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    Michael Patterson

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

    Provisional data shows that a striking number of patients have experienced utmost delays and have not been attended to, when required, in emergency wards, this January, according to the BBC. The leaked figures showed the following: Over 60,000 >>>

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    Older people's support service sees funding boost

    A £15,000 grant has been given to a support service which provides companions for older people. The Royal Voluntary Service has been given a grant by the People’s Postcode Lottery and hopes to use the money to >>>

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    Exempt & Specified Accommodation

    Exempt Accommodation & Specified Accommodation………what's the difference? Michael Patterson believes that much of what has been designated “Specified Accommodation” is actually Exempt Accommodation and that we should reexamine our assumptions. Not doing so might deny us a >>>

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    Homelessness message spread via pillows

    One housing association has distributed over 200 pillows containing eye-catching messages across park benches and doorways. Knightstone Housing’s staff has worked together with its young tenants from it supported housing in Yeovil to deliver a campaign aimed >>>

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    Two-thirds of English households have fallen into arrears due to bedroom tax

    A survey has found that two thirds of households in England that have been affected by bedroom tax have fallen into rent arrears. The National Housing Federation have found that not only have two-thirds of English households >>>

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    Record number of calls to charity for help for homelessness

    A record number of calls were received by a charity helpline from Londoners facing homelessness. Homelessness charity Shelter said they received around 1,000 calls a month regarding homelessness issues between July and December 2013. This is the >>>

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