Sophia Forum and Terrence Higgins Trust report: Women and HIV – Invisible No Longer

‘Women make up 1/3 of all people living with HIV, but have been mainly invisible in the response to HIV in the UK.’ This is according to the March 2018 project report (pdf) from the  Sophia Forum and Terrence Higgins Trust, which sets out clear recommendations for policy and service development to ensure that greater focus …

The Sutton Trust report: Stop Start

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‘Children’s centres are no longer open access. Services are ‘hollowed out’ and thinly spread in an environment of declining resources and loss of strategic direction.’

Stop Start (pdf) is the April 2018 report from the Sutton Trust on children’s centres in England. 

Global Justice Now briefing: The Hostile Environment for Immigrants

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‘Banks have to check applicants’ immigration status before allowing them to open a bank account’.

This is according to the February 2018 briefing (pdf) from Global Justice Now on the hostile environment for immigrants. 

The briefing finds: 

The government is preventing people from accessing safe and secure housing by forcing landlords to carry out the work of immigration officers.
NHS staff are also being forced to demand upfront payment for treatment from people who cannot prove their immigration status
People in the UK without at least six months leave to remain cannot apply for a driving licence
Read the full report (pdf). 

Mencap campaign report: Treat Me Well

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‘1 in 3 healthcare professionals think people with a learning disability receive worse quality healthcare than those without’. This is according to the February 2018 campaign report (pdf) from Mencap. Treat Me Well aims to transform how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital.