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Growing numbers of women in England are experiencing ‘hidden homelessness’ – living in precarious arrangements without privacy or their own legal living space - according to new research. Women’s homelessness is a major social problem in the UK, with the latest figures revealing that from 1998 – 2015, 1,475,150 households…
More than one in five adults across England have suffered mental health problems due to a housing problem in the last five years, according to a report from Shelter. Some 21% of people surveyed said they had experienced issues such as anxiety, depression and panic attacks due to housing pressures.…
The Duke of Cambridge has teamed up with pop superstar Lady Gaga to encourage people to open up about their feelings and bring an end to the "shame" of talking about mental health issues. In a video watched by around 15,000 people live on Facebook, William and Lady Gaga chatted…
One in 10 mental health patients discharged from hospital after suffering a crisis has to wait more than a week for a follow-up appointment, according to new figures. The data, obtained by mental health charity Mind from responses to a freedom of information request by 54 of the 56 NHS…
HSBC has outlined plans to become a more "dementia-friendly" bank with a range of initiatives. A guide to help customers living with the condition and those who support them is being piloted in 10 HSBC branches, giving tips on keeping track of spending and protecting against fraud. HSBC said it…
Old people are being forced to live in unsatisfactory care homes in some parts of the country, according to new analysis. One in three care homes in the North West performed poorly, compared with 20.3% in London, with the elderly and their families having little choice of quality care in…
Nuisance callers who target the elderly will be blocked by a new device installed in the homes of the most vulnerable, Theresa May has announced. Doctors, trading standards officials and local councils will identify people most at risk, particularly those with dementia, under the £500,000 scheme, the Prime Minister said.…
A campaign against the "indignity" of care visits limited to 15 minutes is being stepped up in a new video showing a stressed worker with a stopwatch. Unison said the short film showed how cutbacks were leaving vulnerable and elderly people "short-changed" because staff did not have enough time to…
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