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Oxfam has come top of a list of the best not-for-profit employers, as rated by its staff. The charity scored consistently highly in categories including work-life balance, job security, pay and culture. Charities and the armed forces dominated the top 20 organisations listed by jobs site Indeed. Citizens Advice was…
Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience. But she made such an impression at the children’s charity shop in Connahs Quay in Flintshire, North Wales, that she was offered a paid job…
£100,000 funding has been awarded to Scottish charity MECOPP, to provide legal support to people affected by dementia to help them access their rights to self-directed support. Self-directed Support (SDS) gives people the power to decide how to spend the money or 'budget' that has been allocated to them if…
Motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman has died aged 31. Mr Aikman was just 29 and working as director of research for the Better Together side during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign when he was given his diagnosis. His husband, Joe Pike, announced his death on Twitter saying:…
David Cameron has called for greater funding for dementia research as he revealed he is to become the president of an Alzheimer's charity. The former prime minister, who stood down after losing the EU referendum, said he was taking the position with Alzheimer's Research UK on Wednesday. Writing in The…
Projects which develop new ways to help people overcome disadvantage can now apply for a share of £29 million funding. The Scottish Government will direct £18.9 million into the Aspiring Communities Fund to help community organisations find new, long-lasting solutions to poverty. In addition, the £9.7 million Growing the Social…
A cafe chain backed by George Clooney has received more than 27,000 donations in one day to its campaign to ensure a homeless person gets a hot meal at Christmas. Social Bite has teamed up with itison.com again to run the fundraiser, which invites people to donate £5 which will…
Alcohol Research UK and Alcohol Concern have announced plans to merge the activities of the two charities by April 2017. While both organisations share a clear mission to reduce the harm caused by alcohol, Alcohol Research UK has a long record of research excellence and impact, while Alcohol Concern brings…
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