Charity offers help for the 1 in 20 school leavers with no GCSEs
The charity The Prince’s Trust has launched a vocational qualification focusing on personal development for more than 30,000 16-year-olds who left school this year with no qualifications.
Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 22 August 2006, page 5
Immigrants from eastern Europe ‘are scapegoats’
The debate over east European immigration is degenerating into “hysteria,” leading think-tanks have warned.
Source:- The Independent, Tuesday 22 August 2006, page 2
Teen mothers target missed
The government looks set to miss its target of halving teenage pregnancy by 2010 after figures revealed rates had dropped by just 11 per cent in six years.
Source:- The Sun, Tuesday 22 August 2006, page 2
Prostitutes encouraged to report violence
The government has launched a campaign to persuade prostitutes to report violent and sexual attacks on them.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 22 August 2006, page 2
Man hunted over murder of wife and children
An international manhunt was launched yesterday for a taxi driver after wife and their three children were found dead at their home.
Source:- Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 22 August 2006, page 4
Welfare reform in US cuts numbers receiving benefits
America’s welfare reform programme has cut the number of people receiving benefits 60 per cent in 10 years.
Source:- Daily Mail, Tuesday 22 August 2006, page 17
Hundreds wrongly told they are MS sufferers
About five per cent of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis are believed to be suffering from Hughes Syndrome, an illness that can be treated with blood-thinning medication.
Some of the presenting symptoms for the syndrome are similar to those for MS, but it is not a neurological disorder.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 22 August 2006, page 3
No social care news today.
Foster carers left short of cash
A £3m funding shortfall has left hundreds of foster carers in Wales out of pocket, according to a report by Fostering Network Wales.
It says almost half of the 22 councils are not paying foster carers enough and say at least £3m more should be made available.
Source:- Western Mail, Tuesday 22 August 2006