Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tag: Voluntary sector

Charities warn of ‘devastating cost’ of cuts to children’s services

With council spending on early intervention cut by 40%, ministers urged to prevent ‘crisis turning into catastrophe’.

Disabled people worry about telling employers of their condition

UK charity’s survey finds almost half of disabled people have worried about making employers aware of their disability.

Back-pay bill ‘could bankrupt learning disabilities sector’

HMRC’s pursuit of backdated payments for workers providing sleep-in care could cost sector £400m, says Royal Mencap Society.

Charities say ‘gag law’ stops them speaking out on Tory social care plans

Sector leaders say they feel muzzled by 2014 legislation despite believing policies would prove hugely damaging.

Charities call for NHS to stop rationing critical care

PM urged to find more money in budget for patients with rare and complex conditions.

Asda Removes Food Bank Donation Points From UK Stores

Supermarket chain ceases scheme, which allowed customers to donate food bought in store or brought from home, without announcing to media.

PM Says ‘No Conflict’ Between Fighting Poverty And Cutting Benefits

David Cameron sets out plan to improve life chances of the ‘left behind’, insisting strategy compatible with welfare cuts.

Volunteer Law Project Wins 95% Of ‘Fit For Work’ Test Appeal Cases

A ‘big society’ scheme born out of legal aid cuts has won back £1m in benefits for sick and disabled clients wrongly assesssed as able to work.

Food Banks: No, They’re Not A ‘Popular Welfare Solution’

David Cameron’s discomfort over food banks typifies the right’s panic, confusion and denial over the causes of food insecurity.

Food Banks: Benefit Sanctions Leave Clients Hungry For Months

A new study finds that vulnerable people who fall foul of benefit rules can be plunged into reliance on food parcels for up to half a year.

Cuts To Local Welfare Schemes ‘A Christmas Present To Loan Sharks’

Government refusal to guarantee funding for schemes will force families to turn to food banks and loan sharks, say critics

Welfare Study: Poverty And Stress ‘Reduces Chances Of Getting A Job’

Far from encouraging people on benefits to move into work, draconian Coalition welfare cuts push many of them further from employment, a study finds

Welfare Sanctions Make Vulnerable Reliant On Food Banks, Says YMCA

Report by charity criticises ‘head in the sand’ policy on benefit sanctions as being behind significant increase in food poverty

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