One third of charities say demand for services has exceeded supply

first_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One third of charities say demand for services has exceeded supply Tagged with: Charity Commission Law / policy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Research published today by the Charity Commission, the independent regulator for charitable activity in England and Wales, demonstrates that over a third (35%) of charities report that demand for their services has exceeded supply.The report, “A Balancing Act: New perspectives on the charity/beneficiary relationship”, examines the relationship between charities and people they help, exploring public views on what receiving charity services means today.The survey on which the report was based found that 19% of charities surveyed said that they had been unable to get funding for specific new activities or people, and that 16% had been unable to get funding to maintain ongoing services or activities.However, it is not just funding shortages that are causing people to miss out on these services. The survey of over 2,000 charities also found that 28% of adults would be ’embarrassed’ to receive charity help, and 16% said that they would feel ‘uncomfortable’ contacting a charity for help.Yet charities themselves do not always do as much as they can. Although 24%% of charities do refer people to other organisations that can help, 13% say they never refer people to other sources of help.One in three charities (32%) said that they actively seek beneficiaries out, when asked to state how they identify their beneficiaries.Dame Suzi Leather, Chair of the Charity Commission, said: “We need to address the issue of embarrassment and stigma attached to being helped by a charity. There is clearly still an uphill struggle to communicate the range and scope of the work charities actually do”.www.charitycommission.gov.uk/Library/publications/pdfs/rs18text.pdf AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 February 2009 | Newslast_img read more

EU advised to save money by scrapping “cynical” aid programme

first_img Follow the news on Tunisia Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Reporters Without Borders said it was “amazed” by the “cynicism” of a 2.15 million euro European Union programme to support the Tunisian media and called on EU Commission President Romano Prodi to scrap it. Reporters Without Borders today urged the European Union to scrap a programme of support for the Tunisian news media, worth about 2,15 million euros, which is officially described as being designed to “strengthen the press as part of improving ties between the media and civil society in Tunisia.”In a letter to European Commission president Romano Prodi, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said the organisation was amazed by “such political cant and cynicism,” which gave the impression that those who conceived the programme knew nothing about the Tunisian media.All the media in Tunisia – press, radio and television – are subject to the whim of President Ben Ali and follow his orders, the organisation stressed in its letter. A close watch is kept on the Internet. Hundreds of websites cannot be accessed from Internet cafes. The dozen or so Internet service providers are controlled by the government or its associates. Journalists who try to express dissenting views are constantly harassed, silenced, forced into exile or just give up trying to work as journalists. Two journalist are currently languishing in prison.”No one who knows anything about the fate of freedom under Ben Ali’s rule will be amused by this so-called programme of support for the media,” Ménard said in the letter. “But does this mean nothing can be done to help Tunisian journalists? Not at all. On the contrary, for years the European Union helped Reporters Without Borders come to the aid of Ben Ali’s victims, whose names – such as Taoufik Ben Brick, Sihem Bensedrine and Zouhair Yahyaoui – are as a result well known.”Brussels used to have the decency, or the courage, to distinguish between Tunisia and the Tunisian regime, between the country’s successes and the turpitude of a ruling family that has the country in its grip, Ménard said. “Will we soon have to talk in the past tense of Europe’s boldness, which made it the best defender of Tunisia’s democrats? Will we have to resign ourselves to seeing the EU fall in with Jacques Chirac and his defence of the ‘democrat’ Bel Ali? It looks as though we will.”The only one honourable way out is to scrap this programme, Ménard concluded. “No one will find fault with that in these times of budgetary austerity. For once, saving money and moral imperative coincide.”An alternative way to help the Tunisian media, one that excludes the regime’s propaganda mouthpieces, has already been proposed to European bodies by Reporters Without Borders. This would be to help the few newspapers and TV stations that try to circulate alternative news from outside of Tunisia. News to go further February 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU advised to save money by scrapping “cynical” aid programme Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News November 12, 2019 Find out more Organisation News News RSF_en December 26, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Monumental snub to Glin school survivors

first_imgNewsCommunityMonumental snub to Glin school survivorsBy Rose Rushe – October 31, 2013 1650 Twitter Advertisement Email Linkedin Previous articleComedy debuts for Limerick’s University Concert HallNext articleClass acts for CUISLE Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postcenter_img Tom Wall at what remains of the industrial school. Bishop Brendan Leahy offers up a Mass of reconciliation this Saturday 2, Dominican Church, Pery Square at 2pm for institutional and clerical abuse survivors. Everyone is welcome; tea and talk afterwardsIT was intended as a ceremony of reconciliation but the fact that a Mass and reunion for past pupils of Glin Industrial School was held on the city outskirts rather than in the village itself indicated that the purpose of the event wasn’t shared by all.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Mass, at which Bishop Brendan Leahy was chief celebrant, was held at St. Nessan’s Church Raheen as a consequence of a row with the Glin Development Association over the wording and placement of a monument near the site of the former St. Joseph’s Industrial School.Almost 60 years have passed since the Christian Brothers closed the school but hurt and rejection linger for many of those who experienced the physical, emotional and sexual cruelty of the Brothers and their chosen ‘monitors’ who kept the boys in line.Survivor Tom Wall has just published ’The Boy from Glin Industrial School’, which tells of how he and others were beaten, abused, raped and denied food, proper clothing, care and education during his years at St. Joseph’s.No contact with family or the external world was possible; there was no accountability as to the boys’ educational and emotional welfare; escapees were punished horribly.On the the last of the book’s 270 pages there is a picture of the monument the Glin Project Committee (past pupils) chose to have engraved and placed in their communal park. It is there that elements of the village’s history are symbolised but there is no acknowledgement of the school (1928-1966) or its legacy.“The Glin Development Association deemed the engravings unsuitable and wanted to have the apology by Brother Philip Pinto, congregation leader of the Christian Brothers placed under ground level. This made it meaningless for us and we had no option but to pull out of Glin for the Mass and look for accommodation in Raheen Church”, Mr Wall explained.With the credibility of their former charges no longer reviled, Brother JK Mullan, provincial leader of the Christian Brothers in Ireland, added his apology to Brother Pinto’s at the Raheen service which was supported by bishops, parish clergy, Glin survivors and County Council Cathaoirleach John Sheahan who launched the book.But the monument that was intended for the park in Glin remains in storage with its engraved dedication still wrapped up from a wider gaze.Those words, written by pioneering journalist the late Mary Raftery, state:  ”Thousands of victims of industrial schools bear witness to a society unwilling to question its own comfortable certainties out of a fear that those beliefs might turn out to have been built on sand”. Print Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Home Prices Continue Upward Climb in April

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: CoreLogic Home Price Index Home Prices in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Home Prices Continue Upward Climb in April The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Share Save In its latest Home Price Index, CoreLogic reported that home prices continue to rise across the nation, with more increases to come in 2015.The company reported that home prices, including distressed sales, increased 10.5 percent in April from the previous year. The company projects home prices will continue to increase by 1.0 percent month-over-month in May. Furthermore, national home prices are expected to rise by 6.3 percent from April 2014 to April 2015.”The weakness in home sales that began a few months ago is clearly signaling a slowdown in price appreciation. The 10.5 percent increase in April, compared to a year earlier, was the slowest rate of appreciation in 14 month,” said Sam Khater, deputy chief economist for CoreLogic.April marks the 26th consecutive month of year-over-year home price gains. Excluding distressed sales, CoreLogic found that home prices increased by 8.3 percent year-over-year.Unfortunately, despite the modest April gains, home prices across the nation remain 14.3 percent below their August 2006 peak.”Home prices are continuing to rise as we head into the summer months. The purchase market continues to suffer from a dearth of inventory which we expect will continue to drive prices up over the year,” said CoreLogic president and CEO, Anand Nallathambi.Excluding distressed sales, all 50 states and the District of Columbia showed year-over-year home price appreciation in April. The company found that 23 states and the District of Columbia are at or within 10 percent of their peak.Including distressed sales, the five states registering the largest year-over-year home price appreciation in April were California (15.6 percent), Nevada (14.8 percent), Hawaii (14.1 percent), Oregon (11.8 percent), and Michigan (11.3 percent).States remaining the furthest from peak values in April include: Nevada (-38.6 percent), Florida (-34.5 percent), Arizona (-29.5 percent), Rhode Island (-28.8 percent), and West Virginia (-24.2 percent). June 3, 2014 1,238 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Massachusetts AG Sues Fannie/Freddie Over Buyback Programs Next: Survey: Is the Country Still in a Housing Crisis? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Continue Upward Climb in April Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Colin Robins CoreLogic Home Price Index Home Prices 2014-06-03 Colin Robins Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

GSEs Complete 15K in Foreclosure Prevention Actions

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure GSE Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Complete 15K in Foreclosure Prevention Actions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Foreclosure GSE 2017-04-12 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News GSEs Complete 15K in Foreclosure Prevention Actionscenter_img Previous: Moderate Earners Losing Home Selection Next: Hensarling Discusses How to Bring Accountability to the CFPB The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post GSE foreclosure starts jumped 10 percent in January, and third-party and foreclosure sales increased 16 percent, according to a Foreclosure Prevention Report released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency on Wednesday.According to the report, which covered GSE foreclosures and prevention activities over the course of January 2017, foreclosure starts rose from 15,133 to 16,604 between December and January. Third-party and foreclosure sales increased from 5,764 to 6,705 over the same period.The report also revealed that the GSEs completed nearly 15,000 foreclosure prevention actions for the month. To date, the Enterprises have taken 3.8 million prevention actions. In January, 9,405 of the foreclosure prevention actions were permanent loan modifications. Since the GSEs’ conservatorship began in September 2008, they have completed 2 million permanent loan modifications—more than half of the Enterprises’ total prevention actions in that time.Of the Enterprises’ permanent loan modifications in January, the share of those with principal forbearance dipped to 19 percent. Extend-term modifications increased to 44 percent, likely due to strong housing price growth.According to Wednesday’s report, the serious delinquency rate stayed steady at 1.12 percent for the month, while loans delinquent 30 to 59 days dropped—from 1.45 percent to 1.36 percent—and loans delinquent 60-plus days dipped as well, decreasing from 1.52 percent to 1.49 percent. Short sales and deeds-in-lieu decreased 5 percent, hitting 1,615 in January, while total home forfeiture actions dipped from 15,526 to 14,558.The Prevention Report comes on the back of the GSE Progress Report, which the FHFA released in late March. The report noted Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s achievements last year, specifically as they relate to goals set in the 2016 Scorecard.Of the report, FHFA Director Mel Watt said, “In collaboration with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, FHFA has made significant progress in meeting our conservatorship objectives. This report underscores our commitment to transparency as we continue to foster liquidity and efficiency in the housing finance markets, reduce risk to taxpayers and build a new mortgage securitization infrastructure, all in a safe and sound manner.”To read the full Foreclosure Prevention Report, visit FHFA.gov. April 12, 2017 1,160 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Sinn Fein say streaming Donegal County Council meetings is not affordable

first_img A Sinn Fein County Cllr says his members have already looked at the possibility of having the County Council meetings recorded and made available to the public for viewing.Cllr Mick Quinn says he believes the initiative will cost in the region of around €20,000This weekl the Fianna Fail party issued a statement calling for the monthly meetings of Donegal County Council to be streamed online in order to tackle ‘ongoing discipline issues’.Mr Quinn says that it would be too costly, and isn’t affordable……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mquin1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sinn Fein say streaming Donegal County Council meetings is not affordable Facebook By News Highland – March 16, 2012 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Twitter Previous article42-year-old Ballyshannon man charged with child sex offencesNext articleAll charges dropped against Donegal taxi driver accused of rape in Derry News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Status Orange Wind warning comes into effect for Donegal

first_img Google+ Status Orange Wind warning comes into effect for Donegal Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleAnger after iconic bridge collapsesNext articleSinn Féin say Dáil Motion will save Donegal’s Post Offices News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 A Status Orange Wind warning has come into effect for most of the country, as Storm Ali passes over Ireland.High winds are expected to impact on airport schedules, and motorists are warned to be alert to debris on the roads.The Status Orange warning came into effect at 5 am and covers Atlantic coastal counties from Kerry to Donegal, as well as counties in the north midlands, border and east.The storm’s been tracking close to the west and northwest coasts and will then move quickly eastwards during this morning.Winds will reach average speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between 110 and 120 km/h for a time.A Status Yellow Wind warning is in place for the whole country until 5 this evening with South to southwest winds reaching mean speeds of up 65 km/hr with gusts of up to 110 km/hr – strongest in southern, western and northern coastal counties RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 19, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Snowstorm causing headaches in Midwest on one of busiest travel days of year

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than 30 million Americans in 15 states were under weather alerts on Sunday as hazardous weather conditions threatened one of the busiest travel days of the year.Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled across the Midwest, as major cities from Kansas City, Missouri, to Chicago were hit with heavy snow, and blizzard warnings came as a major storm moved through the Midwest.Kansas City was under a blizzard warning due to an expected 4 to 9 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 50 mph on Sunday. The last time the Kansas City metro area was under a blizzard warning was in 2011.Chicago is under a winter storm warning, with 3 to 6 inches of snow forecast along with gusty winds.I-35 and I-80 will both be affected and anyone getting on the road in these areas should be very careful of blowing snow and dangerous roadways.More than 450 flights were cancelled Sunday and at least another 800 were delayed, according to FlightAware, a website that tracks air travel across the nation. More than 200 flights were scrubbed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.Heavy snow was falling Sunday in parts of Nebraska and Kansas and was forecast to eventually move into Iowa. Strong winds will combine with heavy snow to create whiteout, blizzard conditions in some areas.Nebraska State Patrol was advising motorists to be careful as ice and snow covered major roads, causing numerous vehicle spin-outs and crashes.The storm is moving quickly — by Sunday afternoon and evening it will move into Kansas City, and eventually into northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.The heaviest snow in Chicago will hit around 5 p.m. Sunday evening through 5 a.m. Monday morning. The combination of heavy, wet snow sticking to trees and power lines could result in widespread power outages.Snow is expected to linger in Chicago on Monday morning and will continue to fall heavily across Michigan.The storm itself will then move into the Northeast, but will turn into mostly rain.Heavy rain is possible from New York City to Boston on Monday evening , but any wintry precipitation will be confined to northern New England.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

EU members focus on future research areas

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article EU members focus on future research areasOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has published a report onfuture occupational safety and health research needs and priorities in the EUmember states. Psychosocial issues (particularly stress) ergonomics (particularly manualhandling and chemical risk factors) emerged as the top priorities for futureresearch. Nearly all EU member states put these topics at the top of theiragendas. The aim of the report is to kick start national discussions in the memberstates on these subjects and to contribute to the development of commonEuropean research programmes. The UK’s Health and Safety Laboratory helped to prepare the report summary. Top 10 EU research priorities– Psychosocial risk factors– Ergonomic risk factors– Chemical risk factors– Safety risks– Risk management in SMEs– Occupational and other work-related diseases– Risks in specific activities– Risk assessment– Substitution of dangerous substances– Physical risk factorslast_img read more

Briefs

first_imgn The Food Standards Agency and the British Sandwich Association (BSA) are working on a set of industry guidelines for sandwich manufacturers and sandwich bars, due to be published next year.n Police are investigating an elaborate hoax e-mails were forged between Asda and Tesco bakery department workers, which appeared to show the two supermarkets collaborating to fix the price of bread. An employee from bakery supplier BakeMark has been arrested. BakeMark said it will co-operate with any police investigation. The News of the World revealed the scam.n Retail baker Greggs will open its first airport shop in Scotland in Glasgow Airport in September. It is investing £150,000 in the site.n The British Transport Police (BTP) is offering a £5,000 reward for help finding two people who robbed an Upper Crust bakery at Watford Junction station. The robbery took place at 7.20am on 17 July, when two masked men overpowered a member of staff and forced her to open the safe.n Some 112 guests attended last month’s National Dried Fruit Trade Association Annual Review (NDFTA) event in London, supported by California Raisins. Martin Rome of Whitworths stepped down as NDFTA chairman, with Roby Danon of Voicevale taking over.n Foodservice giant 3663 has won a supply contract for 334 Pizza Express outlets from Woodward Foodservice.n Melton Mowbray pork pie baker Dickinson & Morris has won a Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Gold Award for a second year running.last_img read more