Archives for October 26th, 1998

MONEY FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 October, 1998

A million pound Innovation Fund has been set up to explore ways of modernising the role of health visitors.Tessa Jowell, Minister for Public Health, said: “Health visitors are absolutely crucial to the delivery of the Government’s public health strategy. We have set ourselves ambitious tasks: to tackle the root causes of ill-health; to narrow the gap between the best off and the worst off; to build a Health Service, not just a health care service.

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PUBLIC LANDLORDS SHOULD JOIN PARTNERSHIP AGAINST CRIME

Headlines, PublicNet: 26 October, 1998

The Government says that housing providers, such as councils and housing associations, can play a key role in tackling the crime problems facing local communities.Home Office Minister Alun Michael said that housing providers have local knowledge which can play an important part in addressing local crime problems.The Crime and Disorder Act, which began to be implemented last month, calls on public sector organisations, including the Police, to work together to produce specific action plans to deal with crime as it affects individual areas.

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