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Pensioners are doing it for themselves

April 12, 2019

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Far from retiring to a life of gardening and card games, pensioners in Britain are increasingly taking action to make the world a better place.

We must do more to care for our carers

April 5, 2019

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There is an under-recognised army of unpaid carers propping up our society who need our support.

Fashion can be a force for good

March 22, 2019

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The fashion industry is awash with exploitation. But it doesn't have to be this way and social enterprises are leading the way in showing how.

Ending period poverty will need action by everyone

March 15, 2019

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Period Poverty has leapt onto the agenda in the last 12 months and is bringing together some unlikely partners to tackle the problem, from businesses and trade unions to football clubs and community groups. It is estimated that 1 in 10 women in the UK struggle to afford period products – leading to what’s been […]

Volunteering initiatives set to grow

March 8, 2019

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Volunteering changes lives and, in the UK, a hidden army of almost 12 million people volunteer at least once a month. Here's three schemes set to grow this year.

Real world action will tackle loneliness

March 1, 2019

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Loneliness is one of the big issues facing the UK, with even the government taking action with the appointment of a “loneliness Tsar” to lead on issues connected to loneliness. But there’s also real world action being taken to tackle the problem.

We all need reasons to be cheerful

February 22, 2019

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We all need reasons to be cheerful - here's three positive stories you may have missed from The Rooftop.