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Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has welcomed a £3.8m boost to tackle homelessness after a meeting with the Prime Minister. The two had an hour-long discussion as Theresa May visited Manchester, announcing extra funding to combat rough sleeping and homelessness, blighting the region and Manchester in particular. Mr Burnham…
Schizophrenics and patients with bipolar disorder are being treated with dogs, rabbits and rats by using "animal magic" for therapy at a Manchester hospital. The seven-week course of animal-assisted therapy at North Manchester General Hospital sees them visiting men with long-term and severe mental health conditions, where patients begin to…
A woman has had three children taken from her care in the space of five years after social workers raised concerns about her drug and alcohol misuse, mental health difficulties and "chaotic lifestyle". Two, born in 2010 and 2012, were placed for adoption following a ruling by a family court…
Girlguides in Manchester have launched a UK first with a new badge to tackle loneliness in old people. Youngsters have been visiting homes for the elderly and sheltered housing centres to speak to senior citizens to earn the new badge. It is hoped the initiative will be adopted by other…
Six children have been taken from the care of a couple whose "fundamental" disagreements over parenting led to "turbulence and worse" in their home. A family court judge said the woman had a "more relaxed" parenting style but the man was "firmer". Judge Ross Duggan said the woman talked about…
A vicar at the "Beatles church", where John Lennon met Paul McCartney, was allowed to carry on working for 24 years after he was convicted of abusing a schoolboy. Rev John Roberts, who was based at St Peter's Church in Woolton, Liverpool, was fined £500 when he was sentenced for…
This is a sponsored article and is brought to you by the Health and Care Innovation Expo.Since the birth of the NHS in 1948, England’s demographics have changed immeasurably. As the NHS gears up to mark its 70th anniversary next year, it is now working more closely than ever before…
Paying £10,000 to a convicted child rapist to infiltrate a paedophile gang "crossed a line", it has been claimed. Jim Gamble, who set up the Government's taskforce to fight child sexual exploitation, criticised the move by Northumbria Police. The force's chief constable had defended the decision, saying dangerous men would…
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