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    A UK based charity launches a suicide prevention app

    A UK based charity is set to launch a suicide prevention app, the first of its kind. Brighton-based Grassroots Suicide Prevention is looking to launch the UK’s first suicide prevention app for tablets and smartphones. Grassroots Suicide >>>

    Categories: Social Media For The Sector

    ‘Domestic Violence Policy' now in place with all Welsh social landlords.

    ‘Domestic Violence Policy’ now in place with all Welsh social landlords. Back in May 2014 the Welsh housing minister, Carl Sargeant, threatened to stop funding social landlords that did not have a clear strategy in place to >>>

    Categories: Client Groups

    Department of Health to fund homelessness scheme

    Department of Health to fund homelessness scheme Young homeless people are soon to find accommodation in sheltered housing schemes and unused hostels. It has been announced that the Department of Health (DoH) is to fund £40m towards >>>

    Categories: Funding

    Care legislation could 'exclude' people with vulnerabilities

    Care legislation could ‘exclude’ people with vulnerabilities One of the UK’s largest providers of social care services has warned that ambiguity in the rules and guidance included in the Care Act could undermine the Government’s desire to create >>>

    Categories: Government And Reforms

    Homelessness figures are down 17%

    Homelessness figures are down 17% Edinburgh sees a 17% drop in homelessness, but will rising rent and Welfare Reform bring more problems? Recent reports show the number of people registered as homeless in Scotland’s capital has dropped significantly. >>>

    Categories: Homelessness

    The Social Sector Need to Embrace Social Media

    We need to help bring social organisations forward into the digital world and to embrace social media, along with the rest of society On July 16-17th 2014 in Manchester, the National Federation of Arm’s Length Management Organisation held >>>

    Categories: Social Media For The Sector

    National Care Home Open Day

    Today, June 20th 2014 is National Care Home Open Day It will see the UK’s care homes welcoming the public and arranging events and activities that will help to create lasting links between care home residents and >>>

    Categories: Community And Localism

    Brighton's homeless to live in shipping containers

    Brighton’s homeless to live in shipping containers At the start of this month it was announced that homelessness in Brighton and Hove has risen by a shocking 35% in the past two years. Council chiefs believe the issue >>>

    Categories: Homelessness

    Universal Credit programme will not hit 2017 deadline

    Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists his plans to get Universal Credit set up by 2017 are “essentially” in place. Following on from the Chancellor's delivery of the Autumn Statement, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain >>>

    Categories: Universal Credit

    24-hour phone service for the elderly to combat loneliness

    24-hour phone service for the elderly to combat loneliness The Big Lottery Fund have funded £5m to ‘The Silver Line’, a 24-hour helpline for the elderly to communicate with others. This helpline can be used by older >>>

    Categories: Older People