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- 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...
- 15 Jun
GOVERNMENT IS URGED TO PUT MEASURES IN PLACE TO INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF NEW HOMES
This demand from the government was made in a new collection of essays which was published by the IPPR and includes different essays such as:According to Michael Lyons, the director of the Lyons Housing Commission:"The housing market is broken. That is the stark conclusion of the government's White Paper published in February 2017. Few would disagree, and the impacts are clear for all to...
- 14 Jun
ALOK SHARMA HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW HOUSING MINISTER
Garvin Barwell the former housing and planning minister, will be replaced by Alok Sharma, as the new housing minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government.Alok Sharma has done the following:Mr Sharma has also received the support of housing associations and sector bodies as they look forward to working with him to solve problems in relation to housing.What do you think?Please...
- 09 Jun
THERESA MAY PLEDGES TO REPLACE THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983
According to Ms May, the new bill would introduce the following:According to the Tories, the proposals were described as the biggest change to mental health treatment law in over 30 years.Ms May said:"On my first day in Downing Street last July, I described shortfalls in mental health services as one of the burning injustices in our country. It is abundantly clear to me that the discriminatory...
- 07 Jun
THE WELSH GOVERNMENT PAYS BACK TO FAMILIES WHO WRONGLY PAID CARE HOME FEES
A Welsh Government spokesman said:"Earlier this year we introduced an amended process in order to accelerate the speed at which claims are processed."We have also developed common reporting criteria across all health boards to ensure the progress in processing claims, and problems or challenges, are captured and managed as early as possible."What do you think?Please tweet comments...
- 05 Jun
PRIME MINISTER HAS ENDORSED A REVIEW TO CATALYSE THE MASS SALE OF NHS LAND FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
The review was published in late March but did not receive a response prior to the call for general elections.Ms May said this in a BBC TV Interview:"We are backing the proposals in the Naylor report (as one means of increasing funding)."According to the Naylor review by Sir Robert Naylor, former chief executive of University College London Hospitals:Deloitte also did an analysis as part of the...
- 01 Jun
A SYSTEM WHEREBY PEOPLE CAN GET MORE INFORMED ABOUT ROUGH SLEEPING IS BEING MOBILISED
The system which was launched by Rough Sleepers Cymru, a coalition of homelessness charities has had a successful year with more than 795 referrals since it was launched.According to Anthony Kandall, chair of Rough Sleepers, Cymru:"Streelink helps people make a real difference."Often, we can feel helpless seeing the increase in rough sleeping. By contacting Streetlink, the public knows that...
- 30 May
THE PRESENT FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF SCOTLAND IS TO PLEDGE AGAINST ANY PLANS TO PRIVATISE THE NHS
It is also expected that Sturgeon will do the following as proof of her party's commitment to fighting against further austerity:Sturgeon said this before Tuesday's manifesto launch:"While the polls have narrowed, the Tories are still on course to win the election."Labour proved beyond any doubt that they were unable to provide the opposition needed to keep the Tories in check in the last...
- 19 May
THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE
The online survey posed questions to 1,479 people between ages 14 to 24 to rate which social media platform (of YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter) negatively impact their users.The ratings were to be based on anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying as well as body image and respondents were asked to score each platform on 14 issues pertaining to health and wellbeing.The poll...
- 18 May
RECENT STATISTICS REVEAL THAT FIRST TIME BUYERS RECEIVED THE MOST MORTGAGES IN MARCH
The published sector data reveals the following:Director General of the CML, Paul Smee, said:"Comparing this March to last year is misleading because of the peak in activity before the stamp duty changes last spring."Overall, lending trends have remained reasonably consistent. The relatively sluggish activity among home movers stands in contrast to the growth in first-time buyer and remortgage...
- 16 May
UK PRIME MINISTER PLEDGES A NEW RIGHT-TO-BUY PROGRAM ON SOCIAL HOUSING
The program is set to achieve the following;According to UK Prime Minister, Theresa May:"Too many ordinary working families are stuck on council waiting lists, facing unaffordable rents and struggling to save for that first deposit."That's why we will fix the broken housing market and support local authorities and housing associations to build a new generation of council homes right across the...
- 15 May
NEW DATA SHOWS DELAY IN RECEIVING MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN IN SCOTLAND
The new figures revealed the following about mental health:Party leader, Willie Rennie said:"Waiting more than 600 days for help must feel like a lifetime. SNP ministers should hand their heads in shame."Mr Rennie also said his party would stop mental health from being underfunded, set up new units for children and make sure more mental health professionals are more readily locations.A Scottish...
Responding to the DWP Consultation: Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "Sincere thanks to Michael Patterson for an excellent presentation on the HB Reform issues in Leeds last week, and for all the very helpful info and links. I do intend to respond on behalf of our organisation, Caring For Life, but feel that Support Solutions' response is excellent." E.S. - Caring for Life