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Peoplesafe partners with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust

Safety technology provider, Peoplesafe, has extended its partnership with the UK’s pioneering personal safety charity and leading stalking authority, the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. Combining a wealth of expertise, the partnership will offer an ongoing holistic service to organisations, combining expert advice on personal safety strategy – including policy creation and training – with industry-leading

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Reducing the stress of financial hardship on the most vulnerable

Charis client services director Jonathan Hunt outlines the impact the Charis Shop platform is having on organisations working directly with the most vulnerable in their care.

Jonathan Hunt

Supporting vulnerable people in their homes is a fundamental aspect of community care, whether they are recovering after a stay in hospital, struggling with mental health

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Setting higher lifesaving standards in public parks and outdoor leisure with wind and solar power

The Northamptonshire Sport installed solar and wind powered defib cabinet at Northampton Bike Park.

Turtle Defib Cabinets, which has a long partnership history with local authorities, emergency services and non-profits, has designed and engineered the UK’s first solar and wind powered defibrillator and bleed control cabinet. Northamptonshire Sport, one of 43 non-profit Active Partnerships

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Manchester homeless charity receives donation of repurposed counterfeit clothing from police raids

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A recent operation by Greater Manchester Police has seen tonnes of seized counterfeit clothing being recycled to help homeless people and low-income families in Manchester.

Left to right: Tim Jensen from Lighthouse Security, Harry Dwan from the Mustard Tree and Inspector Dan Cullum from Op Vulcan

In the last 14

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Project using tech and AI to track litter on Glasgow and Cardiff roads suggests new approach needed by authorities

Study reveals focusing litter interventions on hotspots at junctions, slip roads and roundabouts by combining bins and signage could save time and money Hubbub calls for a more joined-up approach to tackling litter nationwide

Litter surveys on the roads surrounding Cardiff and Glasgow today reveal ground-breaking insights that could help local authorities and agencies

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Government suicide prevention fund for charity sector to be boosted

Multi-million-pound fund for charity sector to carry out crucial work – alongside the NHS – to save lives and tackle tragedy of suicide Government calls on charities across England to apply for funding to continue supporting tens of thousands of people experiencing suicidal thoughts Comes alongside expected £13.6 billion this year to transform the

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Step Up Stay Safe

Peoplesafe partners with Crimestoppers to tackle the growing crisis in employee safety

A NEW initiative from Peoplesafe working with the charity Crimestoppers, highlights the long overdue call to UK employers to step up and do more to protect their people, not just at work, but out of hours too.

Peoplesafe, the UK’s leading provider of

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Ofgem price cap reduction – what does it mean?

Comment from Ollie Gray, business development director, Charis

While Charis welcomes the reduction in the Ofgem price cap this July from £3280 to £2074, households will still be paying generally double what they were paying in 2021. The cumulative effect of the increase in the overall cost of living has meant that many people have

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Hubbub announces new £200,000 fund to encourage creative solutions to tackling food waste

Environmental charity Hubbub is on the hunt for new creative solutions to food waste, which could be boosted by its new Eat It Up fund, launching today, with applications open until 21 July.

According to WRAP, 6.4 million tonnes of edible food is wasted each year in the UK retailers, manufacturers, caterers, restaurants and in

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ACHIEVING FOR CHILDREN CHOOSES HUGGG TO PROVIDE DIGITAL DISBURSEMENTS TO CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

Achieving for Children (AfC) has chosen to partner with Huggg, the specialist platform which allows organisations to send and manage retail vouchers at scale to those in need, to provide digital disbursements and targeted assistance to children, young people, and their families. This includes various forms of support such as weekly care allowances, general reimbursements

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HUGGG LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT HSF PAYMENTS

Following the announcement that the Household Support Fund has been extended again, Huggg, the specialist platform which allows organisations to send and manage retail vouchers at scale to those in need, has launched a number of new initiatives. These are designed to help local authorities and their Third Party partner organisations (TPOs) get these vital

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In The Loop: New funding available to boost recycling on-the-go

Environmental charity Hubbub and McDonald’s have launched a new #InTheLoop grant fund to help local authorities and other interested organisations boost out-of-home recycling in public spaces.

The #InTheLoop fund will support two new projects to introduce or improve their recycling infrastructure using the #InTheLoop toolkit. This in-depth guide on how to roll out a successful

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Keep Britain Tidy calls for collective action to move people beyond recycling and onto waste prevention

New research from environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy reveals a major barrier to driving urgently needed waste reduction and reuse behaviours is a fundamental misunderstanding amongst the public of what waste prevention actually means.

Under the waste hierarchy (more commonly communicated to people as ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’), recycling is important, but reduce and reuse sit

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New toolkit launched to help local authorities and housing providers eliminate veterans’ homelessness

Local authorities and housing providers can now access a free resource aimed at reducing veterans’ homelessness. The No Homeless Veterans toolkit has been designed as part of a collaborative campaign by the Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation (Stoll), Homeless Link and the National Housing Federation.

The toolkit contains a self-audit for local authorities and housing providers

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Ordnance Survey supports the British Heart Foundation’s national database of defibrillators

Ordnance Survey (OS) has supported the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in ensuring that the national database of defibrillators used by the UK’s ambulance services has access to complete and accurate address data including unique property reference numbers (UPRN) and additional attributes to identify a property and locate it on a map with precision.

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Increasing children in care – the causes, the problems, and the solution

Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

By Danny Wilson, head of children’s residential at Bedspace

Before the pandemic, Local Authorities in England were already under significant pressure, as budget cuts made the increasing number of children being put into care difficult to manage. Following nearly two years of Covid restrictions and

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Landmarc welcomes Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan

The release of the UK government’s Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan: 2022-2024 is a great step forward in supporting and empowering the UK’s military veteran community, says Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc).

The Action Plan aims to provide a solid foundation on which the government can continue to build over the next two years and beyond. Reinforced

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