If your child was admitted to hospital suddenly – miles away from home – where would you stay? For the family it can mean financial devastation, splitting the family unit and even sleeping in the car.
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free accommodation next to children’s hospitals so that families can be near to their sick child.
The call for mental health to have parity with physical health is high on the national agenda. One of the largest groups likely to be affected by mental trauma is the military. Recently launched Stand Down charity is the ‘first of its kind’ to provide free and confidential help online, providing easy access in the privacy of the home.
Originally a Catholic-inspired charity based in the resort of Pattaya, south east of Bangkok, over 30 years ago, Thai Children’s Trust has expanded its remit to projects across the whole of Thailand.
With social care providers under pressure financially at the same time that demand for its services increase, the need for high standards for vulnerable people is paramount. Yet the provision of quality care is under close scrutiny. Reputation management is a priority.