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Charities call for action on ‘dangerous’ homes

22/04/2024

A coalition of charities has launched a campaign urging the Government to halve the number of homes blighted by mould, damp and other serious hazards.

Crisis support requests quadruple in five years, FOI reveals

06/02/2024

Applications to council crisis funds for help with beds for children have more than quadrupled in half a decade, a children’s charity has revealed.

Homelessness charities extend Crisis at Christmas service

05/01/2024

National homelessness charities Crisis and St Mungo’s are teaming up for a third year to extend their hotel service in London into the new year.

Cruelty to children doubles in five years

08/12/2023

The number of reported cases of children in England being subjected to cruelty or neglect has doubled in the last five years, a children’s charity has warned.

Charities call for family reunion scheme for Palestinians

23/10/2023

Charities have called for an emergency family reunion scheme for Palestinians modelled on the approach introduced after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Government ‘dodges scrutiny’ in levelling up Bill amendment

18/10/2023

Both rural campaigners and planners have raised concerns that communities were sidelined in yesterday’s amendments to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Fighting poverty at the local level

18/10/2023

This week for London Challenge Poverty Week John McGeachy, campaigns manager for Age UK London talks poverty amongst older people and what councils can do.

Charities repeat call for ‘no-fault’ evictions ban

16/10/2023

Thirty charities and non-profit organisations have called on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to pass a bill to ban ‘no-fault’ evictions.

Eviction fears affecting older renters’ mental health

06/09/2023

Every 16 minutes, a tenant aged over 55 is given two months to leave their home, according to Shelter.

Charity calls on planners to help older people move homes

29/08/2023

Planning authorities should be more responsive to local and personal circumstances to help older people who are ‘trapped’ in their current homes, according to a new report.

Charities accuse Government of social care 'wild goose chase'

24/07/2023

More than 60 charities in England have urged Rishi Sunak to fulfil the Government’s 2019 pledge to ‘fix the crisis in social care once and for all’.

Disadvantaged women in North East dying early

10/07/2023

Disadvantaged women in the North East are dying prematurely as public services are failing to meet their needs, according to a new report.

Charity calls for more 20mph near schools

14/06/2023

A road safety charity has called on local authorities to implement 20mph speed limits around all schools.

Record number of children at risk of exploitation

05/06/2023

A record number of children are at risk of exploitation because families will be unable to afford activities over the holidays, Barnardo's warns.

‘Shocking’ number of children in care far from home

25/04/2023

A ‘shocking’ number of children are being moved into care far from their communities, according to a campaigning charity.

Legal threat forces Devon CC to halt care cuts

17/04/2023

Devon County Council will halt its plans to cut adult day and respite services after the mental health charity Mencap threatened to take legal action.

Private renters risk eviction if they complain, charity reveals

30/03/2023

Private renters risk being evicted if they complain to their landlords that repairs are needed in their homes, according to new research.

Budget’s lack of social care support ‘disappointing’

16/03/2023

Council leaders welcomed the new funding in yesterday's budget but were disappointed by absence of investment in social care, health and children’s services.

Third of parents worried about losing their home, charity warns

08/03/2023

A third of parents are worried about losing their home because of the cost-of-living crisis, according to campaigners.

Rough sleeping numbers see record rise

28/02/2023

The number of rough sleepers has risen by 26% – the biggest increase since 2015 – in what one charity has branded a ‘collective failure’.

Charity calls for preventative care to save ‘overstretched’ NHS

17/02/2023

An older person’s charity has called for more investment into preventative care to help ease the pressure on the ‘overstretched’ NHS and social care system.

Charity collaborates with ICSs to boost childhood health

16/02/2023

Children’s charity Barnardo’s have linked with other organisations in a scheme to boost childhood health.

Council launches £120,000 poverty grant scheme

03/02/2023

Central Bedfordshire Council is launching a grant scheme to help local charities and voluntary groups which support people in poverty.

Nearly 250,000 people in temporary accommodation

11/01/2023

Nearly 250,000 people living in temporary accommodation due to a ‘chronic shortage’ of social homes and expensive private renting, homelessness charity says.

End of energy support will be ‘devasting’, charities warn

16/12/2022

Homelessness organisations have warned that many homelessness services may be forced to ‘close their doors all together’ unless energy support is extended.

Charity calls for better social care support from councils

07/12/2022

Almost four in five people in England say they know little to nothing about how paying for social care services works, an older person’s charity has found.

Foodbank workers call on PM to increase benefits

17/10/2022

Thousands of food bank workers have signed a letter calling on the Prime Minister to increase benefits and to end the reliance on food banks.

Charities warn of ‘public health emergency’

30/09/2022

A quarter of parents have cut back on the quantity of food they buy in order to afford essentials such as energy bills, survey reveals.

Disabilities charity calls for ‘immediate increase’ in benefits

12/09/2022

A charity has called for an ‘immediate increase’ in disability benefits and for more assistance with energy costs to help families with disabled children.

Council sets up cost-of-living crisis fund

09/09/2022

Buckinghamshire Council yesterday launched an appeal to raise extra funds to help vulnerable residents through the cost-of-living crisis.

Universal Credit recipients ‘skipping meals’, charity says

07/09/2022

Forty percent of people claiming Universal Credit are skipping meals to survive, new research from the Trussell Trust reveals.

Charity shares best practice from councils tackling homelessness

29/06/2022

A new study has brought together examples of best practice from councils that have helped prevent homelessness amongst non-UK nationals.

Local authorities must seize the potential for health and care volunteering

31/05/2022

Paddy Hanrahan calls on councils to harness the support of trained volunteers to help combat huge challenges

Children ‘bounced around’ care system

06/05/2022

Research by the charity Barnardo’s has found young people are facing frequent changes of home, school and social workers.

Care home closed after children revealed to be ‘at risk’

15/03/2022

A care home in Northern Ireland has been criticised after an inspection revealed that vulnerable children were ‘at risk’.

Study finds councillors do more voluntary work than MPs and civil servants

04/03/2022

Local councillors do more voluntary work and are more engaged with charities than other policymakers, according to new research.

New fund to provide struggling families with a free break

14/02/2022

More than 800 families facing difficult times will be given a free holiday or trip under a new Government fund.

Care cap will fail to help poorer pensioners, charity warns

10/02/2022

More than four out of five older people will not benefit from the Government's social care cap, a charity has warned.

Councils call for the tools to support small charities to recover post-COVID

04/08/2021

Local authorities need to be provided with funding and tools to ensure that they can continue supporting smaller charities after the pandemic, county leaders say.

Councils urged to embrace three changes to strengthen partnerships with charities

12/05/2021

A new report has urged councils to make three key changes in order to get the best from their local voluntary sector.

Over 800 charities receive share of £4m fund to tackle loneliness

10/05/2021

More than 840 charities and community groups tackling social isolation have received a share of £4m to tackle loneliness, Government says.

Charity gives out record 2.5 million emergency food parcels

22/04/2021

Food bank networks have called for local authority support schemes to be prioritised as a record?2.5 million emergency food parcels are given out by just one charity over the lockdown.

Pandemic made councils 'more responsive' to charities, survey finds

22/04/2021

The pandemic has helped improve the relationships and collaboration between local authorities and charities, according to new research.

Homeless charity warns calls from young people up a third in past year

21/04/2021

Vulnerable young people have struggled to access the support they need in the past year, a charity has warned in a new report.

Charity warns of 'astonishing' level of underclaimed council tax support

14/04/2021

Older people on low incomes in Scotland missed out on £88m in Council Tax Reduction support last year, a charity has warned.

Government announces £2.4m to support charities during pandemic

31/03/2021

The Government has announced £2.4m of funding for thirteen charities that help autistic people, disabled people and those with a learning disability.

Councils fear homelessness ‘tidal wave’

01/03/2021

Local authorities are braced for a surge in the number of homeless people as protections put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic are allowed to lapse.

Red Cross calls for £250m top up for local welfare assistance schemes

08/02/2021

Local authorities should receive an extra £250m a year to help improve access to emergency cash, a charity has said today.

Minister announces £16m grant to distribute food to ‘vulnerable’

02/12/2020

The Government has announced a new multi-million-pound grant that will allow thousands of local charities across England to distribute food to people struggling as a result of the pandemic.

We must all step up to support our communities

18/06/2020

If we are to ensure a just recovery, the feelings of common purpose this crisis has caused must be harnessed, says Steve Butterworth of Neighbourly.

Charity reports huge increase in women seeking domestic abuse help

28/05/2020

The number of women seeking help for domestic abuse has 'spiked significantly' since lockdown began, a charity has warned.

Charities warn millions of people in council tax arrears due to Covid-19

21/05/2020

Over two million people have fallen behind on their council tax payments as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, debt charities have warned.

Scots charities launch bid to end rough sleeping

21/05/2020

A coalition of Scots charities will today present plans their plans to end rough sleeping to the Scottish Government.

Charities call for 'vital' early intervention funding to safeguard children

18/05/2020

Funding cuts to children's services have left councils unable to cope with the current crisis, charities have warned today.

Charities call for frontline feedback

29/04/2020

Sam Royston calls on emergency support providers to provide feedback on how Covid-19 is affecting their services.

Charity calls for ‘emergency measures’ to tackle child poverty

27/03/2020

A charity dedicated to fighting child poverty has called on the Government to introduce a package of ‘emergency measures’ to lift children out of poverty.

Charities struggle to deliver public sector contracts as they lose £4bn

24/03/2020

Charities and public services are more vulnerable to the Covid-19 crisis than was previously thought because of the squeeze on funding the former is experiencing as a result of the pandemic, study shows.

Families living in poverty ‘struggling to keep heads above water’

23/03/2020

A children’s charity has launched an emergency appeal to help families who fear they will ‘go under’ as a result of the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 20 charities call for inquiry into ‘welfare-related deaths’

12/03/2020

Twenty-one charities and mental health organisations have thrown their weight behind a campaign calling for an independent inquiry into the deaths of people relying on the welfare system.

Care denied to 700,000 older people, charity reveals

07/02/2020

Around 700,000 older people have had their request for care turned down in the past year, analysis by a charity has discovered.

Building society pilots ‘contactless’ donation scheme to tackle homelessness

31/01/2020

A branch of the building society Nationwide has introduced a novel new way to donate to a homelessness charity – ‘contactless posters’.

Charity cancels evangelical event over preacher’s ‘repulsive views’

30/01/2020

A charity which manages venues in Sheffield has cancelled an event by an evangelical preacher after LGBT+ groups warned that he promoted homophobic views.

Khan urges Londoners to support rough sleepers this winter

17/12/2019

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called on residents of the capital to support his winter rough sleeping campaign ahead of Christmas.

Private renters overspending £11bn a year on rent

26/11/2019

Private renters in England are spending £11bn more a year on rent than they can afford, new research has shown.

Nearly 700 children a day at risk of domestic violence

21/11/2019

Many children facing domestic abuse are failing to get the support they need because of a 'postcode lottery, a new report has warned today.

Over 22,000 young people face homelessness this Christmas

18/11/2019

A charity has warned that tens of thousands of young people in England will be homeless or at risk of homelessness this Christmas.

Glasgow faces legal battle over homeless services

03/10/2019

Shelter Scotland has launched a legal battle against Glasgow City Council over failures in its homelessness service.

Older people face ‘significant barriers’ in applying for EU Settlement Scheme

27/09/2019

The Government has been warned it could face a ‘Windrush 2’ as vulnerable older people are failing to apply to the EU settlement scheme (EUSS) in time.

Youth service spending set to hit ‘lowest point in a generation’

25/09/2019

The young persons charity YMCA has warned that spending on local youth services is at ‘breaking point’ with a nearly 70% decrease in funding in a decade.

Over 300,000 people forced to sell homes to pay for care

19/09/2019

Over the last 20 years hundreds of thousands of older people have been forced to sell their home to cover the cost of social care, charity reveals.

Casey calls for support to tackle homelessness

16/09/2019

Homelessness expert Dame Louise Casey has issued a call to arms to tackle the rising tide of homelessness around the world.

Councils sent 2.6 million debts to bailiffs in just one year, charity reveals

11/09/2019

Councils have substantially increased their use of bailiffs to collect debts over the last two years, a surge driven by a rise in parking debt referrals.

Council charity to run Hertfordshire's libraries

02/08/2019

Hertfordshire County Council is set to save £500,000 in business rates by transferring its libraries to a charity it set up for the purpose.

Around 770,000 denied support during social care green paper delay

22/07/2019

Nearly 800,000 people have been denied state help during the social care green paper delay, an elderly persons charity has said.

Report explores how public donations could protect future of parks

18/07/2019

Charitable donations could help protect the future of the UK’s parks and green spaces, a new report has found.

Charity calls for help feeding children during the holidays

16/07/2019

The Trussell Trust is urging people to donate food to their local food bank to help support families with children during the summer holidays.

Young people ‘fear for their future’, charity says

08/07/2019

Young people fear for their future and feel ignored by politicians, according to new report.

Charities call for £1bn a year to reverse public health cuts

12/06/2019

Two health charities are calling on the Government to reverse the £1bn a year cuts to public health grants.

Cuts creating ‘care deserts’ across England, charity says

15/05/2019

Years of underfunding has undermined the care market and created ‘care deserts’ in England, an elderly persons charity has warned.

Homeless shelter closes due to safety concerns

03/05/2019

A homeless centre in Shrewsbury has been temporarily closed down after safety concerns about the building were brought to Shropshire Council’s attention.

Universal Credit ‘key driver’ behind increase in foodbank use

25/04/2019

The number of food parcels given out across the UK has gone up 73% in five years, according to a major charity.

Homelessness charity wins £3.6m lottery grant

23/04/2019

A charity which helps people battling with homelessness, long-term unemployment and addiction is set to expand thanks to a grant from the national lottery.

Charities warn about ‘dangerous’ cuts to children’s services

26/02/2019

Thousands of children are at risk of falling into crisis due to ‘devastating and dangerous’ funding cuts in children’s services, five charities have warned today.

Council apologises for evicting anti-abortion charity

20/02/2019

Lambeth Council have paid £5,000 in damages to an anti-abortion charity after evicting its volunteers and staff from an event in the London borough last year.

One in five people are living in poverty, report warns

04/12/2018

Britain has suffered a 'relentless rise' in the number of working families struggling to make ends meet over the last five years, according to poverty campaigners.

RSPCA calls for more council funding for animal welfare services

28/11/2018

Councils are being forced to cut or outsource animal welfare services, a report from the RSPCA has warned.

Households owe £18.9bn on everyday bills

21/08/2018

Households owe nearly £19bn on essential bills such as council tax and utilities, Citizens Advice has warned today.

Charities merge to improve support for ‘vulnerable children’

10/08/2018

More vulnerable children will be given specialist support as a result of a partnership between two leading charities.

UC claimants lose ‘hundreds of pounds’ due to assessment timing

06/08/2018

Many Universal Credit claimants are losing hundreds of pounds each year because their payday falls too close to their assessment date, a charity has revealed.

Universal Credit system ‘too complicated’, charity says

23/07/2018

Universal Credit claims ‘falter’ due to a complicated process and a lack of support, a charity which supports claimants has found.

North Tyneside saves over £100,000 thanks to children’s charity

13/06/2018

A local authority has saved more than £100,000 and reduced the flow of children into care by 16% thanks to its partnership with an ‘innovative’ charity.

Council response to Grenfell tragedy was 'weak' - report

30/05/2018

Damage caused by Kensington and Chelsea RLBC's ‘weak’ response in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire will be ‘difficult to repair,’ a report has suggested.

Councils failing to support thousands of young homeless people warns charity

03/05/2018

At least 86,000 young people in the UK are estimated to have sought help from their local council last year because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness, according to new research.

Charity launches community-led services to tackle social care pressures

11/04/2018

More person and community-led approaches are needed to help tackle increasing pressures on health and social care services, charity says.

Charity shops face business rates relief ‘postcode lottery’

09/04/2018

Charity shops are ‘falling victim’ to inconsistent and unfair policies on business rates relief and waste management, charity representatives say.

Investigation launched into serious failures at specialist school

06/04/2018

An investigation has been launched into a charity for the blind following ‘serious concerns’ over the safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people.

Half a million older private renters are ‘invisible’ in housing policy

27/03/2018

Older private renters are being overlooked by housing policy despite being more likely to report cold and damp in their homes, a charity has warned today.

‘Unnecessary’ hospital admissions for terminally ill cost NHS £2.5bn

21/03/2018

There were over 1.6 million emergency hospital admissions for people in their last year of life during 2016 costing the NHS £2.5bn, a charity has warned today.

Councils join new alliance to help people report child abuse

16/03/2018

Local councils have joined forces with police chiefs, charities and the Government to help encourage the public to report suspicions of child abuse.

Cuts to trading standards putting older people at risk of fraud, warns charity

09/03/2018

Cuts to trading standards services are leaving millions of older people at risk of fraud, according to Age UK.

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