Success for fairer votes campaign

Delegates at UNISON’s annual conference have backed a motion to reject the First Past the Post voting system and instead adopt proportional representation (PR) for UK general elections. This was the latest in a line of successes for the Politics for the Many campaign, which is coordinated by Campaign Collective and supported by the Electoral …

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 …

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 …

Cancer survival gap still deadly

NHS data released in advance of World Cancer Day 2022 shows that cancers of the lung, liver, brain, oesophagus, pancreas and stomach continue to have drastically lower survival rates compared to other common cancers. The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce is calling for more research, better treatment and earlier diagnosis to close the deadly cancer gap. …

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 …

Charities unite in call for funding to tackle fuel poverty crisis

The End Fuel Poverty Coalition, which is co-ordinated by Campaign Collective, has joined almost 30 charities and mission-led organisations to urge the government to respond to the ongoing gas crisis with measures to create a green, fair and affordable energy future for all – rather than entrenching our reliance on expensive and polluting fossil gas. …

Late diagnosis has created deadly cancer gap

A quarter of cancers in the UK have an average five-year survival rate of just 16%. They are known as the less survivable cancers. NHS data shows less survivable cancers are far more likely to be diagnosed in emergency settings yet early diagnosis is crucial for survival.  Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce launches awareness day to …