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February 2017

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    DATA SHOWS THAT MORE THAN 23,000 ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE AGAINST CARERS

    The requests submitted by the BBC Radio 4 programme File on 4 showed the following data:A Department of Health Official said:"This government has introduced tougher inspections of care services, given councils access to up to £7.6bn of dedicated funding for social care and will continue to challenge local authorities that do not fulfil their duties under the Care Act".What do you think?Please...

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    ONE OF THE BIGGEST LOSSES OF SENSITIVE CLINICAL INFORMATION IN THE NHS's 69-YEAR HISTORY

    Documents containing patient data ranging from screening results to blood tests and diagnosis did not reach their intended recipients for more than five years, from 2011 to 2016, as the company which was supposed to deliver - a private company co-owned by the Department of Health and the French firm Sopra Steria - mistakenly stored them in a warehouse.An inquiry which costs millions of pounds has...

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    DEVELOPMENT SET TO BE THROWN OUT BY BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL

    The plans for Bloor's Homes to develop a former golf club into new homes, a primary school, multi-use community hub and new access onto the course, which closed last March, have faced strong opposition from both residents and councillors.Birmingham City Council's development chief said in a report last year that the site which was to be used was not in the new development plan for...

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    HOME-SHARING PLATFORMS AND LONDON'S HOUSING CRISIS

    Copley's discussions yesterday at a City Hall meeting  with Airbnb, short term lettings sites, local authorities and community groups focused on the following:In 2015, guidance was issued by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to remove the need for planning permission to rent out a property or room as temporary accommodation for less than 90 days a year.In Camden (which...

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    BENEFIT CLAIMANTS MAY BE DRIVEN TO POVERTY BY SANCTIONS

    Work Programme providers and jobcentres do not give payments to twice as many people as others in the same area, according to a report by the public accounts committee.Parliament's spending watchdog:According to a DWP spokesperson:"Our sanctions guidance is the same right across the UK and the fact is the number of sanctions has more than halved in recent years."Sanctions are an important part of...

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    HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS AND SHORT-TERM DEBTS

    Assistant director - commercial at the HCA, Will Perry, said:"We would expect debt to rise as the sector develops - that's the way the model works."They gear up to build more assets. The sector seems to have the ability to raise debt at favourable rates - that model is working."What do you think?Please tweet comments @suppsolutionsFor more details, visit Inside Housing....

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    THE IMPACT OF ENGLAND'S BROKEN RENTAL MARKET ON FAMILIES

    The research found the following:Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat Leader, said:"Having a secure home is fundamental for doing well at school and being successful later in life."It's a disgrace that in twenty-first century Britain, so many children don't have this basic right."The rental market needs massive reform to make it cheaper, safer and more secure. It's been neglected for far too long."Due to...

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    HOW THE HELP TO BUY SCHEME HAS HELPED ENGLAND

    Official figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government found the following:The BBC reports what a DCLG spokeswoman said:"Help to Buy: Equity Loan has helped more than 100,000 households gets on the property ladder since it was launched in 2013."It is one of a number of housing schemes provided by the government, so people have a choice of what is right for them."There was...

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    NEW RESEARCH FINDS THAT ALMOST ONE IN FOUR FEMALE SLEEPERS HAS SUFFERED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE PAST YEAR

    New research from national charity for homeless people, "Crisis" finds that almost one in four female sleepers has suffered sexual assault in the past year.The report which made findings from a survey of 458 recent or current rough sleepers in England and Wales and a total of 72 women in all, showed that almost 6 in 10 women have been intimidated or threatened with violence in the past year; a...

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    PROVISIONAL DATA SHOWS THAT VERY MANY PATIENTS HAVE EXPERIENCED UTMOST DELAYS IN A&E IN JANUARY

    The leaked figures showed the following:Chris Hopson, the NHS Providers, chief executive, said:"These figures have not yet been verified and should therefore be treated with caution, but they are in line with the feedback we have been getting from trusts."NHS staff have responded magnificently to increased winter pressures, but the situation has become unsustainable. The rise in long trolley...

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    THE MUCH ANTICIPATED HOUSING WHITE PAPER 'POLICIES'

    The new policies in the White Paper stated by Inside Housing are as follows:Here are some retained policies:What do you think?Please tweet comments @suppsolutions...

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    REPORT SHOWS THE NUMBER OF NEW HOMES REGISTERED IN THE UK POST-BREXIT

    The report which was based on data from about 12,000  registered builders who construct about 80% of the new homes built in the UK, revealed the following:What do you think?Please tweet comments @suppsolutionsFor more details, visit IBT Times....

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    PRESIDENT OF CIH CALLS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BUILD MORE HOMES FOR SOCIAL RENT

    Julie Fadden, chief executive of South Liverpool Homes spoke about the following at the CIH annual presidential dinner:Fadden also said:"My own home city of Liverpool has suffered some of the largest cuts of any other local authority in the UK and yet it continues to strive with local housing associations to build homes for the future."Together we can achieve so much more", Inside Housing,...

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    REPORT SAYS THE STATE OF ASSYLUM ACCOMMODATION IN THE UK IS A 'SHAMEFUL DISGRACE'

    Yvette Cooper MP who is the chair of the committee made the following clear:The report also found:What do you think?Please tweet comments @suppsolutions...

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