National Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

18 March 2015 Today is National Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. We have a few top tips on how to spot someone who may be experiencing child sexual exploitation: Are there any changes in the young person you know? If the young person has a new set of friends, or they’re visiting new places where they don’t know anyone, doing things …

No Limits and Solent NHS Trust to provide Public Health Nursing service

16 March 2015 From April 1st 2015, a team of school nurses, support team members and staff from No Limits will support children and young people in Southampton throughout their time at school and college to help identify any health needs which may affect their ability to learn. Every school and college in Southampton will have a named school nurse …

Universal Credit rolled out in Southampton

16 March 2015 It will only affect a few people at first, but the new single benefit will eventually replace several unemployment and low-income benefits and tax credits with a single monthly payment. It is designed to make it easier to take temporary or part-time work while claiming. There are no paper forms. Don’t worry if you can’t use the …

Map of benefit sanctions shows cruelty, says homeless charity (via BBC News)

12 March 2015 From the BBC News ‘A benefits sanction map of the UK shows how claimants are being treated with cruelty, according to the homeless charity Crisis. It said the map illustrates the “post code lottery” of sanctions – when claimants have their payments stopped. And it warned that homeless people are being affected disproportionately. However the government said …

Improving health services for young people

09 March 2015 Young people face a range of challenges in getting support from a GP, including not being registered, not realising that GPs can help with mental health issues, and being deterred from making appointments by telephone triage systems. These were some of the key findings of the three-year GP Champions for Youth Health project, to which No Limits …