UK Charity

Is Payment by Results Making Things Worse?

Dan Corry | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Dan Corry

The way the public sector procures what it wants has been changing in recent times, and this looks set to continue. And this will affect organisations across the board, from charities to local authority commissioners.

Africa Rising from the Ground Up

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

When I started thinking about this blog, I had quite decided to write about charitable giving. Why we all need to do more and give more to support those less fortunate than ourselves because if we don't who else will?

Barnardo's Accuses Authorities Of 'Insufficient Action' Over Sex Abuse Concerns

PA | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK

A children's charity has accused authorities of taking "insufficient action" over concerns they raised seven years ago about a girl whose abusers hav...

Why Giving Money to the Homeless Will Change You

Sara Sheridan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Sheridan

I walk past beggars all the time. I decided I would take out £100 - a small but not insignificant amount of money to me - and that I would give it away to 20 people at £5 a time. I wanted to see how it would make me feel - if it would change me.

Four Lessons From Interning at a Charity

Miriam Steiner | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Steiner

If you know what your interests are and what tasks you enjoy, even things like writing or reading or talking, there is always a way to use those skills for the benefit of others. And if you do, it's highly unlikely you'll dread Mondays.

Doing My Bit...

Polly Walker | Posted 19.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

This condition can cause all sorts of neurological symptoms, the main one being the most SEVERE AND HORRENDOUS AND DEBILITATING HEADACHE THAT IS ONLY RELIEVED BY LYING DOWN. (In capitals because this is the major defining symptom of this condition - spreading awareness and all that!).

Jobless Teenager Donates His Talent Show Winnings To The Homeless

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

After winning a talent show, Christian Hudson, 19, donated the show’s $10,000 (£6,400) prize to a homeless Drop-In and Rehab Centre in his hometown...

Is Microsoft More Advanced on Women's Leadership than Oxfam?

Laurie Adams | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Laurie Adams

"Will you please train us on the situation of women?" was the request from Avanade when they asked me to give a keynote speech at the Women's Leadersh...

Your 10k Training Guide - The Final Leg

Rory Knight | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Knight

The last few days of any running plan should involve tapering off on your training. Reduce your mileage to prevent fatigue and ensure that you step onto that start line in optimal physical condition.

Love in the Whitehall Machine

Ruth Sutherland | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Ruth Sutherland

The arguments we have with our children, partners, siblings and parents, the daily niggles, the dishwasher left unstacked, the pile of towels on the bathroom floor, are meaningless in the face of their love.

Ashamed to Be a Fundraiser - Let's Hold Up a Mirror to the Fundraising Profession

Michelle Wright | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Michelle Wright

Let's hope that this terrible press for fundraising has a genuinely good legacy and that in the charitable business we do hold up a mirror and start to see some change. Olive Cooke needs to be remembered, and that's for sure....

Why the Third Sector Must Be Political

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

Most of us could get more money and have more resources at our disposal in the private sector or even in the public sector. We do what we do because we identify with those for whom we advocate and are disgusted at the injustices they face. Surely we are doing a profound disservice to them if we choose to remain silent rather than joining with them in calling for changes that will improve their lives.

Beautiful Project Recycles Wedding Flowers Into Bouquets For Hospices

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weddings can be like black holes for your money. You spend a fortune on things that you use for one day then toss aside, namely the dress and the flow...

Saudi Billionaire Prince Has Just Become The Most Charitable Man Ever

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

One of the world's richest men, Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has become the most charitable ever, after announcing plans to donate his en...

Gaucher Film Contest

Elaine Benton | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Thankfully over the years great progress has been made regarding Gaucher disease, thanks to some very dedicated researchers, doctors and motivated members of the Gaucher community. No parent today has to face the dreadful isolation and hopeless situation my parents found themselves in.

The Government Is Capping Deaf Young People's Ambitions And Aspirations

Susan Daniels | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Susan Daniels

What of those deaf young people who need ongoing regular support in order to thrive and prosper at work? The cap has sent them a very clear signal - to cap their aspirations and settle for something beneath their hopes and expectations.

YouTube and Vlogging: The Future of Fame and Fortune

Emily Hay | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

YouTube and its vloggers are the future of entertainment as we know it; but if it's to stay as popular and widespread as it is today then it needs to have its content creators conform to the same kinds of regulations television and other forms of media do. With fame comes a certain responsibility - and these new YouTube celebrities need to take that upon themselves.

Leaving Footprints of Generosity in Our Travels

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

There is encouragement and gratitude born when looking back on a life shift to see the pieces that created the first steps. Sometimes it is one large event that forces a redirection and other times it is a subtle series of events that can often be overlooked when viewed on their own.

Let's Not Rush Into the Cap

Sue Brown | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sue Brown

With the budget fast approaching, the funding of social care should be uppermost in the Chancellor's mind, and in particular the proposed cap on the cost of care.

People Are Posting Incredible Selfies With This Street Art To Raise Money For LGBTQ Charities

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At last -- a social media campaign for the greater good! Fitness brand Equinox have teamed up with artist, David Flores, to create amazing interactive...

It's Not Too Late to Heal Our World

Jared Joffe | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Jared Joffe

'Survival of the fittest' That's the best way to describe life in the jungle, with animals doing whatever they need in order to stay alive. Apart from some unique mammals, morals are practically non existent in the wild because it's a 'kill or be killed' environment.

Pensioner 'Thrilled' As Late Wife's Wedding Dress Is Sold To Charity For £3,000

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A pensioner who donated his late wife's wedding dress to a charity shop has said he feels "proud and elated" that it sold for almost £3,000. The d...

26 Long Years Have Passed - Lee Is Still Missing

Peter Boxell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Peter Boxell

At the time Lee went missing, there existed no organisation to provide counselling, support or guidance for families who were going through the turmoil of having a loved one missing. It wasn't until five years later, in 1993, that the National Missing Persons Helpline was founded in response to the disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.

Against FGM:The Gutsy and Determined Girls Standing Up for Their Rights

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

I interviewed girls and young women who ran through wastelands climbing trees to hide from wild animals, who survived by eating shrubs and even dirt in order to escape. But, why am I talking about this now? Well, it's what's called the 'the cutting season'.

Ramadan Spirit Can Heal Our Fractured World

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In this year's month of Ramadan, which is only a few days away, Muslims in the northern hemisphere will have very long days of fasting. In London it is expected to be around 19 hours of voluntary 'starvation' from food, drink and physical intimacy. This annual month-long fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam aimed to create 'God-consciousness' (taqwa in Arabic) amongst believers.