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Charities News

15 hours ago
Despite having panic attacks, Nicky Lidbetter runs two mental health charities. She believes devolved health and social care budgets could offer charities more opportunitiesOn a daily basis, Nicky Lidbetter, 44, juggles not one but two successful mental health charities – Self Help, which delivers[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
19 hours ago
Successful crowdfunding takes more than just filling out a profile on a platform – it requires a great deal of thought, commitment and social media know-how Crowdfunding has become a buzzword in the charity and non-profit sector, as more and more organisations think about diversifying their income[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
20 hours ago
Inequality and poverty have a devastating effect on service users. Radical social work acknowledges this, and acts to achieve social changeDuring a symposium on the role of social work in the context of political conflict earlier this year, one of the participants highlighted the historical contradi[...]
PolicyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
selected by Rosewood and CCC social service partners, were ferried through the event by 61 volunteers. They set up shop near the city border with Gresham at SE Stark and 162nd — that ...
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General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
The animals wear jackets with contactless payment readers in the pocket so donors can tap their card and donate £2 to The Blue Cross
As Britain moves closer to becoming a cashless society – with debit cards and contactless payments now accounting for more than half of all payments – one an[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
Report accuses UK public health bodies of colluding with food industry and calls for overhaul of dietary guidelines Urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”, a health charity has warned.In a damning report that accuses major [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
Report accuses UK public health bodies of colluding with food industry and calls for overhaul of dietary guidelines Urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”, a health charity has warned.In a damning report that accuses major [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
Overstretched local authorities unlawfully moving people up to 100 miles from schools and support networks, says ShelterLocal authorities are unlawfully resettling homeless families in temporary housing far away from their local area, forcing them to spend hours travelling to schools and health serv[...]
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4 days ago
Government attempts to stop public sector staff paying union subs through payroll check-off were political and wrong, according to the high court A high court judgment last week against the largest civil service employer, the Department for Work and Pensions, has exposed just how political and short[...]
PolicyCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
4 days ago
In the face of funding cuts and negative publicity, charities are still taking on frontline work in society. But do you know the extent of their work? Given the negative attention charities have received in the last year, it’s debatable how much we understand about what charities actually do, espe[...]
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5 days ago
ennedy Presidential Library and Museum. "Without the generosity of the people in this great hall, we would be crippled in the work that we do," noted archdiocesan Secretary for Social Services Father Bryan Hehir during the benediction. Referring to those ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
Small gestures of solidarity can make a tremendous difference, as an encounter on a packed train made me realise
I was on a packed commuter train in central London when an old lady walked up to me. She looked at me sternly, glanced at my chest then said “thank you”.
I knew why. Continue[...]
CharitiesHealth
6 days ago
Charities say strategy to improve life chances – the focus of Queen’s speech – must address low family incomes as cuts to benefits hit home Children’s charities said the focus on “life chances” in the Queen’s speech would prove meaningless without a concerted parallel attempt to tackle[...]
ChildrenPovertyCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducation
6 days ago
As entries open for our 2016 public service awards, winners will build on its legacy – pioneering new approaches amid massive cuts, increased demand for services and changing social needsThe Guardian’s awards were launched to showcase the improvements and innovation under way across UK public se[...]
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6 days ago
tate BJP spokesperson Shweta Shalini said here last evening that these volunteers would include retired government servants, police officials, teachers, CAs, doctors, and those with social service background. The person's image in the society would be an ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
6 days ago
Rough sleeping is on the increase in England, unlike Scotland and Wales, where councils now have a duty to prevent homelessnessThe Queen’s speech today offers a chance for the government to take the lead on tackling the homelessness crisis, by introducing a homelessness bill rather than simply opi[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Discussions of fundraising regulation have led to a mini governance crisis. It’s time to get trustees more involved with the day-to-day work of charities In order for charities to see off the looming governance nightmare generated by the fundraising scandal and subsequent introduction of a new reg[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
The outgoing chief executive of Acevo, the charity leaders network, says the fundraising crisis and the Kids Company collapse, makes it the right time to head up the Charity Futures ProgrammeLast year I spoke about the lessons of the Kids Company debacle and the need to invest in charity infrastruct[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
The charity leader will head up a new project that aims to improve governance and management in the voluntary sectorSir Stephen Bubb has announced he will be stepping down as chief executive of Acevo (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) after 15 years.Bubb will leave in June [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
By 2018, every eligible worker must be enrolled into a workplace pension – but how much will this cost charities and which provider they should choose?By 2018 every employee in the UK aged between 22 and pension age, earning £10,000 or more per year, will be automatically enrolled into a workplac[...]
CareersCharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
If you have taken the decision to quit drinking alcohol, we’d like to hear from you. Share your stories with usMillions of middle-aged men in the UK are putting their health at risk by exceeding the recommended 14 units of alcohol a week. Findings from the alcohol industry-funded charity Drinkawar[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
As millions of middle-aged men exceed recommended 14 units a week, experts ask for reminders on bottlesExperts are calling for health warnings on all alcoholic drinks after data showed millions of middle-aged men drink above government guidelines and do not believe it does them any harm.Findings fro[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
When the Department for Education appointed Natasha Devon as children’s mental health champion, everyone was pleased. But her letters and calls to ministers went unanswered, and now she has been sacked. What went wrong?The department for education is not famous at present for making inspired or ev[...]
ChildrenEducationChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
Prince William meets mental health charity after figures show number of female suicides rose sharply in 2015The number of women who killed themselves rose sharply last year as the total number of suicides for England and Wales reached a 20-year high. There were 3,899 rulings of suicide in coroners[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
I was a key worker for a man on the brink. Decades later, when I was chief executive, he told me the difference my charity had madeWorking on the frontline of street homelessness comes with its stresses. This was probably why my charity colleagues and I spend our Friday evenings drinking in our loca[...]
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27 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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36 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[...]
 
322 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 [...]
 
330 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 [...]