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8 hours ago
Fifty staff are kept busy morning to night helping and advising struggling homeowners or vulnerable tenants on the brink of homelessnessIn a small room in Sheffield, above what claims to be the town’s “premier wargaming centre” and a closed branch of Anglian Home Improvements, 50 people are do[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
8 hours ago
Government refusal to guarantee funding for schemes will force families to turn to food banks and loan sharks, say criticsPoverty charities and councils have warned that the government’s refusal to guarantee funding for local welfare schemes will force low income families in crisis to turn to food[...]
PovertyCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Pover
14 hours ago
The Salvation Army, Royal British Legion and Barnardo’s say money received justifies it – but many are annoyed by the tacticIn the runup to Christmas you may find charity gifts landing on your doormat, as good causes use gift tags, notepads, calendars and the like to try to raise cash. They can [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
Millions of children are locked away in institutions. Forget pretty murals, just close these places downIt was a black-and-white photograph in a newspaper. It showed a small boy, locked in a caged bed in a residential institution. His hands clutched what appeared to be chicken wire containing him, a[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
MPs will be asked to vote on whether to allow mitochondrial transfer technique to prevent inherited genetic diseasesA further step towards creating babies using DNA from three people has been taken by the UK government with the announcement of new regulations to be put before parliament. The move wa[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 day ago
We are so thankful to anyone who gives, whether it's a reader donating money or a volunteer helping out for the day, to Hasbro donating so many wonderful gifts," said Danielle LaTille, social services director for the Salvation Army, which sponsors Toy ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
A Preston art student raises over £20,000 for a homeless man who tried to help her get home safely
An art student living in Preston has raised over £21,000 for a homeless man, after he offered her his last £3 so that she could get a taxi home safely.
Dominique Harrison-Bentzen,[...]
EducationCharitiesHousingHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
The future of the NHS depends on it taking a radical approach to health services. Can it shift away from a hospital-based model to focus on individual independence?Our society’s dependence on acute-care hospitals, which are often not the best places for healthcare issues to be dealt with, must be [...]
PolicyHealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
In November Kids Company were facing unprecedented need and they had to react and fundraise quicklyCrowdfunding: essential advice for charities Nine facts charities need to know about crowdfunding The Christmas period can be exceptionally challenging and bleak for the children, young people and vul[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Pover
2 days ago
Charity boss convicted of child sex abuse in east Africa likely to have targeted vulnerable in other countries, say detectivesA British former public-school teacher was on Tuesday found guilty of sexually abusing young Kenyan street children after luring them to his lavish home with offerings of foo[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
A Kent charity is helping people with mental health problems by liaising with their GPs and navigating the benefits systemFormer teacher Fiona Hood, 45, has had severe anxiety and depression all her adult life. Five years ago she lost both parents within a short space of time, her partner took his l[...]
HealthHousingChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareMental Healt
2 days ago
Tech startups often scratch an itch, they see a gap in the market and develop a product to fill that gap. Charities need to be more like thatHow charities can use social media for digital campaigningSix ways charity chief executives are using social media for goodCharities are full of good and brigh[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
As Christmas approaches, not everyone will be among loved ones but individuals and authorities can all do their bit to helpIn the run-up to Christmas most of us make the extra effort to spend time with our family and friends – and this time with loved ones reminds us of those who are sadly without[...]
HealthCharitiesHealth and CareMental Health
3 days ago
Labour could end the spectacle of young people half-killing themselves to get a foot in the doorIn Britain, in 2014, we are compelled to debate whether people should work for free. Unpaid internships have become a pillar of the modern British class system, discriminating on the basis of wealth rathe[...]
EducationChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Department has carried out 60 internal reviews following deaths, and campaigners say those cases likely to be tip of the icebergThe Department for Work and Pensions has been urged by mental health and disability charities to publish its secret investigations into suicides that may have some link to [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
4 days ago
espite their efforts, Toys for Tots has suffered from inefficiencies that have created problems with the application and distribution process, prompting numerous complaints, according to experts in the social services arena who asked not to be named out ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
The young anti-FGM campaigner who told David Cameron to ‘grow a pair’ has helped to get the issue on the political agenda this yearSee the Observer’s faces of 2014 in full hereDouglas Carswell: ‘There’s no longer any point talking about traditional party loyalties’There aren’t many tee[...]
HealthWomenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
From lifeboat crews to Samaritans and blood bikers, what makes ordinary people spend their spare time rescuing others?Lorraine Galvin, 34, lives in Wexford, Ireland, with her four-year-old daughter. A university lecturer in digital media, she is a helm with Wexford Royal National Lifeboat Institutio[...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducation
6 days ago
hey’ve had to. Carroll, 26, became part of the corps’ Health Volunteers after graduating from SUNY Fredonia State with degrees in social work, psychology and the visual arts. She works in a health center in southwestern Uganda, where she focuses on ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
6 days ago
In June, the Israeli defence ministry banned Islamic Relief for 'assisting terrorist activity', claiming it was collecting money for Hamas and that some of its offices in the West Bank were run by Hamas 'operatives'. A few days later those offices were raided. The ban, which prohibits Islamic Relief[...]
6 days ago
JustGiving and PayPal are just two of a growing number of services, each with a slightly different offer. We look at what smaller organisations are using, and whyCharity donations up 270% on Giving Tuesday BandAid 30: five things charity fundraisers can teach Bob Geldof Online giving is an important[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteeri
6 days ago
Ending food banks and poverty wages can’t be done without the help of enlightened voices on the rightOn the way out of Sainsbury’s yesterday, I stopped by the food bank collection box to put in the usual few quids’ worth of stuff – pasta and chocolate, this time – and noticed that it was m[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Charity says 78,000 people are in urgent need of help, while its CEO insists that no money has been funnelled to HamasBritain’s biggest Islamic charity is due to resume its operations in Palestine in defiance of a ban on working in the territory after Israel’s defence ministry described the aid [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteeris
1 week ago
More NGOs and businesses are working together with a common objective of social change, but what are the key factors for a successful partnership and a sustainable outcome?Creating the perfect corporate-NGO partnership - make your matchPoverty, injustice, discrimination: in a world where so many urg[...]
CharitiesHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
High rents and housing benefit cap making it harder for councils to find safe and decent places in local area, says charity ShelterRecord numbers of homeless households are being placed in emergency accommodation often far from their previous home and miles from jobs, schools, family and friends, a [...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducation

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