ACRE responds to the release of a new report from House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, called ‘Stronger charities for a stronger society’.
Following the release of the LGA report ‘Health and wellbeing in rural areas’ last weekend, this blog looks at how the ACRE Network is supporting communities to identify and respond to local need.
On Monday 6 March 2017 ACRE hosted a delegation of 3 academics from Japan – Dr Shogo Kudo, Dr Yoshitaka Kumagai and Yoshitaka Ohara – whose combined expertise run the ‘Akita Age Lab’ project.
ACRE’s Honorary Legal Adviser, Jonathan Dawson, is stepping down after 20 years of providing advice, support and guidance for village halls and similar rural community buildings.
Well, I’ve been at ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) for four months now, and it’s been busy to say the least!
As we settle in to a new year and wait for spring to arrive, let’s hope we are lucky enough to escape any harsh winter weather.
It strikes me that hosting an annual conference has a lot in common with Christmas; months of organisation and anticipation, leading up to one frenetic day, punctuated – hopefully – by a thought-provoking speech.
This week, David Cameron agreed with the charity Friends of the Elderly who said more needed to be done to get older people online so they are able to pay bills, shop and communicate through the internet in order to avoid isolation and loneliness.