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1 week ago
Age UK says many people do not have individual care package to which they are entitledMore than one in three people in England diagnosed with dementia are not getting the follow-up care they are entitled to, a charity has said.The NHS specifies that everyone diagnosed with the condition should have [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Study suggests link between eating slowly and lower waist circumference and BMI, though some experts are scepticalWhile you might be tempted to wolf down a sandwich or gobble up your dinner, researchers say there may be advantages to taking your time over a meal.
According to a stud[...]
Health
1 week ago
Becca had to relocate to get treatment after being told she would be put on a waiting list Eating disorders: NHS reports surge in hospital admissionsEven though an eating disorder has disrupted many aspects of Becca’s life, she never expected to have to relocate because of it. But after a spell in[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
European commission warns it could take money as charity also faces statutory inquiry in UK Oxfam could lose £29m in European funding because of its handling of sexual misconduct by senior staff in Haiti and Chad, officials in Brussels have said.The warning on Monday evening came as the UK Charity [...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
1 week ago
Exclusive: Experts say NHS services are failing those in need of help as admissions nearly double in six years‘People shouldn’t have to move away’: getting care for an eating disorderThe number of admissions to hospital of patients with potentially life-threatening eating disorders has almost [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
The debauchery of the Haiti sex parties is outrageous. But it must not be allowed to overshadow the courage and compassion of thousands of aid workers, nor the value of aid itselfOn 12 January 2010, a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti. One of the poorest countries in the world, it was utterly[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal J
1 week ago
Reactions to the government’s threat to withdraw funding from Oxfam are divided, but Dick Wall calls for more light to be shone into the workings of the charity sectorHow nice for the government to take the high moral ground and bear none of the responsibility for the Oxfam scandal (Oxfam crisis p[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and
1 week ago
Anaesthetists respond to a recent Guardian articleAccidental awareness (when a patient becomes conscious during a general anaesthetic) is an incredibly important issue to both patients and anaesthetists (The long read, 9 February). Patients undergoing surgery can be assured that it is highly uncommo[...]
HealthEducation
1 week ago
The film has been accused of allergy-bullying, as one scene shows a character deliberately sent into anaphylactic shock. An apology from producers is not enough
Yesterday I woke up to countless tweets and messages about a scene in the upcoming Peter Rabbit film. My six-year-old son Callum has fro[...]
Children and ParentingEducation
1 week ago
A camera attached to Kika the guide dog captures the moment her owner, Amit Patel, came under fire from a fellow commuter for blocking a London escalator. Patel posted the video with subtitles to Twitter as an example of the difficulties blind people encounter navigating everyday lifeAs the commuter[...]
1 week ago
Concerned citizens are transforming old buses to provide beds for increasing numbers of rough sleepers in towns across EnglandIn a Suffolk town where the number of people living on the streets has risen 61.5% since 2010, one family has taken it into their own hands to try to help some of the rough s[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
On a tiny Scottish island, residents have just been given the power over local regeneration. Has your community taken on a challenge?There is a lot of strength in communities, as evident by a recent decision to give residents on a small Scottish island the power to control their own destiny. Related[...]
1 week ago
A growing number of cafes are ditching wifi and outlawing computers in an attempt to bring back old-fashioned hospitality – and increase their revenueThe sign on the door could not be clearer: “This is a laptop-free zone.” The message is underscored by a cartoon computer with a sad face – an[...]
Health and Care
1 week ago
The approach has had positive results in the US, Canada and Australia and is now being introduced in the UK Normally associated with children – in particular, a future king of England – it may come as a surprise that Montessori education methods can be highly effective for supporting people with[...]
Children and ParentingEducationMental Health
1 week ago
Catering to wealthy people, today’s dispensaries aim to present the drug as part of a healthy lifestyleIntroducing the Guardian’s new cannabis column for grownups
On one wall of 99 High Tide Collective in Malibu, mosses and succulents are nestled in a frame of locally procured driftwood. Nati[...]
Health and Care
1 week ago
Stay Well Pharmacy campaign aims to relieve pressure on GPs and A&E for minor complaintsA health campaign is urging parents to treat their pharmacist as their first port of call for their children’s minor illnesses instead of visiting their GP or A&E.NHS England said there were 18m GP appo[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Changing the culture to give frontline council staff more autonomy will focus resources where they are most neededIn 2014, the adult social care team at Rutland council faced challenges familiar to many working in the sector. Lack of capacity was causing severe delays in patients getting the care th[...]
Health and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Generation Gifted is to follow children until they reach 16 to track social mobility in the UKThe BBC is to air a new series about social mobility in the UK, following six highly promising 13-year-old children in state schools through their GCSE years to see if they can overcome the challenges of th[...]
EducationChildren and Parenting
1 week ago
As charity’s chief moves to reassure staff, some fear for its reputation while others feel a sense of inevitabilityThe meeting room at Oxfam’s headquarters outside Oxford was packed with anxious aid workers and fundraisers at 2pm on Friday when the chief executive, Mark Goldring, stood up to add[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismGerontologyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Government threatens to end funding unless charity demonstrates ‘moral leadership’ over Haiti sex misconduct claimsOxfam was scrambling on Sunday night to contain a growing crisis over claims of sexual misconduct by aid workers before a crunch meeting on Monday that could see the charity strippe[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
1 week ago
Authority plans to issue £100 penalties for breaches of public space protection ordersWindsor council has been accused of punishing people for being homeless after plans emerged to fine rough sleepers £100 as part of a new “homelessness support strategy”.The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maiden[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Mike Syer says work is doing anything that someone, somewhere, thinks is worth doing; Amy Blake believes volunteering should be on the curriculum; plus letters from Peter Thornton, Ann Arron and Gary Bennett George Monbiot rightly values volunteering (Wake up! As robots take our jobs, we can’t liv[...]
PovertyEducationCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
1 week ago
Thalidomide survivor Catherine Bulmer and Joseph Cocker on plans to commemorate the notorious MP in WolverhamptonIn addition to Enoch Powell’s hideous “rivers of blood” speech of 1968, he has another claim to infamy which should preclude him from being commemorated in this way (Bishop joi[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 week ago
Jacob Rees-Mogg and the crusaders against compassion will shamelessly exploit this story, which is irrelevant to their causeIt’s hard to ignore the symmetry. On Thursday, the Times reported that Oxfam had covered up the use of prostitutes in Haiti by its aid workers. On Friday, Jacob Rees-Mogg, th[...]
CharitiesHousing and PovertyMental Health
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