Jessie Jacobs, who founded A Way Out charity on Teesside, has spoken at the Labour party conference — Read on http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/rise-suicide-self-harm-directly-15195934 Continue reading ‘Rise in suicide and self harm directly linked to austerity’, says Teesside charity founder – Teesside Live
A child’s chances of being taken into care depend on where they live in the UK — Read on theconversation.com/amp/a-childs-chances-of-being-taken-into-care-depend-on-where-they-live-in-the-uk-101993 Continue reading A child’s chances of being taken into care depend on where they live in the UK
The law enforcement response to county lines is set to be significantly strengthened as the National County Lines Coordination Centre becomes fully operational. — Read on http://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-county-lines-coordination-centre-to-crack-down-on-drug-gangs Continue reading National County Lines Coordination Centre to crack down on drug gangs – GOV.UK
I’ll be out and about in Saltburn starting a new round of street surgeries soon. The card I’ll put through your letterbox looks like this, and will say on the back what time I’ll be in your street. Put it in your window to flag me down. Please feel free to raise an issue or just say hello. See you soon. Continue reading Look out for my councillor’s card!
Reading council later reduced fee for facility that is standard at most coroners’ courts — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/sep/10/bereaved-woman-asked-to-pay-1000-for-private-room-at-inquest Disgusting. Is this the future for local authorities’ charging for services? Continue reading Bereaved woman asked to pay £1,000 for private room at inquest | Law | The Guardian
Here is some important information for parents of children receiving free school meals, during the forthcoming roll-out of Universal Credit, from the Govt’s guidance to Local Authorities: ‘Due to the roll-out of Universal Credit, we introduced an income-based threshold for free school meal eligibility. As a result of this change to the benefit system and free school meal eligibility, the number of pupils eligible for free school meals will increase. Part of this increase will be because of the transitional protections we have put in place, which mean that pupils who were eligible for free school meals1 on 1 April … Continue reading Important information for parents of children receiving free school meals
Calls for further delays to fix flaws before million working families move on to benefit — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/06/universal-credit-next-stage-of-rollout-flaws- Continue reading Universal credit could be sunk by next stage of rollout, say experts | Society | The Guardian
Food Foundation finds poorest families cannot meet healthy food guidelines of government — Read on amp.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/05/four-million-uk-children-too-poor-to-have-a-healthy-diet-study-finds Continue reading Four million UK children too poor to have a healthy diet, study finds | Society | The Guardian