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Housing News

8 hours ago
We don’t need more demonising headlines about fostering, we need more foster carers, says Javed Khan of Barnardo’s, while Mike Stein points out that with proper support fostered children make good progress from poor starting pointsDawn Foster is, sadly, right when she writes that fostering tends[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
12 hours ago
t comes as the city continues to experience a shortage of housing, including affordable housing, and as the neighborhood struggles with issues associated with the high concentration of social service providers and homeless people there. The parcels used ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
12 hours ago
DCLG estimates that 1.4m houses and 2.9m flats have been sold with such contracts as government considers ban on new sales by developersThe number of leasehold houses in England is significantly higher than previously estimated, according to new government figures released before an expected ban on [...]
Housing
21 hours ago
iimi, making a presentation Tuesday to the County Council Committee on Human Services and Social Services, provided the Kona update ... about half have substance abuse problems. Nonprofit social service organizations are expected to step in to help ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
21 hours ago
Shocked by the ‘poverty cycle’, British reformers created a safety net for casual workers. Now precarious working conditions are back, and the welfare state is under attack. By Chris RenwickTucked away behind York Minster – the grand cathedral adorned with medieval stained-glass windows that d[...]
PovertyHealthHousing and Poverty
22 hours ago
he committee now thinks it should figure out how to better provide homeless people access to services including health care, social work, housing and jobs. The city Board of Directors originally asked the group to look into best practices for mass ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 day ago
Brent council says it is cracking down on exploitative landlords after shocking case in which every room was filled with mattressesA raid on a three-bedroom house in north-west London has found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses.The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, at abou[...]
Housing
1 day ago
he committee’s recommendation will go to the full City Council as the city continues to experience a shortage of housing, including affordable housing, and as the neighborhood struggles with issues associated with a high concentration of social service ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
Properties owned by Kensington and Chelsea housing associations are being earmarked for redevelopment rather than providing much-needed homesIn the heart of Chelsea, not far from Kings Road, more than 150 social housing flats stand empty on an estate set up over a century ago by the philanthropist W[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
Their work is crucial, but supported housing providers are feeling anxious about the futureResidents of London’s Acorn House are all recovering addicts who were previously homeless. The house has 16 individual bedrooms, with a communal kitchen, dining and living areas, but – perhaps more importa[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
acia Davis is the newly hired program director who will oversee the complex’s eight staffers. She brings with her 14 years of experience in social work. “I see it as a learning experience and we’re going to grow a lot this year,” Davis said.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
David Willetts warns of ‘housing catastrophe’ as he launches study that lays bare intergenerational inequalityMillennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents yet are often living in worse accommodation, says a study launched by former Conservative min[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Data from government-funded research prompts fresh questions about effect of social media and school stresses on young people’s mental healthOne in four girls is clinically depressed by the time they turn 14, according to research that has sparked new fears that Britain’s teenagers are suffering[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
he city also wants to develop a legislative package to solicit federal and state assistance for housing, enforcement and social services needs of the homeless. “I’ve never seen the homeless problem this bad,” Mayor Miguel Pulido said. “They’re ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Pouring resources into one area of inequality will not tackle underlying issues, writes Alan Healey. Private firms are the reason for the problems, says David Beake, while Nick Moss writes that prison doesn’t work. Plus Simon Partridge on the damage done by boarding schools.When I read the title ([...]
EducationHousing and PovertyHeal
2 days ago
In the 1920s, Harry Leslie Smith was shunted from one cold, dirty, overcrowded hovel to the next, fleeing by night when his father could no longer pay the rent. Nearly a century on, little has changed for many working-class familiesOn my many recent trips across Britain, I’ve seen on a few occasio[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Many social housing tenants hope the Grenfell Tower disaster might bring real change and get their voices heardOn the morning of 14 June, the images of Grenfell Tower shocked the world. Swiftly, it seemed, the public became aware of hitherto niche aspects of the housing sector, from council outsourc[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
In Newham, the council’s licensing scheme for private landlords has uncovered abuses and exploitation. So why isn’t the government interested?Sir Robin Wales is mayor of Newham and John Healey is shadow secretary of state for housingA mother with a baby charged £350 a month in rent for living i[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
David Orr says Grenfell Tower fire highlighted neglect of sector government must urgently make money available The government must act urgently to address a lack of new social housing, and the Grenfell Tower fire shows this is a crisis that can no longer be ignored, according to the head of the orga[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
New evidence suggests thousands of people on universal credit are unable to pay their rent. Tell us how you have been affected
Tenants who are receiving universal credit and are in rent arrears are up to five times the number of those on the old benefits system.Thousands of people are struggling [...]
Housing and Poverty
3 days ago
If you’re an estate agent, or work in property sales, we’d like you to share your thoughts and experiences of the UK housing market Properties in London have registered their biggest annual fall in a decade, amidst reports that the UK housing market is running out of steam.According to Rightmove[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
We want to hear from less-abled people who have experienced difficulties with poor access when shopping in high-street or luxury fashion storesBritain’s 11.9 million disabled people represent a potentially large untapped consumer market with a perceived spending power of £80bn, yet many clothes s[...]
Housing and PovertyDisabilities
3 days ago
No Place Like Home is a photography and audio project by London-based photographer Jonathan Donovan.
Each story explores what it is like to live in London, and asks what constitutes a home in this febrile environment. Exhibition from 16 - 22 September at Platform Southwark, London SE1 8BS Contin[...]
HousingPoverty
4 days ago
rowing up, I was told that all council estates were dirty and that social housing tenants were lazy scroungers who were likely to steal anything that wasn’t nailed down. Then I became a social housing tenant myself and I realised that this definitely ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental Health
5 days ago
Housing chiefs’ warning on effect of flagship Tory welfare reformMinisters are coming under intense pressure to put the brakes on the government’s flagship welfare reform programme, following damning new evidence that it is leaving thousands of low-paid workers unable to pay their rent and at ri[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
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6 weeks ago
Chronic disease takes a heavy toll on residents in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death. Risk factors for heart disease include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity. Additionally, mental health concerns also affect a large proportion of Americans and are ma[...]
 

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9 weeks ago
The conditions of the rural white working class and poor have been receiving increased attention lately. What do we really know about this demographic? Studies of their conditions could help illuminate their lives and highlight the social needs of this population. In a recent issue of the NASW Press[...]
 
9 weeks ago
The “feminization of homelessness” is a growing social problem. In 2010, the last year for which such data were available, 37.2 percent of all homeless people were in families with children, and the overwhelming majority of these families were female-headed. Group participation provides homeless[...]
 
9 weeks ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor Although progress continues to be made toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) equality in the U.S. — as evidenced by marriage equality and better recognition of and respect for people who identify as LGBTQ — this progress is not felt by[...]
 
15 weeks ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The full fiscal year 2018 budget request released by President Trump would shred this nation’s social safety net, prompting the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) to call on Congress to stand up for our nation’s most vulnerable citizens and reject it. It has ofte[...]
 
35 weeks ago
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) withholds its support of the Senate confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because he has no discernible qualifications to manage an agency of such magnitude and complexit[...]
 
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