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Charities News

10 hours ago
Charity Commission says people are concerned about fundraising techniques and how charities spend their moneyPublic trust in charities in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest recorded level since monitoring began in 2005, in the wake of a series of high-profile scandals.Research for the Charit[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
23 hours ago
Campaign groups have condemned an editorial that argues allowing some forms of the practice may prevent extreme harmAn article in the Economist magazine has angered anti-FGM campaigners by suggesting that some forms of female genital mutilation (FGM) should be permissible. Campaign groups have conde[...]
HealthWomenCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
TV viewers frequently saw slogan of tournament sponsor Carlsberg throughout England and Wales matches, says charityFootball supporters watching the England and Wales matches during the group stages of Euro 2016 saw alcohol marketing almost once a minute during game play, a charity has said.With Fren[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
Sue Ryder charity seeks to raise public awareness and end stigmatisationMore than three-quarters of people with a neurological disorder believe they are stigmatised because of their condition, despite progress in building awareness of other life-changing illnesses in recent decades. More than a fift[...]
HealthCharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Charities such as Unicef and Cancer Research UK are using VR technology to build empathy, draw new audiences and raise funds. This is how you can tooVirtual reality (VR) is the new buzzword in the charity sector although, like crowdfunding, it’s actually been around for years. The first known ment[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducation
4 days ago
ameron said on June 20 during an address at a Jewish health and social services charity. Guy Bechor, a prominent Israeli historian and a columnist for Yedioth Acharonoth, disputed this assertion, noting Britain’s own record on Israel within the EU is ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
5 days ago
He couldn’t face the freezer full of homemade food she left him, but over chopping and chatting his life began to move onWhen I started volunteering for Age UK’s older men’s cookery course two years ago, I thought I would just be passing on some of my cooking skills to men who had never learne[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
New app What3Words, also used by emergency teams in a cholera outbreak in Tanzania, can help medical services locate ill festivalgoers amid a sea of tentsThe Glastonbury festival magics up a small, temporary city in rural Somerset – a city with its own health service, staffed largely by NHS profes[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
There’s an increasing expectation that customer service should be offered via social media, so here’s how small organisations can keep up with demand
One of the challenges for charities in the digital age is the pressure to be responsive and always on. So how do charities, including those wit[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Warning from government drugs adviser follows hospitalisation of three 12-year-olds in Salford after taking ‘teddy tablets’Ecstasy pills are increasingly being marketed with child-friendly logos, a drugs expert has warned, after three 12-year-old girls in Greater Manchester were hospitalised aft[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Charity reveals more than 3,000 cyber-enabled sexual crimes were committed against children in past year
The internet was used to commit an average of eight sexual crimes against children each day in the past year, including rapes, grooming and live streaming of abuse, new figures obtained by the[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
he was exposed to the roles of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, how law enforcement handle sexual assault cases, legal advocacy available for survivors, counseling and other social services. While volunteers often prefer administrative work or directly ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
A study conducted by Mencap earlier this year found that one in three young people with a learning disability spent less than an hour outside their home on a typical Saturday. Respondents to the survey listed fears including bullying, being laughed at and getting lost as being key concerns when leav[...]
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1 week ago
reats of sport in the past century — Pele, Sobers, Laver, Borg, Jordan, Tendulkar, Federer, Bolt to name a few — haven’t shied away from charity, social work and causes related to their sport, but they haven’t been agents of change on a broader ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Public bodies representing nurses, doctors, GPs and patients, as well as more than 20 charities, warn of growing risk to patient careBritain’s major health organisations have called on the government to put a stop to “reckless” plans to reform student nurse funding in the current climate of un[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Raising mega-gifts may be the fastest way for charities to achieve a step-change, but securing such large donations is easier said than doneRaising multimillion-pound mega-gifts is probably the fastest way for a charity achieve a step change in its impact. Get it right and your organisation could be[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
They do herbs,” says Guilford Social Services Director Tammy DeFrancesco. “They introduce different types of vegetables to people who have never had those types before ... and our volunteers will always make sure that they know a recipe or two that ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Carrying out female genital mutilation under the guise of healthcare is a worrying development says charity 28 Too Many, as many countries move to ban the practice“I am living testament to the fact that any kind of FGM is the wrong type of FGM,” says Hoda Ali, a London nurse who underwent female[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
As a Dementia Friend I gave Ron’s wife weekly respite and something even more precious: I helped him rediscover his ability to show her affectionBeing semi–retired, I often have spare time on my hands, so last year I started to volunteer through the Alzheimer’s Society as a Dementia Friend. I [...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Comic Relief and ‘tampon tax’ fund plan to identify and help victims, including those suffering coercive controlHairdressers, priests and even Avon reps will be recruited and trained to look out for possible victims of domestic violence as part of a scheme to help women trapped in abusive relati[...]
WomenCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 week ago
Campaigners say pills at Manchester’s Parklife festival had up to 250mg of MDMA, which could prove lethal to someDrugs harm reduction campaigners are warning about high-strength ecstasy pills on the market in Britain after an analysis of drugs at a Manchester festival found some that contained dou[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Despite the benefits of collaboration and joint ventures, only 10% of small charities are working togetherSmall charities should form strategic alliances in order to survive closure, a charity umbrella body has urged.One in 10 small UK charities described their chances of closure as “likely” in [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
A survey by Shelter finds 148,000 renting households were in danger of losing their home during the past yearMore than 148,000 renting households – equivalent to 350,000 people – were put at risk of losing their home in the 12 months to April, according to a new analysis of government figures by[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Law firm attacked after publicly celebrating ‘win’ over a family seeking educational support for their childAt least eight local authorities cancelled or promised to review contracts with a law firm that specialises in fighting support claims for children with special educational needs (SEN), af[...]
EducationChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
1 week ago
Woman’s ‘exceptional’ situation revealed as project to reduce numbers of children taken into care is extended to north-east England cityA mother from Newcastle has had 17 children taken from her by a local authority over the last 30 years. Charities believe it to be the highest number recorded[...]
ChildrenWomenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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31 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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41 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[...]
 
327 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 [...]
 
335 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 [...]