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Career Crossroad: How A Personality Test Led To A Career Change

Genelle Aldred | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

A conversation with a friend's husband a few months ago must have lodged itself in my subconscious somewhere. His work coach had him take a test to find out his core strengths. He realised the job he had didn't really match up, so changed it to a job that suited what he was good at and is loving life.

See Ya, Autumn Blues

Olivia Cox | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

My general method with Autumn is basically denial so I drag the summer out as long as possible. Case in point, I've just got back from Spain. Officially, I was out there for the Global Gift Gala, but the beaut sunshine was a happy coincidence. Day one, I set my alarm for 7am to maximise sun-chilling time.

Learning From 'Learning Disabilities'

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Barham-Brown

On the drive home from the hospital, having left Mum and baby recovering, my father, my brothers and I were all stunned, exhausted, and overwhelmed. The magnitude of Theo's diagnosis had hit, and all I wanted to do was reassure my Dad. "It's ok - we'll always be here to look after him." And I meant it.

Why I Haven't Left My Home On My Own For Eight Years

Paul King | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul King

I just haven't had the confidence to learn how to use a white cane. I hate the clicking sound it makes as you go, and I don't want to draw that attention to myself. Instead, Elaine has learned how to guide me - partly through the internet, partly trial and error.

Why I Am Happy To Fundraise For Movember's Overheads

Alice Dorrington | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Dorrington

For the last 6 years, I have dedicated the month of November to the fine art of facial hair related fundraising. I feel proud to state that I have raised £11,000 for Movember, but I am always hungry to increase that figure by as much as physically possible, in the shortest possible timeframe.

Research Can Help Us Reverse The Crisis In Young People's Mental Health

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Cynthia Joyce

The mental health status quo has been accepted for too long, but this inaction is failing the next generation and will continue to do so. Only by acknowledging and prioritising the critical role of research can we see the progress in mental healthcare that our young people so desperately need.

Providing Funded Training For Small Charities

Vicki Dawson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Vicki Dawson

Funding is a real issue at the moment for charities. It has always been a challenge to raise money in order to support charitable aims and objectives,...

Homelessness In 2016

Chris Lambert | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Chris Lambert

When was the last time you walked past a person who is homeless? Today? Yesterday? Last week? Or maybe you walked past someone because you were invested in your smartphone or listening to music. Chances are you will encounter a person who is homeless in the near future.

The National Museum For African American History And Culture: Through a Black-British lens

Paul Reid | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Paul Reid

The struggle to establish Black Cultural Archives took over three decades. The NMAAHC in the United States has been 100 years in the making; however the feat has left me with an indelible mark of what is possible for Black-led organisations here; but there are some major lessons to learn to make our own mark...

Katherine Jenkins And June Sarpong Talk Charity

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Katherine Jenkins, the world famous classical singer and songwriter, meets June Sarpong, the presenter, broadcaster and campaigner, in the third in a ...

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

Three Great Examples Of Innovation In The Charity Sector

Robin Boles | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Robin Boles

Over the last ten years charities have lost more than £3.2bn in grants from government. More recently, public trust in the third sector has plummeted...

Demolitions Are Fast Approaching, But We Are No Closer To Reaching A Long-Term Solution In Calais

Clare Moseley | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK
Clare Moseley

With the planned demolitions beginning as early as mid-October now is the time to act. The UK must play its part to ensure sustainable and long-term solutions are in place for refugees, and that this humanitarian crisis does not worsen.

We Are Failing Refugees Everywhere

Amy Agnew | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Amy Agnew

In September, there were two summits that were supposed to turn the tide of the refugee crisis. World leaders came together; first, for the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, and, second, for the US Summit for Refugees hosted by Barack Obama. We were told that they were going to change the way the world helps the 65 million people in the world that are forcibly displaced.

Tougher Knife Crime Sentences Will Have 'Limited Impact' Alone, Says Leading Charity

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Tougher sentences for youth knife crimes will have a “limited impact” unless they are backed up by education and better communication with the pol...

Winter Is Coming

Iris Maxfield | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

In shops across the country, change is approaching and an old friend has arrived: tinsel. The encroaching face of Santa Claus and red and green wrappi...

Global Citizen Festival 2016

Martin Forsyth | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Martin Forsyth

Having only been a member of the Global Citizen team for a little over two weeks, I felt incredibly fortunate - and just a little awed - to play a small part in last week's phenomenal Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park.

Cure All Diseases - Is This The End Of Philanthropy As We Know It?

Michelle Wright | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

Mega philanthropy can successfully co-exist with public support, and in joining up resources we are likely to be able to achieve more, allowing for a more democratic and competitive access to funds, and perhaps most importantly in the areas of poverty and inequality.

Social Supermarkets And Foodbanks - Tackling Hunger And Poverty Together

David McAuley | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
David McAuley

We still have a long way to go to make sure the benefits system is as fair as it should be for people in poverty in the UK. By partnering with organisations like Community Shop, we hope to do more to break social isolation and help people with the dignity they deserve, to try and make sure they never need to use the foodbank again.

Laura Trott And Jason Kenny Reveal Heartwarming Wedding Request

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This weekend, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny married in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family. While news of their marriage swept the n...

Sport And The Sustainable Development Goals: New Methods of Engagement

Angus Berry | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Sport
Angus Berry

Published a year ago now, the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer the world a framework around which global development can rally. The new goals offered, for the first time, a truly north to south appreciation of the issues and challenges facing the world today.

Life's A Beach So Save The Sea Turtles

Sasha Govor | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sasha Govor

I don't know how many turtles I actually saved and I'll never know. But for a few months of my life I donned the cape, picked up the nunchucks and lived the life of a real superhero.

Don't Forget The Syrian Refugees

Sam Coleman | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Sam Coleman

I know there are good people, kind people, loving people out there. You're probably one of them. So please, I urge you, donate some money to help these helpless war victims. We should not have to rely on charity but our government has failed to do enough and the opposition has been too consumed with inter-party spatting to curtail the government's inaction.

Remember Alan Barnes? He's In A Huge Row Over 'Insulting' Offer Of Help For His Saviour

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK

The mugging victim who was able to buy a new home thanks to the generosity of the public, has been criticised for his “tight” offer of help to the...

Yulin 2016 - What Next?

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

At our partner shelter, south of Beijing In China, running an animal shelter has so many challenges. Over 400 dogs need around 180 kg of food a day. ...