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3 hours ago
Melanie Glanville and Adrian Harrison bought their first home with a mortgage about twice their joint annual income, but 30 years later, things have changedIn 1985 Melanie Glanville and Adrian Harrison bought a flat. It was their first home together: a spacious one-bed, ground-floor Victorian conver[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
3 hours ago
Property prices have not always risen so quickly, but insufficient new housing means little hope of improvementTales from the frontline of Britain’s property market in one week alone: in Exeter, a letting agent demands £800 in fees before renting a mundane one-bed flat – and £360 jus[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
5 hours ago
The civil service fast stream attracts predominantly white, well-off graduates, but is working to challenge the stereotypesThe civil service’s human resources profession is overwhelmingly white and female, so as a black, male graduate from inner city London, Tomiwa Jimoh is bucking the trend. The [...]
CareersCareersMinorities and Immigrati
5 hours ago
From an England cricketer to Winston Churchill’s secretary, a new project highlights older people’s achievementsIn the 1950s and 1960s, Tom Graveney played test cricket for England. He captained Gloucestershire and Worcestershire county teams, was awarded an OBE, and in 2009 was inducted into th[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
7 hours ago
The chancellor’s £200m cut will make health chiefs more wary of putting ‘protected’ NHS cash into a joint social care kitty that ministers could grab back


In their entertaining and instructive book The Blunders of Our Governments, Anthony King and Ivor Crewe argue that our el[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
7 hours ago
Head of the Royal College of Nursing, Janet Davies, on how pay, staffing problems and a heavy workload are hurting the NHSNurses are increasingly turning to food banks and payday lenders to make ends meet as a result of years of public sector pay restraint, according to Janet Davies, new general sec[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGovernment Policy
7 hours ago
Around 25,000 people in the UK live with undiagnosed HIV, many from BME communities where stigma creates a barrier
Rachel* is 32. Born in Uganda, she has lived in the UK for more than a decade. She works in administration, is impeccably dressed and with a smile walks in to my clinic room. This se[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
8 hours ago
With soaring prices and generous tax breaks, speculation on agricultural land is putting housing development at risk. The Scottish government could offer a fairer way forward to end this abuseLand in Britain has become the safest investment for those with a few spare millions to offload. Prices are [...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
8 hours ago
Gifts in wills make around £2bn a year for charities, but there is no formal code of practice. Oliver Balch asks what the sector should consider “It’s always helpful to have gifts in wills”, the National Trust states. “Simply tell us what your wishes are. We’ll be pleased to honour them.[...]
CharitiesCharities and Volunteerism
9 hours ago
With no money and increasing demand from a growing elderly population, the NHS and social care services are caught in a vicious bind. Both desperately need more funding and yet find themselves in cut-throat competitionAt 9am the 1,000 beds at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge were full. Senior n[...]
HealthEducationHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
10 hours ago
Sex discrimination commissioner incredulous at ‘epidemic proportions’ of death and injury at hands of partners and family members in AustraliaDomestic violence is the gravest human rights abuse happening in Australia, the outgoing sex discrimination commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, has warned.[...]
WomenWomens Issues
10 hours ago
his idea of forming partnerships with different organizations to meet clients’ needs is known in the spheres of social services and philanthropy as “collective impact.” “So many people are faced with these impossible decisions: Do I pay the ...
General Social Work
10 hours ago
his has been the dream of every health secretary for decades. The idea is that by improving everyday social care – the support the sick and frail get at home from social services – fewer patients end up needing to go to hospital and demand for beds ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
11 hours ago
ocial Service Centre, Henry St (6pm, 7pm, 8pm) The Parish: A History of St Mary’s – St Mary’s Church, Athlunkard Street (8pm) Open house with informative talks on the history of Freemasonry – North Munster Masonic Centre, 9 Castle Street ...
General Social Work
11 hours ago
nd I want to go into some details about the delivery of social services. There are some people – a few people who apparently opposed to the governor politically – who tend to spread the lie that nothing is happening in Yobe State; that the Yobe State ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
15 hours ago
Simon Stevens, NHS England’s chief executive, will launch initiative to improve staff health and cut amount of sick leave NHS staff are to be offered health checks, yoga and Zumba classes while at work as part of a major drive to improve the wellbeing of the country’s biggest workforce. Health p[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
15 hours ago
Housing charity Shelter says 17,000 renters have called its helpline during the last year with complaints including harassment, threats and assaultsThousands of private tenants have suffered abuse at the hands of landlords, including harassment, threats and assaults, which could have resulted in leg[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
16 hours ago
Unexpectedly large numbers of people with learning disabilities treated with drugs normally reserved for those with severe mental illiness, study findsUnexpectedly large numbers of people with learning disabilities are being prescribed strong psychiatric drugs, possibly as a “chemical cosh” to q[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental HealthDisabilities
19 hours ago
The number of “exhausted and desperate” women and children making their way from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.
Children and ParentingWomens Issues
19 hours ago
ulsa CARES says the facility will help reduce trips to emergency rooms and repeat visits to the hospital, as well as help lift the strain on other social service agencies. The building’s namesake, Charles Faudree, was a large supporter of Tulsa CARES.
General Social WorkHealth and Care
19 hours ago
running research by the University of Maryland School of Social Work, which finds that approximately half of welfare recipients who exit the program find employment within the ...
Half of welfare recipients find work in first year This is confirmed by long via Live.com News 
General Social WorkEducation
19 hours ago
randman started in her new role on Sept 1. County officials said the fund will bring together a governing board that is also expected to address health and social service needs of children and families. “I am excited to be a part of launching the ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
19 hours ago
he ability to add in video and interactive elements are what make Canvas so appealing. One example is the expanded courses for the school of Social Work, Business and Nursing. In addition, Baylor used Canvas in managing online summer school courses in 2015.
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
19 hours ago
hey allege that all this kills the spirit of festival celebration. Moreover, it also takes away the opportunity of doing social service with the prize money they get from breaking the Dahi Handis. However, the organisers of Dahi Handis from Thane ...
General Social WorkCriminal Justice
19 hours ago
ocial work and chaplain services are also included for patients and their families to cover emotional, spiritual, and resource linkage needs. Addressing the emotional challenges that come with declining health and impending death/loss are primary concerns ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care

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1 week ago
Julian Bond, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, passed away on Aug. 15. Ironically, Bond died less than 10 days after the 50th Anniversary of the Voters Rights Act. Bond fought for voting rights from the time he emerged as a national figure during the mid 1960’s when he served as the communicat[...]