Collapse of social care could force more elderly people out of their own homes

Exclusive: Chancellor urged to be brave in this week’s Budget to avoid ‘catastrophic failures’ in social care Elderly and vulnerable people could be forced to move out of their own homes into institutional care unless the chancellor invests billions of pounds to shore up social services and reform England’s broken care model, The Independent has been told. In […]

UK’s largest care homes provider to sell off 52 facilities

Move by HC-One comes amid warnings Covid crisis threatens viability of private operators. The UK’s largest care homes company is to sell dozens of its homes and focus on more specialised care, amid warnings that some operators are being pushed to the brink of closure. HC-One will sell 52 homes – almost one in six […]

Bottleneck in supported housing with young people unable to move on, says YMCA

Young people are struggling to save and face a lack of affordable housing and discrimination in the private sector, the YMCA says. Seven in 10 young people living in supported housing want to move on but are unable to do so due to “overwhelming financial and social barriers”, research suggests. Young people are struggling to […]

Dognapping of Lady Gaga’s dogs & the restorative justice movement

If  the dastardly deed that sent a 19-pound Bichon Fise named Leo to his death happened today in San Jose instead of in February 2000 and George Gascon was the Santa Clara District Attorney would the man convicted for the crime ever have seen  the inside of a jail let alone state prison? The dog’s […]

Regular Coronavirus testing for staff in supported living settings

Staff testing within supported living environments will help protect residents and staff, and is an important part of the national effort to tackle coronavirus. This is part of the National testing programme where no symptoms are present. Staff will be asked to test themselves every 7 days. Supported Living managers You should have received an email from […]

Sadiq Khan backs UK’s first retirement community designed for LGBT+ people

The first UK retirement community designed for LGBT+ people is set to open this year in London after securing funding from City Hall. Sadiq Khan, the mayor, has backed the project with a £5.7m loan, which will be put towards buying 19 flats in Vauxhall that will be made available on a shared-ownership basis from late […]

50K walk for Autism by father and son

THROUGHOUT February, an Enniskillen man and his autistic son were taking part in a 50K challenge to raise money for Autism NI. As part of Autism NI’s ‘Fit February’ challenge, Carl Morrison and his four-year-old son, Hayden, have been out walking around Enniskillen, aiming to walk 50K in total to help fundraise for the charity. […]