Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Autism diagnosis postcode lottery exposed

CHILDREN and adults face shocking waits of more than 2 years for an autism assessment and over 3 years for a diagnosis in some...

NHS England boosts funding for children’s hospices

TOGETHER for Short Lives has welcomed the announcement that NHS England is increasing the vital children’s hospice grant from £11million to £25million, better enabling lifeline hospices to support some of England’s...

Donor’s praise for Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s state-of-the-art new airbase has been praised by the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal, which has generously funded the helipad with...

New campaign to get autism on general election agenda

The National Autistic Society is encouraging autistic people across the UK, and their families, to talk to their local general election candidates about autism,...

Young people’s charity calls on UK employers to give care leavers more opportunities

The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is calling on UK employers to offer more opportunities for young people leaving care after new figures showed almost one-third of...

Dr Zbigniew Pełczyński OBE becomes Blind Veterans UK’s first Honorary Fellow

An emeritus Oxford University Fellow from Warwickshire was presented with the first Honorary Fellowship from a charity that has supported him since he lost...

SeeAbility launches 220th year by challenging society to rethink disability

SeeAbility, a charity providing specialised support and shaping policy to help people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss to live happy, healthy and...

NSPCC aims to deliver child abuse prevention programme in every primary school

As a new school year gets underway the NSPCC are aiming to visit a record number of primary schools to help children stay safe...

New report from CLIC Sargent ahead of World Cancer Day

A new report from CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and families, has revealed that a quarter of its...

Cancer doctor shortage ‘will impact patients’, says Royal College

A shortage of cancer doctors in the NHS is likely to impact patients, according to a new report. The study, from the Royal College of Radiologists...

Children’s hospices ‘a truly heart-warming example to us all’, says The Duchess of Cambridge

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has said charities like East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) provide 'a truly heart-warming example to us all, creating life-long...

Charities welcome urgent call to reverse public health funding cuts

The Richmond Group of Charities, 14 of the leading health and social care organisations in the voluntary sector, have united behind a call to...

Cross party call for action on charity lottery reform

Leading Conservative MP Priti Patel and Labour peer Lord Boateng have given their support for charity lottery reform and are urging the UK Government...

Dad of premature baby shares his story ahead of Father’s Day to support charity campaign

As Father's Day approaches, a Surrey dad shares his experience of having a premature baby to raise awareness of a local charity's campaign to...

Derby Half Marathon hailed a success as charities receive cash boost

Some came for a personal challenge, a few hoping to win and others to simply get round but all helped make the Derby Half...
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