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A report examined the housing needs and experiences of young people leaving care. It said that: young people often felt unprepared for independent living; there was often a lack of choice of where to move to and minimal time given to prepare mentally and practically; the downward pressure on housing…
Young care leavers should be offered a decent place to stay and not be put up in "unsuitable" accommodation like bed and breakfasts, a cross-party group of MPs has warned. In a new report, the Commons education select committee said that youngsters who are becoming adults and leaving care should…
Care leavers may feel isolated well into adulthood and some have difficulty talking about their childhood, even to close friends and family. To help care leavers overcome these difficulties, the Care Leavers Association has recently invested £3,000 in the relaunch of Care Leavers Reunited. CLR works in much the same…
Hundreds of thousands of children, young people, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people and homeless people are segregated in institutions and suffer the life-long impact of institutionalisation. Alternatives can and must be developed, in line with international human rights treaties, consisting of quality community-based services which…
Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) have produced a factsheet explaining the special benefit rules affecting some young care leavers. Many 16 and 17-year-olds who have been ‘looked after away from home’ by the local authority cannot get income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance or housing…
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety today published a statistical bulletin summarising information on young care leavers aged 16 to 18 in Northern Ireland who left care during the year ending 31 March 2013. Key findings indicate care leavers continue to have higher proportions of young people…
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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 


When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.