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Housing an News

11 hours ago
Housing professionals are ideally placed to identify domestic violence. With a bit more understanding, tragedies could be avoided Aisha Sharif is development manager at Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance‘We’d be walking on eggshells’: Christmas offers no respite from domestic abuse The housing se[...]
HousingWomenCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyWomens Issues
1 day ago
1.4 trillion to the federal deficit, will trigger automatic cuts to vocational rehabilitation services for people with disabilities, social services and housing programs, and Medicare. The Senate passed its version of the tax bill and now, with the House, ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment PolicyDisabilities
2 days ago
Kate Macintosh says the housing shortage is not caused by a lack of accommodation but by mal-distribution; Trinley Walker of the Campaign to Protect Rural England writes that channelling a greater proportion of land value away from landowners to communities is key; Carol Wilcox says that land value [...]
HousingHousing and PovertyMinorities and Immigration
2 days ago
Robert Holland on the impact on children, Paul Nicolson on the endless pressure on benefit claimants and Steven Dorner on the psychological impactVisitors to foodbanks are often in distress, so Heidi Allen MP is right to cry (Tory MP cries at universal credit impact speech from Frank Field, 5 Decemb[...]
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3 days ago
With Wales and Scotland tackling homelessness and housing affordability, the English housing crisis lies squarely at the door of the Tories On 6 December, the Welsh assembly passed a bill designed to try to halt the death of social housing in the region by banning right to buy. The bill is due to co[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
Tenants living in homes sold under Margaret Thatcher’s scheme now pay twice the rents charged by local authoritiesFour out of 10 council homes sold under Margaret Thatcher’s flagship right-to-buy policy are now in the hands of private landlords, with their tenants paying more than twice the rent[...]
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3 days ago
Leste (ILO News) – Aida Mota is one of ...
Despite being the youngest nation in Asia, Timor via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
With services under severe strain, the government must catalyse a culture shift that puts prevention at the heart of careThere has been a plethora of social care papers from governments of all stripes in recent years. The planned green paper on care and support for older people – due next summer [...]
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4 days ago
amning judgments have been passed this week on these crucial indicators – and Theresa May and her predecessors are to blame for the deterioration in both
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
Oxford University team calls for mandatory clinical trials for invasive devices following scandal that emerged this yearWomen have been exposed to unnecessary harm due to poor regulation for vaginal mesh products, medical experts have warned.
The team, from the University of Oxford, have called f[...]
HealthWomenHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
5 days ago
. Your own background? You graduated from Ridgewood in 2005. A. Then I went to Dominican University and got my bachelor's in psychology and my master's in social work. Q. And how did you end up with Journeys? A. It was my internship for my degree ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationMental Health
5 days ago
The mayor wants 33,000 affordable homes to be built in London. But without a dramatic increase in funding – and willing builders – he may struggle The London plan, the latest draft of which was published at the end of November, is the great ocean-going liner of London mayoral politics. It carri[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
Estimated 128,000 children are without a home – more than were in the same situation in 2007 – says Shelter reportMore children are homeless or living in temporary accommodation than at any time since the 2007-08 financial crash, with many sharing a single room with their entire family and with [...]
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6 days ago
line growth gives the city greater options to invest in all sorts of ways, from safety to affordable housing to training to other social service programs that, in turn, attracts the talent we need to fuel future growth.
Focus on economic growth. Top via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
If funding decisions over supported housing are left to hard-pressed local authorities, vulnerable people will lose outMitch Menagh is director of homelessness services at the Salvation Army At the end of October, a government proposal was released, largely unnoticed, that will stop short-term suppo[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
In his landmark report 75 years ago, Sir William Beveridge used head and heart to address Britain’s inequalities. No wonder Tories undermine himHardly a week passes without a new report into Britain’s yawning social divide. And yawning is the response from the government and many voters who choo[...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
6 days ago
income folks, so it’s not only education but also housing services, healthcare services, social services, tied in with the county and the private sector. I am open to what that looks ...
In addition to education, I want to tie in services especially for low via Live.com News 
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6 days ago
Bronx, NY “Affordable and supportive housing units like Crotona Park are a vital part of the fight against poverty and income inequality in New York City,” said Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks.
Rendering of Crotona Park via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Almost 400,000 more UK children and 300,000 more pensioners plunged into poverty in past four years, new study findsHundreds of thousands of children and older people have been plunged into poverty in the past four years, according to a stark analysis laying bare the challenge to families trying to [...]
PovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
We must ensure that the economy serves everyone and leaves no one behind by improving our social services, such as providing free college education, free medicine, free irrigation, socialized housing, conditional cash transfers, among others,” he sai
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
n a typical night, the organization houses about 2,100 people. It offers shelter and social service programs in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Napa counties. Most of its funding comes from government sources.The agency is seeking $20,000 ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
he Milwaukee Housing First model focused on immediate access to stable housing, an opportunity to access social services without the requirement to do so, and a supportive community to keep the chronically homeless in homes. It has worked so far ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
We need social service organisations to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, and to build a better society. To change the image of social work which is now being seen as a business in several cases, social service organisations should work ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Lendwithcare says its ‘microloans’ are proven to empower women and lift them out of povertyGive the gift that will help smash the patriarchy. That’s the proposition from aid charity Care International UK, which is offering an ethical Christmas gift that is “academically proven” to lif[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and CareWomens Issues
1 week ago
Too many countries have abandoned the idea of providing affordable housing, allowing homelessness to grow unabated. They now have no option but to act.With the exception of Finland, homelessness is on the rise across the whole of Europe, even in countries with strong economic growth like Germany or [...]
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17 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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20 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[...]
 
20 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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46 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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401 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[...]