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Tackling the divide between health and social care

The National Pensioners Education and Welfare Centre is proud to announce that PROFESSOR DAME JUNE CLARK will give the annual Jack Jones Lecture

Wednesday 4 October

6pm refreshments for 6.15 pm start

The Cowdray Hall, Royal College of Nursing Headquarters,

20 Cavendish Square, W1G 0RN


Free tickets can be obtained from



Professor Dame June Clark was a member of the Royal Commission on Long Term Care, which reported in 1999, and she has remained a passionate advocate for its recommendation that all care (personal and nursing) needed by older people (based on proper assessment) should be funded from general taxation and free at the point of use.


June (as she likes to be known) trained as a nurse and then as a health visitor  in the 1960s. She worked in the NHS for 25 years before developing a Department of Nursing at Middlesex University from 1990 and returning home to Wales in 1997 when she became Swansea University’s first professor of nursing.


Throughout her career June has been heavily involved with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) including as President 1990-1994. She acted as consultant to the World Health Organisation and the International Council of nursing.

The National Pensioners Convention is proud to have June as a delegate representing RCN retired members on its leading committees.

Real Opportunites Final Report


There is a clear need to meet the specific needs of people with learning disabilities and/or autism as they develop skills and move into employment. The programmes which are most successful in supporting this group attribute their success to tailored individualised support. The Real Opportunities programme was a 15 month pre-employment support programme for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The programme delivered training and courses on a number of topics, volunteering and work placement opportunities, as well as training and advice for employers. This report reviews the programme’s performance through qualitative and quantitative data, including data gathered by delivery partners and focus groups and semi-structured discussions with programme participants and programme staff. 


Facebook announces launch of its nonprofit fundraising tools

Facebook has announced the launch of its nonprofit fundraising tools in the UK and 15 other countries across Europe.
The social media giant says that when people mobilise around the causes they care about, it builds a safe and supportive community. Its charitable giving tools, which are already available in the US, have made it easy for people to raise millions of dollars for charities to support those in need directly on Facebook.
“Since we launched these tools in the US, we have seen our community raise millions of dollars for charities, for causes such as disaster relief, the environment and education,” a statement by the company said. “In fact, just two weeks ago, the Facebook community came together to raise over USD $10 million to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey in the United States.”
Beginning in late September, Facebook will start testing fundraising tools in five countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany and Spain. In early October it’ll expand the test to Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg.
Charitable organisations based in one of these 16 countries are invited to sign up to be one of the first nonprofits to use Facebook’s charitable giving tools to achieve their fundraising objectives through these tools:
Collect donations on Facebook with the donate button. The donate button is a quick and easy way to raise money. Individuals and nonprofit Pages can attach the donate button to Page headers and posts, including video, photo or text.
Empower supporters with Facebook Fundraisers. Millions of people are connected to nonprofit pages on Facebook. Many are eager to give money to causes they care about. With nonprofit fundraisers, people can raise funds and awareness for their favourite nonprofits in a forum they know and frequent. Fundraisers allow people to set up a dedicated Page to tell others about their preferred nonprofit and its mission and encourage them to rally around a targeted fundraising goal. People can reach their friends where they are – on Facebook – and build momentum for their cause with quick donations and easy sharing. Supporters with a birthday listed on Facebook can even create a birthday fundraiser through a simple prompt.
Engage supporters with Facebook Live. Collecting donations during a Live broadcast has become a powerful tool for fundraising. Ariana Grande’s benefit concert to honor victims of the Manchester terror attack used donate buttons in Facebook Live to raise more than USD $450,000. Individuals and verified Facebook Pages can add the donate button directly to Live broadcasts to raise money for a nonprofit on their iOS device. Android users who have created a nonprofit fundraiser can attach their fundraiser to their Live broadcasts. Anybody watching the Live broadcast can donate as they watch, or after the video ends and is posted on their Page.
Facebook added that it will be working with beta partners to start including: Movember UK, Oxfam UK, UNICEF UK, Aktion Deutschland Hilft (Germany), Caritas (Spain), Save the Children Spain, UNICEF France, and UNICEF Germany.
Nonprofits that have signed up directly for Facebook’s fundraising tools pay a 5% fee on each donation. 3.5% covers costs of nonprofit vetting, language translation, fraud prevention, operational costs and payment support and 1.5% covers payment processing. Facebook’s goal is to create a platform for good that’s sustainable over the long-term, and not to make a profit from our charitable giving tools.

Charities can sign-up and learn more at

Drug and Alcohol Relief Fund £2,500-£10,000
Source London Community Foundation
Fund Themes

Applications must address at least one of the following Themes:

  1. The prevention of alcohol problems, substance misuse and related diseases – in particular but not exclusively, through support with finances, employment, relationships, health and housing.
  2. The provision of support services for people with substance misuse problems and their families – such as therapy, information, advice and guidance (IAG) and if necessary, treatment.
  3. Social inclusion – helping people with drug and alcohol problems to feel part of their community and preventing people from becoming socially excluded. This can include support for individuals, families and communities affected by drug or alcohol addiction.

Grant size £2,500-£10,000 for projects of up to one year

Income threshold Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of less than £1m

Deadline for applications 5pm on Friday 22nd September 2017

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