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LGBT Housing in older age

By Rebecca Dillon / June 20, 2016

In 2015 Commonweal Housing joined forces with Stonewall Housing and the Big Lottery Fund to fund a study into the current provision of housing and related care and support for the older LGBT population in the UK. Stonewall Housing a specialist Lesibian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT )housing charity in England, they provide Housing support and…

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Staying at home – the advantages of a dementia friendly home

By Rebecca Dillon / March 25, 2015

The number of people being diagnosed with dementia is on the rise. In less than 40 years time there will be 1.7m people living with Dementia. Currently there are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK.* When the illness is late onset – usually over age 60, with symptoms slow to appear – diagnosis is…

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Re-Unite – Mary and baby Benjamin’s journey – from prison to a brighter future

By Rebecca Dillon / March 26, 2014

When Re-Unite first met 33 year old Mary* from Greater Manchester she was serving a three year prison term. Mary was referred to us by the Mother and Baby unit at HMP Styal as she had just given birth to new baby whist in custody; her two teenage daughters were staying with their grandmother while…

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Found ‘not guilty’ but denied compensation – Miscarriages of Justice

By Rebecca Dillon / March 26, 2014

Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau (a CAB) has delivered the Miscarriage of Justice Support service since 2002. We provide advice and support to individuals who have been wrongfully imprisoned through a miscarriage of justice and subsequently released. Because victims of miscarriages are not considered to be offenders, they do not receive the statutory provision…

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Living without a safety net – No Recourse to Public Funds

By Rebecca Dillon / March 26, 2014

Some people have a simple phrase attached to their status in the UK – “no recourse to public funds”. The meaning is apparently very clear. While you may have the right to be in the country, you do not have the right to access any services paid by the public purse, nor are you able…

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Re-Unite Humberside: Sarah's story

By Rebecca Dillon / March 4, 2013

In partnership with the Hull Together Women Project, Re-Unite has helped Sarah* turn her family’s life around. Sarah’s children were aged three years and eight months respectively when she was given a six-year prison sentence for drug offences in 2009.

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