Refugee charity says UK approach is ‘destined to fail’ as Channel crossings rise

Home secretary Priti Patel has repeatedly vowed to make the route across the English Channel “unviable”. But crossings have surged, as almost 600 refugees were intercepted attempting to cross the Channel in three days. Crossings doubled since 2020 The number of people crossing the Channel has almost doubled compared to the same period in 2020. …
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Charity warns of ‘shocking’ failures in care for people with dementia

The number of people with dementia admitted to hospital when it could be avoided is set to spiral, a charity has warned. Figures from the Alzheimer’s Society, based on a snapshot of 45 NHS trusts in the UK, found that, even before the pandemic, avoidable hospital admissions were rising and it expects this could get …
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Domestic violence charity warns lack of cultural understanding is putting Black women and girls at risk

Domestic violence charity Sistah Space is calling on the UK government to take action on domestic violence. It argues that agencies are letting vulnerable Black women and girls down due to a lack of cultural understanding. So the charity has launched a petition to introduce mandatory cultural competence training for agencies working with domestic violence victims and …
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Charity considers legal action against Home Office over Glasgow immigration raid

A migrant charity has said it’s investigating legal action against the Home Office for “casting aspersions” on two Indian nationals detained in Glasgow as “illegal” immigrants. Legal action Lakhvir Singh and Sumit Sehdev were released from Border Force detention after crowds swarmed around the van in which they were held, preventing it from leaving Kenmure …
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This charity is teaching children that Black British history is British history

AQA has approved Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health UK (BLAM) to deliver educational units on Black British history. The achievement comes in the wake of government attempts to whitewash British history as set out in its recent race disparities report. The importance of teaching Black history The charity works to support and uplift marginalised …
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Urgent action needed on pay for sleep-in shifts, say union and charity chiefs

Union and charity leaders have joined forces to urge the government to reform minimum wage laws affecting thousands of care workers. Reform needed Unison and Mencap have written jointly to the prime minister saying action is needed “urgently” to amend current rules, so sleep-in shifts, where staff have to stay away from home overnight, are …
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Locking up children in the name of ‘charity’ is yet another reason why we must Kill the Bill

Protesters up and down the country have taken to the streets, and a broad-based coalition has come together to fight the Tory government’s proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Groups have united against the authoritarian bill through which the Tories intend to crackdown on our right to protest, increase police powers, and criminalise Traveller communities and …
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Children’s charity under pressure for accepting JCB’s ‘dirty money’

Campaigners are calling on the the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to stop accepting money from British construction company JCB. JCB manufactures bulldozers used by the Israeli army to demolish Palestinian homes. The company is currently being investigated by a UK government body over whether it’s in breach of human …
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Animal charity which employs PM’s fiancee Carrie Symonds probed by regulator

An investigation has been launched by the Charity Commission into an animal conservation group which employs the prime minister’s fiancee Carrie Symonds amid “serious concerns” about its “governance and financial management”. Concerning The government watchdog has announced it began probing the Aspinall Foundation in July 2020 in relation to claims of “unauthorised trustee benefit” and …
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Hackney Council rejects petition from charity supporting Black domestic abuse survivors

On 27 January, Hackney council held a debate to discuss the future of Sistah Space. It’s a charity that works with Black women and girls who’re at risk of, or have experienced, domestic or sexual abuse. Most councillors voted against the charity’s request for the council to provide suitable, affordable premises. Save Sistah Space Sistah …
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