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8 hours ago
Nine councils have adopted a new programme, which has led to a quicker response, better staff morale and budget savings Gail* has a learning difficulty, mobility problems and is prone to angry outbursts. Leeds council adult social care staff have supported her intermittently over a few years, helpin[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
11 hours ago
Housing professionals are ideally placed to identify domestic violence. With a bit more understanding, tragedies could be avoided Aisha Sharif is development manager at Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance‘We’d be walking on eggshells’: Christmas offers no respite from domestic abuse The housing se[...]
HousingWomenCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
20 hours ago
he pantries included Catholic Charities, Luther Memorial Church and Horizons Social Services in Quincy and Tri State Family Services in Carthage. All 10 were each given a list of available items and allowed to spend $5,000 on products that best address ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
The community worked hard and gave generously to save one of Britain’s great coastal landmarks. Their efforts must not be in vainHastings pier is a beautiful reincarnation of a Victorian extravaganza, a 21st century reimagining of one of the most familiar playthings of the seaside culture of a cen[...]
Charities
1 day ago
Attacking the singer’s charity efforts take a rare type of stupidity. But guess what...According to a Dropbox survey published last week, most people believe that “only 68% of their work colleagues” are capable of the job.This is a staggering figure. Why so high? Nobody’s capable of the job.[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
Women’s Aid census shows nine out of 10 victims were murdered by someone they knewOf the 113 women killed by men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland last year, 85 died in their homes, according to the Femicide Census, an annual analysis by the charity Women’s Aid.Nine in 10 women killed durin[...]
Charities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
2 days ago
My staff and I hear gruelling accounts of human cruelty and provide a safe space, but constant funding pressure means we may not be here in five years’ timeBecky Rogerson is the chief executive of My Sisters Place‘We’d be walking on eggshells’: Christmas offers no respite from domestic abuse[...]
WomenCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
I love my job, but can barely afford to do it. A pay increase might help tackle the recruitment crisis the government is failing to addressRead more from the Secret TeacherI’m a primary school teacher and I love my job. Despite the long hours – 12 hours a day Monday to Friday and most of the aft[...]
EducationCharitiesChildren and Parenting
2 days ago
Robert Holland on the impact on children, Paul Nicolson on the endless pressure on benefit claimants and Steven Dorner on the psychological impactVisitors to foodbanks are often in distress, so Heidi Allen MP is right to cry (Tory MP cries at universal credit impact speech from Frank Field, 5 Decemb[...]
PovertyHealthChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyMental
3 days ago
The average Briton is expected to spend more than £300 on Christmas gifts this year. Choose wisely and they could help charities achieve real social change Continue reading...
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
This Christmas thousands of women and children will wake up in a refuge. But government plans mean those refuge doors could all be closed in 2018Many of us see the festive period as a chance to spend quality time with our favourite people. But for thousands of people, it will only offer more of what[...]
WomenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
4 days ago
Exclusive: Scottish government releases papers showing prince lobbied first minister in 2013 to promote teacher-training charityThe Prince of Wales has admitted he privately lobbied Alex Salmond to promote a charity that wanted to win contracts to train new teachers in Scotland, according to officia[...]
CharitiesEd
4 days ago
Organisations running vital projects in international development, research and natural conservation stand to be hit hardestAcross the charity sector, trustees, volunteers and staff are increasingly worried about the looming impact of Brexit. UK charities risk losing at least £258m in EU funds bec[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Former minister who once described Indigenous mothers as ‘cash cows’ has been made head of charities commissionThe Turnbull government has appointed a man perceived as a longtime anti-charity campaigner as the head of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.The appointment comes [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Disability charity Scope and others call for chancellor to withdraw his comments implying disabled people are to blame for sluggish economyDisability charity Scope called on Philip Hammond to withdraw his “totally unacceptable and derogatory comments” after he said Britain’s sluggish productiv[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
5 days ago
Twelve months ago, we met Ahsanullah Ahsas who was being helped by the Children’s Society, one of the recipients of our annual appeal. Now granted leave to remain, he explains the impact of the charity’s workAhsanullah Ahsas, a shy, gaunt teenager from Afghanistan, told his traumatic life story [...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationMinorities a
5 days ago
Kate Lampard, who also led Jimmy Savile and Yarl’s Wood inquiries, calls for ‘massive changes’ including end to male dominanceThe chair of the UK’s leading gambling charity, who previously led the inquiry into the role of the NHS in the Jimmy Savile child abuse scandal, said she was stunned [...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
More people would get involved in voluntary work if we threw open the doors of our hospitals and care homes and made it easier for themThere is a good chance that the last time you or a relative visited a hospital, volunteers were helping to provide the services that you needed. Hopefully they made [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
A pioneering project aims to double the amount of voluntary workers in hospitals and alleviate the stress levels and pressure staff face in the health serviceGeoff Mann is about to mark 10 years as a volunteer at North Tyneside general hospital. The retired chartered quantity surveyor does[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
5 days ago
Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter reportMore children are homeless or living in temporary accommodation than at any time since the 2007-08 financial crash, with many sharing a single room with their entire family and with [...]
ChildrenHousingPovertyChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
Charity Commission draws up new guidance in the wake of concerns over the responses of Old Vic theatre and Oxfam to complaintsCharities are being warned they may be targeted by “people who abuse their position and privileges” to gain access to vulnerable people “for inappropriate or illegal pu[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
Good relationships between voluntary bodies and local government should be at the heart of building great communities. Both sides need to work harderAcross the country, relationships between the councils and charities seem strained or even, in places, broken beyond repair. Related: Councils and char[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
More charities and less public funding means philanthropy is a growing lifeline. Much can be learned from the US, where $358bn is collected annuallyAny fundraiser with experience of working in the UK and the US will know that the culture of major gift philanthropy differs greatly between the two nat[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
Labour deputy leader Tom Watson derides admission and says his party will ‘ask the questions the government is failing to ask’The government has no idea how many problem gamblers are being treated by the NHS or how much their addiction is costing, prompting concern from leading charities that pe[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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50 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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403 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 [...]
 
411 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 [...]