded schemesThe government's welfare reforms, including benefit sanctions and the bedroom tax, are a central factor in the explosion in the numbers of impoverished people turning to charity food b[...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducation
2 weeks ago
My charity is to lose its free banking at a time when banks should support those helping young people affected by economic downturnLast November, my charity received a letter from the bank advising us of changes to our charging arrangements. It was not good news as the free banking we had enjoyed fo[...]
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3 weeks ago
Approximately 2.2 million service members make up the U.S. all-volunteer force in the active, National Guard, and Reserve components, representing less than one percent of all U.S. citizens. Furthermore, veterans constitute seven percent of the country’s population, or almost 22 million persons, w[...]
 

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15 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social worker Lisa Wessan knows personally how debilitating compassion fatigue can feel — emotionally and physically. She was one of many social workers who volunteered to help the people of New York City cope with the grief and uncertainty after the terrorist attacks o[...]
 
213 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.
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221 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 [...]