Charity and Voluntary Sector

WAG: Youth workers from across Wales have been recognised for their hard work & dedication at this year’s Youth Work Wales Excellence Awards. The awards, organised by the Welsh Government, are a chance for youth workers, youth projects & young people involved in youth work to be recognised by the communities they serve.
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HMT: The Chancellor has recently announced that a further £1.3m will be given to causes & charities supporting the armed forces community. This money comes from fines levied on banks for attempting to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) benchmark.  
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CONew workshops will help charities, voluntary organisations & social enterprises to win & deliver public service contracts. The first workshops to help charities, voluntary organisations & social enterprises (VCSEs) capitalise on opportunities to work for government are now open for registration..
 
Developed by the government with partners in the private & voluntary sectors, the masterclasses will use case studies, practical tools and the direct experiences of experts to guide organisations through what is required to win & deliver public service contracts.
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BIGWorld War II veterans will be able to apply for funding for a second commemorative trip under the Heroes Return 2 programme, the Big Lottery Fund announced last week.
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DUK: Thousands of people a year endure a diabetes-related foot amputation because their foot ulcer is not treated quickly enough, according to a new report. 

The Diabetes UK report, called Fast Track For A Foot Attack: Reducing Amputations, warns that too many areas do not have the systems in place to ensure foot ulcers & foot infections in people with diabetes are treated within 24 hours.  

This is despite the fact that ulcers can deteriorate extremely quickly and a matter of hours can make the difference between keeping a foot & losing it.
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AS80% of people living in care homes – more than ever thought before - have either dementia or severe memory problems according to a new Alzheimer's Society report published recently.  

However, while excellent care exists, less than half of these 322,000 people are enjoying a good quality of life.
Press release & links ~ LGA responds to Alzheimer's Society report
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