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Charities and Volunteerism News

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Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge has encouraged donations, research by Coutts and University of Kent findsRich people, foundations and companies in the UK donated a record £1.83bn to charities last year, as high profile philanthropy schemes such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s G[...]
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1 day ago
off locations and 70 recipient organizations, such as Westchester County Social Services, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Toys for Tots covers all corners. Last year, the local chapter ...
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2 days ago
At least 200 children take their own lives each year in the UK. Teachers are in a unique position to support vulnerable pupils, but more awareness is neededHarry Biggs-Davison is a former headteacher and trustee of the charity Papyrus
The tragedy of losing a child is unimaginable. Losing a child [...]
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3 days ago
Grit, courage and social media can give even small charities a big voice without a big budget, as the winners of the 2017 social CEOs awards showThis year’s top 30 charity leaders on social media have been named, together with the winners in each of the six award categories.The annual social CEOs [...]
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3 days ago
As part of children’s grief awareness week, the staff who support families caring for terminally ill children on the need to be honest and consistent Anne Harris is director of care, Rainbow Trust children’s charityA father whose daughter had died, once told me his grief was like a snow globe. L[...]
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4 days ago
few weeks ago, I had the honor and absolute pleasure of representing ONE’s U.S. volunteers at the 2017 ONE Youth Ambassadors Summit in Brussels, Belgium. This annual meeting brought together 200 young advocates from across Europe for three days of ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
4 days ago
Inequality is harmful at all levels of life so I’m glad leadership ideas are shifting away from traditional ideas. But there is still a long way to go I grew up with a sense of working class injustice. But I never imagined, when I was a student at Hull University, drinking into the night and consp[...]
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5 days ago
To celebrate the 24-hour tweetathon #OurDay on 21 November, we want to see your pictures of the work or volunteering that keeps your community runningSince 2010, central government has cut its grant to councils by more than 25%. By 2020 there will be a shortfall in cash of nearly £6bn.
Local go[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
With many retired Germans sharing their homes with Syrian refugees, what can the UK learn from their response to the migration crisis?Angelika Bauer laughs as she remembers the first time her Syrian housemate Jawad Shalghin met her dog Bo. “He was a bit afraid because people tend not to keep dogs [...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismEducation
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Charity trustees Dame Judi Dench, Maxine Peake, writer Monica Ali and presenter Katie Piper tell us what they’ve learned from their chosen causesSome 700,000 people in England and Wales support a charity by giving up their time to become a trustee, but there’s a lack of diversity (pdf) among tho[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
6 days ago
Charity helping people suffering from anorexia and bulimia reveals people waiting up to five years to start treatment People with an eating disorder are waiting as long as five years to start treatment on the NHS, putting their recovery in peril, according to a report.Beat, a charity which helps peo[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’Local authority children’s services are being reduced to crisis-driven firefighting as a result of “crippling” central government funding cuts, according to a report.Three le[...]
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6 days ago
Being a charity trustee involves significant legal liabilities. It’s almost as though the government actively wants to deter volunteers Be careful, be very careful. If that is the message charity trustees are now hearing, what does that imply for the sector’s willingness to innovate and take ris[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
NSPCC calls for ministers to press social media sites to do more to protect children from online abuseThe number of children receiving counselling over cyberbullying has more than doubled in five years, prompting the NSPCC to call on ministers to put pressure on social media sites to do more to prot[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Top) Poster by AAP (Bottom) Volunteers fill potholes during the social work organized by AAP Nagaland Unit on November 11. Dimapur, November 12 (MExN): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Nagaland State Unit organized a social work under the theme ‘Mission ...
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
European Union warns that trafficking laws are being used to obstruct humanitarian work across the continentAid workers are being targeted throughout Europe as countries including the UK use laws aimed at traffickers and smugglers to discourage humanitarian activity, a study claims.A six-month inves[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismMinorities and Immigrati
1 week ago
Rules intended to thwart terrorist groups that use charities as a front for their activities have also made it harder to move cash when lives are at stakeIn a crisis, money matters: for water, food and shelter, for people fleeing war or famine, or for medical supplies in dealing with an epidemic. Ye[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Residents at Emmaus Greenwich face a stark choice under changes to the benefits system: lose money or lose the chance to work for the charity that supports themThe 30 people who live in the homeless shelter run by the Emmaus Greenwich receive food, shelter, training and rehabilitation, and are offer[...]
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services agency Family Resource Center with getting out the news. On the day of the event, 40 volunteers were on hand to ease the process along. As Federman explains ...
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1 week ago
Charities can say whatever they like when it comes to reporting social change. At Street League, we want to show whether we have really helped young people How do we know whether a charity is successful or not? At Street League, we don’t think success should be measured by turnover, or by vague nu[...]
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1 week ago
eople who are able to provide evidence on their behalf include housing officers and women’s charities whereas before it was restricted to doctors, courts, police and social services. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said in February things would change ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
1 week ago
Foster carers, who are often struggling to make ends meet, should be given as much help as possible, charities sayThe exclusion of fostered children from the additional 15 hours of free childcare a week available to parents in England is discriminatory and inexplicable, charities have said.The gover[...]
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1 week ago
Charity used official government and FoI data to estimate 307,000 people sleeping rough or living in inadequate housingMore than 300,000 people in Britain – equivalent to one in every 200 – are officially recorded as homeless or living in inadequate homes, according to figures released by the ch[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Projects Abroad responds to global campaign against orphanage tourism as evidence grows of widespread child exploitationA major volunteering company is severing all links with overseas orphanages, citing fears of child trafficking and exploitation. The announcement, made by Projects Abroad, is a sig[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
A fierce focus on contracts, competition and outsourcing has leached away the spirit and energy of volunteering and community actionEveryone wants a harmonious relationship between councils and the voluntary sector. The Lords committee on charities, chaired by Michael Bichard, published a report (pd[...]
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47 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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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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