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April 2017

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    CIH IS CALLING ON PARTIES TO DEVELOP A LONG-TERM PLAN TO SOLVE UK's HOUSING CRISIS

    "CIH is also calling on the next government to review the welfare reforms that have been introduced since 2012 and measures due to be rolled out over the next few years", 24housing, reports.Terrie Alafat CBE, chief executive of CIH said:"Tackling our housing crisis has to be a top priority for all political parties. We need cross-party consensus to drive forward the measures that will make a...

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    LABOUR PARTY MADE SOME POLICY ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE NHS TO ADDRESS STAFFING SHORTAGES IN ENGLAND

    Labour made some policy announcements on the NHS to address staffing shortages in England, that had become a "threat to patients". However, according to the Conservatives, Labour's economic policies would put the health service at risk.The following have been set out by labour:According to Labour, "Keeping bursaries and not introducing tuition fees would cost £800m a year - a figure which would...

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    THE GOVERNMENT PRESSURISES COUNCILS TO PROVIDE MORE ACCESSIBLE HOUSING

    The Women's and Equalities Committee recommended the Department for Communities and Local Government to carry out an audit of Local Plans, to verify that they meet the new guidance set out in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill when it is brought into legislation.According to a recent report on disability and the built environment where this was proposed:MP's have said that "Local Plans should be...

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    REPORT FINDS THAT OVER 200,000 HOMES IN ENGLAND WERE EMPTY IN 2016

    Despite the desperate shortage of properties to rent and buy, there was £43bn worth of empty homes in England.According to official figures:Councils and the government have intensified efforts to reduce the number of empty homes, by reducing tax incentives which made owners leave properties unused.Recently, most councils have increased council tax bills on second homes with stricter rules on...

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    CHARITY WORKS TOWARDS A NATIONAL PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS

    Prime minister, Theresa May and the first ministers of Scotland and Wales congratulated "Crisis" on its anniversary and gave an assurance to work hand in hand with them while on a quest to eradicate homelessness.'Crisis' aims for the following:According to Prime Minister, Theresa May:"No one should be forced to sleep on our streets, and this government is determined to end homelessness in all...

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    MINISTERS PLAN TO PUT NHS PROFESSIONALS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ON A FULL-TERM BASIS

    While being interviewed by The Telegraph, Prince Harry revealed that he had sought counselling to help him come to terms with the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as he struggled for a couple of years in his late twenties to deal with losing her. Other public figures and politicians have also begun to reveal their experiences with mental health. One Labour MP described his...

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    SURVEY REVEALS THE PRESENT STATE OF THE HOUSING MARKET

    The Rics survey shows the following:Rics chief economist, Simon Rubinsohn, said:"High-end sale properties in central London remain under pressure, while the wider residential market continues to be underpinned by a lack of stock."For the time being, it is hard to see any major impetus for change in the market, something also being reflected in the flat trend in transaction levels."What do you...

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    IS THE QUALITY OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE DETERIORATING?

    The BBC analysed data collated by the charity "Skills for Care" and revealed that:25 year old, Trudi Hewitt, who works at a care home in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, said:"This is not the job I'm going to be doing for the rest of my career."I really care about the people I look after, but I just feel that the care sector is a dead end job."It's upsetting and disheartening when you find out that...

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    DATA REVEALS THAT MANY PRACTICES CLOSED LAST YEAR FORCING THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS TO FIND A NEW SURGERY

    Despite the government's attempts to stop local doctors from shutting their doors, the NHS data showed the following:According to the GP website, Pulse, family doctors are unable to cope with increased demand and need immediate funds to survive.Although last year the NHS announced its forward view plan to invest £2.4bn into services by 2020 and the government announced a £500m investment with...

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    NEWLY PUBLISHED FIGURES ANALYSE SOCIAL CARE SPENDING

    The new report by researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), funded by the Health Foundation made the following findings:The author of the report and research economist at the IFS, Polly Simpson, said:"The spending cuts analysed in our report have been accompanied by a substantial fall in the number of people receiving social care: down 25% across England, between 2009-10 and 2013-14...

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    REPORT FINDS THAT THERE IS AN INCREASE IN HEART DISEASES WHICH COSTS THE NHS ABOUT 1.2 BILLION POUNDS YEARLY

    Report by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) finds that over 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive and this increases the risk of heart disease which costs the NHS about £1.2 billion yearly.According to the report, "inactive" is defined as not achieving the government guidelines for physical activity of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week and strength...

The Welfare Reform Act: Universal Credit, Sheltered and Supported Housing The content was concise and to the point. The content was relevant to our service, and gave us a better us a better indication of were stand with upcoming changes. Rosie Kaur - Panahghar

 

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