Despite its popularity as a tourist destination there is widespread child poverty in Thailand, particularly in the rural areas. For more than 30 years Thai Children’s Trust has been supporting disadvantaged and disabled and children from those affected by HIV/AIDS to the many malnourished migrant children on the Thai Burma border
If your child was admitted to hospital suddenly – miles away from home – where would you stay? For the family it can mean financial devastation, splitting the family unit and even sleeping in the car.
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free accommodation next to children’s hospitals so that families can be near to their sick child.
With social care providers under pressure financially at the same time that demand for its services increase, the need for high standards for vulnerable people is paramount. Yet the provision of quality care is under close scrutiny. Reputation management is a priority.
The call for mental health to have parity with physical health is high on the national agenda. One of the largest groups likely to be affected by mental trauma is the military. Recently launched Stand Down charity is the ‘first of its kind’ to provide free and confidential help online, providing easy access in the privacy of the home.