Specialised supported housing for people with a learning disability

A report from mental health charity Mencap estimates that the specialised supported housing sector is more than double the size of previous estimates and that demand is rising.
Source: NHS Networks - Category: UK Health Source Type: news

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High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: News Press release housing Source Type: news
Republicans on Capitol Hill are giving up on what might be their last best chance to overhaul Medicare, just as they’re losing their leading champion on the issue, House Speaker Paul Ryan. The quiet surrender on a subject that’s energized GOP fiscal hawks for the better part of a decade comes as new projections show Medicare’s trust fund in its worst shape since the recession, partly because of Republicans’ other chief obsession: their sweeping tax cuts The sudden silence on entitlements is an awkward one for congressional Republicans, who spent much of the Obama administration calling for major ref...
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractTo assess longitudinally the course and outcome of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in patients diagnosed and followed-up exclusively in the biologic era; also, to define possible predictors of the disease progression and need for early implementation of biologicals. Prospective and retrospective, monocentric cohort study of 120 JIA patients, diagnosed between 2001 and 2010, and followed-up for ≥ 4 years (median 8.04). Disease activity, cumulative articular/extra-articular damage and quality of life were evaluated by the assessment tools Juvenile Arthritis Disease Activity Score (JADAS71), Juvenil...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractHand problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis lead to subjective impairment, activity limitation, and restrictions on participation. This relation is very complex. Assessment of individuals ’ activities is important to determine how hand problems affect not only body functions but also daily life activities. The aim of this study was to link and allocate items of disability questionnaires with ICF components based on ICF hand core set. The other objective was to examine the relations hip between impairment and ICF components determined on the basis of disability questionnaires in participants with rheuma...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
Conditions:   Autism Spectrum Disorder;   Autism;   Asperger Syndrome;   Pervasive Developmental Disorder;   Adolescent Development Intervention:   Behavioral: Project SEARCH Plus ASD Supports Sponsors:   Virginia Commonwealth University;   National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Ali B, Nisar N, Nawab F Abstract Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is fifth leading cause of mortality and disability among infectious diseases worldwide. HIV burden is increasing annually and compliance with antiretroviral therapy (ART) is low among intravenous drug users, especially in developing countries. Aim: To determine the adherence level to ART among HIV-positive intravenous drug users in Karachi Pakistan. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015. A pretested questionnaire was administered to 375 of 3000 people who inject drugs, registered at the Civil Hospital i...
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research
[Observer] An Act to establish a fund to finance the provision of free health services and medical care for the aged and disabled Liberian citizens has been submitted to the Senate for enactment into law.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
It remains the case that a great deal of aging research these days is purely observational, which is, I think, unfortunate. This is an age in which more than mere observation of aging might be achieved; the first interventions likely to reliably slow or reverse aspects of aging are making their way out of the laboratory and into clinical development. There should be a lesser emphasis in the research community on watching what happens to a population of older individuals who lack effective treatments for aging, and a correspondingly greater emphasis on getting those treatments built and into the clinic. Given this, d...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
If Labour wins the next election, it will to transform the water, environment and transport industries, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald promised UNISON activists at the union’s WET service group conference in Brighton. He told delegates that the relentless pursuit of profit over public service will end and the water utilities and railways will be renationalised. There will also be a new agenda for buses, promoting municipally owned companies, new routes and cheaper fares. The party is already working with the Labour-controlled metropolitan authorities on plans to transform cities so that emissions will be re...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Article News 2018 Water Environment and Transport Conference Labour Party Source Type: news
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