Category Archives: charities

Charity unleashes Easter egg chicks

HAND-knitted Easter chick covers for Cadbury crème eggs

by Lesley Tate, Senior Reporter

HAND-knitted Easter chick covers for Cadbury crème eggs have proved a run-away success for Craven charity Carers Resource.

For the past seven years, an army of volunteer knitters have produced more than 10,000 gaily decorated covers in time for Easter.

Charity Terapia holds Downton Abbey themed ball

First published 13:30 Monday 3 November 2014 in News  by Anna Slater, Chief Reporter

Child psychology charity Terapia, in Watford Way, Hendon, held the event to help restore The Bothy, a Grade Two-listed building in the gardens of Stephens House and Gardens, East Finchley.

The future for health and social care

Almost a third of Social Enterprise UK members operate in health and social care, often involved in some of the most innovative and pioneering work

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    Plymouth, where social enterprises have contributed to a dementia hub. Photograph: Andy Fox/Loop Images/Corbis

As the recent party conferences and Scottish referendum have proved, health and social care are at the centre of political attention – and will be crucial in general election campaigns. This is with good reason: we are in a period of challenges where health services are concerned. Many NHS trusts are already significantly in deficit, and the strain is beginning to show across the country.