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I’ve seen for myself how agencies operate, and the toxic and exploitative relationships that can so easily developA century ago doctors began to take notice of a disturbing condition affecting white men in “the tropics”. These men, hard at work with empire-building and civilising natives, were[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
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MPs tell boss Mark Goldring that charity treated vulnerable women in Haiti ‘like trinkets’Oxfam has lost 7,000 regular donors since it was revealed that staff sexually exploited victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, its chief executive has told a committee of MPs, which accused the charity of[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismWomens Issues
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Hospitality in spotlight over landmark Paddington-based project of Irvine SellarIn April 2015 Irvine Sellar, developer of the Shard skyscraper at London Bridge, invited Robert Davis, chair of Westminster city council’s planning committee, for dinner at one of his building’s high-end restaurants [...]
Health and Care
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Mayors and leaders of five east London boroughs say the government is hindering the introduction of licensing schemes that can stop exploitation of tenantsOur residents are at the forefront of the housing crisis (G2, 20 February). As east London councils, we are extremely concerned by the actions of[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
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Robert Davis’s decision comes after Guardian reveals he was entertained more than 500 times in three yearsRobert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster city council, has referred himself to the authority’s monitoring officer following the Guardian’s revelations that he was entertained more than 5[...]
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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Brexit speech and Oxfam giving evidence to MPs about the Haiti sex scandalOxfam’s evidence about Haiti sex scandal - SummaryLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.31pm GMT They did not provide a full rep[...]
CharitiesCharities
2 days ago
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s Brexit speech and Oxfam giving evidence to MPs about the Haiti sex scandalOxfam’s evidence about Haiti sex scandal - Summary 12.53pm GMT While Oxfam was giving evidence to the Commons international dev[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
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Mark Goldring admits 7,000 people have cancelled donations to the charity since scandal brokeMark Goldring, the head of Oxfam, has apologised to MPs for the actions of staff who sexually exploited female victims of the Haiti earthquake in 2010. He acknowledged that the charity’s actions had damage[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
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Savage cuts to benefits both in the UK and the US are repeatedly mis-sold as welfare reform to ‘help people’When the Department for Work and Pensions last week decided to issue a Valentine’s message to people on benefits – clearly implying that recipients lie about their “living arrangemen[...]
PovertyHousing and Poverty
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This year’s World Mayor prize is only for women, highlighting yet again the deep inequality in UK local governmentRos Jones, Kate Allsop, Norma Redfearn and Dorothy Thornhill may not be names you immediately recognise. But they should be – because they are the UK’s only potential candidates fo[...]
WomenHealth and CareWomens Issues
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Collapse of services for young families under Conservatives laid bare in Commons answerCash-strapped local councils in England have closed more than 500 children’s centres since 2010, government figures have shown.
Critics say the figures, revealed in response to a written parliamentary questio[...]
ChildrenPovertySoc
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Charities have been given the benefit of the doubt for too long. Zero tolerance of abuse is vital, says the third sector leaders’ championAs the Oxfam scandal thundered and churned all last week, Vicky Browning, who has led the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo) for[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
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Britain is in the midst of a housing crisis, but has more than 260,000 empty homes. How on earth do houses such as 20 Hayles Street – a council-owned property in a city ravaged by homelessness – stay unoccupied?
Twenty Hayles Street looks unloved rather than abandoned. Its windows are dirty [...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
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Exclusive: Error in automated fee calculation system means 94-year-old woman was told she owed $33,000 Residents of aged care homes were wrongly charged tens of thousands of dollars because of basic errors with a government-run automated fee calculation system.One 94-year-old woman was billed $33,00[...]
Health and Care
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Parliamentary budget office warns that young age of recipients will mean average time on pension will doubleAn increasing proportion of younger people with psychological conditions on the disability support pension could see recipients remain on the payment for 20 years, twice the current average, t[...]
HealthMental HealthDisabilities
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The family law mediation model has an 80% success rate, National Legal Aid chairman saysMediation services developed to deal with complex child custody disputes could be used to resolve cases of elder abuse if legal aid commissions are properly funded, the peak body for legal aid in Australia has sa[...]
Children and Parenting
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Hospitality, gifts and free trips enjoyed by Robert Davis between January 2015 and January 2018• Westminster councillor received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three years Related: Westminster councillor received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three years 5 January 2015 – Dinner at The [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
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Number of freebies enjoyed by Robert Davis is evidence of ‘broken culture’ at council, says Labour
• Full list of Robert Davis’s 514 freebiesWestminster city council’s deputy leader has emerged as a contender for the title of the most schmoozed politician in Britain, receiving entertain[...]
Health and Care
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A Twitter discussion has revealed that you don’t need to moisten your toothbrush before using it. Here are five other tips for top-notch oral hygieneA recent lively Twitter discussion revealed, as these things often do, the existence of a group of utter barbarians: people who do not wet their toot[...]
HealthChildren and Parenting
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Readers, some with experience of aid work and safeguarding, respond to news that critics are ‘gunning for Oxfam’ over alleged sexual exploitation in Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquakeAs someone who has directed humanitarian operations in various parts of the world with the UN, internationa[...]
Charities
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Shags versus mullets | Black dresses at the Baftas | Childhood books | Missing the moon? | Pensioners making a differenceYour “Mullets we have loved” (In pictures, 17 February) was highly flawed. Half of these “mullets” were actually shags (Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Joan Jett). [...]
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Founder of the fiercely independent Souvenir Press who arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport on the eve of the second world warErnest Hecht, who has died aged 88, was the last of the great émigré publishers and, remarkably, Souvenir Press, which he founded in 1951 in his parents’ spare bedro[...]
CharitiesChildren and Parenting
3 days ago
Hospital considers retaining £530,000 it received from scandal-hit charity Great Ormond Street hospital (Gosh) is reconsidering whether to return £530,000 it collected in donations from the controversial Presidents Club after allegations of groping and sexual harassment at a men-only fundraising g[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
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As Oxfam loses supporters and lurches from one disaster to another, all charities should check their crisis planningIt’s been a bad few weeks for the charitable sector. The revelations about the Presidents Club gala, which raised a reported £2m for charitable causes including Great Ormond Street [...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and Volunteeri
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2017 saw more than 21,000 cases and 35 deaths, with large outbreaks in one in four countries, says World Health OrganisationMeasles cases have soared across Europe over the last year, with large outbreaks affecting one in four countries, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which is conc[...]
HealthHealth and Care
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