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- 26 Jul
THERE IS INSUFFICIENT CARE AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
New figures on mental health showed the following:The author of an EPI report on children's mental health, Emily Frith, said:"Being in hospital for a mental health condition can be a disturbing experience for a young person. for example, there is a risk that they will witness frightening incidents such as another patient's self-harm or that their condition gets worse due to being separated from...
- 20 Jul
REPORT WARNS THAT VULNERABLE ADULTS ARE BEING LET DOWN BY SOCIAL WORKERS AND CARE PROVIDERS
According to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman review:Local government and social care ombudsman, Michael King, said:"While I appreciate the complex emotional and practical decisions social workers need to make, the people they look after are still entitled to be treated fairly, and have their assessments undertaken correctly and in a timely."What do you think?Please tweet comments...
- 17 Jul
A NEW SCHEME HAS BEEN PROPOSED TO DEVELOP ARTHUR STREET ESTATE IN LONDON
Wates Residential will help to deliver Orbit's proposed £73m regeneration of an estate in London, after their success with making Larner Road an award winning, 40,000-home, Erith Park, Bexley.Within the next few months, Orbit and Wates Residential will consult with the local community prior to submitting a planning application to London Borough of Bexley in summer 2018.Arthur Street estate which...
- 14 Jul
ONE OF SCOTLAND'S LARGEST HEALTH BOARDS HAS OVERSPENT ON CARE SERVICES
Prior to a meeting of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB) today, the following figures emerged:The entire NHS Lothian budget shows a funding gap of £22.4m and the IJB agreed to savings of £6.5m over the year on health and social care.Moria Pringle, NHS Lothian's interim chief finance officer's paper, said this in her paper:"The emerging financial position for both NHS and council...
- 13 Jul
LATEST HOUSING SURVEY REVEALS THE CURRENT STATE OF THE HOUSING MARKET
RICS UK Residential Market Survey made the following findings:RICS Chief Economist, Simon Rubinsohn, said:"The latest results demonstrate the danger, however tempting, of talking about a single housing market across the country. RICS indicators... are pointing towards an increasingly divergent picture."High-end prime properties may be seeing prices slipping back but, for good or ill, prices are...
- 10 Jul
NEW DATA PREDICTS THAT THE HOUSING MARKET MAY COLLAPSE DUE TO FALL IN PROPERTY PRICES
According to the UK Residential Market Survey:Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics, said:"We are due a significant correction in house prices."I think we are beginning to see signs that correction may be starting."What do you think?Please tweet comments @suppsolutions.For more details, visit The Sun....
- 07 Jul
SURVEY FINDS THAT MENTAL HEALTH DEMANDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS YEAR
The poll by NHS Providers suggests the following:Louise Rubin of the charity, Mind, said:"We are concerned that people coming forward and seeking help for mental health problems are not getting the support they need early enough, which means they are more likely to become more unwell and reach crisis point."A Department of Health spokeswoman also said:"We're committed to seeing mental health...
- 05 Jul
CLA PLANS TO END THE RURAL HOUSING CRISIS
The research will be unveiled at the CLA's first Housing Summit, today with landowners who develop properties around rural communities in attendance.The research consists of the following information:According to CLA president, Ross Murray:"The rural housing challenge we face is to deliver a range of much-needed homes which will reinvigorate our rural areas across England and Wales and help to...
- 16 Jun
ADASS ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS ON HOW TO PROTECT VULNERABLE ADULTS FROM SCAMS
The guidance by the ADASS includes the following:Vice President of ADASS, Glen Garrod, said:"Carers, families and neighbours need to be more aware of abuse, which can see older and disabled people lose their life savings and suffer deteriorating health after falling victim to scam letters, calls or doorstep fraudsters."The guidance we have published in tandem with partners on financial abuse...
Responding to the DWP Consultation: Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "It was well-run, in a good location, and very useful. I've only one suggestion; as the session went on it would perhaps have been useful for bullet points of general agreement about what should be in the sector response to be displayed and added to as the session went on, maybe on a flip chart. Regarding your response paper, I particularly like the answer you give to question 9. In fact the general: "if it ain't broke don't fix it" response could be pushed harder." M.P. - Adref Ltd