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"T here is vast power in talking, in having your trauma acknowledged by another human being. In interacting with someone who treats you with respect to balance out the degradation and the stigma. When I look back on those really awful months now, the ones where I had no services and the wrong meds, I am convinced that it was talking therapies that kept me going.  It is very sad then that there are so many GP practices which don't offer talking therapies, that it is left at the discretion of the practice and not treated as a necessity

The story of one woman battle to access mental health services.

Housing4All present report on asylum seekers experience of poverty to UN Special Rapporteur Phillip Alston

On Saturday 10th November 2018, representatives of the Housing4All group presented their report Enforced Destitution: Experiences of Destitution amongst the Asylum Seeking Population in Belfast to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme Poverty Professor Phillip Alston.

November 2018

 

Situation update: social housing

in Northern Ireland

 

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, visited Belfast on 10 November 2018 and met with members of the Equality Can’t Wait / Build Homes Now! campaign. The group’s briefing note to him cover child homelessness, resources for social housing and the impact of inequality.

Child homelessness

 

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