Here we go again.
Short-sighted politicians who cannot add up – unless they’re Serco perhaps??
It costs £65,000 to incarcerate someone and another £40,000 for each subsequent year.
We couldn’t perhaps build a decent amount of affordable housing for that amount?
Oh, no we just sold off all the affordable housing.
Utah found it worked.
Get the homeless off the streets and then sort out the underlying issues.
No brainer really.
Not for the faint-hearted.
Questions we should be asking – except that the media glosses over all of this.
Here we go.
All the austerity and cut backs with huge cuts on local council funding resulting in more cuts for the poor and disabled.
While need soars.
Wake up britain.
And so does the UK.
This is so important in the debate about cuts in the UK budget.
Poverty has a very severe and lasting impact on the health of children.
‘It turns out this is exactly where the science comes in. We now understand better than we ever have before how exposure to early adversity affects the developing brains and bodies of children. It affects areas like the nucleus accumbens, the pleasure and reward center of the brain that is implicated in substance dependence. It inhibits the prefrontal cortex, which is necessary for impulse control and executive function, a critical area for learning. And on MRI scans, we see measurable differences in the amygdala, the brain’s fear response center. So there are real neurologic reasons why folks exposed to high doses of adversity are more likely to engage in high-risk behavior, and that’s important to know.’
We need to urgently educate our politicians making these detrimental decisions.