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Charities News

1 day ago
Thousands of us now spend the first month of the year forgoing alcohol. But how many know of the organisations behind the phenomenon – and does it matter?As January drew to a close, thousands of people across the UK were counting down the days, hours and minutes until they could order a cold pint,[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 day ago
Re “the loneliness epidemic” (Letters, 5 February): apart from the ministrations of my wonderful wife (many years younger than me), I put my continued interest in life down to volunteering, writing (especially poetry), political and social activity, and entertaining (and being entertained by) fr[...]
EducationCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
lenkin, 64, whose career was in social services, said he's had many a man and woman arrive at the information booth, crying. First, he tells them that any problem is "resolvable." Then he does whatever he can. He's helped people who've landed in Los ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
As survey shows half of British public say FGM is a major concern, teachers and activists pay tribute to the effects of education but say more action is neededA majority of the British public believe female genital mutilation is a more pressing women’s rights concern than equal pay, research by Ac[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 days ago
Government says clause inserted into new and renewed grant agreements will not prevent charities using privately raised funds for lobbyingNew rules mean charities will be banned from using government grants for campaigns to pressure ministers to change policies. A clause inserted into new and renewe[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
Lucie loves swimming, Mark is a keen dancer, and Charles likes to climb. Polly Braden spent two years photographing people whose lives have been transformed by one groundbreaking organisationI am sitting in the Great Holm Coffee Shop, in Milton Keynes, being served with extreme care. This clean, col[...]
CharitiesHealth and CareDisabilities
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oyner says that she always knew she wanted to be a business owner: "Having a long history in social services, I naturally inserted myself in community service and enjoy helping people," Zenia explained. "Starting my own fitness and health journey opened a ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 days ago
A number of local branches chose to split from charity in 2011 amid concerns over proposed sales arrangements Concerns about commercial activities were first raised five years ago at Age UK, which now pays more than £100,000 a year to eight executives involved in selling energy deals and insur[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
3 days ago
Labour MP Stella Creasy criticises the Glasspool Trust for sale of 63 houses to a company that then promptly started removing tenantsA London MP and a group of tenants have condemned a charity set up to help the poor after it sold dozens of flats to a property developer without telling residents, ma[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
Broken Rainbows says it will close in a matter of weeks unless government renews fundingThe UK’s only national domestic violence charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is facing closure due to a lack of funding.Broken Rainbow, which is based in Manchester, said it had seven week[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
International jobs are competitive and you need as many strings to your bow as possible but the professional rewards of working overseas can be substantialWhen Michelle Wilson hit her mid-30s, she thought she was having an early mid-life crisis. She loved her marketing job, but just couldn’t see h[...]
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he Isle of Wight NHS Trust has awarded a £16,959 grant to the Wave Project, which takes young people at risk of isolation — such as those referred from the child and adolescent mental health service, social services or mental health charities — and ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
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ONS includes deaths of children under 15 for first time in its suicide figures, which also show rise in female suicides in EnglandNearly 100 children aged 10 to 14 killed themselves in the UK in the past decade, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Charities said the nu[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
n addition I am on the board of The Chicago HELP Initiative, a consortium of business, residential, religious, social service, institutional and volunteer leaders striving to promote an atmosphere of dignity and compassion toward those in need by ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
The programme, which followed Camila Batmanghelidjh during the charity’s demise, provoked discussion around governance and the role of trustees If you watched it, tweet us your reactions @GdnVoluntary or leave a comment below
@GdnVoluntary It's what happens when a company is run by your heart n[...]
CharitiesChildrenChildren
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This extraordinary film followed Camila Batmanghelidjh as the children’s charity collapsed around her ears‘This is the cause of all my problems, my Miss Piggy bag,” says Camila Batmanghelidjh, holding up her pink shopping bag in the back of a Toyota Prius, outside the smart Kids Company head o[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
akistan's interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, in a written statement in its parliament has said that it is 'engaged in charity and social work, operating hospitals, clinics, school, ambulance service and religious institutions', according to a ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
5 days ago
From the Charity Commission’s greater powers to new rules for trustees, David Brindle explains what the legislation will mean for the sectorAfter a turbulent period for the voluntary sector, a new charity law may at first sight appear a direct response by government. But the Charities (Protection [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
Non-traditional roles in homeless hostels and charities mean OTs can use their skills to help marginalised people and prevent crisesAs I approach the end of my studies and move towards my first job as an occupational therapist (OT), the question of professional identity is important and challenging [...]
HealthHousingChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducatio
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I started my charity to make a difference, but the paperwork means I have less time to support those it was set up to helpWhen I founded my small charity in 2007 I was in an emotional whirlwind. My son had got divorced and we lost contact with our granddaughter. We had been in her life for seven yea[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
Government proposals show it has lost interest in social housing but, undeterred, a growing band of community trusts are looking for new ways to deliver affordable dwellingsNot so long ago, ministers saw the emergence of community-based housing enterprises as a spur for a short-lived volunteering in[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Share your personal stories of how you’ve changed the world for the betterThe efforts of volunteers, charity workers and people who strive to improve their communities all too often get overlooked. We want to highlight that work, and show how it transforms the lives of others. So, if you’re a vo[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
There is evidence that a regular visit for older people from a friendly face reduces pressure on the health serviceEvery Tuesday at 2 o’clock Pat Little receives a visitor. For an hour tea is made and drunk, biscuits are eaten and the world is put to rights.Pat, 88, receives no medical interventio[...]
HealthCharitiesHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
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Pacac report criticises former chair of trustees Alan Yentob and calls for radical change in charity regulationThe “negligent” trustees of Kids Company, held in the sway of an “unaccountable and dominant” chief executive, were ultimately responsible for the collapse of the organisation, acco[...]
ChildrenCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
governmental supporter of social services in the region. Thousands of individuals worked on the campaign, including 23,000 volunteers and people in more than 760 workplaces.
The campaign raised $100.25 million for the United Way, which is the largest non via Live.com News 
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11 weeks ago
#GivingTuesday on December 1, 2015 is a global day dedicated to giving back. On that day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Anyone, anywhere can get involved in #GivingTuesda[...]
 

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21 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers supports National Voter Registration Day on September 22. More than six million Americans did not vote in 2008 because they missed registration deadlines or did not know how to register to vote. On September 22 volunteers, celebrities and organizations will[...]
 
307 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 [...]
 
315 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 [...]