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

    Labour party promises that NHS staff pay would be increased and student nurses, as well as midwives, will not be charged tuition fees under their government. Labour made some policy announcements on the NHS to address staffing shortages in >>>

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    REPORT WARNS THAT DCLG IS COMPLACENT OVER COMMERCIAL RISKS COUNCILS FACE

    A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has warned that the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has been “complacent” over the risk councils face from increasing commercial activities to yield income. Inside Housing gave an >>>

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    HOMELESSNESS CHARITY (SHELTER) APPEALS FOR FUNDING TO HELP THE HOMELESS THIS CHRISTMAS

    Recent analysis by housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, revealed that more than 120,000 children in Britain will wake up homeless on Christmas morning – the highest level in nearly a decade, according to 24 Housing. Shelter is >>>

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    COUNCIL DECIDES TO BUILD ITS CARE HOME TO GET BETTER VALUE FOR MONEY

    In order to deal with the seemingly emerging social care crisis, Borough of Poole has decided to build a council-owned care home – its first in over 30 years Here are details about the process: The home on >>>

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    TRANSPARENCY WITH LAND OWNERSHIP IN SCOTLAND

    The Scottish Government is working hard to make land ownership more transparent Ministers are seeking for opinions on proposals for a register of controlling interests in landowners and tenants; for clarity on who controls landowners and tenants >>>

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    NEW CABINET APPOINTMENTS

    There have been new cabinet appointments for Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Work and Pensions Secretary and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Sajid Javid is returning to cabinet  as Secretary >>>

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    People in Bedfordshire can find mental health support through an audio guide

    The Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has a range of mental health self-help guides, covering over 23 mental health subjects in audio form. The guides have been written by clinical psychologists and are available to download in print >>>

    Categories: Mental Health

    New service to support homeless people in Birmingham

    A new service has been launched by Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Police and support agencies to help tackle the issue of rough sleepers and beggars in the city. A new dedicated Homeless Street Triage car will be >>>

    Categories: Homelessness

    Prisons told to adjust for older inmates

    The Prisons and Probation ombudsman has said that prisons will have to adjust to suit the ageing prison population. Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen says prisons will have to take on “care home and even hospice” roles in future, >>>

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    Young people with learning disabilities more likely to be abused

    New research has found that young people with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual exploitation. A group of children’s charities have said that young people with disabilities have the “same vulnerabilities” as all young people but >>>

    Categories: Disability