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The National LGB&T Partnership: Trans Health Factsheets

These factsheets have been prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids, TransForum Manchester, with support from Public Health England. The Factsheets have the following objectives: To promote the health and wellbeing of trans people To provide trans people with basic information about key aspects of good health and wellbeing and how secure it To signpost sources of information and support They have been

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Changes to Homelessness Law and Practice in Scotland, Wales and England

Scotland and Wales have recently made changes to their homelessness legislation and practice. Some politicians, charities and commentators have talked of these changes as progressive steps towards resolving homelessness in the United Kingdom. The benefits of adopting them have also been the focus of increased media interest. Most notably, the changes, and the scope for similar approaches being adopted in England, are being considered as

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St Mungo’s #StoptheScandal campaign

St Mungo’s is campaigning for specialist mental health support for homeless people and a change in the law to prevent more people from sleeping rough. They are inviting you to sign their letter calling on the prime minister to lead a new, ambitious national rough sleeping strategy to deliver mental health assessments and professional support to people on the street; and specialist supported housing to aid recovery.

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Shelter: Housing and Homelessness Courses

Experienced housing lawyer and popular trainer Mark Robinson is delivering the following Shelter Training courses in Newcastle this autumn. Places can be booked online using the links below. If you have any queries please contact Shelter on 0344 515 1155 or email training@shelter.org.uk Tenancy Status and Rights A two-day course providing a comprehensive introduction to the law as it relates to security of tenure in the public and

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Impact of Universal Credit: Report 1 – June 2016

Universal Credit (UC) introduced as part of the changes to the welfare system, is designed to support those out of work or on low incomes and replaces six other Benefits (Job Seekers Allowance, Housing Benefit (HB), Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support). The Benefit takes the form of a single monthly payment directly to the claimant rather than,

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NICE consultation on severe mental illness and substance misuse (dual diagnosis)

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been developing new guidance on how to improve services for people aged 14 and above who have a severe mental illness and misuse substances. The aim of the guidance is “to provide a range of coordinated services that address their wider health and social care needs as well as other issues such as employment and housing.” NICE has

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Centrepoint CEO Receives OBE For Service To Youth Skills, Employment And Homelessness

Centrepoint chief executive Seyi Obakin has been appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). Seyi, who is also a Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee, has been recognised for his work supporting vulnerable young people to have skills, employment and a home. Seyi said: ‘The number of

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Astral Training – Current Opportunities

Astral Training currently have the following opportunities: Subway North East Middlesbrough (3 locations) require 6 persons Thornaby require 2 persons Stockton require 2 persons Guisborough require 2 persons Metro Centre (3 locations) require 6 persons Consett require 2 persons Durham require 3 persons Guisborough – 1 person required for a manager position, must be willing to participate in an apprenticeship and complete the Management qualification

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Northern Housing Consortium Commission for Housing in the North – Interim Report

The Northern Housing Consortium Commission for Housing in the North released its Interim Report setting out the findings from six months of evidence gathered from members, wider stakeholders, partners and investors. You can read the report here.

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Money Advice Trust: Vulnerability Guide for Advice Agencies

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