Women’s Resource Centre report: the Impact of Austerity Measures on Women’s Voluntary and Community Organisations

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Support services for women are under threat from an unprecedented level of public spending cuts, with many organisations losing staff, reducing services or closing altogether.

In May 2017, the Women’s Resource Centre published their analysis of the impact of austerity on women’s voluntary and community organisations (pdf) across the UK.

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Committee of Public Accounts report: Local Support for People with a Learning Disability

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Two years ago, the previous Committee of Public Accounts reported on the Department of Health’s efforts to move people with a learning disability out of mental health hospitals and into the community. In April 2017, the acting Committee published a report (pdf) on current local support.

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Work and Pensions Committee report and inquiry: Victims of Modern Slavery

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The Government estimates that there are between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK, originating from around the world and the UK itself.

Published in April 2017, this Work and Pensions Committee report (pdf) aims to develop stage two of the UK’s counter-slavery policy.

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Committee for the Prevention of Torture report: UK detention practice

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The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published a report (pdf) on UK detention practice in April 2017.

The report reviewed the treatment of people in adult and youth prisons, police custody, and immigration detention; with a specific focus on in-patient adult psychiatry.

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