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Experts believe dementia patients face ‘care tax' Update for benefit sanctions process Social care is being limited due to council cuts Breakthrough blood test for Alzheimer's cure
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Charities say use their expertise to improve work programme's ‘poor performance' £60m community investment project by social landlord Removal of local welfare funding reconsidered by the government Housing associations still at risk due to welfare reforms
Over 870,000 people in Scotland are living in poverty Social landlord supporting vulnerable families by distributing pieces of Commonwealth Games furniture Survey finds people are nervous about future care funding Housing associations still at risk due to welfare reforms
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Error in housing benefit rises Housing association helps the environment and homeless at the same time Social housing tenants to pay rent via Facebook Help scheme for universal credit trialled
Right to move consultation for social housing tenants is launched The Social Sector Need to Embrace Social Media Social Media, Organisations and Vulnerable Adults MP says universal credit is ‘on life-support'
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‘Fit for work' assessments for people with disabilities labelled flawed by MPs Launch of Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance One council's budget for homeless people is docked by £8m Mental health must be a bigger priority says chief medical officer
New report calls for more homes suitable for people with disabilities Initiative tackling domestic abuse in social housing to launch Supported housing for homeless people at risk due to budget cuts Mental health bed cuts in Norfolk and Suffolk criticised
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Ex-offenders ‘lacking home and job' An eight year low for social housing aimed for older people Delays in the asylum system leaving many refugees homeless Closure of London substance misuse clinic
Offenders placed in prison for a day in a bid to cut re-offending Housing association granted funding to prevent social isolation in older people MPs criticise asylum housing scheme management Young people being treated for substance abuse

Here is a preview of our most recent post.

  • One council's budget for homeless people is docked by £8m

    A report on homelessness in Derby has revealed that the budget for support has been cut from £10m in 2012 to £1.7m presently.

    The Derby Telegraph reports that there were three times the number of individuals and families being made homeless in 2013/14 than 2012/13.

    The reports says: "This saw a reduction in [council] commissioned support from 49 services supporting around 5,000 vulnerable people to seven services supporting 165 vulnerable people. It adds that all these services are aimed at "vulnerable homeless groups. The resources of the council and other agencies that tackle homelessness are falling. Well documented cuts to central government support for councils are coupled with falls in support and funding streams to other agencies and the voluntary/community sector."

    17th of September 2014
  • Posted Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Laura Matthews

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