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The Windrush controversy has placed the Government’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration under the spotlight.

Underpinned by legislation including the Immigration Acts of 2014 and 2016, ministers set out to introduce what then home secretary Theresa May described as a “hostile environment” for those in the UK unlawfully.

The approach was designed to deny illegal immigrants access to work, accommodation and vital services in anticipation this would encourage individuals to leave the country voluntarily.

Some immigrants from the Windrush generation have claimed they are facing deportation, or are being denied access to healthcare, or have lost their jobs, because they do not have official documents to prove their right to be in the UK.

The third reading of the Immigration Act 2014 was on 30 January 2014. A total of 311 MPs voted, with 295 in support of the bill and 16 against.

Source: How MPs voted on Theresa May’s 2014 Immigration Act, which took away the Windrush generation’s rights : i News

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A year ago I had a stable job working as a trainee GP in Greater Manchester and was due to qualify in February this year. I was in a relationship, had my own car and everything was great.

But for the last eight months my life has been a living hell.

My troubles began towards the end of last year when I applied for indefinite leave to remain in the UK. I am from Singapore. I was five months away from qualifying as a GP and had studied medicine at Manchester University, starting as a doctor in the NHS in 2012.

 

Source: I’ve been an NHS doctor for five years. The Home Office wants to deport me : The Guardian


The government has announced it is releasing £760 million into the NHS, which includes money to improve the use of its digital programme as part of the national health body’s 70th birthday.

The Department of Health and Social Care announced the money is part of a £760 million investment to modernise and transform NHS hospitals and community services over the next 10 years.

Part of the funding includes £150 million set aside to support the NHS’s work to become more efficient.

This includes “improve the use of a digital programme that helps the NHS use its workforce better” and “improve pharmacy IT and administration systems to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety”.

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) will also receive £300 million to transform local hospital services. It proposes to use the funding to develop an emergency care site and a separate planned care site, with 24-hour urgent care centres at both sites.

 

Source: NHS digital programme to benefit from £760m government funding : digital health


North west-based health and lifestyle provider, LiveWire, launches the first phase of its new state-of-the-art community facility designed specifically to support people with dementia

The £16 million regeneration scheme, developed in collaboration with the University of Stirling and Warrington Disability Partnership, includes a range of dementia-friendly features such as natural and artificial lighting, new signage and floor finishes, accessible toilets and quiet room

Multi-million pound scheme – aiming to become the first public building to achieve The University of Stirling’s DSDC Gold Award for its dementia-friendly architecture and design – includes new, fully accessible fitness suite with top-of-the-range equipment, new community library, reception floor walkers and fingerprint check-in.

A new cutting edge £16 million community facility and fitness centre – hailed as one of the UK’s most dementia-friendly buildings – has opened its doors in Warrington, Cheshire.

LiveWire Warrington, the largest provider of leisure, library and lifestyle services in the town, has unveiled the first phase of its newly refurbished Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub after an extensive 12-month redevelopment.

The new community facility and fitness hub, designed in collaboration with Walker Simpson Architects has been specifically designed to meet leading dementia-friendly standards throughout, creating a safe and welcoming environment for people living with the condition.

The building’s new state-of-the-art fitness suite includes a comprehensive selection of equipment approved by the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI), and provides easy-to-use kit enabling those with Alzheimer’s to stay physically active.

 

Source: Health and wellbeing company, LiveWire, launches one of the most dementia-friendly community facilities in the UK | DisabledGo News and Blog


There are many comments blaming one thing and another, when this is a problem of many areas.

Lack of funding is certainly one, but not the only one, neither is immigration, work opportunities on a non-livable wage, political interference from all quarters the left, the right and even the centre.

Cuts to any area will create even further problems as the resources will be diminishing and still need to cover the same total area. Problems will occur, which should need more resources, but from where, so the scant resources are then spread even more thinly.

The time as come, many times, when we should all be working together to solve what is before us and party political squabbles with not only all parties, but even within the same parties is not the answer.

We need to be working for the good for the whole instead of the few, as this only creates even more problems and differences.

Being any colour, religion, status, gender, etc should not be a problem as the state of the country should be a matter to us all and we all need to be working together to solve the problem for each and everyone of us.

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https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/940897/London-murders-Sadiq-Khan-budget-cuts-theresa-may-knife-crime

Lancastrian
If the Police desert areas, low life, violence and extortion move in. That was the reason for Peel’s Peelers – the forerunners to the Police – and it is still valid now.

Sadiq’s been in office for nearly two years – about time he started exercising his powers on the street rather than pontificating politically.

pfbulmer
First London has to be made safe, then the social problems that are causing this have to be solved. At the moment what is the Mayor of London doing about this? Absolutely nothing but blaming every-one else !!

timjones
just goes to show ‘mayors’ are and always have been a pathetic concept.

Mr.Always-Right – > timjones
Like Boris Johnson wasting 40 million on the failed garden bridge.

MaBaker
Khan can stop Twittering to Trump and get on with his job.
He can start by NOT closing down police…

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This is just a start as Social care throughout the UK is in an extensive crisis and all, some more than others, are in a dire need of extra finance just to tread water, let alone cater for the increase in needs relating to social care from an ever increasing amount of people both children and adults and their respective carers.

If the Care Industry is allowed to collapse, which it is now and in some instances beyond crisis point, then we will be back in Victorian Times, a time when many Tories regal at in their wish to return to ‘Victorian values’. Are these values we wish to return to, extensive child labour, lack of sanitation, workhouse, penalizing the poor, disabled and the sick.

Just a moment, we may already be there.

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The Tories performed a huge u-turn on the last day before Parliament breaks up for Easter.

Welfare secretary Esther McVey has scrapped rules introduced by George Osborne blocking 18-21 year olds from claiming housing benefit. When it was introduced, officials said the plan would stop them “slipping straight into a life on benefits”.

A benefit cut the Tories forced through despite huge protests is only hitting 30 people a month

They said it would hit 1,000 people in its first year and save taxpayers £105million by 2020. But the first official figures since the policy launched, released in January, show it denied benefits to just 90 people in the whole country in its first three months.

The number was so low because ministers drew up a huge list of exceptions to the cut to head off criticism from charities, campaigners and Labour. Today, the government finally caved in and announced the policy…

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WASHINGTON — Marjory Stoneman Douglas senior Emma Gonzalez stood silent, with tears streaming down her face, on a stage in front of thousands at Saturday’s March For Our Lives.

After listing the names of the 17 people killed when a gunman rampaged through her school on Valentine’s Day, Gonzalez asked the crowd to fathom how so many could be murdered in only 6 minutes and 20 seconds.

And then she stopped speaking.

Silent minutes ticked by. Then an alarm beeped.

 

Source: At March For Our Lives, survivors lead hundreds of thousands in call for change : NBC News


Dear Friends,

But us Brits still chuck away 2.5 billion plastic-lined coffee cups every year — and hardly any get recycled!

We have a chance to stop this. The government is asking the public whether we’d support them charging a 25p ‘latte levy’ for takeaway coffee cups.

Chris


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Price of austerity: Local cuts falling particularly harshly on special needs children
Price of austerity: Local cuts falling particularly harshly on special needs children

When Hackney council announced they’d be cutting funding for children with special needs last year, they probably didn’t bank on getting much of a response.

After all, amid the torrent of funding cuts since 2010, this area of funding – which includes not just physical disabilities but conditions such as autism and attention deficit disorder – has gone largely unnoticed.

Library closures, Sure Start cuts and the adult care crisis had all gradually worked their way onto newspaper front pages, but cuts to services for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) seemed to pass without comment.

Indeed, Hackney council halved its SEND inclusion team last year, slashing the number of specialist teachers helping support special needs children in mainstream settings. The move sparked little reaction.

So when the budget-setting for 2018/19 came round, the cash-strapped council…

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Unfortunately this Governments attitude and policy is taking the Thatcher directive to bring back ‘Victorian values‘, but are they values to be applauded, for were there not child labour, poor and workhouses, debtors prisons and many others.

Are the progressions of the 20th Century and the start of the 21st to be abandoned. Will we bring back poor and workhouses, debtors prisons and may be even child labour, will there still be free education for all children and the disabled and poor left to their own devices, while the rich elite gain all the benefits of life.

We have the Equality Act 2010, the Care Act 2014 and others but are these just bits of legal jargon, which when they come to be tested are not worth the papers they have produced.

Are they just bits of paper with no real significance, but giving all the non-elite a belief of a caring Government.

Are we now seeing the real true colour ‘Blue’, when previously there could have been a tinge of ‘Red’ now what does that produce, could it be purple, now what party does that create and do they still exist. Something with UK in their terminology, perhaps.

Is this what our recent forebears fought for in the wars of the 20th Century.

If so, is life really worth living for, are we not just producing for the wealthy elite, while fighting and working for a pittance.

Govt Newspeak

Minister suggests ‘realities of the world’ mean government will not halt attack on rights. The justice minister responsible for human rights appears to have dismissed calls for the government to do more to protect the social and economic rights of disabled people and other groups.

Dr Phillip Lee, a junior justice minister whose responsibilities include human rights, was speaking at the launch of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) new report detailing Britain’s progress in implementing the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

In a speech at the launch, he appeared to suggest that “the realities of the world” – including population growth, an ageing society, and mass migration – and “finite resources” meant the government could not afford to meet the report’s call for action on the rights laid out in the covenant. The covenant includes the rights to work, including safe and healthy working…

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