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Changing Lives Liberty Project

Changing Lives – Liberty Project Modern day slavery is a complex crime and may involve multiple forms of exploitation. Some victims may not even be aware that they are being trafficked or exploited, and may have consented to elements of their exploitation, or accepted their situation. Changing Lives supports victims of modern-day slavery, providing a therapeutic and holistic approach which is tailored to each person.

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New Universal Credit support service from Citizens Advice

New Universal Credit support service from Citizens Advice Trained advisers can support anyone who needs help in the early stages of their Universal Credit claim – from the application through to the first full payment. Support is available online, over the phone and face to face. To visit the Citizens Advice Help to Claim Page, please click here. Alternativly, call: 0800 144 8 444 (England)

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Changing Lives provide new Housing and Homelessness Services

Changing Lives provide new Housing and Homelessness Services The Homeless Response Service offers advice and support to people facing or experiencing homelessness. This includes people who are rough sleeping, sofa surfing, living in temporary accommodation, at immediate risk of homelessness, are homeless in hospital or will be homeless after leaving prison. Changing Lives will help to access temporary and permanent accommodation for people experiencing homelessness,

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Gateshead Safeguarding Plan 2019

Gateshead Safeguarding Plan 2019 The Children and Social Work Act (2017) set out provisions which replaces Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) with new flexible working arrangements led by 3 safeguarding partners (local authorities, chief officers of police and clinical commissioning groups), and places a duty on those partners to make arrangements to work together with any relevant agencies for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting

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Moving Forward Customer Training Programme 2019/20

The Gateshead Housing Company’s free customer training programme, Moving Forward, is now available for 2019-20 Gateshead’s training opportunities give local residents the chance to learn new skills, meet new people and help to improve Gateshead services. To read more about the free customer training programme, click here.

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‘Everybody In’ to end homelessness in Newcastle

Crisis brings back its Carol Service to the Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Newcastle. Under the slogan ‘Everybody In’, the charity will show and celebrate their activities and projects to end homelessness in the city. The event will take place on the 11th of December between 6.30pm and 8.00pm and is free to attend. The doors will open from 5.30pm. For a few hours, St.

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One of every four children in debt-ridden families develop mental health problems

Around half a million children in families with financial issues are more likely to be unhappy and experience mental across the UK, according to the last report of the Children’s Society. These findings are part of the campaign ‘Breathing Space’ delivered by the charity to increase the 3£bn of investment announced by the government for children’s services by 2025. ‘Breathing space’ would offer a six

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Are houses in England not affordable anymore?

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average house price in England has reached its highest level with 7.9% in 2017 for those who earn the mean salary in the country. This represents a significant growth from 2002 when house prices were almost three per cent points lower (5.1%). In the report of the House of Commons it is warned that starter houses

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How to help rough sleepers during severe weather conditions?

The North Tyneside Council has created a new Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) that will be activated from the 1st of November until the 31st of March 2019. The aim is to help rough sleepers during the harsh autumn and winter months in the North East where their number increased by 13% in 2017. The SWEP will be activated when the actual temperature is forecast

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YHNE joins Newcastle University as part of the ‘Street Law Project’

Street Law logo, courtesy of Newcastle University, 2018   Youth Homeless North East will work in partnership with Newcastle University as part of the  ‘Street Law Project’. The project, led by volunteering law students and Jenny Johnstone, will produce a young people friendly video and information about their rights under the Homelessness Reduction Act. The volunteers will also work closely with young people and youth

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