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11 hours ago
There’s a new homeless crisis in Britain as a cocktail of cuts simultaneously swells the numbers of street sleepers while denying them state-funded shelter“It’s the increasing numbers that shocks people,” says Lily Axworthy, 25, from the Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter (GMWNS). “I [...]
HousingCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
13 hours ago
IPPR estimate includes counselling and addiction treatment for problem gamblers, but not other costs such as A&E admissionsGambling addiction costs the UK more than £100m a year in mental health and counselling services, according to a landmark report commissioned by the charity GambleAware.The[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
14 hours ago
Labour and campaigners express concern as government figures show 156 children’s centres closed in 2015, up from 85Labour and an early-years charity have expressed alarm after government figures showed that 156 Sure Start children’s centres closed in England in 2015, almost double the number whi[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducation
15 hours ago
The government’s new grant making standards have been widely welcomed but charities and universities seeking to influence policy could still be gaggedThe government’s new standards for grant making, published last week, have been presented as an end to the anti-lobbying clause - the controversia[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
21 hours ago
Government’s chief medical officer says those aged 50-70 should delay retirement or volunteer to stay mentally and physically activeThe baby boomer generation, now in their 50s to 70s, should stop thinking about putting their feet up when they retire – and maybe not retire at all for the sake of[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 day ago
The LHA benefit helps tenants renting privately who can’t afford their full housing costs. Here’s our explainer Housing charity Shelter has calculated [pdf] that at least 1.4 million private renters in England, Scotland and Wales now have to claim housing benefit to help with the cost of their r[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
Research finds government’s ‘shockingly complicated’ tendering processes threatens the survival of smaller charities Smaller charities are being shut out of competition for government and council contracts by “shockingly complicated”, bureaucratic and inappropriate processes, a study of 12[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
Government urged to protect long-term funding for domestic abuse services as study reveals scale of deadly male violenceMore than 900 women were killed by men in England and Wales over a six-year period, most by their current or former partners, according to the first detailed analysis of deadly mal[...]
WomenCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
3 days ago
The economy being the way it is right now, the amount of folks that are coming to us have increased across the board for both us and other social service agencies ... Lutheran Social Services of Alaska, and U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots.
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
When young people from around the world volunteer in rural communities, we need to ensure they understand development isn’t an overnight thing The current state of the world can be quite depressing for a young person wherever they are. Lots of decisions have been made on their behalf by older gene[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
17 so that the Marines will have time to sort and deliver the toys before Christmas to the churches, town social service departments, family and children services agencies and the other charities in the 11 towns in NW ...
The last pick ups will be Dec. 16 via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
chairman Mr. Edward Cheung, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Chairperson The Hon Mr. Bernard Chan, The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr. Simon Kwok ...
HKSAR Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs. Carrie Lam, Event Organizing Committee Co via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
he YMCA was the focus of David Epperson’s volunteer work; he was professor and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work until he retired in 2001. He died in June 2011 at age 76. A video tribute followed a welcome by the evening’s ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
4 days ago
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Needs: $525 for dentures. Cases published in the Gazette via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
I was keen to use my comms skills to help the local branch of a national charity, but my efforts were wasted - an all-too-common experience for volunteersWant to write a confession? Here’s howWhen I saw that the local branch of a national charity was looking for volunteers, I applied. I had severa[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
ooking for a church to attend in the Mitchell area, Granger and her husband chose the Salvation Army, which serves as a church, social service organization and thrift store. Little did Granger know, she would still be volunteering and working with the ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
he charity stitched together statistics from Government, social services and councils and used the Freedom Of Information Act to develop what it has called the most accurate picture yet of homelessness in the UK. Coventry has an estimated 1686 homeless ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
Charities raise concerns for homeless people over recent deaths and falling temperaturesJason Nash wears all three of his jackets and both his pairs of jeans at the same time. His sleeping bag doesn’t look like it has the greatest filling but he tries to get inside the stairwell of a block of flat[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
6 days ago
Charities, outreach workers and the council all view ‘frightening’ levels of rough sleeping as a result of local authority cutsThe body of a 30-year-old homeless man was found at the back of a dark loading bay beside the Birmingham New Street railway station car park on Tuesday night, the coldes[...]
HousingCharities
6 days ago
he charity stitched together statistics from Government, social services and councils and used the Freedom Of Information Act to develop what it has called the most accurate picture yet of homelessness in the UK. Coventry has an estimated 1686 homeless ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
The charity ran the building and used the proceeds for its operations. It had nothing to do with social services.” As with any gift, advisers caution, people need to know what they want to accomplish with their donation before they make it, no matter ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
After the tragic death of my husband, I launched a foundation to improve mental health awareness among farmers in WalesOn 5 July this year my world was turned upside down. Until then I was an average 28-year-old, married with two children and a full-time job, juggling the stresses of everyday life. [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
My friend and colleague Edward Murphy, who has died aged 64 of cancer of the oesophagus, dedicated his life to the voluntary sector. From 1986 to 2001 he was the chief executive of Liverpool Council of Social Service (LCSS), the umbrella body for voluntary organisations in the city, after which, wit[...]
EducationCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Welcome to the Voluntary Sector Network advent calendar. Check every day from 1–24 December to see if your charity campaign is featured Continue reading...
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Immediate reduction in depression and anxiety for up to eight months seen in patients with advanced cancer given a single dose of psilocybinA single dose of psilocybin, the active ingredient of magic mushrooms, can lift the anxiety and depression experienced by people with advanced cancer for six mo[...]
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350 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 [...]
 

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358 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 [...]