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10 hours ago
Missing People will be tweeting details of a different child every 30 minutes on Monday with the support of stars including Stephen Fry and Simon Cowell Continue reading...
CharitiesChildrenChildren and Parenting
4 days ago
Charity says 16% of privately rented housing is unsafe compared with 6% in the social rented marketRogue landlords are earning £5.6bn in rent on unsafe homes that put tenants in danger, including £1.3bn in housing benefit, according to a report from Citizens Advice.The charity said 740,0[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
6 days ago
The Children’s Cancer Fund of America and Breast Cancer Society Inc settle with government and agree to shut down but two others opt to fight case in court Continue reading...
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Poll finds just 35% of people have made a will, 32% have registered as an organ donor and 27% have talked about their wishes for a funeralIn a life of inevitabilities it is the most obviously inescapable fate of all, yet remarkably few Britons have discussed their death and its aftermath, according [...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Doctors of the World warns of public health ‘time bomb’ as migrants to the UK suffer legal, administrative and language barriers
Migrants who have permission to be in the UK are avoiding seeking vital medical treatment for fear of being arrested, a charity has warned.Doctors of the World, whi[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
A conversation with an Italian priest launched Mary’s Meals, a remarkable project that today feeds nearly one million in schools across four continents Continue reading...
CharitiesChildren and ParentingEducation
1 week ago
Groups including Amnesty International and Alzheimer’s Society investigate relationship with 92-year-old supporter who felt harassed by requests Continue reading...
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Charity credits improvements by venues and ticketing sites for 70% increase Continue reading...
Charities and VolunteerismDisabilities
1 week ago
Supreme court finds councils wrongly assessed the level of need of applicants for accomodation, in ruling welcomed by charities Continue reading...
HousingCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Female volunteers are taking the lead in grassroots activism, from setting up art classes to providing free advice and interest-free loans for the desperate Continue reading...
WomenPovertyCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 week ago
Mark Winstanley, head of the Rethink Mental Illness charity, urges the Conservative government to act on its funding promises and prioritise mental healthThe day before last week’s election, leaked minutes from the meeting of a key mental health steering group, the Crisis Care Concordat, warned of[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Increase in number of sufferers in their 40s and 50s is ‘a sad indictment’ of the nation’s health, says charity Continue reading...
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
Britain, where women are twice as likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth as those in Poland, Austria or Belarus, comes 24th in Save the Children’s annual listWomen in the UK are more than twice as likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth as those in Poland, Austria or Belarus, according to Sav[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
2 weeks ago
In the first two years of operation, 1,307 reports have been made against not-for-profit organisations, including a number of serious cases of illegal activity Continue reading...
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 weeks ago
Recent reports that 1.1m people went to Trussell Trust food banks last year stoked controversy about how food bank use is counted. But the measure is basically sound. Continue reading...
CharitiesPoverty
3 weeks ago
Charities say soaring housing rental costs, unhealthy conditions in homes, and rising levels of homelessness mean UK is in violation of UN commitment on homes
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HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
5 weeks ago
he real problem lies in the very charitable and social work in which these ... schools, and social service operations as competitors. And they’re right. For generations, Catholic charities have provided social services to Americans of all religions.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
5 weeks ago
Housing charities say widespread practice underlines difficulties for councils housing tenants in market where landlords hold balance of power Continue reading...
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
5 weeks ago
Figures released by House of Commons to HIV charity Positively UK show number of people seeking medical care with the virus as secondary diagnosis has risen by 301% since 2003-4 Continue reading...
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
5 weeks ago
More than one in two respondents to anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label says they want to lose weight, one in five wants breast implants and 5% want Botox Continue reading...
Charities and Volunteerism
5 weeks ago
As a bitter dispute continues over whether volunteers can continue to live and work with residents, we need to ensure we put the wishes of disabled people first Continue reading...
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
7 weeks ago
New jungle camp, which has no shelter for men and no running water, represents an alarming toughening in France’s treatment of UK-bound migrantsKarim, an Egyptian politics graduate with an admiration for Winston Churchill and “all things British”, had spent days trying to fix up a tent in thor[...]
Charities
7 weeks ago
Eight out of 10 people are more likely to trust and buy from an organisation whose chief executive and leadership team use social mediaCharity leaders on social media are described as digital pioneers and are applauded for their online efforts. However, for me, they are not heroes or mavericks at al[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
7 weeks ago
David Cameron’s discomfort over food banks typifies the right’s panic, confusion and denial over the causes of food insecurityNotoriously, David Cameron recently admitted to his inquisitor Jeremy Paxman that he did not know how many food banks there were in the UK, a clear sign, many concluded, [...]
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19 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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270 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 [...]
 
278 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 [...]