One in five ‘will need long-term care in old age’
A coalition is launched today to call for an urgent debate on the future of long-term care and its funding to help deal with escalating charges and tightening eligibility criteria for services and the expected increase in the older population.
Source:- Daily Mail, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 24
‘Nanny state’ row over parent academy
An academy to provide training for social workers, youth justice workers, clinical psychologists and others in working with parents, which will be set up in October, has been criticised as smacking of the “nanny state” by right-wing think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 2
Ilegal migrants’ right to work wins support of public in poll
Two-thirds of people would accept failed asylum seekers and illegal immigrants if they worked and paid taxes, according to a poll commissioned by Strangers into Citizens, a campaign to give the groups employment rights.
The campaign will hold a rally in Trafalgar Square, London, on 7 May to call for all immigrants who have been in the country for four years to be allowed a two-year work permit.
Source:- The Independent, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 6
Classic study of working class life arouses strong opinions
A classic study of working class life, published 50 years ago, continues to arouse strong opinions and heated debate on race, family and community.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 1
Love’s learning curve for people with learning disabilities
Not so long ago, Brian Brown and Amy Mace would have been discouraged from having a relationship. They talk about sex, living together and the joys and pitfalls of their life as an ‘ordinary’ couple.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 3
Interview with Parentline Plus chief executive
The chief executive of Parentline Plus, the charity that will help run the new National Parenting Academy, talks about how support and advice to families in crisis is needed more than ever.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 5
Growing into the role: gardening for people with learning disabilities
Go Gardeners is leading the way when it comes to helping young people with learning disabilities.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 7
Teen gang face of Britain
Lots of kids are wasting their talent…they care more about violence to get ‘respect’ says soccer star Jermaine Defoe.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Wednesday 25 April 2007, page 16
SSP councillor suspended over care home fracas
An aspiring Scottish Socialist party MSP who helped save an under-threat care facility at the centre has been suspended from attending meetings of his local authority.
A complaint was made against Jim Bollan, an SSP councillor on West Dunbartonshire Council and candidate at the forthcoming Holyrood elections, after he was found to have insulted Theresa Westwood, unit manager of the Leven Cottage residential home and using “threatening, intimidating, discourteous, derogatory and disrespectful” language.
The community facility was under threat of demolition by the council, who wanted to turn it into luxury flats. Two pensioners staged a four-month sit-in in protest, even spending Christmas there. The pair were accompanied on numerous occasions by Bolan.
Source:- The Herald, Wednesday 25 April 2007