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Housing and Poverty News

1 day ago
It’s too late for many pensioners to insure against the futureWhen we bought our first home in the 1960s, it was not to amass a fortune but simply to provide a secure home for our children and to be able to live rent- and mortgage-free in our retirement.Yes, we were fortunate to buy at a time when[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
2 days ago
The two rough sleepers who helped victims in the Manchester attack deserve a home because they’re human, not just because of their selfless feats
Amid the reports of this week’s attack on people leaving Manchester Arena was a huge volume of praise for two men, Stephen Jones and Chris Parker [...]
Housing and Poverty
3 days ago
xpediency has replaced morality, the social work department has replaced the church, and the holy war against sin replaced by political war against merit.
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
3 days ago
As affordable housing in Britain’s capital is replaced by luxury towers, people on middle incomes are being priced out, while the poor are forced to pay extortionate rents for shocking conditionsThe first time I met Ian Dick, the head of private housing at Newham council in east London, he took me[...]
HousingHealthHousing and PovertyCriminal Justice
4 days ago
Work in public service? Get ready now: entries open on 14 June for your chance to be included in this year’s outstanding teams and projectsNo-one yet knows what lies ahead for the country’s public services on the other side of the general election on 8 June.We do know some of the things that pub[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and Care
5 days ago
Old ways of working and the appeal of new and ‘exciting’ responses to homelessness are no replacement for solid evidenceStreet homelessness has increased dramatically since 2010. More than 8,000 people slept on the streets of London last year, more than double the number in 2009–10. Local coun[...]
HousingPovertyHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
bout half of people die with an estate worth £100,000 or less. The poorer half. You’d think you could fairly describe as progressive a policy that relieved them – but not the richer half – from all burden of paying for their social care. In ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
6 days ago
resident Trump's first budget can be summed up like this: Big gifts for the rich, big cuts for the poor. He would give a lot more money to the defense industry and wealthy taxpayers, and he would pay for that with an unprecedented slashing of safety net ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
ASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to balance the budget within 10 ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
6 days ago
In-work poverty disproportionately concentrated in households in private rented housing as rising living costs biteA record 60% of British people in poverty live in a household where someone is in work, according to researchers, with the risk of falling into financial hardship especially high for fa[...]
PovertyHousingHousing and Poverty
6 days ago
The coalition unites those in poverty, social service organizations, Southern Illinois University researchers and students, civic leaders, and faith communities," according to its Facebook page description. "These groups are working together for ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
6 days ago
The big parties speak only of practicalities. Perhaps they should try focusing on aesthetics for a changeOstentatious parsimony was the phrase used by Kate Macintosh, the woman responsible for some of the most ambitious local authority housing of the 1960s and 70s, to describe the spending environme[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 week ago
Lib Dem minister in David Cameron’s coalition says disparity in how councils use ‘deferred payment’ agreements could lead to a postcode lottery scenarioConservative plans for councils to recoup the care costs of elderly people from their estates after they die may flounder due to poor-performi[...]
Housing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
risk families. “We provide a myriad of services to families who are living in poverty and ...
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General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Pressure on NHS practices blamed on underfunding and Brexit fears among overseas dentistsPeople in Cornwall face a wait of up to 18 months to register with an NHS dentist amid growing concerns that health services in England’s poorest county are at breaking point.Cornwall has a backlog of more tha[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 week ago
Talty said that as soon as the last bracelet is sold (there are only a handful left), the school will be cutting a check to Sussex County Social Services that will be used to help either the family from the Newton story or another in a similar ...
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General Social WorkHousing and PovertyEducation
1 week ago
Labour wants to end rough sleeping, while the Tories pledge to halve it – a promise that does nothing more than undo the harm already causedThis week is the war of the manifestos. Labour has laid out its vision for Britain under Jeremy Corbyn while Theresa May has unveiled her first real policy pr[...]
Housing and Poverty
1 week ago
disabled woman with an elderly mother broke down in tears live on radio, terrified Theresa May’s social care plan will leave her homeless when her mum dies. Anna, who lives in Putney in London, called into Nick Ferrari’s programme on LBC, asking ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
Reader Norman Bone in praise of postwar prefabricated housingYour caption to a photo of postwar prefabs (Build your grand design for a humble price, 13 May) refers to “the bad old days of prefab housing”, which is about as far from the truth as it would be possible to get. These imaginative and [...]
HousingHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
OUNT LAUREL — Social services agencies and nonprofits from around the state ... Get full access to our signature journalism for just 44 cents a day. The nonprofit social service agency said many of its most popular programs would have to be canceled ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Peck School of Social Work. Around 35 percent of LGBT adolescents will experience homelessness, he noted. LGBT individuals also represent about 32 percent of children involved ...
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General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and Care
1 week ago
teven Banks, the city’s commissioner of social services, said the efforts ... aimed at equitably distributing social service programs and amenities across the city. Using community board boundaries all but guarantees that poorer black and Hispanic ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
Poverty continues to impact the lives of Middle Eastern and Northern African children, according to new analysis from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which highlights that millions of the region’s young people live without quality health care or decent housing.
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 week ago
arren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development; Hon. Romauld Ferreira, Minister of the Environment and Housing; Hon. Dion Foulkes, Minister of Labour; Hon. J. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of ...
General Social WorkHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
It is not surprising that so many of the poorest people choose not to vote. Theirs is not an act of apathy – for they are often intensely political – but of disgustWhen the polling stations open next month, it is likely that many of the poorest people will stay away. Britain’s democracy is a d[...]
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40 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa have made significant progress strengthening their social service workforces in the past five years, according to a newly released report by the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. Social service workers create protective en[...]
 

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373 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[...]
 
375 weeks ago
From the NYT:The Bloomberg administration said Friday that the number of people living on New York’s streets and subways soared 34 percent in a year, signaling a setback in one of the city’s most intractable problems.
Appearing both startled and dismayed by the sharp increase, a year after [...]
 
376 weeks ago
“If you look at rates of obesity, diabetes, poor access to grocery stores, poverty rates, unemployment and hunger measures, the Bronx lights up on all of those,” said Triada Stampas of the Food Bank for New York City. “They’re all very much interconnected.”
 
377 weeks ago


UPDATE: The Census Bureau lays out the plan for the new, alternative-but-only-supplemental poverty measure (SPM).
 
379 weeks ago

From Colorlines (h/t Poverty Law)
Since she was 16, Eva Hernández has worked a string of low-wage jobs. She’s prepared chicken at KFC, run the register at Dunkin Donuts, packed and sealed boxes at a produce company, and held other similar jobs in Hartford, Connecticut, where she was bo[...]