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Housing an News

1 day ago
Move follows outcry from charities and evidence that housing projects have been abandonedPlans to cap housing benefit for thousands of mentally ill, elderly and other vulnerable people in supported housing are to be re-examined after protests by MPs and charities.The rethink, expected within weeks, [...]
HousingCharitiesHealthCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyGerontology
2 days ago
NHS watchdog’s report sounds alarm that accessing care for under-18s in England takes so long, amid self-harm concernsChildren with mental health problems are waiting up to 18 months to be treated, a government-ordered report will reveal next week, in an indictment of the poor care many receive.A [...]
ChildrenHealthChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
ethany was still at school when she became homeless. Her mum was a drug user and she had been struggling with debts. She was just 17 when she had to leave home. “For quite a few years the only reason I’d been to school was so that I could have a meal ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyEducation
2 days ago
Neave Brown has long been a beacon of hope. Now he has been awarded architecture’s highest honour, we should learn from him to reimagine social housing Paul Karakusevic is founder of Karakusevic Carson ArchitectsWhen I was a student in the early 1990s, discovering the work of architect Neave Brown[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyEducation
2 days ago
o far, Sutter has matched investments by local governments to buy housing, pay rents and provide social services for homeless people. It wasn’t until 2015, after Price tried to commit suicide and spent a week recovering at Dignity Hospital, that things ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
2 days ago
This market has resulted in a huge homeless population as well as a huge strain on schools and social services.” Mitigating Explosive Growth King County’s population of people experiencing homelessness rose above 11,600 this year, up nearly 900 ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
2 days ago
he Reserve Bank of Australia should have a board member whose job it is to “represent the poor”, says Catholic Social Services Australia in a report released this week. The report is part of a continued effort by Catholic Social Services Australia to ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
It would] allow federal contractors or grantees, including those that provide important social services like homeless shelters or drug treatment programs, to turn away LGBT people or anyone who has an intimate relationship outside of a marriage.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
n the radio interview on Thursday, De Guia further clarified that the CHR was monitoring the “poor conditions in evacuation centers, access to social services… ‘yun ang ginagawa nating effort na ginagawa natin nuong simula pa lamang… at hindi ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
Research suggests BAME inmates have greater chance of segregation or restraint being used against themBlack and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly treated in prison, leading to poorer outcomes and mental health concerns, research has found.The Runnymede Trust, a race equality thinktank, an[...]
Housing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental HealthMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Only one in six low-paid workers in the last 10 years managed to secure a full-time job with better pay, says analysis by Social Mobility CommissionBritain’s low pay culture traps people in poorly paid jobs and prevents them from escaping into full-time work with better pay, according to a major s[...]
Housing and Poverty
3 days ago
is office estimates the budget is now $1.5 billion in the red. Among the cuts is $89 million that was set aside to pay for dozens of social service programs, such as homelessness prevention, addiction treatment and autism therapy, according to a list of ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyDisabilities
4 days ago
We're not asking for extraordinary help, we're asking for ordinary help," Crespo said in Spanish. "Food, clothing, social services, and more than anything, housing, because we don't have anywhere to live."
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
To get kids to school and families back on their feet we’ve expanded social work staffing and improved school busing, while transforming the shelter system to keep kids closer to their home neighborhoods,” Rothenberg said.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
4 days ago
he goal is to open the facility in spring 2018, Lee said. The object of the program is to put the hardest homeless cases in contact with an array of social services in one spot. The Department of Housing and Urban Development defines "chronically homeless ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
As well as mental illness, ex-soldiers like Joe are having to fight a flawed new benefits system, increasing their risk of homelessnessFor six years, Joe Greensmith, 52, served in the British Army’s Coldstream Guards. After enlisting in 1989, he served in the Gulf war, as well as completing a tour[...]
HousingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
George Bernard Shaw knew that the rich are no better than the poor. But though the argument seemed settled then, it now rages more fiercely than everIf you know Alfred Doolittle only from Stanley Holloway’s infinitely lovable portrayal of him in My Fair Lady, you might not realise that he’s[...]
PovertyHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
With this high level of employment costs, social service delivery programmes, operations and maintenance as well as the Public Sector Investment Programme will not adequately deliver the desired poverty reduction and development objectives,” Treasury sai
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said on Tuesday in a new report that outlines 10 actions countries can take on the path towards equality.
Housing and PovertyHealth and Care
5 days ago
Campaigners are granted judicial review of policy, which stops benefits being paid for more than two childrenThe government is facing a high court challenge to its two-child limit on benefit claims, the basis for the hugely controversial “rape clause” policy, it has emerged.
Child Poverty Act[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
5 days ago
n my experience, it's more often the latter, which is why deeper collaboration among social service agencies is needed. Contrast Dallas poverty with the crisis faced by fellow Texans in Houston and its suburbs since Hurricane Harvey. While thousands of ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
he new county money could help groups buy land to build affordable housing, help people pay their rents and mortgages, help owners rehabilitate their property and help find housing for people who frequently use social services. Commissioners said the need ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Richard Mountford makes a case for state-run brothels, while Radojka Miljevic says it is depressing to see a movement among the left to embrace legalisation as some form of liberation
Julie Bindel argues convincingly that legalising prostitution is not the best way to prevent women and girls fr[...]
WomenHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
6 days ago
Focused on profit, not people, private developers will never help us out of the housing crisis, but local authorities are coming up with ideas that can helpThere is only one way more affordable homes will get built in this country and that is if local authorities like my own borough are given the re[...]
PolicyHousingHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Residents ‘devastated’ by redevelopment of landmark Seven Sisters towers that could mean loss of 400 homes They have been a landmark on Greater Manchester’s skyline for half a century. But four of Rochdale’s Seven Sisters tower blocks are facing demolition, prompting opposition from hundreds[...]
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10 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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13 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[...]
 
13 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[...]
 
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39 weeks ago
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394 weeks ago
The Times reports on the Last Homeless Man in Times Square:As long as there have been homeless people sleeping in Times Square, there have been social workers and city officials trying to persuade them to leave.
In the past, the homeless were offered a free ride to one of the city’s warehouse[...]