The number of elderly people receiving help with their care has dropped by a fifth in just four years as cash-strapped councils have begun “rationing” support only to those at “crisis-point”, a report by The King’s Fund shows.
Lyn Romeo has been tasked with leading the reform of adult social work at government level. Here, she sets out her top priorities.
The Guardian – voluntary sector network
Recent research found that as charities start to see traditional sources of income dry up they are taking bold steps to try new ways of raising revenue and becoming self-sustainable.
The Welsh Government has opened a consultation on its relationship with the voluntary sector and is looking for views on how it can work in partnership with the sector.
One of the biggest trade retailers in the UK, Screwfix, has set up a charity that will provide grants for charities to fix, maintain and improve their properties.
The idea behind Maggie’s cancer caring centres is to create beautiful, calming spaces in which people affected by the illness can find support and consolation, to which end a number of celebrated architects have donated their time to design each building.
The Princess Alice Hospice in Esher, Surrey, was already on the path towards digitising its services but had further to go to ensure a smoother running operation for those facing incredibly tough jobs.
The new £5 million Bury Hospice has been named the Best Community Building in the North West at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) regional awards.