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by Jeremy Simmons
“…in terms of addressing health inequalities … partnership working and trust-building … we probably achieved more in the last three years than we have in the last ten.” So said the leader of a faith-based organisation in Yorkshire last year, when I asked her about […]
Mental health, school absence and mentoring: Supporting young people
Many children have struggled to return to school since the pandemic, and MPs on the Commons education committee suggest that mental health difficulties should be a valid reason for children to miss school while fines aimed at parents should be kept as a “last resort”. […]
Adult Carer Survey Report 2023
Carers Trust, one of our partners in the VCSE Health & Wellbeing Alliance have released their Adult Carer Survey Report based on a survey of 3,430 adult carers. The survey found that unpaid carers are exhausted, the time they spend on caring has soared, almost […]
Mitzvah Day 2023
Mitzvah Day takes place on 19th November and the theme this year is ‘Repairing the World’. The theme aims to remind us that we can all play a part, however big or small, in helping to heal our increasingly damaged world and to reconsider the […]
Join the GLA Eid Community Advisory Group
The Greater London Authority (GLA) are looking for new members to join existing members of their Eid Community Advisory Group (ECAG), to support and steer the GLA to deliver Eid in the Square successfully for London and its communities over the next two years. They […]
Experiences of Suicide in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities
Fellow VCSE Health & Wellbeing Alliance members, Friends, Families and Travellers (FFT) recently released a research summary offering insights into the experiences of death-by-suicide in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities using responses from community members who had experienced the death of a friend or loved-one. The […]
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