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Charities and Volunteerism News

1 day ago
The Guardian speaks to helpline advisers dealing with issues such as credit card debt, high-interest loans and bankruptcy There is a pause, a moment’s silence and then a deep exhalation before the words finally come.
The caller has only been asked her name but it is a big moment, almost like a[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 day ago
If she knew somebody needed something, she found a way to do it.” Ms. Rooney was manager of transplant social work and patient finance for the Jefferson Transplant Institute. Prior to her illness, she was being groomed to take over as senior director.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
2 days ago
ome have already been moved into hospitals and care homes due to a cut in amount of care offered, a survey of 469 social workers and care assessors in England found. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said: “This is the first time England ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
As his Gatsby Charitable Foundation reaches 50, the businessman and benefactor says that philanthropy is no substitute for benefitsDavid Sainsbury, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, who for 50 years has been a major benefactor of charities, education, research, the arts and projects in developin[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Proposed reforms to the “gagging law” were a chance for the government to offer an olive branch to the third sector. But ministers passed it upWhat does Theresa May’s government think of charities? Beyond the customary warm words, there are growing and worrying signs that it doesn’t take the[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
3 days ago
University of Manchester team receives £785,000 in lottery funding to train volunteers to collect memories of the NHS and preserve them for the futureA heritage project to record individual stories from 70 years of the National Health Service and preserve them for future generations has been given [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
4 days ago
My father, Maurice Little, who has died aged 75, was a dedicated and skilled paediatrician, a committed volunteer for a number of charities and a loving father and husband.He was born near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, during the second world war, to Emily (nee Ross) and John Little, who were dairy[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
5 days ago
Housing chiefs’ warning on effect of flagship Tory welfare reformMinisters are coming under intense pressure to put the brakes on the government’s flagship welfare reform programme, following damning new evidence that it is leaving thousands of low-paid workers unable to pay their rent and at ri[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Party joins charities in calling for roll-out to be paused as claimants run up rent arrears and incur debts while waiting for paymentsUniversal credit is in “total disarray”, Labour has said, after a government study found that lengthy benefit payment waiting times were causing claimants to run [...]
Charities and Volunteerism
6 days ago
Fiona Twycross AM writes about the shameful numbers of Londoners now reliant on food banks; Eamonn McCusker writes of his experiences as a food bank volunteer; Jake Kirner says Jacob Rees-Mogg’s ‘uplifting’ comment has been taken out of context; plus letters from Alec Mitchell, Margaret Johnso[...]
PovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Campaign groups fear most vulnerable will be left without a voice and say act has chilling effect on freedom of speechCharities have condemned ministers for rejecting changes to the Lobbying Act which were made by a government-commissioned review body. Campaign groups say they will be left unable to[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Remembering a charity in a will is an opportunity to support causes people care about into the future. Let’s not fight shy of a difficult conversationRob Cope is the director of Remember a CharityIf there are two things the British public tend to be most reluctant to discuss, it’s death and mone[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
f a child speaks up about a crime as a witness or victim, a complaint is made. That complaint then goes to the local social services office and follow the ladder of law enforcement. “Children don’t want to be interrogated by multiple people,” Bober ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
rganizers also offered flu vaccines, assistance with insurance and the state health care exchange, social services, legal counseling, mental health services, nutrition information and education — even haircuts provided by area barbers. “This is health ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareMental Health
1 week ago
We provide whatever direction and support that they need," Wingfield said. "Some people need encouragement, some people need additional social services, who will be here." Some of the social services that will be present during the event include resources ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Mencap chairman Derek Lewis defends the charity’s record on pay, and says it’s wrong to draw parallels with Sports DirectYour contributor who referred to Sports Direct and Mencap as both “underpaying their frontline staff for years” (Letters, 12 September) overlooked a few rather important d[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Selected UK charities stand to benefit from direct donation tools that have already raised millions of dollars from US Facebook usersSocial media giant Facebook is to introduce tools to enable its members in UK and Europe to donate directly to selected charities.The facility has been available in th[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
With some free wifi and a clear plan, councils could transform our decaying high streets into community hubs, charity shops and allCharity shops could be a perfect way to recycle in the 21st century, but local authorities need to wake up and stop sleep walking. Related: Budget cuts are forcing coun[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Guardian ad Litem volunteer is different from a social worker, who represents the social services department that has custody of a child. The social worker works to ensure a child’s safety by providing services to the child and parents with the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Tuxedo, wedding dress or just a pair of jeans? Share your pictures of your best buys from your local charity shopCharity shops: love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are now a staple feature of high streets around the UK.A new report by thinktank Demos shows that charity shops bring in a cool £270m for th[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Charity shops now bring in £270m a year, with 220,000 of us volunteering in them. But we still think there are too many on our high streetsCharity shops best buys - send us your picturesMost members of the public associatecharity shops with high street decline, and 50% think a “healthy” high st[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
A group of NGO leaders says that government and developers must ensure new homes are designed to meet the needs of disabled peopleDemand for accessible homes is growing, yet just 7% of the nation’s housing provides even basic accessibility features. This worrying accessible housing deficit is like[...]
HousingHealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and CareDisabilitiesCriminal Justice
1 week ago
t is 5.50am and my father and I are on our two wheelers, heading towards the organic farm where we are volunteering in Auroville, the French township in Tamil Nadu. At 6.10am, the coordinator tells us we need to pick rucula from the bed, segregate the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
We’re looking for social media stars in the charity sector. Nominations for this year’s social chief executives awards are now openIf we can learn anything from Donald Trump’s use of social media, it’s that he has the power to turn a news cycle with a single tweet. He’s proven that social [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
2 weeks ago
HMRC’s pursuit of backdated payments for workers providing sleep-in care could cost sector £400m, says Royal Mencap SocietyCare providers for people with learning disabilities are facing a £400m bill for back pay that could bankrupt the entire sector, the charity Royal Mencap Society has warned.[...]
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39 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[...]
 

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391 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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399 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 [...]