Archives : Sep-2018

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An investigation by the Manchester Evening News has found that the number of vulnerable children needing support from Greater Manchester’s social services departments is soaring, leaving town halls facing a growing financial black hole. Rising family poverty and its associated issues – including mental health problems, addiction and neglect – are seeing more and more […]

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New figures in the Guardian newspaper, indicate there has been a dramatic increase in ambulances being called to deal with people who have taken the dangerous synthetic cannabinoid spice, with paramedics in some areas of England dealing with six times as many affected people compared with last year. Data from West Midlands ambulance service showed […]

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Over 100,000 privately rented residential properties in the North West are failing to meet the decent homes standard, with tenants forced to endure squalid conditions such as damp walls, broken heating and infestation of rats. The shock new report, by York’s Centre for Housing policy, adds that changes to welfare reform are creating a ‘slum […]

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A disturbing new report says low-income tenants are having to choose between eating, putting on the heating and paying rent as a freeze in housing benefit means it is failing to cover even the cheapest rents. More than 90 per cent of Local Housing Allowance rates across the UK now fail to cover the cheapest 30 […]