Children's centre numbers fell by 800 after almost £500m of cuts, says Barnardo's

22 May 2015 | Emily Corfe

Almost a quarter of children’s centres across the UK have been forced to close or merge as a result of government funding cuts over the past five years, according to children’s charity Barnardo’s.


Children's centre numbers fell by 800 after almost £500m of cuts, says Barnardo's

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Age UK commercial arm awarded Social Enterprise Mark

Age UK Enterprises (ACEnt), the commercial services arm of charity Age UK, has become a Social Enterprise Mark (SEM) holder.

Online toolkit on Equality Act 2010 released

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has released an online starter guide to the Equality Act 2010 for the private, public and voluntary sectors to understand their obligations under the new legislation.

Trustees make almost three-quarters of phone calls to Commission

Seventy per cent of telephone calls to the Charity Commission are made by trustees, and around half of these fall into five subject areas.

Local councillors save charity facing closure after botox fraud

An HIV support charity which faced closure after one of its workers stole over £4,000 to fund her botox company, has been saved by two local councillors who donated £6,500 to the centre.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

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Hammersmith and Fulham Council to make all its funding to voluntary sector public

Hammersmith and Fulham Council plans to make public all its payments to the voluntary sector in what it calls a bid to become ‘Britain’s most transparent council’.

PCS union enlists sector support to stave off Commission cuts

The PCS union, the biggest union within the Charity Commission workforce, has launched a campaign against the threatened cut to the regulator’s budget, in a bid to reduce job losses among its members.

Majority of voters not heard of Big Society

The Big Society is struggling to capture the imagination of the public as a poll shows that more than half of voters claim not to have heard of the idea.

Equality Commission launches guide on spending cuts for officials

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a guide to ensure government departments comply with the Equality Act when making spending cuts.

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