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Charities and Volunteerism News

19 hours ago
olunteer work is the backbone of any community. It’s been a part of our society since America’s inception, à la Benjamin Franklin’s volunteer firehouse in 1736. Now it’s 2018, and the selfless intentions of our forefathers still ring true across ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
20 hours ago
Despite efforts to amend the law, the act isn’t going anywhere. Charities can avoid falling foul of the guidelines by following five simple rulesMuch has been made of the “chilling effect” of the Lobbying Act on charities and the attacks on campaigners’ freedom of speech by the government. T[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
22 hours ago
Women say requirement to disclose past convictions criminalises trafficking victimsA group of former prostitutes have taken a ground-breaking legal challenge to the high court, arguing that government policy criminalises victims of abuse and trafficking.The women argue they have been stigmatised by [...]
Charities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
2 days ago
Readers air their views on the crisis in the health service, as medical students are urged to volunteer to plug gapsHardware in the NHS has been allowed to decline dangerously, but equally damning and dangerous is the demoralisation of doctors in particular, a process that began 20 years ago with a [...]
Charities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Exclusive: Emails seen by the Guardian reveal inexperienced undergraduates are being asked to help in A&E units and wardsMedical students are being urged to help relieve the NHS winter crisis because hospitals are so short-staffed they are struggling to cope with the surge in patients, the Guard[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
Dowager Countess of Lucan, whose husband vanished more than 40 years ago, was found dead at home in SeptemberLady Lucan, whose husband famously vanished more than 40 years ago, has left her fortune to a homeless charity after cutting her children out of her will, Shelter confirmed. Veronica, the Dow[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
old woman and others outside St. Vincent de Paul Church on North Front Street downtown accepted the donated food and bags of toiletries collected by the Muslim Social Services Agency and Islamic Relief USA for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of ...
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General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
5 days ago
Our job is to tell compelling stories without trivialising people’s lives – and to promote a more nuanced narrative about how to achieve lasting changePity, guilt and shame are easy emotional levers to pull, and ones that have become tempting to indulge in as funding is squeezed. We have seen ho[...]
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6 days ago
Two people who raised £70,000 for homeless man but could not find him have given most to charities, says JustGivingTwo people who personally received more than £70,000 in charity donations pledged for a homeless man hailed a hero after the Manchester Arena attacks say they have yet to spend £21,0[...]
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1 week ago
Volunteers are not a source of cheap labour to patch up underfunded and under-supported public servicesWith another winter crisis in the NHS fully upon us, many in the voluntary sector are once again waiting for the call to provide resources to help our hospitals. A year ago, that call was answered[...]
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1 week ago
Concerns at risk to cancer care after memo from Churchill hospital in Oxford reveals 40% shortfall in specialist nursesCancer sufferers could die earlier if hospitals reduce patients’ access to chemotherapy because they have too few nurses to administer it, cancer charities fear.Their warning came[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Polic
1 week ago
Innovation and experimentation with video, chatbots and mobile marketing can help organisations reach a wider audienceBeth Kanter is a trainer and speaker specialising in non-profit organisations
The charity sector, like every other sector, is facing a digital transformation. Our online ecosystem[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Designer clothes, cameras, blankets and throws prove popular as charity’s total sales rise 1.2% on previous yearOxfam proved a Christmas hit with UK shoppers as vintage designer party clothing and first-edition books helped drive a sharp rise in online sales over the festive season.
The charity[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Designer clothes, cameras, blankets and throws prove popular as charity’s total sales rise 1.2% on previous yearOxfam proved a Christmas hit with UK shoppers as vintage designer party clothing and first-edition books helped drive a sharp rise in online sales over the festive season.
The charity[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
From transportation, to meals, to social services, to our Adult Day Health Center, the senior center and its dedicated staff and volunteers are a big part of what makes Peabody so special.” Also on tap for 2018 are several initiatives to bring more of ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Funds raised by more than 15,000 readers will be shared between charities helping homeless people and destitute refugeesGuardian and Observer readers have raised £1,531,000 for three UK charities tackling youth homelessness and refugee destitution.More than 15,000 readers donated to the papers’ 2[...]
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1 week ago
atching Wenhold's enthusiasm for pointing young people along the right path, and her expertise in social work and creating nonprofit programs, won't be easy. "When you hear her talk, you're like, 'She's so passionate. Her heart's in it,'" McBroom said.
General Social WorkCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
The Bike Project aims to get refugees on to bicycles. It’s a simple idea which can make a huge differenceWhen you have very little, a bicycle offers so much. At the Bike Project in south London they take donated bikes, fix them up and give them to refugees and asylum-seekers. Having free and easy [...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
The charity offers advocacy and legal support to victims of trafficking excluded by regular agencies and authoritiesAlone, abandoned by the man she believed loved her, and kicked out of her friend’s home, Jane, a trafficking survivor, found herself destitute and homeless in London in the early sta[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyMinorities and Immigra
1 week ago
I work in one of the poorest areas of the north east. At a time when we’re needed most, we’ve seen our funding cut by 60%As chief executive of a small mental health charity in one of the poorest areas of north east England, I don’t sleep well. We deliver frontline recovery services in Redcar &[...]
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1 week ago
The government has unlocked millions for good causes, but has left unanswered the bigger question of sustainable, long-term fundingThe Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s announcement that a further £330m from dormant bank accounts will be available in coming years to support housi[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
t its best, the system can help social services find exactly what each Spokane resident needs to escape homelessness. Last time, Lewis says, the city had around 20 volunteers who weren't a part of social service agencies helping with the count.
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Growing number of homeless people in historic town have complex needs, say police, and it is better to come up with strategies to help rather than penaliseHomeless charities hit back at Windsor crackdownJust before 11am, a regimental band marched towards Windsor Castle, rounded a corner by a statue [...]
PovertyHousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
2 weeks ago
From Moses asking for materials to build a tabernacle, to £10.40 to feed a rabbit, it seems specific amounts work best when raising funds for charityDid you give to charity this Christmas? Giving usually rises sightly during the festive season, though not by as much as you might expect from the num[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareMental Health
2 weeks ago
Council urged to offer support instead of punishing rough sleepers after its leader asks police to step in before royal wedding
Homeless charities have said that antisocial behaviour powers should not be used against people sleeping rough but local authorities should instead provide help and advi[...]
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408 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 [...]
 

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