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1 day ago
he real problem lies in the very charitable and social work in which these ... schools, and social service operations as competitors. And they’re right. For generations, Catholic charities have provided social services to Americans of all religions.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducation
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Housing charities say widespread practice underlines difficulties for councils housing tenants in market where landlords hold balance of power Continue reading...
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
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Figures released by House of Commons to HIV charity Positively UK show number of people seeking medical care with the virus as secondary diagnosis has risen by 301% since 2003-4 Continue reading...
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
5 days ago
More than one in two respondents to anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label says they want to lose weight, one in five wants breast implants and 5% want Botox Continue reading...
Charities and Volunteerism
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As a bitter dispute continues over whether volunteers can continue to live and work with residents, we need to ensure we put the wishes of disabled people first Continue reading...
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
2 weeks ago
New jungle camp, which has no shelter for men and no running water, represents an alarming toughening in France’s treatment of UK-bound migrantsKarim, an Egyptian politics graduate with an admiration for Winston Churchill and “all things British”, had spent days trying to fix up a tent in thor[...]
Charities
2 weeks ago
Eight out of 10 people are more likely to trust and buy from an organisation whose chief executive and leadership team use social mediaCharity leaders on social media are described as digital pioneers and are applauded for their online efforts. However, for me, they are not heroes or mavericks at al[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
David Cameron’s discomfort over food banks typifies the right’s panic, confusion and denial over the causes of food insecurityNotoriously, David Cameron recently admitted to his inquisitor Jeremy Paxman that he did not know how many food banks there were in the UK, a clear sign, many concluded, [...]
PovertyCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
2 weeks ago
Voluntary organisations get things done and will be there when the next government has come and goneAs the election campaign kicks off, the old question emerges: does voting really make a difference, or is there a better way? Related: The charities who are challenging the government's workfare progr[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
Your report on plans for US-style protection for journalism highlights a wider need to protect free speech (Lib Dems seek US-style first amendment, 1 April). Any such amendment should also cover charities, making it crystal clear in law that charities have a fundamental right to speak out on behalf [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
Richard and Angela Maxwell say they will use £53m EuroMillions win to help young people in the area, especially carers – as well as on a first-class holidayA retired couple who won £53m on the lottery at first thought it was an elaborate April Fool when they checked their EuroMillions ticke[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
If the role of the organsiation is not fulfilled by other means, then service users and their communities will sufferThe recent demise of DrugScope – the totemic membership organisation for drug treatment providers – has mostly passed without remark outside of the social care sector. But the new[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
2 weeks ago
Join us on Thursday 9 April to discuss the value of legacy giving and how the voluntary sector can best approach itLegacy giving – money left to charity in a will – contributes £2bn to the voluntary sector, but only 6.7% of charities (less than 10,000) receive income in this way. Legacy fu[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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When it comes to politicians, you should be close enough to shake hands warmly but not close enough to kiss Related: Charities like Oxfam will not be bullied into silence “If I ever met Chris Grayling, I’d punch him on the nose,” said an otherwise charming charity chief executive I met last we[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCri
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Raising money on social media can be daunting since there are so many demands for people’s attention. Here are some tips from the expertsWith 1.35 billion users worldwide, Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms in the world and offers big opportunities for charities to reach more pe[...]
Charities
2 weeks ago
Commissioners of services delivered by voluntary and community groups in these sectors must better support them to meet the needs of vulnerable peopleMore than 36,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations work in health and social care. Most are small – and most always wi[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 weeks ago
In the third of a series we highlight the campaign against enforced community work placementsWhat’s it all about? The Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign began nearly a year ago in April 2014. It was started in response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) workfare programme which req[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Vo
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More work still needs to be done to dispel confusion surrounding social enterprises in Vietnam and help promote sustainable growth It’s mid-afternoon in the village of Duong O, Bac Ninh province, but Huong hasn’t got time to break for tea. She’s only halfway through the long, exhausting job of[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
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Stillbirth, miscarriage and acute psychosis are among the problems experienced by pregnant women held in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre (G2, 4 March). Many of the pregnant women that the charity Medical Justice has assisted there said they received inadequate healthcare. One said she compl[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal JusticeWomen
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Organisation representing professionals tackling drug and alcohol abuse forced to shut after 15 years because of ‘worsening financial situation’DrugScope, the UK’s leading independent centre of drug and drug abuse expertise, is to close due to a lack of funds.The charity said that the decision[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
3 weeks ago
From the role of the Charity Commission to trustee accountability – here are five things that got charity leaders talkingRegulation of the third sector is a contentious issue. Many argue that the sector is over regulated and some say not enough information is provided for smaller organisations to [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 weeks ago
With 45% of people cashing in time credits being first-time volunteers, Claudia Cahalane looks at its impact on the third sector Related: 10 trends in international philanthropy Two years ago Cheryl Hughes was a stay-at-home mum in Cardiff, south Wales. She lacked confidence and was unsure about wha[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
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Poorly housed people are refusing to keep quiet: groups like the New Era families or Focus E15 mothers show that a source of shame is becoming a spur to actionWhen does a personal problem become society’s problem? How many people have to be in a situation before it ceases to be a source of shame a[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
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The bus driver’s son who helped Ed Miliband become Labour leader insists the general election is his top priority despite his interest in becoming the capital’s mayor
Inside the Sadiq Khan campaign HQ were parcels of flyers and posters half unpacked, milling volunteers, many stacks of sandwi[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
3 weeks ago
Fundraising teams are not the necessary evil – we care about the cause as much as those on the front line delivering vital services
Related: As a charity professional, I dread being asked what I do for a living It might seem blindingly obvious but, for me, a third sector organisation cannot fu[...]
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14 weeks ago
The two longest volunteer-fought conflicts in US history have resulted in large numbers of veterans coming home not only with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also traumatic brain injury (TBI). These “signature” injuries of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been called “invisible”[...]
 

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27 weeks ago
Thursday October 16 at 2 pm ET Becoming a Certified Application Counselor for the upcoming ACA Open Enrollment Period The second ACA open enrollment period kicks off on November 15, 2014 and social workers are needed to make it a success.  Learn how to become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC)[...]
 
265 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 [...]
 
273 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 [...]