We have submitted our response to the White Paper Consultation based on the discussion held at the “Planning for the Future - what does this mean for affordable housing” webinar we held on Fri 9 Oct
Researchers at University College London have identified new technology that will assist doctors to assess brain damage in newborn babies.
With the shocking statistic that five babies in every 1000 births in England suffer a condition linked to brain injury at or soon after birth, the team identified the urgent need to identify the extent of the brain injury at an early stage in life to assist in effective treatment.
The new broadband NIRS system has now been approved for a clinical trial. The technology is non-invasive and works by shining infrared light into the brain to monitor brain oxygen levels and energy usage. This will enable earlier detection of a brain injury as the technology can be used at the bedside, rather than waiting for several days for a baby to be stable enough to be transferred for an MRI. Earlier detection of any injury will allow clinicians to determine individualised treatment and the hope is that with tailored treatment, lives will be saved and disabilities prevented.
This news, together with the Department of Health target to reduce the number of babies that suffer a brain injury during or soon after birth by 2020 and to halve them by 2030 is, of course, welcome news.
We assist a number of families that have unfortunately experienced the tragic life-changing injury to their baby as a result of a brain injury at or soon after birth. Being informed that your child has suffered a brain injury is devastating. We can help to guide you through this traumatic time and help to obtain the answers as to why it happened. Where the injury has arisen as a result of a negligent act or omission, we will work with you to ensure that your child receives the care, support, equipment and therapies needed throughout their life.
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Since March 2020, commercial property owners and occupiers across many sectors, whether housing associations, charities, care providers or local authorities, have been impacted by the rules regulating how they deal with their tenants and their landlords. It seems each week there is a change in policy, regulation or legislation, governing how they must respond.
A key element of the Bill is the establishment of a duty holder regime and requirement to maintain the ‘golden thread of information’ throughout the life cycle of high-risk residential buildings
We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC
The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.
As the UK’s social housing sector recovers from the initial Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown, now is the time to focus on the challenges that may emerge next.
There is no universal approach to regenerating town centres. However, housing must be considered a key part of any regeneration project – providing well-needed new homes and economic growth.
Friday 16 October marks the 6th annual Wear Red Day in England, Wales and Scotland. Wear Red Day is the brainchild of the charity; Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC). SRTRC aims to educate young people so they are equipped to recognise and challenge stereotypes, misconceptions and negative attitudes towards race.
Alongside the Building Safety Bill published in July 2020, the Fire Safety Bill is a key step in the Government’s strategy to improve building and fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy
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