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Growing staff shortages in mental health care are affecting the quality and safety of care, a new report has warned. Meanwhile the funding gap between the amount spent on acute hospitals and mental health trusts has widened in England, the authors claimed. The new report, by health think tank The…
Researchers at the University of Exeter have launched the second phase of a national survey to help identify existing services and gaps in provision for young adults with Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Once considered to be a condition restricted to childhood, there is clear evidence that ADHD persists into…
Homelessness in England is a "national crisis" and the Government's approach to tackling the problem has been an "abject failure", according to a damning report. More than 9,000 people are sleeping rough on the streets and over 78,000 households, including 120,000 children, are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, often…
An extra £19 million will be made available next year for councils which are helping large numbers of lone children who are seeking asylum, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has said. Mr Javid said he recognised the work of councils in looking after some of the most vulnerable people in society.…
Scotland has met a target to provide homes for 2,000 Syrian refugees three years ahead of schedule. The UK Government has committed to resettling 20,000 people fleeing the war-torn country through the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme. Councils north of the border were to take in 10% of that number,…
The head of a UK aid charity has said the Rohingya people are victims of "crimes against humanity". The Muslim minority refugees fleeing violence in their home state of Rakhine in Burma describe soldiers and Buddhist leaders carrying out a systematic campaign of murder and burning villages, accusations which military…
A charity has described homelessness figures as "nothing short of a tragedy" after an official report showed the numbers in England have increased. The number of households in temporary accommodation has surged by 65% since 2010. Local authorities accepted 15,290 households as being statutorily homeless between July 1 and September…
The Prime Minister has been urged in the Lords to take a personal lead in tackling "Dickensian" conditions faced by millions of vulnerable children in England. Labour's Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde said a report by the Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, had exposed "horrific" figures. Opening a debate on…
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