2011 News Releases
13 December 2011
Over 1 in 5 in Scotland have inadequate access to essential health services
A new survey commissioned by national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has revealed that almost half of those residing in Scotland (49%) find public transport is a problem for them.
6 December 2011
1 in 5 have inadequate access to essential health services in Wales
A new survey commissioned by national charity Elizabeth Finn Care has revealed that over half (55%) of those residing in Wales find public transport is a problem for them.
30 November 2011
Turn2us celebrates third birthday by helping over 5 million people in financial need
Turn2us, the unique service which helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help celebrates its 3rd anniversary by reaching over 5 million people in financial need.
28 November 2011
Wrap up against poverty 2012: Exclusive celebrity and designer clothing auctioned to raise vital funds
With London Fashion Week falling at the end of February, showcasing trends for autumn and winter 2012, charity Elizabeth Finn Care is celebrating all things fashion by auctioning a selection of unique items, donated by top celebrities and designers.
17 October 2011
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Government must urgently reduce financial need at home
As the United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October 2011) approaches national charity Elizabeth Finn Care is warning that whilst it is important to ensure that work is done to tackle poverty overseas, the UK Government must not lose sight of issues being faced closer to home.
30 September 2011
Leading charities to host major conference on future of benevolent sector
Elizabeth Finn Care, the Association of Charity Officers, nfpSynergy and Directory of Social Change are hosting a conference on the future of the benevolent sector at Friends House in London on Thursday 20 October.
19 August 2011
One in three parents worried about back to school costs as one in eight kids bullied for not having new equipment
As the school summer holidays draw to an end, a new survey commissioned by Turn2us, part of the national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, reveals the financial pressure parents are facing as they prepare their children for the start of the new school term.
28 July 2011
70% of parents worried about summer holiday childcare as 1 in 5 will incur debt to make ends meet
As the school summer holidays get underway, a new survey commissioned by Turn2us, part of the national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, reveals the financial and social struggle that parents will face as they grapple with childcare arrangements and costs. Seven out of ten (70%) parents surveyed said they are worried about childcare arrangements during the forthcoming summer holidays, with over a quarter (28%) saying they are worried about the additional childcare costs they will incur.
13 June 2011
Nearly half of carers not claiming Carer's Allowance, despite skipping meals and incurring debt
Today marks the start of National Carer’s Week, and a new survey commissioned by Turn2us, part of the national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, has revealed that large numbers of carers are not receiving Carer’s Allowance yet many are facing financial hardship.
2 June 2011
Generous Britons reluctant to seek help themselves
A new survey commissioned by Turn2us, part of the national charity Elizabeth Finn Care, reveals that even in the current austere climate, the British public continues to be generous with their time and money when it comes to charities.
2 June 2011
As financial troubles continue, volunteers are more vital than ever
As Volunteers’ Week 2011 kicks off, national grant-giving charity Elizabeth Finn is highlighting the vital importance of the work its volunteers do and is appealing for volunteers so that more people can be given the urgent financial help they need.
31 May 2011
Supporting National Family Week 2011
Elizabeth Finn and Turn2us are proud to support this year’s National Family Week, which runs from 30th May to 5th June.
13 April 2011
New statistics reveal 8 in 10 potentially eligible older people are not claiming available funds
Although a third of older people are struggling to cover the cost of housing, 8 in 10 of the potentially eligible are not claiming available funds
1 April 2011
Benefits Awareness Month launches with new statistics revealing startling numbers totally unaware of their benefits eligibility
Individuals strongly urged to check their entitlements
25 January 2011
Wrap up against poverty as Elizabeth Finn Care launches celebrity coat auction
Top celebrities are helping the fight against poverty by donating their coats to the Wrap Up Against Poverty winter coat auction being held by Elizabeth Finn Care.