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Homelessness in Britain could be eradicated within 10 years with the correct measures in place, according to a report. Government policies needed to end homelessness have been set out in a report by charity Crisis called Everybody In: How To End Homelessness In Great Britain. The plan has been endorsed…
Loved ones of a father-of-three murdered by a schizophrenic in a random attack have said an NHS report into his death is a whitewash. Robert Kay, 49, walked into the open garage of Ian Dollery's seaside home in St Annes, Lancashire, and stabbed him 30 times with a kitchen knife…
People with mental health problems feel stigmatised in asking their employers for time off work to attend therapy appointments, according to medical professionals. Yet they would happily ask their boss for the time off if they were suffering a physical ailment such as a broken leg or arm, they said.…
People with learning disabilities helped to deliver a custom-made pair of shoes to the Prime Minister in a bid to encourage Government officials to better understand their lives. The unusual delivery was organised by Hft, a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, which has launched a Walk In Our…
The Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae proposes a new formula to be used with the Local Government Finance Settlement. The Review of Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formulae was commissioned and funded by the Department of Health and Social Care in 2012. It was produced by the…
The parents of an autistic woman who died after being struck by a lorry have won a legal battle to replace the coroner overseeing her inquest. Colette McCulloch (pictured), 35, was killed on the A1 in July 2016 while she was under the care of a residential care home near…
The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (University of Glasgow) have today announced a PhD scholarship which will deliver ground-breaking research focusing specifically on men to understand suicide risk. Suicide is the leading cause of death in young and middle-aged men in most Western…
The carers of a woman who has not been seen for more than 18 years are to stand trial in September accused of her murder. Margaret Fleming was reported missing in October 2016 from her home in Inverkip, Inverclyde, but has not been seen since December 1999. Edward Cairney, 76,…
The Government has been accused of a "masterclass in incompetence" over attempts to improve the criminal records checking scheme. A project to modernise the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has been marred by poor planning, delays and spiralling costs, according to a Commons report. The programme is more than four…
Essential service providers are failing customers with mental health problems by offering limited and patchy support, Citizens Advice has claimed. The charity found energy and telecoms were rated the worst sectors for customer service and additional support, while water companies were seen most favourably, from a survey of more than…
The Republic of Ireland is holding a referendum on May 25 that could dramatically change its stance on abortion. Here’s a rundown of what is happening, when and why. What is Ireland voting on? The referendum is about taking action that would result in the repeal of article 40.3.3 of…
More than one in three older patients suffer "medication-related harm" after being discharged from hospital, a new study suggests. Researchers found at least 10% of these cases are preventable. A new study, led by experts from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, found in some cases this even resulted in patients…