News: Women’s refuge plea for kids’ musical instruments

A REFUGE for women who have escaped domestic violence is appealing for donations to create a children’s music room. Ashram Housing Association-run centre, the location of which cannot be revealed, can accommodate up to 40 youngsters – many of whom…

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News: Mum’s the word

Much stigma surrounds postnatal depression, particularly among some black and minority ethnic communities. Anita Pati finds out how one housing association is helping women cope. It was the discovery of a woman with postnatal depression who was self-harming, yet had…

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News: Ashram CE awarded MBE

The chair of the Homes and Communities Agency is among several senior social housing figures to be recognised in the New Year Honours list. Robert Napier, who also chairs the Met Office board, has been awarded a CBE for public…

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