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Research of more than 3,000 people experiencing homelessness also found greater number of women lived with mental health difficultiesDependency on heroin and cocaine is more prevalent among homeless women than men, according to research.A third of homeless women reported having used heroin in the la[...]
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Our decision to look to buy properties outside the borough has been given the full Guardian treatment (Kensington to house vulnerable tenants outside city, 3 August). Your report says we “want” to move those in temporary accommodation to cheaper areas.In fact, placing homeless househol[...]
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Housing and unemployment benefits for the young support thousands of parents, care leavers and homeless people, who ought to be protectedIt may be an unpopular thing to say working in the charity sector but, among the young people who are currently claiming unemployment and housing benefits, there w[...]
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A project with a national hotel chain is helping students with learning disabilities at a specialist college polish up their employment skillsFrom the familiar purple decor to the signage encouraging guests to re-use their towels, if you stepped into the immaculate bedroom at Derwen College, you’d[...]
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Young white people more likely than black or minority ethnic teenagers to try or regularly use tobacco or electronic cigarettes according to new figuresE-cigarette use by 15-year-olds mirrors the trend for teenagers’ tobacco smoking, generally being higher in the more deprived parts of England, ac[...]
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FOI request reveals 6,798 people complained to the NHS in 2013-14 about not being able to give blood at arranged sessions despite fears of future shortageThe NHS has turned away thousands of potential blood donors because staff are too busy, despite complaining of a 40% slump in people coming forwar[...]
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19 hours ago
The charity has been given £3.1m to to hire 15 specialists to help those at risk of child sex exploitation – but working with the council and police is essentialWhen reading the headlines about Barnardo’s £3.1m windfall to tackle child sex abuse in Rotherham, you could be mistaken into be[...]
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YMCA charity says plans to scrap housing benefit payments for jobless 18-21-year-olds could cause a steep rise in homelessnessThousands of vulnerable young people could be made homeless as a result of the government’s plans to scrap housing benefit payments for jobless 18- to 21-year-olds, the YMC[...]
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Europeans enjoy more rights and stabler rents than people in the UK, who suffer from the uniquely British phenomenon of amateur landlordsWhen a group from a Stockholm tenants union came to London to find out about renting in the UK they spoke to renters’ groups and asked about the type of problems[...]
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20 hours ago
The outrage at the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe contrasts sharply with our reaction to the plight of migrants in CalaisNews of the death of Cecil the lion at the hands of an American dentist has been greeted with massive outrage by ordinary people across the globe. This is unsurprising. Cec[...]
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Junior doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals and patients – tell us your experiences of changeover day
On Wednesday, thousands of newly qualified medical graduates start work in hospitals across the country. Research shows that the influx of inexperienced staff leads to a 6% rise in p[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
21 hours ago
Yusuf Abdismad’s mother was left confused by questions asked in 999 call and was then directed to NHS 111, causing delays to ambulance arrivingA five-year-old boy died from meningitis after confusion between ambulance operators and the NHS 111 service caused delays to his treatment, a coroner said[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareGovernment Policy
22 hours ago
As a profession, we must stand up for the most vulnerable people, even if that means challenging the government’s stanceContrary to what it would be easy to believe in light of the government and media response to the situation in Calais, we have a humanitarian crisis on our doorstep. Last week Da[...]
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Landlords who fail to check tenants’ immigration status face five-year jail terms as part of government crackdown to reduce UK’s appeal as a migrant destination Immigrants living in Britain illegally will face abrupt eviction from rental properties under new laws designed to make Britain a tough[...]
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Health service regulator Monitor warns that current plans are ‘quite simply unaffordable’, as Labour attacks evidence of deteriorating NHS financesNHS trusts have been told by Monitor, the health service regulator, to fill vacancies “only where essential” as it warned that current financial [...]
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