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PUBLISHED: 14:37 17 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:17 24 August 2010

Mental health law changes Health professionals were briefed on new laws which will stop dangerous people working with vulnerable adults and bring in more stringent procedures to protect their rights. Brent Council is one of the first auth

Mental health law changes

Health professionals were briefed on new laws which will stop dangerous people working with vulnerable adults and bring in more stringent procedures to protect their rights.

Brent Council is one of the first authorities to hold talks with mental health workers over the changes in law that will come into force next April.

During the meeting, last week, Brent health experts said the new changes will have a big impact on the way social care works in the borough.

If you are concerned about a vulnerable adult contact the One Stop Service on 0208 937 4300 or freephone Action on Elder Abuse Helpline on 080 8808 8141.

Housing centre reopens

The reception area in the borough's main residents' housing centre has just reopened after a three week refurbishment.

Mahatma Gandhi House, in Wembley Hill Road, Wembley has redesigned interview rooms, a new children's area and a new waiting area.

For housing advice call the Contact Centre on 020 8937 2000 or the Housing Advice Service on 020 8937 2747.

Advice for kids to stay safe

Children will be advised on using their gut feeling to avoid serious accidents in the home and outside during a Child Safety Week event.

St. Raphael's Community Centre, in Rainborough Close, Stonebridge and Brent's community safety officers will also give tips to parents and carers on what to teach youngsters.

The event is on June 25 at the community centre.

Training to help homeless

Housing staff are being re-trained on how to deal with unemployed and homeless people's accommodation issues.

Brent is one of six boroughs signed up to the West London Housing Employment Link Project (HELP), with the aim of getting people into work and secure lodgings.

For information call Billy Seago on 020 8825 5142 or e-mail seagob@ealing.gov.uk.


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