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20 hours ago
e has no known political experience and little name recognition in Venezuela. Still, he insists he will capitalize on the social work of his church, which he said has served millions of bowls of soup to the poor during Venezuela’s crippling economic ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
ind of a social service, and that's where they pull people in at first. Not just immigrants, but the poor and ignored or left behind. And that was really interesting to me because there is some shred of good that obviously gets eaten up by the evil of it ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
1 day ago
EORGE T. MCDONALD, NEW YORK The writer is founder and president of the Doe Fund, a nonprofit that provides transitional housing, paid work and social services to homeless and formerly incarcerated men.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
We set up a shelter to help people off the streets, but our detractors were more concerned that guests would have sex with each otherLGBTIQ+ people feel intimidated in their homes, removing signs of their sexuality when repairs people come to visit, recent research on social housing by the Universit[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and PovertyEducation
1 day ago
Growth of unsuitable self-employment blamed for half of single parent homes being poorSingle parents are increasingly being pushed into precarious zero-hours contracts and unsuitable self-employment, putting more children at risk of living in poverty, a charity has warned.
In a report to mark its[...]
ChildrenPovertyCharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 day ago
Mayors and leaders of five east London boroughs say the government is hindering the introduction of licensing schemes that can stop exploitation of tenantsOur residents are at the forefront of the housing crisis (G2, 20 February). As east London councils, we are extremely concerned by the actions of[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
1 day ago
Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in countries that are poor, conflict-ridden or have weak institutions, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday in a new report, which reveals that babies born in these places are 50 times more likely to die in the first month of li[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Savage cuts to benefits both in the UK and the US are repeatedly mis-sold as welfare reform to ‘help people’When the Department for Work and Pensions last week decided to issue a Valentine’s message to people on benefits – clearly implying that recipients lie about their “living arrangemen[...]
PovertyHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
Britain is in the midst of a housing crisis, but has more than 260,000 empty homes. How on earth do houses such as 20 Hayles Street – a council-owned property in a city ravaged by homelessness – stay unoccupied?
Twenty Hayles Street looks unloved rather than abandoned. Its windows are dirty [...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
his is not economic justice. Organizations such as the Virginia Poverty Law Center, Virginia Hunger Solutions, and the Food Research and Action Center work with the state’s Department of Social Services to end hunger in Virginia by educating people ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
left coalition, which brought an end to almost 10 years of National’s center right rule, plans to pour money into social services and housing and strike a more protectionist stance by tightening up foreign investment rules. Ardern’s ...
Labour’s center via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
nlike many others among the Nizam's descendants, Fazal Jah was associated with several social service and philanthropist activities. A true son of the soil, he spent all his life in Hyderabad working for the cause of the poor. He did not settle down in a ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
4 days ago
Thinktank warns number of new low-cost houses must soar to address ‘woeful shortage’Ministers are planning to build just a sixth of the affordable rented homes needed to meet demand, according to a damning assessment of England’s crisis-hit housing market.Nearly 600 extra low-cost rented homes[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
5 days ago
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa speaks after Portuguese national found dead in Westminster underpassPortugal’s president has described the circumstances in which a homeless Portuguese man died near the UK parliament as “inhumane”. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa paid tribute to the unnamed man found dead in a[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
The bottom line is that race still matters,” said Anna Maria Santiago, a professor of social work at Michigan State University, who has studied housing discrimination in the U.S. “There clearly is discriminatory behavior that has endured in our ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
6 days ago
His death comes after years of destructive government policies, leaving a desperate situation affecting every communityThe death of a homeless man in an underpass at Westminster tube station, in London, appears to have brought the massive problem facing families and communities across the UK right t[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
In 1936, local residents blocked Oswald Mosley’s fascists. Now the community is winning the fight for affordable housing
Sometimes it is good to see history repeating itself. In 1936, Jews, atheists and Irish Catholics stood side by side on Cable Street to prevent the march of Oswald Mosley[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
Homeless charity says sustained austerity and cuts to vital services is leading to more deaths on the streetsOn an unremarkable evening last November, the congregation of St Martin in the Fields on Trafalgar Square listened quietly as the names of 141 people were read out. Each had died that year wi[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
6 days ago
Residents at 11-block New Capital Quay in London tell of fears as officials raise concernsMore than a dozen fire safety concerns have been uncovered in a new housing complex covered in Grenfell-style flammable cladding, built by one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, Galliard Homes.
In the wee[...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Costs of the disorder in adults who are unable to work or hold down a full-time job are high, says thinktankAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, could be costing the UK billions of pounds a year, according to a new report that says awareness of the condition in adults in particular is [...]
HealthHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep the promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to ending poverty, protecting the planet and advancing prosperity by 2030, according [...]
Housing and PovertyWomens Issues
1 week ago
Authority says it will now address anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping separatelyWindsor council has withdrawn plans to fine rough sleepers £100 as part of a new “homelessness support strategy” after a public outcry against the measures. The council’s leader, Simon Dudley, has requested [...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
MPs criticise government policies after rough sleeper pronounced dead in Westminster area, LondonMPs have expressed sadness after learning that a man believed to have been sleeping rough had died a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament. Police were called to Westminster tube station in Londo[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
1 week ago
Scrimping on overheads and poor training means nonprofit organisations are failing to root out sexual harassment
Scandals rocking the US Humane Society and the American Red Cross are the highest-profile examples so far of how the #MeToo movement is bringing sexual harassment and abuse at US nonpr[...]
CharitiesCharities and VolunteerismHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Luxury investment is just the tip of a much larger housing problem. Tackling sub-standard empty homes is also vitalWe are used to seeing stories about empty homes in London, particularly empty homes bought by wealthy investors who leave them unoccupied. But these sorts of empty properties are not th[...]
HousingPovertyCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
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