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Month: January 2015

The Risk of Violence While Helping Others

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While not-for-profit organisations are working to help society, they are not immune to the danger of violence present in all workplaces. The risk of violence, either involving an outsider or between two employees, remains a serious safety and health issue – even in a not-for-profit organisation.

Identifying Your Risk

Although risk in not-for-profit organisations depends greatly on the type of activity being performed and cannot be easily generalised, characteristics of some activities in many not-for-profit and faith-based entities are particularly risky:

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Impacting neighbourhoods and communities

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Being church on a Sunday, being church during the week and being church to the community is what Jubilee Community Church (JCC) Worthing is all about. Through their charity INC (Impacting Neighbourhoods and Communities) and other developments, they are impacting the community through key social action projects.

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Burst or frozen pipes

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Whilst the weather has not been too harsh this winter, temperatures can drop to extremely low levels causing the pipes in your premises to freeze and sometimes even burst.  This can lead to extensive damage to buildings and contents.

To avoid the damage and inconvenience caused by burst or frozen pipes, we have put together some basic tips that can be undertaken to reduce the risk of damage to your property this winter.

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What does the law say to churches about equality and diversity?

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For more than 2000 years the Christian church has proclaimed a message about human freedom, dignity and equality.   Its message is based on the belief that everyone is equal, but not everyone is the same – equality and diversity.

Equality and diversity rights are now protected in law, primarily by the Equality Act 2010.  The law is complex and the Equality Act 2010 provides protection for a range of different characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and, sexual orientation.

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