Disabled and older people given hope of choosing care
Law will offer protection against institutionalisation and give the elderly a say where they live.
Source:- The Times, Friday 9 June 2006, page 34
One in four women may be locked in cycle of violence
Women victims of domestic violence often go straight from one abusive relationship to another, a study has suggested.
Source:- The Times, Friday 9 June 2006, page 38
Seven out of ten young criminals who are let off custody reoffend
Home Office figures revealed seven out of ten young criminals given community punishments commit more crimes within a year.
Source:- Daily Mail, Friday 9 June 2006, page 12
Judges increase sentence for rapist of 12-week-old baby
Appeal court adds two years to minimum term.
Source:- The Guardian, Friday 9 June 2006, page 14
Cameron backs redistribution of wealth
David Cameron has said the Conservative Party is in favour of redistributing wealth in another significant move on to Labour’s natural territory.
Source:- The Independent, Friday 9 June 2006, page 22
Suppliers face test of green credentials
Companies hoping to supply the government and the public sector will have to prove their environmental credentials, under new proposals to be unveiled on Monday.
Source:- Financial Times, Friday 9 June 2006, page 3
Councils warned over free care
First minister Jack McConnell has warned councils they face action from the Scottish executive if they do not provide free personal care for elderly people.
Mr McConnell yesterday told MSPs that authorities which fail to deliver free personal care “should step up to the mark”, adding: “If they do not [meet their obligations] there are clear procedures that will be followed.”
The councils conceded there are talks at senior levels about the use of waiting lists to manage demand, voicing fears that pressures now could become a serious funding crisis within three or four years.
Source:- The Herald, Friday 9 June 2006
Charity to take care campaign to parliament
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign went to the Scottish Parliament yesterday to call for better home care for people who have the progressive degenerative condition.
The charity believes health bosses do not realise people with the condition need constant reassessment to determine their needs.
It is also calling for more investment so people can adapt their homes and be provided with the right type of wheelchair to keep them as independent as possible.
Source:- The Scotsman, Friday 9 June 2006
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