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Talking about cancer

Cancer Research UK is offering a free online cancer awareness training Talking about cancer. This course aims to separate myths… more>>

Impossible cost: dementia care bill would take 125 years to save for

An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has laid bare the unachievable cost of dementia care, calculating that the typical person’s bill for… more>>

Health matters: obesity and the food environment

Guidance has been published by Public Health England covering  Scale of the obesity problem Factors behind the rise in obesity… more>>

Turning up the volume: unheard voices of people with dementia

A report by Alzheimer’s UK reveals that nearly half of the UK adults surveyed had not started saving for the… more>>

Mental health and new care models

The Kings Fund in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists has published Mental health and new care models: lessons… more>>

Sustainability and Transformation Plans and child health

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has published State of Child Health short report series: sustainability and transformation… more>>

A report on poverty and child health

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has published Poverty and child health: views from the frontline. This report… more>>

Surviving or thriving? The state of the UK’s mental health

In March the Mental Health Foundation commissioned a survey by NatCen in England, Scotland and Wales which aimed to understand… more>>

Social capital in the UK: May 2017

How the UK is faring in four domains of social capital: personal relationships, social support networks, civic engagement, and trust… more>>

Social Value in Procurement

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 requires commissioners in public authorities to have regard to economic, social and environmental… more>>

KidsRights Index 2017: violence and discrimination against children global concern

The International children’s rights foundation KidsRights and Erasmus University Rotterdam have t published the KidsRights Index 2017, the annual global… more>>

Brexit and health and social care

The House of Commons Health Committee has published Brexit and health and social care - people and process.  This report… more>>

Children and young people’s mental health

The House of Commons Education and Health Committees have jointly published Children and young people’s mental health: the role of… more>>

Local Support for people with a learning disability

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published Local support for people with a learning disability. This follow-up report… more>>

Ransomware threat – keep your charity safe

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is issuing this alert to charities as regulatory… more>>

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017

This year, Dying Matters Awareness Week will run from 08-14 May. Every year in May, Dying Matters and coalition members… more>>

Modern Slavery Is On Your Doorstep

Independent charity Crimestoppers is working with The Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to raise awareness of the different strands… more>>

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour report 2017

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has compiled this report using the latest health statistics to provide a comprehensive overview of… more>>

Cross-party group of MPs and Peers uncovers horror of hunger amongst children during school holidays

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has published a blueprint for the elimination of hunger amongst children during school holidays.… more>>

Social prescribing: review of the evidence

The University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination has published Social prescribing: less rhetoric and more reality: a systematic… more>>

Early Warnings: Universal Credit and Foodbanks

The Trussell Trust charity’s new report highlights that although the rollout of the new Universal Credit system for administering benefits… more>>

The impact of housing problems on mental health

 This report from Shelter, conducted with ComRes, reveals that over the last five years one in five adults suffer mental… more>>

Harnessing digital solutions for social care

The report from the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group is based on a recent workshop, which explored how people who use… more>>

The Common Reporting Standard and its impact on small charities

The Common Reporting Standard, (CRS), also known as the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI), is an international standard for the… more>>

Dementia best practice now online

Following a partnership between academia, the NHS and the third sector, clinicians can now access a free toolkit containing a… more>>

The role of public online forums in mental health

The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos has produced Online Support: investigating the role of public online… more>>

Armed forces mental health service now includes those nearing discharge

The NHS provides dedicated mental health services across England that offer a range of treatment and support for those due… more>>

Report on health and care of people with learning disabilities published

NHS Digital has published a report on the health and care of people with learning disabilities. It includes information collected… more>>

Heritage Lottery Fund is changing the way it funds places of worship.

From September 2017, the current Grants for Places of Worship programme will close to new applications. In its place, funding… more>>

Aged Veterans Fund awards 10 charities

The Aged Veterans Fund has awarded £22.7 million of LIBOR funding to ten charities to improve support and introduce new… more>>

Support when you leave hospital

Mind are campaigning to make sure everyone leaving hospital after a mental health crisis gets the right care and support,… more>>

Series of inspections to focus on children living with neglect

The six joint targeted area inspections will involve Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation. A new set of… more>>

Thousands have disability vehicles taken away

From the BBC More than 50,000 disabled people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away since changes to disability benefits… more>>

Three million young adults putting their future health in danger

The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is warning that the current eating habits of teenagers and young adults is a ticking… more>>

HSBC plans to become a dementia-friendly bank

HSBC UK has committed to raise £3 million for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland during three year partnership. HSBC UK… more>>

Availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription

Deadline 22nd June Gluten-free (GF) foods are available on prescription to patients diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, and have been since… more>>

Social care system ‘beginning to collapse’ as 900 carers quit every day

From the BBC More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new… more>>

 Stark variation in the quality of care homes revealed

A stark variation in the quality of care homes at a regional and local authority level across England has been… more>>

Charities’ independence ‘under serious and growing threat’

The commissioning and regulatory environment is continuing to discourage charities from campaigning, according to the latest review of the situation from Civil… more>>

Long-term sustainability of health and social care

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the NHS has published The Long-term Sustainability of the… more>>

Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care

The King’s Fund has published Public satisfaction with the NHS and social care in 2016. The data for this publication… more>>

Support for carers

The University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination has published Updated meta-review of evidence on support for carers. This… more>>

Health and housing

Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network has published Health and housing: building the evidence base. This paper reviews the… more>>

Disability inequality

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal. This report is a… more>>

Employment and mental health

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has published Employment and mental health.  This report outlines the main priorities and activities of… more>>

Physical inactivity report

The British Heart Foundation has published Physical Inactivity Report 2017  This report provides an overview of the levels of physical… more>>

Lucozade warning

People who rely on Lucozade to treat hypos are being urged to check the labels of the energy drink as… more>>

Mental health and nutrition

The Mental Health Foundation has published Food for thought: mental health and nutrition briefing. This briefing focuses on how nutrition… more>>

Self-care and the role of voluntary services

Self Help UK on behalf of Regional Voices has published Self-care everybody’s talking about it. This discussion paper aims to… more>>

Public Health Working with Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector: New Opportunities and Sustainable Change

The case studies in this report from the Local Government Association show how public health and the voluntary, community and… more>>

Paying For It: The Human Cost of Cut-Price Care

This report from the LGiU looks at the home care market and the prices at which care is purchased across… more>>

The Nature of Health and Equity

This briefing from Friends of the Earth Europe discusses the links between access to green spaces and improved health and… more>>

The Homelessness Monitor: 6th Annual report

The homelessness monitor series is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and… more>>

Improving lives: Helping Workless Families

The Department for Work and Pensions has released new plans aimed at helping workless families break the cycle of disadvantage,… more>>

Children and young people’s mental health: peer support – analysis of results

Government has published analysis of the responses to its consultation on peer support, which closed on 24th March They sought… more>>

Emmaus Hull & East Riding have two new vacancies

Deadline 20th April Rough Sleeper Street Service Coordinator Hull x 1 Rough Sleeper Street Service Coordinator East Riding Yorkshire Council… more>>

Government’s mandate to NHS England

The Department of Health has published The Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2017-18. This mandate to NHS England sets… more>>

Social care and the MS community

The MS Society has published Social care and the MS community in England. This report presents the results of survey… more>>

Care of people with depression

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has published information highlighting recent research on Options in the care of people… more>>

Report of the Inquiry into Children’s Social Care in England

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) published the findings of their latest Inquiry into children’s social care services in… more>>

Mental health and young people

The Centre for Mental Health has published Meeting us where we're at: learning from INTEGRATE’s work with excluded young people.… more>>

Start of thematic review of CAMHS

The CQC have begun work on a thematic review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). In this phase they… more>>

Commission launches ‘time saving’ accounts templates for charitable companies

The Charity Commission has launched the accounts templates pack for small charitable companies to help trustees of charitable companies with… more>>

Chief Social Worker for Adults’ annual report for 2016 to 2017

This report, from Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo, sets out progress made to improve the quality of education,… more>>

Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society

The House of Lords select committee on charities has published its important new Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society report. It… more>>

Eat well Guide update

The UK’s national food guide has been updated in light of recent recommendations made by the Scientific Advisory Committee on… more>>

Health in rural areas

The Local Government Association has published Health and wellbeing in rural areas: case studies. This document presents case studies to encourage… more>>

Funding social care

The independent think tank Reform has published Funding social care: the role of deferred payment agreements. This report explores whether housing… more>>

Transforming health and social care

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published Creating the five year forward view for social care: how transformed and integrated… more>>

Public health – making the best of limited resources

A collection of case studies shows how local authorities continue to make progress on health and wellbeing and tackling health… more>>

Social work: essential to integration

A Department of Health briefing explains the contribution social workers can make to health and social care integration initiatives. It… more>>

Dying from inequality: socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour

This report from the Samaritans links a higher risk of suicide with inequality. Socioeconomic disadvantage or living in an area… more>>

National physical activity framework updated

Public Health England has published Everybody Active, Every Day: Two years on an update on the national physical activity framework. The… more>>

Is healthy eating affordable?

The Institute of Economic Affairs has published Cheap as chips: is a healthy diet affordable? This report uses data from two… more>>

Drug and alcohol prevention in schools

Public Health England has announced new funding to expand the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) programme for schools… more>>

Shocking 24% increase in tooth extractions performed on children aged 0-4 in last decade

New analysis by the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons shows there been a 24% rise… more>>

NHS prescription charges to increase

The Department of Health has issued a written statement setting out new charges for NHS prescriptions, wigs and fabric supports, and… more>>

Diversion and Resettlement Service Stories of Success

The criminal justice system can be an intimidating and frightening place. Mind recognise that some people who become involved in… more>>

Prisons and Courts Bill to improve access to justice and better protect the vulnerable

Plans to revolutionise the courts to make them more straightforward and efficient, and deliver swifter justice for victims, have been… more>>

Greater protection for rape victims and children at risk of grooming

A new offence of sexual communication with a child will be introduced, and measures to support victims of sex crimes will… more>>

Childcare Choices website

Parents can now pre-register for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website. The… more>>

National Counter Terrorism Awareness Campaign 2017

This campaign, launched on 6th March, is the first campaign to utilise the ACT platform and is a national public… more>>

New guide published on care planning in dementia

Personalised care planning is crucial in supporting people living with dementia and their families and carers. To support this, NHS… more>>

Finding the right social care: a new guide for people needing support

This practical guidance launched by VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) aims to help people choose the right social care support.… more>>

‘Lack of money’ prompts care firms to end council contracts

From the BBC Care firms have cancelled contracts with 95 UK councils, saying they cannot deliver services for the amount… more>>

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation 

The Charitable Foundation’s two priority areas are alleviating poverty and improving health / saving lives. To do so the Charitable… more>>

Charity finances: trustee essentials (CC25)

Originally published in 2011 as Managing charity assets and resources (CC25), this has been updated and covers the most common… more>>

Minimum/Living Wage rates change

National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by… more>>

The allocations of the additional funding for adult social care

This policy paper from Government presents the allocations of the additional funding for adult social care announced at the Spring… more>>

New report brings together data on drug misuse

An annual report that brings together information from a variety of sources to give a joined-up picture of drug misuse… more>>

Shifting the balance of care: Great expectations

This research from the Nuffield Trust draws on an extensive literature review to assess the realism of the narrative that… more>>

Five year forward view for mental health: one year on

NHS England has published a report outlining the progress made in the first year of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.… more>>

Working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector

The Local Government Association has published Public health working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector: new opportunities and… more>>

Healthy workplaces: improving employee mental and physical health and wellbeing

This quality standard from NICE covers the health and wellbeing of all employees, including their mental health. It describes high-quality… more>>

Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing

This quality standard from Nice covers community engagement approaches to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, and initiatives… more>>

Government abdicating responsibility for social care, say providers

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has responded to the latest report from the… more>>

A quarter of young men self-harm to cope with depression, says survey

From the Guardian One in four young men are turning to self-harm as a result of depression, anxiety and stress,… more>>

Maps reveal schizophrenia ‘hotspots’ in England

From the BBC Maps have revealed "hotspots" of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses in England, based on the amount of… more>>

Prosecutions ‘rare’ for abuse by home carers

From the BBC More than 23,000 allegations of abuse have been made against carers working in people's homes across the… more>>

Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade

From the BBC More patients are being admitted to hospital in England for drug-related mental health issues or poisoning than… more>>

Government must keep pushing on with National Commitment on End of Life Care

Ilora, Baroness Finlay, is calling on the Government to keep moving forward with the National Commitment on End of Life… more>>

Broken promises: What has happened to support for low-income working families under universal credit

This briefing from the Child Poverty Action Group presents some of the analysis to be published in a forthcoming report… more>>

Worked up? Speak up – care of older people

CQC want more older people, and their families and friends to share their experiences of health and social care with… more>>

Insurance Arranger Age UK North East Lincolnshire

Deadline 17th March £8.50 an hour - Part-time 16 hours per week with the view to hours increasing to 35… more>>

New draft charities bill expected in the summer

Civil Society has reported on the Law Commission’s expected publication of a draft charities bill in the summer, containing its proposals for… more>>

Volunteers’ Week 1st- 7th June 2017

NCVO have announced that this year's Volunteers' Week campaign will be 'You make the difference'. The message can be used… more>>
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