Another one to savour : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/housing-starter-homes-budget-philip-hammond-a8066571.html Flagship government housing plan fails to deliver a single home in three years Exclusive: Officials admit it is still an ‘ambition’ to deliver any of the 200,000 homes prom...
Busy this morning ... an insider's view on UC and it's effect on housing : https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/nov/04/universal-credit-desperate-people-staff-cant-help-dwp-benefits-welfare-cuts. Universal credit creates a conveyor belt of desperate people we staff can't help. I w...
A knock on effect of UC ... disturbing to say the very least : https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/nov/10/universal-credit-homeless-charity-income-loss Universal credit: the homeless charity that could lose a third of its income. Residents at Emmaus Greenwich face a stark choic...
A potential ... given the headlines on this issue ... Grenfell Tower : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42063904 Grenfell tragedy: Councils plan £380m fire safety spend. [/size][/b] The interesting bit is this : Councils across the capital will be spending a total of about £383m to make s...
As mentioned earlier ... as almost a rule ... what goes into caring ... you ... is NOT the same as what comes out. Upto now , this problem has been TOTALLY IGNORED by our " Supporting " organisations. A prisoner on release receives support from several different organisations. Carers' Rights again ....
There certainly seem to be some 'dodgy' schemes around, with, as to be expected, the salesmen being a bit 'vague' shall we say about just what they could protect, and in what circumstances. The smell of money ... other schemes I'm keeping a close eye out for will be in the forthcoming mortgage inte...
A little more , this time from Dr. Mary Larkin ... Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University ... another candidate for a Carers UK trustee postion ? ... a Blog entry from almost 3 years ago to the day : Carers policy and practice: What about ‘former carers’ ? [/...
Just a headline from today's Daily Telegraph to savour : Philip Hammond offers discounted rail travel to the under-30s in a bid to win back young voters. [/size][/b] So Mr. H , the votes of X Million carers do not matter ( As if voting for any clown did ? ) ? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/03/2...
A twist ... being over charged for drugs ... BBC web site : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42063274 NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog [/size][/b] Drug company Concordia overcharged the NHS by millions for a key thyroid treatment, the Competition and Markets Authority has pr...
I haven't seen it yet but already , Jenny has made a very important point. An important issue ... tv expose must be spot on ... otherwise it does not serve it's pupose. Politicians no better in the House ... Kinship Carers ... felt sorry for them after that young Labour mp blew the one and only chan...