The Office for Civil Society recently ran an open consultation on a new £40m fund to support the sustainability of voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations. The consultation, which closed on 24 July 2014, sought the views on the design and delivery of the proposed new fund, with responses forming the basis of the more »CONTINUE READING
“Counting the cost…”, UNISON’S latest report on the long-term impact of austerity, shows that cuts across council services shrink women’s lives, making it harder to get to or find work, feel like part of their community and feel safe when travelling at night. Key findings from the report include: – As a result of more »CONTINUE READING
Since 2010, the Government has made a series of cuts to maternity benefits which have left pregnant women and new mothers with considerably less financial support. The Valuing Maternity Campaign Coalition is deeply concerned about these reductions in benefits and, to begin to explore this, have released the new Cutbacks Calculator.
The Cutbacks Calculator works out the amount of money that pregnant women and new mums have missed out on since 2010 as a result of these changes. The missed income calculations focus on the loss of:CONTINUE READING
Happy International Women’s Day – 08/03/2014
The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” – Gloria Steinem
‘London for All’ is a London Councils’ funded project to capacity build London’s voluntary and community sector. The partnership project, led by London Voluntary Service Council, offers insight and learning, plus understanding of the practical application of such expertise. The other partners are Race on the Agenda, Women’s Resource Centre, HEAR and Lasa. ‘London for more »CONTINUE READING