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Excellent thread Joe - there should be more of this sort of debate in the sector.
I think its a good idea to make such website and you can find out some good websites in alexa website directory.
So this is what Mr Cameron meant by less beaurocracy when he talked about the Big society
I agree that a near 40% cut in SP wont be the worst. However, Derby City Council needs to make £1.6m per year cuts for the entire Adult Health and Housing Department (budget of £74m) but is cutting £3.4m per year from the SP budget.
posted Anonymously, 17/11/2011 2:21 pm in DOCUMENTARY SERIES LOOKING TO HELP HOARDERS WITH THEIR PROBLEM
Will hoarders be exempt the no extra room rule on account of their illness?
From Chris, 06/09/2011 3:31 pm in Taking responsibility & preparing tenants for social/private tenancies
People may benefit from tenant training - understanding the responsibilities of the tenancy, tenancy rights etc, but these are best done at sign up.
posted Anonymously, 15/08/2011 1:27 pm in Target Hardening for Domestic Abuse
Look on Housemark or ask Circle Anglia for their procedures and measures - that will lead you to a number of good resources.
Chris - housing providers are there to provide housing. It is for local authorities to fund or enable support for people, including tenants. There is no requirement for RSLS to continue to fund support that they have ended up doing, and indeed there is a strong moral argument to cause the State, or the Big Society to pay its' own bills rather than continue to expect the tenants to plug the shortfall.
Its taken 40 years of concerted lobbying with public acceptance of the need for womens refuges and associated services. They are still oversubscribed and insufficient in mumber.
If as central government maintain the 200,000 fall in vulnerable people support is largely due to ineligible care, then surely they have a record of what happened to these vulnerable people. If not do central government care about vulnerable people needing care?