Russian MPs ask to increase benefits for carers

Russian MPs ask to increase benefits for carers    In Russia, 2.5 million people are carers for those with disabilities and receive state benefits.   30.08.2022   A group of ministers in the St Petersburg Legislative Assembly sent out an appeal to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin for an increase in benefits. The ministers identified two main problems. …

Moscow conference on working with lonely elderly and disabled people

Registration now open for the Not Alone!: Working with lonely elderly and disabled people conference   24.08.2022   A conference organised by the Dr Liza Fair Help Foundation with support from the Happy People Centre for Social Projects, the involvement of regional CSOs and members of the #VsegdaChelovek community is to be held in Moscow …

Tajiks sentenced for driving daughters-in-law to suicide

Tajiks jailed for driving their daughters-in-law to suicide through verbal, emotional, and physical abuse Published by RFE/RL 27 August 2022 August 27, 2022 11:50 GMT By Farangis Najibullah Khursheda Kholmurodova (left) was 25 and a student at a medical college when she took her own life by drinking a fatal dose of vinegar. The parents …

Regional imbalances in the development of CSOs in Russia

How to overcome the regional imbalance in the development of the CSO sector: The Community Forum on the results of the Regional CSO Ratings   The leaders of non-profit organisations tell how, with the help of resource centres and municipal ratings, they manage to develop the sector in their regions   26.08.2022   Yesterday the …

Competition for Russian CSOs in the care of older people. Deadline: 25 September

Applications are now being accepted for the mini-project competition in the sector for the care of older adults    The competition is open to non-profit organisations and bodies of territorial public self-government, which are part of the Civil Society Organisation (CSO) coalition Care is Near.   25.08.2022   The organisers of the contest are the …

After six months of war, Ukraine’s health system prepares for winter

After six months of war, Ukraine’s life-saving health system prepares for a challenging winter ahead Health authorities and WHO strategize on how best to support critical health needs going forward Published by World Health Organisation, 24 August 2022 At the six-month mark of the war in Ukraine, the country’s badly affected but still-resilient health system …

New model for palliative care assessment and design

The charity Faith has developed a generic palliative care assessment and design model   24.08.2022   This is a framework for developing guidelines and recommendations for the provision of palliative care which will help institutions to carry out audits, identify problem areas and the potential for growth.   The charity Faith has developed the model …

Research on society’s view of people with serious medical conditions

Research on how society views people with serious medical conditions and barriers to meaningful communication   19.08.2022   On 19 August, the SMA Families Foundation presented the “Results of a study on public perceptions of people with serious medical conditions seen through the eyes of society and those living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)”. The …

Winners of competition for research aimed at helping CSOs perform better

Winners of the Research Got Talent competition announced   17.08.2022   Among the list of winners are authors of research on how best to restore architectural monuments, talking about dementia and encouraging young people to donate blood.   The finals of the Research Got Talent competition held on 11-12 August were organised for the third …