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January 2017

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    THE FATE OF EU-FUNDED PROJECTS AND ITS EFFECT ON CHARITY SERVICES

    In March 2016, forecasts of growth were low and the government's own estimates put the Treasury's coffers £122bn poorer by 2020.The supreme court has also determined that MPs must approve the triggering article 50, which means legislation, will be needed.This may mean that services will be cut, hitting the poorest and hence, more pressure on charity services.According to the Guardian, the fate...

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    THE HOMELESSNESS REDUCTION BILL MAY BE A CATALYST OF CHANGE FOR THE HOMELESS, IF SOME ISSUES ARE AVOIDED

    "Homelessness is a national crisis. Not just street homelessness, but hidden homelessness in addition to the rise in rough sleeping, hundreds of thousands of people are living in temporary accommodation. These people are hit far harder than most written about in terms of housing", reports, The Guardian.The homelessness crisis has been ongoing for many years without the government giving utmost,...

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    REPORT FINDS THAT "CHILD HEALTH IN THE UK IS LAGGING BEHIND THAT OF MOST OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES"

    This report, according to the BBC: Here are some of its statistical findings:These statistics are higher in the UK than in most European countries.According to Prof. Russell Viner, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:"The UK is more unequal than many other European countries, and children aren't a priority."We have some fantastic healthcare in certain institutions in this...

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    REPORT REVEALS THAT SHARED OWNERSHIP IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS OF GETTING ONTO THE HOUSING LADDER

    The report, Shared Ownership 2.1, shows the following:The deputy chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, Gavin Smart, said:"What this report shows is that shared ownership is now a popular and affordable route for many people in the UK to get a home."As house prices continue to rise, shared ownership is an option for the growing group of people for whom ownership is increasingly...

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    WHY DO LANDLORDS REFUSE TENANTS THAT CLAIM HOUSING BENEFIT?

    Rental listings on websites such as Rightmove often post "No DSS" which means that landlords or agents will not rent a property to someone on housing benefit or local housing allowance. However, websites such as SpareRoom and Dssmove allow for a selection of a "DSS OK" filter.The Guardian reported what housing charity, Shelter said in a blog:"Rising rents and shrinking wages mean that being in...

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    IF NHS CUTS COST OF EXPENSIVE TREATMENTS, IT MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO PATIENTS

    NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, who recommend the drugs the NHS uses to curb growing bills, have put plans to cut expensive bills forward.However, patients group and the drug industry have already disapproved the plans and for more than three months, a consultation has been run.Sir Andrew Dillion, chief executive of NICE said:"The pace and scale of...

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    NEW NAO STATISTICS CONFIRMS NEED FOR HOUSING IN ENGLAND HAS GROWN

    David Cameron had announced the million homes target which was confirmed by Minister Brandon Lewis, the housing minister, in September 2015.The National Audit Office inspectors have recently found that Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has:The DCLG said the following in a statement:"We've got the country building again with nearly 900,000 homes delivered and helped more than...

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    244,000 social rented homes could be lost by 2020

    These properties have rents set at up to 80% of the market rate.According to the chief executive of the CIH, Terrie Alafat, the government should at least maintain the social rented homes available or increase their numbers or this would foster "real hardship" for those who are in utmost need of housing.She also said: "The loss of so many of these types of homes is extremely worrying at a time we...

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