Guidance launched to improve media reporting of social workers

New advice has been launched to provide more protection for social workers at risk of abuse and harassment as a result of media coverage. The guidelines for media outlets were developed after social workers approached the Social Workers Union Campaign Fund with harrowing stories about the impact of poor media reporting about the profession. The …

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Disasters Emergency Committee launches Pakistan Floods Appeal 

As floods devastate Pakistan, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an urgent appeal to help millions across the country who are in need of immediate help to survive.   One third of the country – an area the size of the UK – has been submerged, according to the government of Pakistan, with floods …

Leadership candidates need to address the energy price crisis, say campaigners

Campaigners have written to candidates in the race to become the next Prime Minister asking that they urgently set out how they plan to address the cost of living crisis driven by soaring energy bills. The letter from a new national coalition, Warm This Winter, which brings together anti-poverty and environmental organisations, including Save the …

Charities urged to take action on online hate

Will you help take action against online hate and abuse? Charities Against Hate was set up in 2020 to try to tackle the scourge of online hate. Since then, the group has put pressure on social media platforms and provided support to the charity sector. But, if you work for charity and not-for-profit communications, the …

Collective 2021 Social Impact Revealed

Why is measuring the social impact of communication important? Campaign Collective is one of the only communications agencies in the UK that is truly a social enterprise. The agency is also committed to proving the social impact of its work. Measuring social impact is difficult, but the Public Relations & Communications Association definition of social value is …

Communicators must sever ties with Russia

Campaign Collective has welcomed moves by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) to expel any members working with sanctioned Russian organisations. The industry association for communications firms and professionals has also urged members to consider the reputational consequences of working for companies which whilst not sanctioned, nonetheless have links with the Russian Government. In …

Rampant food insecurity hitting most vulnerable

Two-thirds (64%) of social workers have reported concerns about families being able to provide food for children, according to new research. The figures, from the campaign group Food Is Care, have uncovered a scale of food poverty and insecurity not seen before. The Group is being supported by the Social Workers Union Campaign Fund, run …

Charities react to energy bills crisis

Members of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which is co-ordinated by Campaign Collective, have reacted to the news of “sky-rocketing” energy bills and a “woeful” response by the UK Government. Described as a catastrophic rise, the New Statesman quoted the Coalition’s immediate response: This is actually the lives of our kids and the health and …

Social workers case loads putting vulnerable at risk

Almost two-thirds 58% of social workers say their caseloads are unmanageable, according research for Social Workers Union, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and LBC Radio, carried out by Campaign Collective. With almost all social workers (97%) saying that the vulnerable would be better protected if case loads were lighter, the Union and BASW …

Care heroes to be recognised in monthly awards programme

Social care heroes across the country are set to be recognised for their hard work in a rolling awards programme. As the pressures on social care workers mount and the care sector faces the hardest winter on record, Support Social Care Heroes (SSCH) has launched its first programme since being established last year. Social care …