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Housing and P News

2 days ago
Loneliness poses health risks and is a drain on the public purse. Communities are finding ways to connect people, but government must act tooThe headlines are familiar to many of us: “Loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day”; it’s as bad for you as long-term illness[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
2 days ago
AMPS, made up of representatives from social service organizations, was founded five years ago by JoAnn Stingley, who oversees the Elgin Police Department's social work division. For the past five years, the city's nonprofit and social services agencies ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
The 2008 financial crash that triggered austerity happened on Labour’s watch. We’ve been dealing with the fallout ever since
In 2009, I was homeless. I sofa-surfed and slept rough one night – things not all 18-year-olds can imagine. In Labour’s Britain I became a youth homeless statistic[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
2 days ago
nce March 1 passes, county police will be able to start issuing citations to anyone left on the property, according to Courtney Tierney, the director of the county’s Department of Social Services. Her staff is working to alert people living in the area ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
3 days ago
ongtime social services lobbyist Karen Woodall said the policy would punish, not help, poor people. “This is health care, for goodness sake,” she said.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
3 days ago
marillo College in the Texas panhandle has made fostering student success a priority. Jordan Herrera, director of social services at the Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), says, “We are on the front end. We are educating others on how to implement services.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
3 days ago
Readers respond to the story that Robert Davis, Westminster city council’s deputy leader, received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three yearsYour article (Is this Britain’s most schmoozed councillor?, 20 February) included various receptions and other events hosted by our organisation, witho[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
3 days ago
his includes access to existing programs administered through the agencies and providing case management for health care, rehabilitation, job training, education and social services. Story Continues “This is an important moment for our community.
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
3 days ago
Physician who played a key role in improving the place of female doctors in Britain’s medical establishmentBeulah Bewley, who has died aged 88, reached the top of the medical profession and cleared a path for other female doctors to follow. As treasurer of the General Medical Council (1992-99), sh[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareWomens Issues
3 days ago
first year student from Baltimore explained to the class that in his neighborhood, gangs provide social services to families in need, which prompted a powerful class discussion about poverty, racism and social segregation. During another class session ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
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There are many challenges that face children who age out of the foster care system, including education, housing, and health care. One rarely-addressed challenge is oral health care. Children who have aged out of the foster care system face considerable barriers in accessing oral health care. Althou[...]
 

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9 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Grameen Bank provides credit without collateral to those who are poor in rural Bangladesh. Aimed primarily at women, these microcredit loans of often no more than $100 are meant to help those who are poor launch small businesses. The bank says it has 8.92 million borrower[...]
 
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31 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[...]
 
31 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[...]
 
31 weeks ago
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