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More must be done to tackle the "taboo" subject of baby death, a charity has said. Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, said that while many members of the public are aware of the pain of baby loss, others still have no idea and it remains a taboo subject.…
Companies, individuals and charities have sprung into action to offer help to anyone affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Here is a summary of some of the efforts so far: Rest centres set up nearby The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea said there was a rest centre at Harrow…
Five Children First pioneer projects will run in Cwm Taf, Gwynedd, Newport, Caerphilly and Carmarthenshire, Communities and Children Secretary, Carl Sargeant has announced. Children First is the name for children’s zones in Wales. Their purpose is to allow the local community and organisations to work together to address the specific…
The British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terrorism anywhere in Britain. The UK-wide fund will support people who have been injured, bereaved or traumatised by terror attacks to help reduce immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face…
A woman who died after an attack which also left a teenage boy critically injured has been named by police. Alyson Watt, 52, who worked for Barnardo's Scotland, died at the scene in Penilee Road, Paisley at around 4.55pm on Friday. The 16-year-old boy taken to the Queen Elizabeth University…
More than 16,500 people and a coalition of 80 charities have signed a letter urging party leaders to put an end to disability benefit cuts. Paralympians Kadeena Cox and Anne Wafula Strike and BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills are among those to have signed the open letter to all…
Scotland's national child abuse inquiry has heard a succession of apologies from organisations to survivors who say they were abused as youngsters in residential care. Groups including Quarriers, Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, Sisters of Nazareth, De La Salle Brothers, the Bishops' Conference of Scotland and Crossreach,…
Workers at a drug and alcohol charity fear they could be out of a job within days because of its collapse into administration. Unite said its members at Lifeline have been "plunged into uncertainty" as the charity officially goes into administration on Thursday. The charity, which employs 1,300 workers, provides…
Leading social care provider, Cornerstone, has announced the launch of a new Charitable Foundation to separate its fundraising and social care functions; a vision set out by the organisation’s new business model launched earlier this year. Cornerstone has taken inspiration from international counterparts by separating its donor funded charitable activities…
A domestic violence charity that received £1.4 million of taxpayers' cash collapsed after "chaotic" management, according to a public spending watchdog. Broken Rainbow, which supported lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender abuse victims, had been surviving "hand to mouth" for years, the National Audit Office said. It found that over 15…
The founder and former trustees of the collapsed charity Kids Company could be banned from holding company directorships. The youth organisation folded amid a storm of controversy in August 2015 - just days after receiving a £3 million Government grant in a final bid to keep it afloat. Kids Company…
Research into new treatments for Parkinson's disease is falling behind and in urgent need of extra funding, a charity has warned. Without greater progress, patients with the progressive shaking disease face a bleak future, according to Parkinson's UK. The charity has launched its first public fundraising campaign as it marks…

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