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Charities News

1 day ago
Those entitled to payments include next-of-kin of those missing or dead and people who required hospital treatment Less than a third of the total funds raised for people affected by the Grenfell tower fire has reached victims, as it emerged that almost £3m has been distributed in the past week.The [...]
CharitiesHousingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
4 days ago
Charlie Gard Foundation, named for boy who died after long legal battle, will aim to help other children with rare illnessesThe parents of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old boy who died last month after a long legal battle, have said they will use £1.3m donated by well-wishers to set up a foundation [...]
HealthCharitiesChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
4 days ago
The number of families affected by homelessness is expected to double by 2041. We asked people to share their experiences
The number of families affected by homelessness is expected to more than double in the next two decades, with a further 200,000 households affected by 2041, according to a rep[...]
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5 days ago
Forcing councils to consider social impact is a great idea but it’s not working. Here’s what small charities and community businesses say needs to changeSmall charities that deliver public services have a problem.The government grants that once helped to fund this work are drying up fast – the[...]
Charities
6 days ago
Charity says 140,000 youngsters considered in need of help because of neglect or abuse are not being offered anyTens of thousands of vulnerable children in England flagged to social services because of neglect or abuse are not being offered any help by local authorities, a report warns.Research by t[...]
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6 days ago
uring the meeting, the group donated its remaining assets to Catholic Social Services in Hazleton. The funds will be used to support the homeless shelter and residential program, director Neil Oberto said. The group began in 1992 in memory of Valerie ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
elebrating its 26th year on Saturday, August 19th, the Steeple Chase Bike Tour raises money for three critical Windham County social service agencies that shelter the homeless, offer a path to recovery for people with addiction, and provide basic needs ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Charity Commission says £2.8m of the £18.9m collected for survivors of June blaze has been distributed to them to dateOnly a fraction of the £18.9m collected for survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster has been distributed to them to date, according to data released by the Charity Commission.
1 week ago
More than half a million people in the UK will be homeless by 2041, according to a stark report by Crisis. Yet the government could solve this if it wishedIf you live or work in a major UK city, the news that homelessness is rising will come as no surprise. I have a friend who spends most of his tim[...]
1 week ago
As the number of families affected by homelessness is expected to rise by double in 2041, we want to hear from charity workers and those affected by thisThe number of families affected by homelessness is expected to rise by more than double in the next two decades, with over 200,000 more households [...]
1 week ago
Charity’s research predicts 575,000 people in Britain will have no roof over their heads unless government takes urgent actionWhat are your experiences of homelessness?The number of people forced into homelessness is expected to more than double to half a million by 2041 unless the government take[...]
1 week ago
Activism is an essential skill in a democracy. Here’s how charities and voluntary organisations can learn to make their voices heardTitus Alexander is the founder of Democracy Matters
Campaigning is an essential skill in a democracy. But unless people have the skills and support to make themsel[...]
1 week ago
Using social impact bonds, investors can now bet on the success of a public service like ours and get a good returnRob Owen is chief executive of St Giles TrustAt the end of July my organisation, the St Giles Trust, celebrated the success of the world’s first ever Social Impact Bond (Sib), when we[...]
1 week ago
Pilot scheme at HMP Birmingham prepares prisoners for jobs and urges employers to see the potential of untapped workforceIn a brightly lit loft above the chapel of HMP Birmingham, singer Julianne Bastock is asking local business people to miaow up and down a musical scale.There are nervous smiles am[...]
1 week ago
They come to her traumatised, hungry, cold, dirty. And very often ashamed. Charity founder Suzanne Hopman helps the homeless of Sydney into crisis accommodationThis is part of a series on Australian homelessness, No fixed addressThe house sits among large brick homes in a quiet residential street in[...]
1 week ago
Since their trial reintroduction in Devon, the animal’s engineering skills have reduced floodwater and created a paradise for local wildlife. Should we bring them back for good? At a secret location in the rolling pasture of west Devon lies a marshy patch of farmland protected by £35,000-worth of[...]
1 week ago
Hundreds of UK libraries are still open – but only because voluntary staff have stepped in. Campaigners and professionals explain why this is a mixed blessingReaders checking a book out of the village library might not immediately notice much of a difference, but Congresbury is the latest public l[...]
1 week ago
Despite being British, many minority ethnic children with learning disabilities face prejudice. That’s why their families are setting up specialist support groupsWhen Parmi Dheensa’s son Callum kissed a classmate on the cheek not long after starting at a special needs primary school, a teacher a[...]
1 week ago
Camila Batmanghelidjh’s work was monitored by volunteer trustees but this is no way to run vital services. No wonder charities struggle to survive Asheem Singh is former chief executive of charity leaders’ network AcevoOn 5 August 2015, some of Britain’s most vulnerable children were abandoned[...]
2 weeks ago
Ian Botham can huff, but it’s not only trendy Londoners who oppose blood sports – country people object, tooIt would be a little unfair to cast Ian Botham as a kind of pro-hunting Marie Antoinette figure, perusing the nation’s poor, declaring: “Let them eat pheasant.”Or, more precisely, ph[...]
2 weeks ago
aking money here means providing social services, and tapping funds for Medicaid and Medicare. "Turning these traditional charity, social things into companies and figuring out how to get business models built around them is a very current, trendy ...
2 weeks ago
We associate loneliness with dark winter days, but with volunteers and neighbours away, summer can be a prison term for some older peopleNot many people look forward to a visit to the dentist, but Alice does. It will be her only outing this summer. Like many older people living on their own, she fin[...]
2 weeks ago
Four co-chairs of Girls Not Brides UK call for action to stop forced marriageThe NSPCC report of increasing calls in relation to forced marriage (Report, 31 July) is alarming. In 2016 more than a quarter of cases dealt with by the Forced Marriage Unit involved under-18s. Child marriag[...]
2 weeks ago
Lullaby Trust reject claims the cardboard boxes handed out by some NHS organisations can cut rate of infant mortalityA cot death charity has said Finnish-style “baby boxes” do not reduce the rate of infant mortality as their proponents suggest.A number of NHS organisations have been giving new p[...]
2 weeks ago
With Kids Company’s travails in the news again, here’s some guidance on charity trustee responsibilities, from finances to overseeing staff and volunteersJane Hobson is head of guidance and practice at the Charity CommissionThere have been some high-profile charity closures in the last few years[...]
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34 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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387 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 [...]
 
395 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 [...]