Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Homeless charity Crisis has claimed that the UK could create an end to homelessness within 10 years if the government embraces certain policies.
Everybody In: How to end homelessness in Great Britain establishes a comprehensive plan to make homelessness ‘a thing of the past’ and argues that 100,500 social homes need to be built each year for the next 15 years.
With approximately 236,000 homeless people living across England, Wales and Scotland, including those living in unsuitable temporary accommodation, the reports also suggests that a national roll-out of Housing First, which aims to provide more than 18,000 homeless people with homes and a package of specialised support, could help eradicate the problem.
Amongst the other proposals, Crisis suggests better rights for private renters and a reform to housing benefit, to protect people once they have been housed; hospitals, prisons, the care system, and other parts of the state to be legally required to help find homes for those leaving their care; and for Job Centres to have homelessness specialists.
Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, said: “For the first time ever, we have a comprehensive plan that shows exactly how we can address the root causes of homelessness and make it a thing of the past. Other parts of the world are taking huge strides towards ending it, and Britain can too."
Accessibility is the name of this game. Web designers are getting better at addressing the issues, but general awareness of accessibility requirements is still low. This is worrying – websites that are not currently accessible are potentially breaching the Equality Act of 2010. One of the first places to look for help should be the Government Digital Service (GDS), which provides help, advice and guidance on legislation regarding accessibility.
It is surprisingly easy to start meeting the government’s accessibility requirements.
The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.
Poppy Welch looks at the role of local authorities in setting a green driving agenda and the schemes available to councils across England