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Charities News

7 hours ago
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
13 hours 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[...]
CareersCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 day ago
Report by Doctors of the World UK says deterrent can lead to complex problems in childbirth which may have been avoided if treatment had been sought earlier Vulnerable female migrants may be putting their health and that of their unborn children at risk by not seeking maternity care because they are[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Pol
2 days ago
The Charity Commission has put together a list of important questions that can help trustees manage an organisation’s operations effectivelyThere are more than a million trustee positions in England and Wales and most of those who fill them are volunteers, often juggling their role with jobs, chil[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
Providing information and advice about care rights to older people confused by the social care systemI start my day at 6.45am if I’m on the early shift and 7.15am if I’m working later. I live in Exeter so drive to work over the picturesque Dartmoor Hills, which always puts me in a good mood. Bef[...]
CareersCharitiesHealth and Care
2 days ago
US twice denied application of Jose Chua, 20, who seeks a heart and liverMedical charity group plans to lodge complaint against US once visa is grantedA young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double organ transplant filed a third US visa application on Thursday a[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 days ago
We examine the landscape of charity finance over the last 25 years Continue reading...
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
3 days ago
From choosing a cause to building a sustainable future – data gathered from across the world reveals the latest trends in individual givingThe best way to understand philanthropy worldwide is, unsurprisingly, to ask a philanthropist. For the third year in a row, the BNP Paribas Individual Philanth[...]
Charities
3 days ago
Increasing numbers of obese cats, dogs and rabbits are developing similar health problems to overweight humans, says animal charity the PDSAThe number of fat cats - and dogs and rabbits - is expected to outstrip healthy ones within five years, as pet obesity rates continue to rise across the country[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
4 days ago
My friend and colleague David Harker, who has died aged 64 of cancer, improved the lives of many people. After a varied early career, he joined the disability charity Sense in 1989 and helped transform it into the leading organisation in its field in the world. He went on to become chief executive o[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
4 days ago
The Social Leaders Debate aired the positions of the UK political parties on the voluntary sectorOn Tuesday political representatives from Labour, the Conservatives, the Green Party, the Lib Dems and Ukip debated their stance on the voluntary sector at the Social Leaders Debate, which was hosted by [...]
Charities
5 days ago
Angelina Jolie has written frankly about undergoing extensive surgery to reduce her risk of developing ovarian cancer. Here, others who have made this most life-changing decision share their storiesAngelina Jolie made a promise two years ago, after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy. She woul[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareWomens Issues
6 days ago
The Ministry of Justice has stopped me visiting two privately run prisons, but we have to tell it like it is
There are 14 privately run prisons in England and Wales and on Friday I received an email informing me that I am banned from visiting two of them, not by G4S who had invited me, but by t[...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
6 days ago
Experts from the nudge unit explain how fundraisers can make their messaging more effectiveThere are several questions that have fascinated behavioural scientists for decades: why do people ignore information that is right in front of us? Why do we seem to care so little about our long-term futures?[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
6 days ago
Humanitarian Leadership Academy to train aid workers from over 50 countries in organising rapid responses to disasters and emergenciesThe world’s first academy for humanitarian relief is to be launched, aimed at training 100,000 aid workers from over 50 countries in organising rapid responses to d[...]
Charities
1 week ago
Traditional divisions between NGOs, charities and businesses are blurring with new collaborative projects on waterThe problem of global water access is as intransigent as they come. Some 768 million people – more than the population of Europe – still lack access to clean water. Likewise, this ye[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Unlike youth services, causes such as men’s mental health often struggle to attract funding – and I am sick of brushing the reality under the carpet
Drew*, a 28-year-old man, sat in my organisation’s office last month. He had been evicted – probably illegally – by his landlord and th[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHea
1 week ago
Charity urges Department of Health to bring negotiation over price of Bexsero MenB vaccine, begun last August, to a conclusion
A meningitis vaccine that is currently the subject of price negotiations should be introduced as soon as possible “to save lives”, a charity has warned.It is now a ye[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
For a released inmate, the first £10 goes on travel. Then what? As probation is privatised and rehabilitation projects lose funding, Monica Ali gets a glimpse of the test facing one woman as she walks through the prison gatesOn a bitterly cold February Friday in north London, the enormous wooden ga[...]
Charities and Volu
1 week ago
Join our expert panel on Thursday 26 March between 12:30 and 2pmIntegration is the buzzword of choice in health and social care. Supported by the main political parties and bolstered by the Better Care Fund, the case for integration was given added urgency after the winter difficulties in the NHS. L[...]
PolicyHealthHousingCharities
1 week ago
Staff and volunteers ease beds crisis by providing social care for patients who would otherwise be stuck on wards
Richard Steele shattered his right ankle so badly that the hospital doctor treating him said he had seen only one other case like it.
The 73-year-old was walking up the steps out[...]
HealthCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Patients driven to depression and suicidal thoughts as some are given diagnosis by post or over the phone and left with no advice, says Muscular Dystrophy UK
People with muscular dystrophy are being driven to depression and suicidal thoughts by a lack of support from the NHS, with some doctors ad[...]
HealthCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
The network launched an initiative that rewards viewers for watching through charitable donations. But will it prove sustainable? Imagine advertisers paying you to watch their latest TV spot. We’re all used to this in some form or another: we already get “paid”, in a sense, to watch YouTube vi[...]
Charities
1 week ago
The Duchess of Cambridge visits Brookhill Children's Centre in Woolwich, south-east London, on Wednesday, where she meets families supported by the Home Start charity. The centre helps families struggling with issues such as disability, financial stress and bereavement. Kate, who is due to have her [...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismDisabilities
1 week ago
As the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing issues its report, Lynne Berry thinks the sector has much to gain from championing older peopleThe Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing issues its final report today. We have called it Decision Time, and if that sounds a little foreboding[...]
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11 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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