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Why Fashion Needs a Seat at the Table of Mainstream Education.

Francesco Loy Bell | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Francesco Loy Bell

This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

Why Coach Class Isn't Enough for Africa

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

From my experience, these billionaires will be well informed individuals who donate substantial sums to charity every year. I have nothing but admiration for what many of them have achieved, but goodness I would like to get them on a coach and take them on a magical mystery tour, sharing some of the sights I have witnessed in Africa.

It's Time for Every Child Who Suffers Abuse to Get the Support They Need

Peter Wanless | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK
Peter Wanless

Abuse or neglect can affect each child differently and there has to be a range of therapeutic services on offer to them. This includes counselling, play-based therapy or family therapy. But there is a scarcity of such programmes across the UK.

The Most Amazing Woman in the World

Luke Cameron | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

Throughout my Nicest Job journey I have met some incredible people - but one of those people stick out more than all the others. This week I am going to tell you about Maria.

Giving Is Not About Being 'Selfless'

Ben Eyre | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Eyre

I want to challenge conventional wisdom that suggests giving is an antidote to consumerism. Not because I want to knock giving, but because my experience of conducting anthropological research into philanthropy suggests we can better understand it by not viewing it as the polar opposite of consumer activity.

Sex Buyers Know How to Make Prostitution Safer

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Gabriella Apicella

Where a Sex Buyer Law has been enforced in Sweden, Norway and Iceland, countries renowned for their exemplary equality laws, this strategy has proven to reduce prostitution. Meanwhile the results of decriminalisation are verging on well-publicised apocalyptic levels of abuse in New Zealand, Nevada in the US, The Netherlands and Germany. We have the answers. Let's use them.

Attending the World Youth Organization's Official Launch

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

I can't wait to see what comes from the WYO and I'm looking forward to seeing how they will change the world -- maybe we'll even get the chance to work together some day. So in the words of Kieran Goodwin, "Here's to the future of the World Youth Organization."

Tell Me Anything and I'll Show You How It's Health!

Daniel Singleton | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

The real change that needs to take place is a recognition and engagement among those who plan and direct services: the commissioners. When FaithAction first became involved with the Department of Health, we were invited into a number of policy settings

The Big Issue - Why People OFF the Streets Are Freezing to Death

Sian Welby | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK
Sian Welby

Ever since I became Channel 5 weather presenter in 2010, I've been aware of this growing problem. In that year, we had one of the coldest winters on record - 'Snowmageddon', the tabloids coined it. But this movie-like scenario had no happy Hollywood ending. Thousands of 'excess' deaths were caused by the extreme conditions five years ago, and the death toll has been rising ever since. So, you're probably thinking, how can this be possible in a first world, affluent country? Surely we're all used to the British weather by now?

One Of Alan Rickman's Final Acts Is Helping Refugees With Just One Click

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One of stage and screen legend Alan Rickman's final performances was to voice an innovative charity video that helps fundraise through views on YouTub...

Charities Must Be Transparent But Must Retain Independence - Freedom of Information Only for Public Contracts

John Tizard | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
John Tizard

There is a real opportunity for the sector can lead by example so that it can be ahead of the public and business sectors - surely this is what the sector's values require and the public expects.

And These Children That You Spit On...

Jill Finch | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jill Finch

Yesterday morning I heard that David Bowie had died of cancer, aged 69. Yesterday afternoon I spent a grateful and contented hour walking and talking with my darling Dad. He is convalescing from an operation to remove a cancerous tumour, he is 69, thankfully he's going to be OK.

2016: The Year Fundraising Must Change Forever

Ben Carter | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Ben Carter

Last year was an annus horribilis for many fundraisers. The perfect storm of media criticism, regulatory changes and public disquiet were intensely challenging for charities - but this now presents us with a once in a generation opportunity to radically remake the fundraising sector.

If Charities Are to Thrive in 2016 Listening to Supporters Will Be Vital

John Low | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
John Low

In 2015 charities were put under greater scrutiny - and attack - than in recent memory. Under such circumstances it would be easy to be gloomy, even to fear that charities are facing an existential threat.

The Five Worst Charity Names

Stuart Laws | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

A disclaimer here, which is, I hope obvious, but should be clarified. I'm not criticising the work of these charities, or the people that work for them, they're doing good work (I assume) and they're good people (I assume).

#Trustat40: How The Prince's Trust Saved My Life

Craig Butler | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Butler

To the Prince's Trust, their staff, supporters, volunteers, ambassadors and anyone else connected: a heartfelt thank you for giving me my life back.

How to Make 2016 a Year of Social Change for Disabled People

Vicky McDermott | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics
Vicky McDermott

As we move into 2016 the charity sector requires renewed leadership that harnesses the innovative ideas that exist across the different causes that we champion. For me, I will be working closely with other disability and social care charities to ensure that 2016 is the year in which innovation helps to end institutionalisation for disabled people.

Louise Ridley

Lily Cole Is Trying To Change The World With Her Impossible Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK

She's most famous for being a young, striking woman snapped up by the modelling industry at the age of just 14, but British star Lily Cole has...

What Defines Success?

Luke Cameron | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

See, up until recently, I thought that this was success. Working long hours and enjoying the ever-shortening weekends, to live for the end of the month only to spend most of my money in the first few days and then wait all over again.

The Warwick Rowers Christmas Message - to The Queen!

Angus Malcolm | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

For at lot of us in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen's Christmas message is as much a part of the holiday as bad jokes, Baileys and Brussels sprouts...

Sarah Millican's #JoinIn Campaign Is One Big Anti-Loneliness Group Chat

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

Comedian Sarah Millican's #JoinIn campaign to help alleviate loneliness at Christmas - creating what is essentially one big group chat online. Alon...

Keep Your Fitness Resolutions in 2016

Sarah Maxwell | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Maxwell

You don't need a pricey gym membership or fancy equipment - just taking ten minutes to fit some simple exercises into your daily routine can make all the difference. In fact, setting realistic goals that don't take up too much time or money is the best way to keep motivated and make sure you stay on track.

The New Christmas Tradition That No-One Expected in 2015

David Walker | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
David Walker

We can all be truly thankful that demand for foodbank parcels has, over the last year or so, begun to settle, though only after climbing to a figure of around a million three day parcels a year. It's an extraordinary high level compared with only a few years ago, and one that I would never have imagined we would reach. What seems bizarre though is that some commentators are suggesting this plateau in demand means that the problem of food poverty has gone away. It hasn't. It's too many, and there's no guarantee that it won't rise again soon.

A Resolution Worth Keeping: Helping Africa Survive Its Disasters

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Obviously nothing can alleviate nature's disasters - whether they are prompted by climate change or by the earth's natural movement like the shifting of tectonic plates - but we can better prepare people from peril. We can make them more resilient to crisis and more capable of bouncing back.