Barnardo’s launches new training for staff to support LGBT refugees fleeing oppression

Barnardo’s is to offer new training for its frontline staff to help them better identify refugees fleeing oppression and discrimination due to their sexuality. The UK’s leading children’s charity is announcing the training initiative at the start of LGBT History Month which this year focuses on the theme of ‘Geography – Mapping the World’. Government figures estimate 5-7% of the population identifies as LGBT. With around 169,000 refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK, approximately 12,000 may identify as such. Many have fled their country of origin for fear…

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Special Olympics Charges into Next 50 Years with Renewed Purpose

Known worldwide for providing sports training and athletic competitions for people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics will celebrate its 50th Anniversary year by broadening its purpose to focus on ending discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities worldwide and creating inclusive communities. The strategic shift will amplify the impact Special Olympics is making through its programmatic work in sports, health, and youth and school engagement to bridge gaps in access and opportunity for a community that comprises 3 percent of the global population. Since Special Olympics’ inaugural event on July 20,…

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Barnardo’s becomes partner in development of a digital resource for care leavers

Barnardo’s is partnering with the CareTech Foundation on a £1 million project to develop a ground-breaking digital resource to support young people leaving care. Such young people face a variety of challenges as they transition into adulthood, including feeling lonely and finding it hard to make a home for themselves. It is all too easy for them to become isolated and find difficulty accessing available opportunities. In partnership with the app developer FutureGov and with the support of the CareTech Foundation, Barnardo’s is developing a UK-wide innovative digital resource focused…

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Major research project launched to crack aspirin’s anti-cancer properties

Cancer Research UK launches an international study to answer the final questions before aspirin could be recommended to reduce cancer risk. Studies have estimated that widespread use of low-dose aspirin could lead to a 10% drop in the number of people dying from some cancers, but for every 17 lives saved by preventing cancer or heart attacks there would be 2 deaths* caused by strokes, bleeding or ulcers. While research has shown that taking aspirin for 10 years would have benefits for most people between the ages of 50 and…

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Eurostar unveils new Tread Lightly environmental targets New 10 point plan in support of 2016 Paris Climate Agreement

Eurostar, the high speed rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe, has unveiled an ambitious 10 point plan in support of its Tread Lightly environmental commitments and in line with the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement and the Science Based Targets Initiative. These new far-reaching targets build on the achievements of the last eight years during which time Eurostar has achieved a 32% reduction in carbon emissions and a 50% cut in waste across its business. High speed rail emits up to 90% less carbon than flying The environmental benefits…

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