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6 days ago
Donor countries should use an agency’s record in safeguarding as a key criterion in making grants, says Asmita NaikAfter Savile, Weinstein, the well-cosseted world of the BBC, Hollywood, the Catholic church, how can anyone be surprised by revelations of sexual exploitation in the world’s most la[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
6 days ago
My friend Emmy Doye, who has died aged 63 following a cancer diagnosis, was a key figure in movements for equality for women, lesbians and gay men, people living with HIV, and others. A woman with a gift for friendship and a warm, infectious laugh, she was a linchpin of her community in Kentish Town[...]
Mental HealthWomens Issues
6 days ago
Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by charity’s sex scandal, amid fresh turmoil as Oxfam admits it rehired worker previously sacked over misconduct in Haiti Archbishop Desmond Tutu has resigned as an ambassador for Oxfam, saying he is “deeply disappointed” about the charity’s sex scandal.T[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
6 days ago
Residents at 11-block New Capital Quay in London tell of fears as officials raise concernsMore than a dozen fire safety concerns have been uncovered in a new housing complex covered in Grenfell-style flammable cladding, built by one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, Galliard Homes.
In the wee[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Department for Transport says 2,921 were taken in 2016-17, up from 656 four years earlierThefts of parking permits for disabled motorists have quadrupled in the past four years, figures show.
Some 2,921 blue badges were reported stolen in England in 2016-17, compared with 656 in 2012-13, accordin[...]
Disabilities
1 week ago
Clothes, school dinners and soft drinks top spending list for UK children, study finds
Children aged 15 in the UK spend on average £25 a week mainly on clothes, shoes, school dinners and soft drinks, according to research by the Office for National Statistics.Expenditure among 15-year-olds is mo[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
1 week ago
Former Haiti director Roland van Hauwermeiren says media will be ‘blushing’ when they hear facts about claims of sexual misconductThe former senior Oxfam official accused of being at the centre of a sexual misconduct ring while working in Haiti has hit back at the “lies and exaggerations” ab[...]
CharitiesGerontology
1 week ago
The current system is convoluted. People need to know if they have to save for later-life care
A new report details an expert panel’s solution to the care crisis: for national insurance to be replaced with a new, ringfenced tax dedicated to health and social care. It contends that few people wo[...]
PolicyHealth and Care
1 week ago
Hospitals struggling to keep to 15-minute wait limit for emergency department patientsAlmost 150,000 patients in England have waited more than 30 minutes before being admitted to A&E this winter, according to NHS figures.Data from the end of November to 11 February showed the number of people wa[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
As a hospital chaplain, I am used to absorbing others’ pain but sometimes the usual ways of coping don’t cut it
I knew that it was going to hurt when Matt died. My colleague John Speakman, a palliative care consultant, was also hurting. In our line of work we face death on a regular basis. Ho[...]
HealthEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
Study finds anti-migrant and pro-Trump groups spreading increasing number of false stories about aid agencies to weaken their reputationAid agencies and charities are increasingly the target of fake news aimed at undermining their credibility, according to a report by the International Broadcasting [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Costs of the disorder in adults who are unable to work or hold down a full-time job are high, says thinktankAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, could be costing the UK billions of pounds a year, according to a new report that says awareness of the condition in adults in particular is [...]
HealthHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Metropolitan police and CPS errors left complainant enduring five years of delaysA woman who endured five years of delays due to Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan police errors in pursuing a rape case is abandoning the legal process in despair.The CPS has apologised to the complainant, now [...]
Criminal Justice
1 week ago
Mencap says lack of knowledge may be contributing to avoidable deaths in England each year A lack of training for health professionals could be contributing to 1,200 avoidable deaths of people with a learning disability in England each year, research has found. A poll of 506 healthcare professionals[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
1 week ago
Coroner criticises ‘overwhelmed’ hospital but rules Bethany Shipsey intended to kill herself
A 21-year-old woman who died in an exceptionally busy A&E ward after taking an overdose of diet pills intended to kill herself but received inadequate care, a coroner has found.Bethany Shipsey die[...]
Health and Care
1 week ago
Authority says it will now address anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping separatelyWindsor council has withdrawn plans to fine rough sleepers £100 as part of a new “homelessness support strategy” after a public outcry against the measures. The council’s leader, Simon Dudley, has requested [...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
My mother, Ruth Walter, who has died aged 75, was a social worker and peace campaigner who worked tirelessly for people less fortunate than herself.She was born Ruth Oppenheim in London to Eva and Georg, who were refugees from Nazi Germany. Georg was a lawyer who fled to Britain in 1939. Eva (nee St[...]
EducationChildren and Parenting
1 week ago
MPs criticise government policies after rough sleeper pronounced dead in Westminster area, LondonMPs have expressed sadness after learning that a man believed to have been sleeping rough had died a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament. Police were called to Westminster tube station in Londo[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Médecins Sans Frontières confirms 19 staff were fired over sexual harassment or abuseInternational aid group Médecins Sans Frontières acted on 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse last year and fired 19 employees, it has revealed, as the British charity Oxfam faces questions over its handling [...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Northamptonshire’s problems are not entirely down to the Tories, says Dave Green. And why, asks Clarence Barrett, is Havering’s council tax higher than Westminster’s. Plus a letter from John AirsIt did not surprise me to see Labour councillors trying to distance themselves from Northamptonshir[...]
1 week ago
With the Tories sharpening their knives over international development, aid workers have to put their house in orderFor at least the past decade there has been a cosy relationship between the government and the leading development charities. Whitehall has ponied up the cash, and charities such as Ox[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Labour warns of impact on staff and standards of ‘back-door privatisation’Nineteen trusts have transferred non-clinical NHS staff into subsidiary companies, via a process previously described as akin to “back door privatisation”, and another 16 have plans to do so, an investigation has found[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Scrimping on overheads and poor training means nonprofit organisations are failing to root out sexual harassment
Scandals rocking the US Humane Society and the American Red Cross are the highest-profile examples so far of how the #MeToo movement is bringing sexual harassment and abuse at US nonpr[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Gambling firm GVC penalised over misleading offers as regulator announces ban on adverts that entice problem gamblersGVC, the online gambling firm behind Foxy Bingo, has been fined £350,000 for “repeatedly misleading consumers” with offers of free bonuses, on the same day that regulators announ[...]
1 week ago
Luxury investment is just the tip of a much larger housing problem. Tackling sub-standard empty homes is also vitalWe are used to seeing stories about empty homes in London, particularly empty homes bought by wealthy investors who leave them unoccupied. But these sorts of empty properties are not th[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
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