Voluntary sector

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Record number of young in the UK ‘at risk of exploitation’ this summer
Barnardo’s fears the cost of living crisis will leave families unable to afford holiday activities, leaving children prey to sexual predators online and criminal gangs on the street

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

04, Jun, 2023 @6:00 AM

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UK mental health charities handed sensitive data to Facebook for targeted ads
Embedded tracking tool revealed details of users’ visits to content on depression, self-harm and eating disorders

Shanti Das

03, Jun, 2023 @2:47 PM

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Food banks are taking over from the welfare state, warns Gordon Brown
Former Labour PM, writing in the Observer, calls for action as charities increasingly take over role of social security system

Michael Savage, Observer Policy Editor

09, May, 2023 @11:48 AM

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Coronation volunteers set to work making royal parks bloom
A wildflower planting operation is under way in Green Park, near Buckingham Palace, as part of The Big Help Out

Miranda Bryant

08, May, 2023 @4:16 PM

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Millions of Britons invited to volunteer for coronation’s Big Help Out
Volunteering drive on bank holiday Monday billed as lasting legacy of the crowning of Charles III

Guardian staff and agency

08, May, 2023 @7:15 AM

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From Glastonbury chocolate to refurb computers: how you can help charities in the UK cost of living crisis
Money is tight as household bills soar but there are still ways to make a difference

Sandra Haurant

06, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Barnardo’s ‘clarifies’ website after Guardian investigation of spending claims
Exclusive: Charity has long said 92% of spending goes on ‘working with the children and young people’ but data suggests 73.7%

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

03, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Tell us: have you stopped volunteering in recent years?
With numbers of volunteers in England at a historic low, we would like to hear from people who have quit about their reasons why

Guardian community team

02, May, 2023 @3:36 PM

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Volunteering in sharp decline in England since Covid pandemic
With under a week until the Big Help Out begins, data shows that volunteering is at a historic low

Amelia Hill

02, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘I do what’s needed’: extraordinary UK volunteers doing the extraordinary
Despite 1.6 million fewer people in volunteering than five years ago, there are everyday individuals making a difference

Amelia Hill

02, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Vulnerable UK women forced into ‘sex for rent’ by cost of living crisis
Some women are turning to escort work to meet basic housing costs, charities warn

Miranda Bryant

29, Apr, 2023 @12:28 PM

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Jack Monroe serves up budget take on king’s coronation quiche
Food writer is backing the Big Help Out and says volunteering saved her in the past

Caroline Davies

29, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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