England https://www.careappointments.co.uk Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:36:15 +0000 en-gb Lack of fixed postal address sees homeless being denied access to public services https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45795-lack-of-fixed-postal-address-sees-homeless-being-denied-access-to-public-services https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45795-lack-of-fixed-postal-address-sees-homeless-being-denied-access-to-public-services Lack of fixed postal address sees homeless being denied access to public services
Homeless people are being denied access to public services because they do not have a fixed postal address, according to a report.Citizens Advice said the homeless could have their benefits sanctioned, drop down waiting lists or miss out on offers of housing.The Royal Mail said it was open to the…
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England Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:20:34 +0000
Government announce network of 'rough sleeping hubs' in 11 English locations https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45794-government-announce-network-of-rough-sleeping-hubs-in-11-english-locations https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45794-government-announce-network-of-rough-sleeping-hubs-in-11-english-locations Government announce network of 'rough sleeping hubs' in 11 English locations
New centres aimed at taking rough sleepers off the streets will be set up at 11 locations across England.The £4.8 million Government project will see "rough sleeping hubs" up and running by spring 2019.Meanwhile, Labour said it would create a £100 million scheme to provide emergency accommodation for rough sleepers…
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England Tue, 18 Dec 2018 10:05:21 +0000
Ex-boxer and footballer hails huge response to opening gym to homeless people https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45797-ex-boxer-and-footballer-hails-huge-response-to-opening-gym-to-homeless-people https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45797-ex-boxer-and-footballer-hails-huge-response-to-opening-gym-to-homeless-people Ex-boxer and footballer hails huge response to opening gym to homeless people
Former boxing champion and professional footballer Curtis Woodhouse has said a huge response to his offer to open his gym to homeless people at Christmas has "restored my faith in the human race".He said he has received more than 15,000 messages since he decided to open up his business in…
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England Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:23:35 +0000
Anti-Slavery Commissioner needs to be given 'genuine independence' says report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45791-anti-slavery-commissioner-needs-to-be-given-genuine-independence-says-report https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45791-anti-slavery-commissioner-needs-to-be-given-genuine-independence-says-report Anti-Slavery Commissioner needs to be given 'genuine independence' says report
The role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner needs to be strengthened, a new report has said.A review of the workings of the Modern Slavery Act led by former minister Frank Field said the post, which is currently vacant, should not be filled until the commissioner was given "genuine independence".The report…
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England Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:02:47 +0000
Evening and weekend GP appointments rolled out accross England https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45790-evening-and-weekend-gp-appointments-rolled-out-accross-england https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45790-evening-and-weekend-gp-appointments-rolled-out-accross-england Evening and weekend GP appointments rolled out accross England
Patients across England can now access GP appointments in the evening and on weekends, NHS England has announced.Health bosses said that an estimated nine million extra appointments per year will become available to patients.Extended access means people will be able to see a doctor, nurse or other member of a…
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England Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:56:10 +0000
Local authorities 'contemplating withdrawal' from scheme for housing asylum seekers https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45789-local-authorities-contemplating-withdrawal-from-scheme-for-housing-asylum-seekers https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45789-local-authorities-contemplating-withdrawal-from-scheme-for-housing-asylum-seekers Local authorities 'contemplating withdrawal' from scheme for housing asylum seekers
Councils may pull out of a scheme for housing asylum seekers after carrying a "disproportionate share" of the costs and pressures, a Commons report has warned.MPs claimed local authorities have "lost confidence" in the system, with some weighing up whether to cease participating.If their support was lost, the Government would…
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England Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:46:51 +0000
Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45787-judge-backs-child-adoption-after-rejecting-parents-miscarriage-of-justice-claim https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45787-judge-backs-child-adoption-after-rejecting-parents-miscarriage-of-justice-claim Judge backs child adoption after rejecting parents' miscarriage of justice claim
A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of justice, a leading judge has concluded after a review.Karrissa Cox and former soldier Richard Carter, who are in their…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:42:02 +0000
High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45786-high-court-rejects-bid-from-poppi-worthington-s-father-to-remove-details-of-sexual-abuse https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45786-high-court-rejects-bid-from-poppi-worthington-s-father-to-remove-details-of-sexual-abuse High Court rejects bid from Poppi Worthington's father to remove details of sexual abuse
A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pay costs for bringing a judicial review.Paul Worthington's lawyers claimed David Roberts, Senior Coroner for Cumbria,…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:39:05 +0000
Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45783-archbishop-of-westminster-denies-covering-up-actions-of-sex-abuse-claim-priest https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45783-archbishop-of-westminster-denies-covering-up-actions-of-sex-abuse-claim-priest Archbishop of Westminster denies covering up actions of sex abuse claim priest
The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has denied a child sex abuse survivor's claim he covered up for the actions of a priest at the centre of several allegations.Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, was asked whether he had suppressed a 1968 note relating to an alleged…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:53:16 +0000
Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45782-judge-says-very-sick-11-month-old-girl-should-be-allowed-to-die-peacefully https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45782-judge-says-very-sick-11-month-old-girl-should-be-allowed-to-die-peacefully Judge says very sick 11-month-old girl should be allowed to die peacefully
A very sick 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr Justice Hayden said doctors could stop providing "futile" life-support treatment to the youngster.The judge said the little girl had a progressive brain injury plus a very…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:50:31 +0000
'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45781-misunderstanding-blamed-for-breast-cancer-screening-error-affecting-450-000-women https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45781-misunderstanding-blamed-for-breast-cancer-screening-error-affecting-450-000-women 'Misunderstanding' blamed for breast cancer screening error affecting 450,000 women
A review into a major blunder in the breast cancer screening programme which meant thousands of women were not invited to final screenings has found that the announcement was made following advice based on an incomplete understanding of what had happened.The error was said to have affected an estimated 450,000…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:40:57 +0000
New figures show 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over last 10 years https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45780-new-figures-show-50-increase-in-abortion-for-down-s-syndrome-over-last-10-years https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45780-new-figures-show-50-increase-in-abortion-for-down-s-syndrome-over-last-10-years New figures show 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over last 10 years
Revised abortion statistics show a 50% increase in abortion for Down's syndrome over the last 10 years - with projections it is set to rise further, a campaign group has warned.The new figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care show there were 655 abortions for Down's syndrome…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:38:22 +0000
Lottery millionaires throw Christmas party for 'valued and amazing' young carers https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45779-lottery-millionaires-throw-christmas-party-for-valued-and-amazing-young-carers https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45779-lottery-millionaires-throw-christmas-party-for-valued-and-amazing-young-carers Lottery millionaires throw Christmas party for 'valued and amazing' young carers
A group of National Lottery millionaires turned into party planners to throw a Christmas-themed celebration for young carers.The 24 lottery winners, with a combined wealth of more than £48 million, hosted around 75 carers aged between eight and 16 at the glitzy event near Chelmsford, Essex on Thursday.The invited carers,…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:16:11 +0000
Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45777-landlord-trio-must-pay-250-000-after-cramming-31-tenants-into-four-bedroom-house https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45777-landlord-trio-must-pay-250-000-after-cramming-31-tenants-into-four-bedroom-house Landlord trio must pay £250,000 after cramming 31 tenants into four-bedroom house
A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night workers would swap with those who had daytime working hours at the property in Napier Road, Wembley, council officers…
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England Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:10:36 +0000
Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45774-only-one-in-five-local-authorities-have-enough-elderly-care-to-meet-demand https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/45774-only-one-in-five-local-authorities-have-enough-elderly-care-to-meet-demand Only one in five local authorities have enough elderly care to meet demand
More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough care for people aged 75 and over to meet demand, with a third (34%) of local authorities…
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England Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:48:46 +0000