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22 hours ago
Hilary Willmer worked with families in Rotherham in the late 1990s and blames the police and council for not actingChild abuse is far more widespread than has previously been acknowledged, with "huge numbers" of victims, a child protection campaigner who tried to draw attention to the Roth[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 day ago
Staff from more than 40 social service agencies are available to provide information and outreach on a variety of services including housing options, job resources, resume writing tips, substance abuse treatment, income tax assistance and accesses to Social Security and Veteran's Administration [...]
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General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducation
1 day ago
Greens, animal rights supporters and even Catholics have opposed the campaign, but for the UK's MND Association, the £4.5m is a 'fabulous' boostDavid Cameron, Barack Obama and Pamela Anderson have refused. George W Bush, Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Hawking have taken part. As the ice bucket ch[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 days ago
ince 2003, the Wenham college, which has more than 2,100 students, has placed small groups of volunteers in Lynn’s schools for student teaching or other positions to fulfill requirements toward degrees in education and social work. Hundreds of Gordon ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
3 days ago
Lawyer who helped to modernise the charity sector and conceived the idea of the community interest companyThe modernisation of the UK charity sector and the emergence of social enterprise as a powerful new force owe much to the skills and commitment of the lawyer Stephen Lloyd, who has died in a boa[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
Exercise can reduce chance of dying from breast or prostate cancer and help with treatment side-effects, says MacmillanPeople with two of the most common forms of cancer can cut their risk of dying from the disease by as much as 40% simply by walking for a mile a day, Macmillan Cancer Support has cl[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
4 days ago
anaged by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), the hub adds to a similar one at Tiong Bahru managed by the National Council of Social Service. The facility at 11 Jalan Ubi will be launched by Manpower Minister and Marine Parade GRC MP Tan ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Clinical safety trials begin in US next week, after approval from the FDA; volunteer testing in UK and Africa from SeptemberGlaxoSmithKline's experimental Ebola vaccine could be tested on humans in the UK, US, the Gambia and Mali in the next few weeks, in a race to contain the deadly virus that has [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
4 days ago
Shelter also found that 37% cut back on buying food and 13% put off buying new shoes for their children to meet housing costAn estimated 880,000 working parents in England have resorted to skipping meals in the past year to cover their mortgage or rent, according to research from Shelter.The charity[...]
PovertyCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
A new alliance of people working in the creative arts aims to reverse the government's austerity programmeMusic and art have always been a vehicle for political protest: from Bob Dylan and Bob Marley to Billy Bragg. Now a new group of British artists and musicians are hoping to use art, song, theatr[...]
EducationCharities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
My mother, Geraldine Amos, who has died aged 87, founded Home from Hospital Care, a charity that bridges the gap between the discharge from hospital of elderly patients and their return to independence. The scheme has become the model for health service professionals across Britain.Carrying out rese[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
6 days ago
Abuse took place between 1997 and 2013Report found failings in political leadershipCouncil leader Roger Stone stands down 5.49pm BST We are closing this blog on the independent report on child sexual abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between1997 and 2013. Here are the key points. 5.27pm BST Why d[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareGerontologyMental HealthMinorities and Immigratio
6 days ago
Royal Free hospital in Hampstead says next few days are critical for 29-year-old nurse who contracted virus in Sierra LeoneWill Pooley, the first British person to contract the Ebola virus, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp as part of his intensive care treatment, the London hospital lookin[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Colleagues say Will Pooley understood the risks involved, while his family praise 'excellent care' at London hospitalWill Pooley, the British nurse flown back to London after contracting Ebola, spoke of his joy at seeing patients recover from the deadly virus after treatment at the hospital in Sierr[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Exclusive: William Pooley, Britain's first confirmed Ebola sufferer, was interviewed by the Guardian just days before he contracted the virus while working as a volunteer nurse in Sierra Leone. In the short segment, Pooley talks about the joy of seeing Ebola victims make a full recovery. The 29-year[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
29-year-old volunteer nurse contracted the virus working in a clinic in the Kenema district of Sierra LeoneThe family of British Ebola victim William Pooley have thanked doctors fighting to save his life for the "excellent care" he is being given.In their first statement since the 29-year-[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Barnardo's finds 'no-frills' bank holiday trip costs up to £172 and demands urgent action on child povertyThe traditional "bucket and spade" August bank holiday outing to the seaside is now out of reach for one in five UK families, the Barnardo's children's charity warns on Monday.It calc[...]
PovertyChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
nascent program based in Phoenixville plans to help the growing number of Spanish speakers in 19 municipalities get health and social services. It will train bilingual volunteers from the community to be interpreters because, organizers say, volunteers ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Fear of 'another Rochdale' is driving councils to place vulnerable children in secure homes, say experts and campaignersAlmost half of the young people in the prison system's secure children's homes have not been convicted of any crime, but have been placed there by local authorities for their own p[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Holli Baer hugs volunteer Keith Vergeson at the Chelsea House, a transitional home for women in need. (Photo: Democrat files ). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Affinity. The Faculty & Friends Club of Florida State University: For faculty, ...
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General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationWomens Issues
1 week ago
Have we reached peak ice bucket yet? Now George Bush, Anna Wintour and Cheryl Cole have taken the ALS ice bucket challengeWe thought wed reached peak ice bucket earlier this week but with former US presidents getting involved, it seems theres no end to this chilly challenge.In case youve been livin[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
If not for the group's provision of key resources and social services, labeling Hamas as unequivocally and exclusively a terrorist organization would be accurate, all-encompassing. But what is one to make of this ... There is a wide range of social service providers in the Palestinian territorie[...]
ISN via Google News 
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationGerontology
1 week ago
Everyone from Britney Spears to Mark Zuckerberg to Oprah are taking part in the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for the neurodegenerative illness ALS. Heres a round-up of the best so far
Videos and images of celebrities taking part in the ice bucket challenge are circulating social media.[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
Fears are growing that tenants will default on their payments once they are transferred to universal creditPeople on benefits are being told by housing associations to make extra rent payments in advance from now on, to avoid ending up in financial difficulties and then in court once they are transf[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
Agencies call for global response as WHO admits extraordinary measures are needed to contain disease amid rampant fearThe magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people, has been vastly underestimated and will require extraordinary measures, on a massive scal[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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22 weeks ago
Approximately 2.2 million service members make up the U.S. all-volunteer force in the active, National Guard, and Reserve components, representing less than one percent of all U.S. citizens. Furthermore, veterans constitute seven percent of the country’s population, or almost 22 million persons, w[...]
 

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By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social worker Lisa Wessan knows personally how debilitating compassion fatigue can feel — emotionally and physically. She was one of many social workers who volunteered to help the people of New York City cope with the grief and uncertainty after the terrorist attacks o[...]
 
232 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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240 weeks ago
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