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    THE STATUS OF THE SOCIAL CARE SECTOR REQUIRES IMPROVEMENTs

    “Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has proposed an additional £2bn of funding in the budget, to be spread over three years, with half of that available in 2017-18”, according to the Guardian. It was also found that the social >>>

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    Scottish Welfare Fund grants see a 13% rise in applications

    Latest figures have found that more households are applying for grants to help pay for expenses such as heating and food. Data from the Scottish Government has shown that the number of applications to councils under the >>>

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    Local welfare assistance funds held back by councils

    According to a research report, English local authorities have failed to spend almost a half of their share of an emergency fund for people in crisis. The Centre for Responsible Credit using Freedom of Information requests carried >>>

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    Landlord scheme has saved the NHS thousands of pounds

    The NHS has been saved tens of thousands of pounds by the first NHS-backed three-way joint investment agreement with a group of social landlords to tackle fuel poverty. The groups – Oldham Council, Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group >>>

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    Calls for NHS funding

    The Chief Executive of the NHS in England, Simon Stevens, has predicted a negative reaction if the government fails to increase funding for health services during the next parliament. Stevens also called for an end to the >>>

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    New Fundraising Campaign Launched by Hospital Charity

    The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity has launched a new fundraising campaign with the help of social media. The campaign encourages its supporters to partake in its ‘Every £1 Counts’ fundraiser by making a donation and sharing a >>>

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    Home care sector facing crisis due to workers’ wages

    A report has revealed that the home care sector is facing a crisis because of subjugated workers. A study by contractor Mears and the Local Government Information Unit have reported that councils should ensure they pay providers >>>

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    Supported housing service for women and their children has received funding for community garden

    A supported housing service for women and their children in Middlesbrough has been awarded almost £10,000 to revamp a community garden. Endeavour Housing Associaiton’s Rainham House temporary accommodation service has been awarded funding for their Roots and >>>

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    Social landlords urged to make do without grants

    The housing minister is encouraging social landlords to go without government grants and go out to the ‘markets’ to fund buildings instead. Speaking to Inside Housing at the Conservative Party conference this week, Mr Lewis said: “If housing associations >>>

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    Supporting People budget cut by £10m by the Welsh government

    The Welsh government has cut the budget for Supporting People by £6m more than expected to £10m. A draft budget shows the government announcing plans to cut the budget for Supporting People from £134.4m in 2014/15 to >>>

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