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June 2017

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    ADASS ISSUES GUIDANCE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS ON HOW TO PROTECT VULNERABLE ADULTS FROM SCAMS

    The guidance by the ADASS includes the following:Vice President of ADASS, Glen Garrod, said:"Carers, families and neighbours need to be more aware of abuse, which can see older and disabled people lose their life savings and suffer deteriorating health after falling victim to scam letters, calls or doorstep fraudsters."The guidance we have published in tandem with partners on financial abuse...

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    GOVERNMENT IS URGED TO PUT MEASURES IN PLACE TO INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF NEW HOMES

    This demand from the government was made in a new collection of essays which was published by the IPPR and includes different essays such as:According to Michael Lyons, the director of the Lyons Housing Commission:"The housing market is broken. That is the stark conclusion of the government's White Paper published in February 2017. Few would disagree, and the impacts are clear for all to...

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    ALOK SHARMA HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW HOUSING MINISTER

    Garvin Barwell the former housing and planning minister, will be replaced by Alok Sharma, as the new housing minister in the Department for Communities and Local Government.Alok Sharma has done the following:Mr Sharma has also received the support of housing associations and sector bodies as they look forward to working with him to solve problems in relation to housing.What do you think?Please...

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    THERESA MAY PLEDGES TO REPLACE THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983

    According to Ms May, the new bill would introduce the following:According to the Tories, the proposals were described as the biggest change to mental health treatment law in over 30 years.Ms May said:"On my first day in Downing Street last July, I described shortfalls in mental health services as one of the burning injustices in our country. It is abundantly clear to me that the discriminatory...

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    THE WELSH GOVERNMENT PAYS BACK TO FAMILIES WHO WRONGLY PAID CARE HOME FEES

    A Welsh Government spokesman said:"Earlier this year we introduced an amended process in order to accelerate the speed at which claims are processed."We have also developed common reporting criteria across all health boards to ensure the progress in processing claims, and problems or challenges, are captured and managed as early as possible."What do you think?Please tweet comments...

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    PRIME MINISTER HAS ENDORSED A REVIEW TO CATALYSE THE MASS SALE OF NHS LAND FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

    The review was published in late March but did not receive a response prior to the call for general elections.Ms May said this in a BBC TV Interview:"We are backing the proposals in the Naylor report (as one means of increasing funding)."According to the Naylor review by Sir Robert Naylor, former chief executive of University College London Hospitals:Deloitte also did an analysis as part of the...

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    A SYSTEM WHEREBY PEOPLE CAN GET MORE INFORMED ABOUT ROUGH SLEEPING IS BEING MOBILISED

    The system which was launched by Rough Sleepers Cymru, a coalition of homelessness charities has had a successful year with more than 795 referrals since it was launched.According to Anthony Kandall, chair of Rough Sleepers, Cymru:"Streelink helps people make a real difference."Often, we can feel helpless seeing the increase in rough sleeping. By contacting Streetlink, the public knows that...

Revenue Optimisation "We really appreciate the work that Support Solutions did for Home Group in securing significant additional revenue for our supported housing schemes. This really will make a positive difference to the way in which we support our vulnerable tenants". Dave Coope - Home Group

 

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