The Care Act replaces Serious Case Reviews with Safeguarding Adults Reviews from April 2015. New research provides lessons for housing providers on dealing with vulnerable tenants.
The average house price in rural areas is 11 times higher than the average wage according to research published by the National Housing Federation. It finds that wages in rural areas would need to rise by 150 per cent for people living in rural areas to be able to afford a mortgage. It also found […]
By 2015 the Government wants us to be ‘Digital by Default’, but what does that mean for older people who may not have access to the internet or a computer, or the skills to use it?
UK house prices increased by 9.9 per cent in the financial year to April 2014, government statistics revealed today. Whilst prices are now higher than the pre-recession levels of 2008 the average figure is distorted by runaway house price inflation in London (18.9%) and to a lesser extent the South East (8.9%) and East Anglia […]
Findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey published today are being seen by many as a hardening of views on immigration. But has public opinion public opinion really changed that much and is it detracting from discussion about other important matters?
A poll of over 6,000 people, has that three-quarters of Britons think that it is a good idea to build new garden cities to help meet Britain’s housing need. Over two thirds of the public also said that building new garden cities would better protect the countryside from development than the alternatives for delivering the […]
Whilst many argue that character building should be a key part of a child’s education, there is still much debate about how this might be achieved. Are after school clubs the key or could things like becoming a cadet or a Scout be the way forward?
New data from NatCen shows that 30% of British people describe themselves as either “prejudiced against people of other races (up from 25% in 2001). Inner London comes out lowest at 16% whilst the West Midlands scores highest at 35%. Prejudice is highest amongst those with no formal qualifications. Just over 9 in 10 of […]
According to the housing charity Shelter more than 215,000 households ( approximately 4000 per week) in England are at risk of eviction or repossession. New research based on data from the Ministry of Justice shows 16 out of the top 20 Boroughs issuing notices are located in London and its surrounding suburbs.
Employers have had a fair bit to say about the lack of skills possessed by young people coming onto the jobs’ market. But could employers themselves do something about it by scouting for skills?