PUBLISHED: 13:35 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:23 29 March 2018 Mike Brooke A patient in her 70s gets help filling out medical paperwork at her GP surgery for a routine healthcare check-up. Picture: Ryan Lane Ryan Lane A third of all Tower Hamlets council spending is going on adult social care with a growing ageing population, a Local Account report reveals. Home care for the elderly by Tower Hamlets Adult Social Care services. Picture source: LBTH Buts more adults are now taking control over their health and gaining independence after illness, according to the report. More adults with a learning disability are also being helped into jobs. The report shows 3,719 people got help over the past 12 moths, with the council spending £116 million on adult social care—a third of its day-to-day budget. “We are focussing on preventing poor health and helping people to be independent,” Adult Social Care director Denise Radley explained. “This is driving up … [Read more...] about Third of Tower Hamlets budget now going on social care with growing ageing population
By Emily DeRuy | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 9, 2018 at 1:35 pm | UPDATED: April 10, 2018 at 3:42 am Even as San Jose faces a budget shortfall, half of the City Council — and some of their staffers — are visiting Japan on the taxpayers’ dime this week to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the sister city relationship with Okayama. Now, Mayor Sam Liccardo wants to make sure such a big group trip doesn’t happen again by tightening San Jose’s “sister city” travel policies. As the delegation to Japan prepared to visit Okayama University, the city’s historic castle and partake in a Japanese tea ceremony, a memo by the mayor questioning the necessity of such a large delegation circulated through City Hall. The city’s current travel policy states San Jose officials and staffers can travel at the city’s expense as long as there’s some public benefit. But it doesn’t limit how … [Read more...] about Why is half of San Jose City Council in Japan on taxpayers’ dime?
CLAYTON • Members of the St. Louis County Council for several months have claimed they do not have the resources to maintain a check on a county executive whose agenda, they charge, has been driven by campaign contributors.On Monday, two council members proposed asking county voters to solve both ends of the problem they perceive. A council committee will discuss the proposals Tuesday.Councilman Ernie Trakas proposed a county charter amendment that would set a $2,600 contribution limit for any county office and restrict contributions from people bidding on county contracts. Candidates could not accept contributions from anyone bidding on a county contract in a period from 90 days before the county requested proposals to 90 days after the contract was awarded.And Council Chairman Sam Page proposed an amendment that would allow the council to hire its own legal counsel in its ongoing legal fight with County Executive Steve Stenger over funding for the county auditor.If approved by … [Read more...] about In battle with Stenger, St. Louis County Council could put charter amendments before voters
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced a joint venture with the Vatican to co-host a meeting next September on “migration, xenophobia, and politically motivated populism.” The WCC said it is partnering with the Vatican department for Promoting Integral Human Development in preparing the conference to be held September 17-20 as part of ongoing work toward “peace-building and migration.”The General of the WCC, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, said the meeting would be a “very useful and significant workshop to dig a bit deeper” into the problems of xenophobia as an expression of populism, as well as its links to racism, conflict, and violence in countries around the world. Last September, the Vatican launched a two-year campaign to change people’s minds about migrants and to encourage a more welcoming attitude toward them worldwide. “Brothers, we mustn’t be afraid to share the journey! We mustn’t be afraid to share the … [Read more...] about Vatican to Host Conference on ‘Migration, Xenophobia, and Politically Motivated Populism’
Jul 11, 6:28 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 07/11/18 AT 6:06 AM The United Nations declared July 11 as World Population Day in 1989 and since then, it is being celebrated every year with an objective to spread information about population-related issues across the world. This year, the day will be observed with the theme "Family planning is a human right.”“Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children,” the UN website states.This year’s event aims at empowering young boys and girls and educating them about techniques to avoid unwanted pregnancies at a young age and about how sexually transmitted infections can be prevented. It also aims at ensuring access to primary education, removing gender stereotype and access to reproductive health services.In connection with this year’s theme, the UN has … [Read more...] about World Population Day 2018: History, Significance And Theme