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Advocacy Service now providing Care Act Advocacy and Relevant Person's Representative Service

Care Act Advocacy

Mind in Croydon now provide Care Act Advocacy to Croydon residents. This is where a person has ‘substantial difficulty’  and no-one appropriate to represent them. 67 more words


Why cooking deserves more attention

By Eco Matser, Hivos

One fifth of women around the world cook on wood or charcoal stoves. This is not only bad for their health – it causes 4.3 million premature deaths per year according the World Health Organisation – but it is also the single biggest source of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. 524 more words

Energy Access

City Council reorganization and election results

Edi Birsan and Carlyn Obringer were sworn in tonight and are now officially Councilmembers for the new term (re-elected and newly elected, respectively).

Edi was elected Vice-Mayor by his colleagues, and Laura Hoffmeister was confirmed as Mayor for her second year, both until December 2017. 101 more words

I Can't Count All the Snows

“I didn’t know it was morning,” Henry said as I raised the blinds in his hospital room. “How did it get morning?” he asked.

“You went to sleep last night, and got better. 393 more words

Parenting & Diabetes

A New Direction for Senior Housing

Home builders are currently facing a rapidly emerging demographic that has forced the housing industry to begin shifting away from traditional forms of real estate development into methods that cater specifically to the needs of seniors. 599 more words


Postcard Brigade: DeVos & Sessions

Tho Who’s Who of Not-Nice-Nominees This Week:

We have a lot of work to do, and sometimes it can get a little overwhelming. So we decided to break it down into a weekly schedule. 790 more words

Get Involved

Libraries, Guns, & Advocacy

A big part of my job, as a librarian, is public service. I teach instruction sessions, I organize outreach efforts/events, and I work on an open reference desk every week. 836 more words