Dorset:Figures show rise in foodbank users

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DESPITE unemployment falling in the last year in Dorset, thousands of people are still using food banks to help feed their families. As reported in the Echo, the latest figures show that the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in … Continue reading

The Trussell Trust in Dorset “We’ll be here as long as there’s a need”

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IN what is often seen as a well-off area, the Ringwood Foodbank helped 1,000 people in the past year. Since it opened in July 2013, with a distribution centre at the Wesley Centre in Christchurch Road, Ringwood, and a warehouse … Continue reading

Bournemouth & Poole Companies Taking It In Turns To Replenish Local Foodbanks

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  GENEROUS staff from a law firm in Dorset have collected over 75 kilograms of donations for Bournemouth and Poole’s foodbanks. Ellis Jones Solicitors, which has offices in Bournemouth and Canford Cliffs, have joined a campaign by the Bournemouth and … Continue reading

East Dorset District Council Proposals to build 650 new homes in Wimborne approved

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Good news! East Dorset district council have given permission to builders to construct 650 new homes of which 200 homes will be affordable local housing. That’s right! Two hundred local families in desperate need of local housing may actually get … Continue reading

Legal migrant barred from university

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The Supreme Court is due to hear a legal challenge this week brought by an ambitious young woman who is blocked from going to university because of her immigration status, despite having lived in the UK since she was six … Continue reading

“I went from being a housing manager to being homeless, and lived in a cave for about a year”

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A few years ago I had a nervous breakdown through overworking. I worked as a manager for a house in a multiple occupation block, running the place. But I jacked it in, not thinking about my house being tied to … Continue reading

HMP Stocken – Where Did It All Go Wrong?

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In January 2003, an inspection report from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons praised Stocken Prison, stating that it was an example for other jails to follow. Inspectors found “mutually respectful relationships between staff and prisoners” which created a “decent, … Continue reading