Scots charities launch bid to end rough sleeping
A coalition of Scots charities will today present plans their plans to end rough sleeping to the Scottish Government.
Charity launches Care academy
Education charity, The Shaw Trust, has launched a new Care Academy in response to the national skills shortage that has been highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis.
Councils' plea to support voluntary sector
A group of councils has written to the Government demanding action to protect community organisations during the coronavirus crisis.
Building company to give 200 houses to homeless
Housebuilding company Hill is to donate 200 homes worth more than £10m to house homeless people.
Union and social enterprise clash over library strike
A trade union has questioned the treatment of workers by a social enterprise running hundreds of council-owned leisure facilities.
Unlock potential of social workers through self-management, report argues
A new report has called for a radical reduction in middle management to boost the time social workers spend with families.
Private renters overspending £11bn a year on rent
Private renters in England are spending £11bn more a year on rent than they can afford, new research has shown.
Recognising the role of people power
Local communities are often the first responders in an emergency. Mike Adamson explains how the British Red Cross' new report calls for their role to be enshrined in law and help ensure a human-centred approach to disaster response.
Steve’s hitting the heights
Sitting in an office devoid of obvious hazards we can only salute the courage and selflessness of Leeds City Council’s Steve Walker.
Councils should get involved in world's largest anti-homelessness fundraiser
Former homelessness tsar Dame Louise Casey urges councils to support The World’s Big Sleep Out on Saturday December 7.
Glasgow faces legal battle over homeless services
Shelter Scotland has launched a legal battle against Glasgow City Council over failures in its homelessness service.
Older people face ‘significant barriers’ in applying for EU Settlement Scheme
The Government has been warned older EU nationals living in the UK could be shut out of public services or be put at risk of deportation.
Support for outreach heroes
Nickie Aiken outlines the key aims of a campaign that seeks to make it easy to donate to a ‘hidden network of heroes’ in a targeted way, helping rough sleepers in Westminster
Social action - core to community wellbeing
John Tizard explains how local authorities can rebuild and transform relations with the voluntary and community sector.
Casey calls for support to tackle homelessness
Homelessness expert Dame Louise Casey has issued a call to arms to tackle the rising tide of homelessness around the world.
Councils' concern over Universal Support withdrawal
Councils have reacted with dismay after the Government handed support for the Universal Credit (UC) rollout to the charity sector.
Public votes proposed in civil society strategy
Communities could be put in charge of facilities and decision-making put to public votes under proposals published by the Government today.
Does NCS deserve to survive?
In his first major speech about the voluntary sector given in London in May, secretary of state Matt Hancock lauded the National Citizen Service as a scheme that helps young people. Is he right? Dan Corry investigates.
Council response to Grenfell tragedy was 'weak' - report
Damage caused by Kensington and Chelsea RLBC's ‘weak’ response in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire will be ‘difficult to repair,’ a report has suggested.
Older renters ignored by housing policy, charity claims
Older private renters are being overlooked by housing policy despite being more likely to report cold and damp in their homes, a charity has warned today.