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Charities News

14 hours ago
The renowned psychologist’s new book is overturning received wisdom. Here, he explains the flaws in feeling others’ painIt is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that w[...]
CharitiesChildrenHousing and PovertyMental HealthCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
14 hours ago
Health experts warn of rising death rates and a false economy as cutbacks hit treatmentSmokers in England wanting to quit face a postcode lottery as cash-strapped councils and GPs restrict access to services that can help them.The revelation has alarmed health experts and charities who claim that li[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
22 hours ago
PM urged to find more money in budget for patients with rare and complex conditionsTheresa May has been urged by charity chiefs to stop the NHS rationing treatment for seriously ill patients and to find more money for their care in the budget next month.About 30 health charities, including the Teena[...]
HealthCharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Website accused of ‘moral repugnance’ for advertising massively marked-up seats for gig in aid of Teenage Cancer TrustA secondary ticketing website has been accused of “moral repugnance” for seeking to profit from an Ed Sheeran concert that is in aid of teenage cancer patients by reselling t[...]
Charities
2 days ago
Using donations from local residents, we furnish homes for people rebuilding their lives, to give them a fresh start and restore their dignityTotally shut down, sitting motionless and staring at the floor, his only communication was “I don’t think I can cope with this”. My wife and I had been [...]
PovertyCharitiesHousing
3 days ago
Report says social care in England is facing ‘complete collapse’. Whether you provide or receive care, or have family who are affected we’d like to hear from you
Age UK has called for an urgent cash injection for adult social care in the spring budget, after it published a report warning of[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 days ago
Age UK report calls for urgent action, including cash injection in spring budget and development of long-term planSocial care in England is at risk of imminent collapse in the worst affected areas unless urgent steps are taken to address the crisis engulfing the sector, Age UK has warned.The charity[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
3 days ago
ocial care is facing "disaster" if it doesn't get more funding, a report today warns. The grim analysis by the charity Age UK says hundreds of thousands of over 65s are not getting the essential help they need. And it warns the situation will get worse ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
4 days ago
My mother, Jan Taber, who has died suddenly aged 55 of post-operative complications after emergency surgery, was a freelance market consultant whose compassion for others led her to volunteer as a Samaritan and bereavement counsellor.Born in Bradford to Eddie Brearton, a wool salesman, and his wife,[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducation
4 days ago
Charity Hospital Rooms organised for professional artists to donate – and work on – pieces for a psychiatric ward in Springfield University hospital in London‘Creativity improves wellbeing’: art transforms mental health ward Continue reading...
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareMental Health
4 days ago
Working with younger children, we know how important it is to address wellbeing in primary schools and alleviate pressure on struggling NHS servicesPublic and political understanding of young people’s mental health is growing; the prime minister herself emphasised recently that mental illness too [...]
CharitiesHealthEducationChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth
4 days ago
Advertising Standards Authority rules Alzheimer’s Research UK Christmas campaign was sensitively handled A TV campaign that shows Santa forgetting Christmas after developing dementia has been cleared by the ad watchdog following complaints it was offensive and could distress children.The festive c[...]
CharitiesHealthChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Women are visiting already stretched A&E units and GP surgeries instead, according to charity NCTTens of thousands of new mothers a year are seeking help at an A&E unit or GP surgery because they cannot reach a midwife to ask them for advice, a new study has found.Mothers worried about a pro[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareWomens Issues
4 days ago
Channel 4 programme shows more women are becoming homeless and being treated far worse on the streets and by councilsRough sleeping has doubled in the past five years, with increasing numbers of women: women who are often existing or expectant mothers, fleeing violence, or who have disabilities or h[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunte
5 days ago
At the Alzheimer’s Society our new matching service will enable volunteers to connect to people with dementia over shared hobbies and interests It was wonderful spending the day with Irene and sharing our passion for football by watching our rival teams – Leicester City and Chelsea – play each[...]
CharitiesHealthCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
Charity says worrying number of family doctors not offering at-risk patients preventive breast cancer drug tamoxifenA “worrying” number of family doctors are not offering at-risk patients a preventive breast cancer drug, a charity has said.
A study found that only half of GPs were aware the d[...]
HealthCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
Luke, 21, Hannah, 18, and Oliver Bennet, 13, ‘overwhelmed’ by support from donors after parents died within hours of each other last weekThe children of a terminally ill couple who died of cancer within days of each other have said they are “overwhelmed” after nearly £150,000 was raised for[...]
CharitiesHealthChildren and Parenting
6 days ago
Luke, 21, Hannah, 18, and Oliver Bennet, 13, ‘overwhelmed’ by support from donors after parents died within hours of each other last weekThe children of a terminally ill couple who died of cancer within days of each other have said they are “overwhelmed” after more than £100,000 was raised [...]
CharitiesHealthChildren and Parenting
1 week ago
related organizations and their array of social service projects, the transactions between the Yawkey foundation and his charities drew special notice from nonprofit watchdogs. The personal ...
While no one has questioned the virtues of Hammond’s church via Live.com News 
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
e has also met another victim through Voicing CSA, a charity which helps the abused, as well as speaking to friends in social services and to a police contact who worked on similar cases. Harper is hoping the chilling storyline will help more victims to ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
he refutes the narrative of the Obama State Department, repeated by its nonprofit contractors at Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and myriad other lobbyists and supporters including some members of Congress, that refugees are the “most ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
heir volunteers work to ensure these children receive necessary social services and assistance, all while attempting to place them in permanent housing. Judges rely on information from the volunteers in court to make the best choices for the children.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
If self-regulation fails to halt questionable practices, more draconian steps could be next, warns the Institute of FundraisingIf self-regulation by charities of fundraising is in the last-chance saloon, as we are often told, they are cautiously ordering another round. From April, the Institute of F[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
ahamas Press has learned Aliv volunteers on Eleuthera not only can’t get paid, but one called into a local talk show in Nassau to say how working for “Alie” has blocked his social services assistance. “I don’t ask for help, but I have not been ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
ou might check the volunteer programs in Laguna Woods and contact Social Services for a direction. Some living here have few contacts to brighten their day. Some have trouble with transportation or feeding themselves in a healthy way. There is no exact ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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8 weeks ago
NASW member Reia Chapman, who runs her own practice in Charlotte, N.C., volunteered with the American Red Cross for its disaster mental health services team in Lafayette, La., helping victims of the region’s historic flooding. “I do a lot of community-based organizing and racial trauma and advoc[...]