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23 hours ago
It soon became apparent that by helping others I was actually helping myselfImagine seeing yet another lady on the tube with a “baby on board” badge, or hearing that yet more friends or family are falling pregnant, when you’re silently dealing with your own heartbreaking fertility problems. Or[...]
HealthCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
1 day ago
he congregants recently collected numerous food items that were distributed for Easter to the Roxbury Social Services Department ... supplies and backpacks that are given to Roxbury Social Service that they distribute to the needy families in the Roxbury ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
Mind survey finds TV plays and reports have valuable role in encouraging people to seek help for anxiety and schizophreniaSoap operas and news reports about mental health can play a valuable role in increasing understanding of depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, and in encouraging people with pro[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental
2 days ago
The Power to Change boss on how community-run businesses can deliver vital local services from shops to parks and pubsWhen Vidhya Alakeson worked at the Resolution Foundation thinktank, she was instrumental in reframing the debate on living standards and the “squeezed middle”, which became a def[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
The best charity adverts use words that stick in the mind. How can charities harness the psychology of words to improve their fundraising ads?Contrary to what you may feel about everyday communication, there is science and psychology behind every word we use: our speech is not random at all.Elizabet[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducationMental Health
2 days ago
Research by Joseph Rowntree Foundation finds 668,000 households unable to afford essentials such as food, heating and clothesMore than a million people in the UK are so poor they cannot afford to eat properly, keep clean or stay warm and dry, according to a groundbreaking attempt to measure the scal[...]
PovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Cameron backs Hunt’s handling of junior doctorsFirst day of historic junior doctors’ stoppageLarge majority of junior doctors expected to strikeSenior consultants will cover A&E and maternityMinisters say bust-up is ‘miners’ moment’ 12.07pm BST National Voices, a coalition of more tha[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
3 days ago
Some organisations perpetuate the myth of zero overheads and it is damaging the rest of the sectorAs a result of public scrutiny, the way charities explain how they spend their money is changing. From raising funds to running an office, many end-of-year reports now offer a fuller picture of an organ[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
Getting involved in legal action comes with risks and no guarantees of victory, but it can be a powerful weaponThe introduction of the “gagging clause” to ban charities using government grants to campaign has put the question of charity campaigning back in the spotlight. Legal test cases – cas[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
3 days ago
We didn’t have strong support from the government, so we just started to help each other. Now I am hopeful for the future of my countryWhen the earthquake struck I was at home. My mum was at work and my brothers and sisters were at college. I came out of my room, where I had been hiding under the [...]
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5 days ago
Cancer Research defends partnership after calls to ban unlicensed contestsA leading cancer charity has defended its use of amateur boxing bouts to raise funds, despite calls for the unlicensed sponsored contests to be banned.Cancer Research UK has a corporate partnership with a company called Ultra [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
articularly as a member of the adoption panel and in social services. In retirement she continued her work with the North East Disabilities Resource Centre, formerly Scope, and the Joseph Rowntree Trust, an independent charity working to benefit deprived ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
6 days ago
Getting supporters together is a great way to boost charity funds – but here are some activities you might not have consideredMarathon? Meh. That’s a walk in the park for some of the hardcore extreme fundraisers out there. There are more elaborate and challenging options if a supporter is willin[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
From burying the dead in Lesbos to saving desperate refugees from traffickers in Budapest, volunteers share their stories of responding to one of Europe’s worst humanitarian crisesAcross Europe, volunteers have been moved to act to help refugees seeking safety; from sea rescues, to teaching langua[...]
Charities and Volunteeris
1 week ago
22 April 1926: The capital’s first home for babies whose mothers were unable to care for them fears air quality has worsened because of the railways
FLEET STREET, WEDNESDAY.
Within a couple of months or so the housebreakers will have been let loose on the Foundling Hospital, and London will [...]
ChildrenCharitiesPovertyChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 week ago
The voluntary sector faces a tough decision on whether to enter the Brexit debate – here are some points to considerPrime minister David Cameron told the World Economic Forum in Davos he hoped that businesses, NGOs and other organisations “won’t hold back” in contributing to the EU referendu[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
She showed utter strength and made a formal report to the police. Now I want to support other sex workers to be braveI first met Kirsten on the street. I’d met lots of other sex workers before but she was different. She struck me as being happier, more savvy, and less likely to be taken advantage [...]
CharitiesHealth and CareCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Housing charity Shelter examines different outcomes of the UK housing crisis, from stronger rights for renters to mass housebuilding programmesAsk most people about housing today, and few will say they’re not worried. A private tenant concerned about the precarity; a family languishing on council [...]
HousingChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing
1 week ago
Images such as Barnardos’ heroin baby have come to define charity advertising – but now some agencies are trying a more subtle tackIn 2000 children’s charity Barnardos produced one of the most shocking adverts ever for its Giving Children Back their Future campaign. An advertising watchdog urg[...]
Charities
1 week ago
The UK government’s welfare policy is now dependent on food bank handouts. But surely it’s time to get a proper measure of the level of food insecurityHas the UK reached “peak food bank”? Certainly the media’s appetite for stories from the charity food frontline appear to have waned. There[...]
PovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 week ago
Sanctions and delays in payments are a major cause of hunger, Kayleigh Garthwaite found during research for her new bookMartin, 44, came to the food bank I was volunteering in after being sanctioned for being a few minutes late for a work programme appointment after his bus was delayed. It was a par[...]
PovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Residents of Walthamstow estate unaware their homes had been sold until eviction notices were handed outDozens of families who faced eviction from their homes in north-east London after a charity sold them without warning to property developers could be reprieved after an affordable housing group of[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Advice from civil society minister comes despite watchdog warning they should do so only in ‘exceptional circumstances’ The civil society minister has urged charities to speak up in the EU referendum debate, despite a warning from the official watchdog that they should only get involved in excep[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Disability rights campaigners win appeal against government’s refusal to publicise investigations into alleged suicidesThe Department for Work and Pensions may be forced to disclose details of secret investigations into the suicides and other deaths of benefit claimants, after a successful tribuna[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
1 week ago
Labour says sale of council and housing association property will force poorer people into expensive private rented accommodationThe government’s proposed sell-off of thousands of affordable homes could add more than £4bn to the housing benefit bill over the next 30 years, Labour has claimed. The[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
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23 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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32 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[...]
 
318 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.
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326 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 [...]