News round up: £1bn fund to help the young find jobs

    £1bn fund to help the young find jobs

    A £1bn government scheme to create jobs and work experience for unemployed young people is being launched today, with ministers saying it will ensure the country does not “lose a generation” to joblessness caused by the recession.

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    Murders committed by people with mental health problems rise

    The number of people killed by individuals with mental health problems in England and Wales has risen over the last ten years, according to new figures.

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    Provident Financial faces backlash from Barnardo’s as doorstep lending profits rise

    Provident Financial, the doorstep lender that offers cash-strapped households emergency loans, drew criticism from charities yesterday as it reported a 3.5 per cent rise in profits.

    Barnardo’s, the children’s charity, accused Provident of driving poor families into “worrying levels of debt” and called for an inquiry into doorstep lending practices.

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    One million children living in overcrowded homes, says Shelter

    More than one million children in England now live in overcrowded homes, a rise of 54,000 in the last two years, a charity warned today.

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    Ministers back plans for a national social work college

    Ministers have indicated that they will back the establishment of a national college for social work to give fresh leadership to the profession after its buffeting over the Baby P affair and other controversies.

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    Are you listening, Trevor Phillips?

    When Moi Ali turned to the Equality and Human Rights Commission for help she was dismayed by its incompetence and offered her advice to the beleaguered organisation.

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