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y Greg Wright, News contributor Poverty rates among people who are LGBT are high, but economic insecurity is even greater for LGBT people of color, according to a report released by the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress. NASW is a partner on the report, titled “P[...]
Housing and Poverty

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4 hours ago
The world’s population is projected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100, with India expected to surpass China as the most populous around seven years from now and Nigeria overtaking the United States to become the world’s third largest country around 3[...]
4 hours ago
Well done to the social security advisory committee for standing up to its political masters in pointing out the lack of evidence that the benefit sanctions regime is having any impact on changing attitudes to work (Review of benefit sanctions urged amid concern over regime’s effectiveness, 27 Jul[...]
Disabilities
5 hours ago
My wife and I met the disability activist Duncan Watson and his first wife, Mercia, on a holiday tour of South Africa in 1997 where we were the only people who enjoyed pre- or post-dinner drinks. Discussing the day’s events, Duncan would say “today we saw”, Mercia being his eyes. They were a r[...]
Disabilities
9 hours ago
My friend and colleague Carole Howells, who has died aged 73 of cancer, was a champion of the voluntary sector for more than two decades in Newcastle upon Tyne, where her influence extended far and wide.As director of Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service (NCVS) from 1987 to 2009, Carole could rob[...]
Charities and Volunteerism
12 hours ago
Council tax support abolition is unfair and continues to cause debt, hardship and grief, says a new study. So where is the promised official review?A year ago I reported how a study of the impact of council tax benefit abolition in London demonstrated how the policy was “a chaotic way to impoveris[...]
PovertyHousing and Poverty
14 hours ago
Supreme court rules that Kamel Bourgass and Tanvir Hussain, who are serving life sentences, were held in solitary confinement longer than permitted
Two convicted terrorists were illegally held in solitary confinement in prison, the supreme court has ruled.Kamel Bourgass, who is serving a life sen[...]
Criminal Justice
16 hours ago
We’re not joining the fight against the international super rich: we just want to stand up for a good night’s sleep for our residentsOur clampdown on supercars in Knightsbridge, central London, has been very widely reported over the past few days, with press calls coming in from all over the pla[...]
16 hours ago
A late diagnosis of autism meant I struggled with the alien codes of small talk and office politics – until I started work at an autism charityI was sitting in a doctor’s office, describing yet again how a day at work could be hell. I told him why sharing the same space, listening to my colleagu[...]
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16 hours ago
Motoring organisation AA says evidence from inquests into road deaths contradict findings based on 14 years of data from 62 local authorities
Turning off street lights at night does not lead to more crime or traffic accidents, researchers have said.
Motoring and pedestrian groups have raised[...]
Criminal Justice
17 hours ago
There are tens of thousands of health apps on the market but healthcare professionals remain cautious about the benefits they can offerAt the offer of a play on the iPad in the anaesthetics nurse’s hand, five-year-old William Deans instantly forgot his panic triggered by the sight of the operating[...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
17 hours ago
A care home goes bust. For the trustees it’s just a financial problem, but for residents forced to move it is devastatingMy grandmother, Alice Platt, was a matchmaker in actor Ian McKellen’s life. She went to a Quaker school in Lancashire. Every year, old pupils would gather and reminisce. They [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
17 hours ago
Deborah Coughlin found herself at an alcohol councillor after drinking 220 units over a birthday weekend. Ten years and some therapy later, she hardly hits the recommended allowance of 14 units weekly for women. She argues that Britons have a big problem with drink, and that many are searching for e[...]
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7 hours ago
By Greg Wright, News contributor Poverty rates among people who are LGBT are high, but economic insecurity is even greater for LGBT people of color, according to a report released by the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress. NASW is a partner on the report, titled “P[...]
 

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