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    New service to support homeless people in Birmingham

    A new service has been launched by Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Police and support agencies to help tackle the issue of rough sleepers and beggars in the city. A new dedicated Homeless Street Triage car will be >>>

    Categories: Homelessness

    Prisons told to adjust for older inmates

    The Prisons and Probation ombudsman has said that prisons will have to adjust to suit the ageing prison population. Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen says prisons will have to take on “care home and even hospice” roles in future, >>>

    Categories: Offenders And Ex-offenders

    People in Bedfordshire can find mental health support through an audio guide

    The Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has a range of mental health self-help guides, covering over 23 mental health subjects in audio form. The guides have been written by clinical psychologists and are available to download in print >>>

    Categories: Mental Health

    Police officers in Dorset to receive mental health training

    Police officers in Dorset will be receiving training at Bournemouth University so that they are able to support people suffering with their mental health. The partnership with the University comes as part of the county’s Mental Health >>>

    Categories: Mental Health

    Young people with learning disabilities more likely to be abused

    New research has found that young people with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual exploitation. A group of children’s charities have said that young people with disabilities have the “same vulnerabilities” as all young people but >>>

    Categories: Disability

    Residents in supported accommodation in Canterbury could be affected by new housing rules

    Under new rules proposed by the council, people with vulnerabilities living in supported accommodation in Canterbury could be no longer able to go on the Housing Needs Register when they leave their property. Currently anyone moving out >>>

    Categories: Housing And Benefits

    Gym in Kent hopes to improve health and fitness of homeless people

    Riverside, a housing association in Kent who runs The Quays supported housing centre in Sittingbourne has unveiled a newly refurbished gym. Riverside is a specialist in working with single homeless people to help them get their lives >>>

    Categories: Homelessness

    People in Peterborough can refer themselves for mental health services

    People in Peterborough are now able to refer themselves directly to mental health services run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Through a drive to offer support to more people and ease pressure on doctors, >>>

    Categories: Mental Health

    Universal credit targets defended by Iain Duncan Smith

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions came under fire regarding the failure to meet universal credit targets. When asked about the effectiveness of the roll-out of universal credit Mr Duncan Smith said: “Universal credit is >>>

    Categories: Universal Credit

    The cost of homelessness in Hackney doubles

    Through Freedom of Information Act requests by the Green Party is has been revealed that the cost of homelessness in Hackney has doubled since the 2010 general election. Figures have shown that the cost of homelessness in >>>

    Categories: Homelessness