Charity and Voluntary Sector

DUK: A Diabetes UK survey has found that nearly 1m people in the UK could be risking their health and experiencing emotional distress by keeping their diabetes a secret.
Press release & links
BIG: The Big Lottery Fund will help put new light into the lives of children requiring cleft lip & palate surgery with a grant of £116,992 to White Lantern Film.  

The grant is just one of 53 projects sharing in over £15.5m in Reaching Communities funding to help those most in need.  The England-wide Spires project by White Lantern Film will focus on improving the level of care, support & understanding to help remove fear & concerns for the children and their families.
Press release & links ~ Spires cleft centre
AUK: More than 80% of unpaid carers are worried about cuts to services, according to new research for Carers Week 2011 (13-19 June).  Almost half don’t know how they will cope as the axe falls on some of the vital support they rely on.
The cuts to services compound the financial sacrifice people make when they start looking after someone who is ill, frail or disabled.  Three quarters of those surveyed say they are worse off financially since taking on their caring responsibilities.  These are the very people who save the UK economy £119bn each year by relieving pressure on health & social services and serving their communities.
Press release & links
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