Mental health has been in the news again, and it’s fantastic that Princes William and Harry are using their influence to help make the issue something that it’s okay to talk about. On the more negative side, Christian news website Premier recently reported on an […]
This article was first posted on the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence website. Felicity acts as an ambassador for CAADV. Over the last few days I’ve seen quite a bit of coverage about Domestic Abuse… Whether it’s this image which was on the Huffington Post, […]
June White is Senior Practitioner for Private Fostering, part of the Family and Friends Fostering Team of Hertfordshire County Council. In this guest blog for us, she helps explain what a private fostering arrangement is, and how important it is for local authorities to be […]
This past few weeks has seen media attention swing back to life in our prisons [Panorama Undercover]. Faith groups have always been involved in the care of prisoners and ex-offenders, so we asked Jane Gould for a blog. Jane is the Founder of Clean Sheet, […]
A couple of weeks ago, it was Anti-Bullying Week. Like mental health issues, which affect one in four of us, bullying affects many of us at some point of our lives. As parents, it is very hard to watch your child face this most cruel of ‘rites of passage’ – and thankfully we no longer accept bullying as an inevitable experience of childhood.
Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu faith leaders gathered in the House of Lords to launch a joint call for UK Government to ratify the Istanbul Convention on violence against women – and for MPs to support the Istanbul Convention Private Member’s Bill (PMB) by […]
Working with people, particularly those undergoing problems, can be difficult, exhausting and challenging. There is so much potential to change the lives of vulnerable people. There is a pressure to make this work in case you are their last hope. When it goes well and […]
This week I was at a discussion at Public Health England focused on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and dementia. There were representatives there from across the health system, as well as large and small voluntary organisations. But as always with these things, […]
Last week, the FaithAction team led the charge of the voluntary sector descending on the NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo, a yearly event taking place in Manchester which brings together different parts of the health and care sector to talk about innovation. This year’s Health […]
We are two weeks into August but already a lot has happened in terms of rights to accessible healthcare. For the past 3 years, I have been working closely with NHS England on the development of the Accessible Information Standard – a Standard which became fully mandatory on the 31st July.