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Two charities providing support to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, have announced they are to merge. Choice Support and mcch, who will soon operate as Partnership Support Group (PSG), estimate the combined organisation will have an annual turnover of £66 million, providing support to 2300 people…
The founder of the now-defunct Kids Company clashed with BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire as she insisted she was not to blame for the charity's demise. In a heated exchange, the presenter repeatedly asked Camila Batmanghelidjh if she would like to apologise to the children let down by the charity's abrupt…
The Stormont Assembly's controversy-hit Speaker has said he will not stand for the position again, as he rejected claims he misled the chamber. Democratic Unionist MLA Robin Newton has been embroiled in a long-standing furore over his alleged relationship with a publicly-funded charity with links to the UDA. The latest…
Former Kids Company boss Camila Batmanghelidjh and the charity's former chairman Alan Yentob face being disqualified from running companies under proceedings brought by the Government. The youth organisation folded amid a storm of controversy in August 2015 - just days after receiving a £3 million Government grant in a final…
Children and teenagers who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being offered art therapy through a Scottish charity. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, who lives near the London high-rise, established the Art Therapy Hub within the ClementJames Centre based in North Kensington, where she and a team of art therapists support…
A couple who dedicated their lives to helping bereaved families after the death of their son have won the lottery. Colin and Eithne Bell (pictured), who run a charity to assist those whose loved ones die overseas, have scooped £1 million in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker. The couple from…
A charity has called for "firmer commitments" on mental health reform following the Queen's Speech. Rethink Mental Illness said the Government's commitment to reforming mental health legislation was an "important first step" but it also called on ministers to set a clear timeline for action. The Government pledged to "reform…
The King’s Fund, Comic Relief, and the Big Lottery Fund have opened the application process for a unique support programme enabling charity leaders to help each other through sharing expertise and developing skills. Following a successful pilot, The King’s Fund, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund have agreed to…
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