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Tackling loneliness

Tuesday 10 April 2018

McAuley Community Services for Women

Recently the UK government surprised many by appointing a Minister for Loneliness. Some laughed, others were cynical, and many were simply bemused. There was bewilderment and some degree of denial that the issue could have grown to such a proportion and scepticism that the concept of ‘loneliness’ was something a government could, or should, tackle.

Shortage of low-income affordable housing reaches crisis stage

Monday 19 March 2018

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service 
Four New Orleans families are a little better off today since a grass-roots housing program helped them secure an affordable place to live.

The Jane Place Neighbourhood Sustainability Initiative opened its first permanently affordable four-plex apartment building in the Mid-City neighbourhood in 2016, giving the families stability in their lives and eliminating their worries about whether to pay the rent or the utilities in any given month.