Universities in fees shake-up

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BAME female gamblers more likely to suffer gambling harm

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland New research on women and gambling in Great Britain shows that female gamblers from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background are over-represented among those classed as ‘high risk’. People Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New research on women and gambling in Great Britain shows that female gamblers from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background are over-represented among those classed as ‘high risk’.UK gambling industry charity GambleAware has published the findings of a survey which discovered that 35% of female gamblers who experience high levels of harm and have a Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) score of 8+ came from a BAME background. This compares to just 12% of the overall female population.The poll of around 7,500 women in England, Scotland and Wales found that 8% are considered ‘affected others’ who experience harm as a result of someone else’s gambling. Making up 16% of that group, those from a BAME background were again over-represented.The study, which was conducted by YouGov, is one of a series commissioned to review the current need, demand and use of gambling treatment and support in England, Scotland and Wales.“This research indicates that women, particularly in the capacity as an affected other, experience gambling harms in different ways to men and this report is an important first step in understanding those differences,” said Marc Etches, chief executive of GambleAware.“This research was commissioned to help treatment providers, such as those operating via the National Gambling Treatment Service, address any barriers people may face when it comes to accessing help and support for their gambling and it is essential that services are flexible and meet the needs of individuals.”Researchers also found that women are more negatively impacted by the gambling of a close family member than men. For example, 35% of female affected others, compared to just 9% of male affected others, are negatively affected by the gambling of a spouse or partner.The study also looked at treatment and support for women gamblers and found that a higher proportion of women than men cited stigma as a reason for not receiving treatment.Among those who did not want treatment, advice or support to help them cut down their gambling, two in five (39%) female problem gamblers said feeling embarrassed or not wanting people to find out about their gambling was a key barrier to accessing treatment, support or advice to help cut down on their gambling, compared to just over one in five (22%) male problem gamblers.The research was carried out in the second half of 2019, with an initial random group followed by a targeted survey of gamblers with some level of problem or risk, and ‘affected others’ in phase two. The PGSI was used to determine whether someone was a ‘low risk’ gambler (PGSI score of 1-2), a ‘moderate risk’ gambler (PGSI score of 3-7) or a ‘high risk’ gambler (PGSI score of 8+).Anna Hemmings, chief executive of problem gambling funding body GamCare, said: “This report has highlighted not only the challenges that need to be overcome, but also the opportunities available to service providers to help increase take-up of treatment and support to help reduce and prevent gambling harms among women.“Across our treatment network, in line with the National Gambling Treatment Service, we are working with women to better understand the barriers they may face when it comes to seeking advice or help for their gambling, or experience as an affected other, so that we can continue to ensure they have access the services they need, regardless of their gender or background.”Earlier this month, following the return of live sport, GambleAware launched two new initiatives to raise awareness for its Safer Gambling Campaign and the National Gambling Treatment Service.center_img Topics: People BAME female gamblers more likely to suffer gambling harm Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 16th July 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

SC Grants Interim Relief Against Displacement To Govt. Teacher Appointments in Scheduled Districts In Jharkhand [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Grants Interim Relief Against Displacement To Govt. Teacher Appointments in Scheduled Districts In Jharkhand [Read Order] Mehal Jain15 Oct 2020 10:13 PMShare This – xBy way of interim reprieve to teachers in a scheduled District in Jharkhand, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed that they shall continue in service and shall not be displaced by the High Court decision asserting that a policy of 100% reservation in matters of employment violates the very essence of Fundamental Rights.A full bench of the Jharkhand High Court had on September 21 struck…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginBy way of interim reprieve to teachers in a scheduled District in Jharkhand, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed that they shall continue in service and shall not be displaced by the High Court decision asserting that a policy of 100% reservation in matters of employment violates the very essence of Fundamental Rights.A full bench of the Jharkhand High Court had on September 21 struck down the appointments of 8,423 government primary school teachers from 13 Scheduled Districts of the state.Issuing notice in the SLPs, the bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M. R. Shah allowed the counsel for petitioners to serve a copy of the petition to the standing counsel for the State of Jharkhand.”Looking to the nature of issues raised in this special leave petition, we are of the view that matter needs early consideration by this Court. We, thus, fix this matter for 04.11.2020″, said the bench.”In the meantime, those teachers, who are working in the scheduled District shall continue to work and shall not be displaced in pursuance of the impugned judgment of the High Court. Interim relief till the next date of hearing”, directed the bench.Senior Advocates Mukul Rohatgi and P.S. Patwalia appeared for the petitioners, while the respondents were represented by Senior counsel Gopal Sankaranarayanan and Harin Raval.BackgroundThe petitioners before the HC full bench of Justices H. C. Mishra, S. Chandrashekhar and Deepak Roshan were the aspirants for the post of Trained Graduate Teachers in various subjects in the Government Secondary schools, for which they underwent selection process, but could not be appointed in the schools situated in thirteen scheduled districts in the State, because they were not the residents of the scheduled districts. In the present set of writ applications, the constitutional validity of the notification and order issued by the State Government, dated 14.07.2016 was under challenge. By the said notification and order, it has been stated inter alia that in the 13 scheduled districts of the State, i.e., the districts of Sahebganj, Pakur, Dumka, Jamtara, Latehar, Ranchi, Khunti, Gumla, Lohardaga, Simdega, East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikella-Kharsawan, only the local residents of the concerned scheduled districts shall be eligible for appointment on the District Cadre Class-III and Class-IV posts for a period of ten years from the date of issuance of the notification.Heavy reliance was placed on the April 2020 verdict of a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court in Chebrolu L. Prasad’s case, here it was held that 100 per cent reservation of teachers belonging to the Scheduled Tribe category at schools situated in “Scheduled Areas” is constitutionally invalid.The Constitution bench led by Justice Arun Mishra quashed the Government order issued under the hand of Governor of State of Andhra Pradesh which had affirmed absolute reservation for ST teachers and imposed costs on both Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Government’s, seeking reasons from the Government’s for breaching the 50% ceiling in reservations. The Court has also reiterated the Indira Sawnhey Judgement, according to which Reservations are constitutionally valid if they do not go beyond 50%.The issue had reached the Apex Court after an appeal was filed against the Andhra Pradesh High Court Order that had upheld the Government Order providing for the aforementioned cent per cent reservation.The court had, however, interpreted the judgement prospectively and not “retrospectively” and held that the existing appointments made in excess of the 50 per cent reservation shall survive but shall cease to be effective in the future, thereby providing a relief to those who had already been appointed basis the said government order.On a plain reading of the impugned notification and order, the High Court bench found that the Governor of Jharkhand has directed that the provisions regarding “eligibility of the appointment” mentioned in the various appointment rules as framed by the State Government under Article 309 of the Constitution of India, for the appointment to district cadre posts shall be deemed to be modified to the extent that cent-percent Class-III and Class-IV posts in various department in the 13 scheduled districts have been reserved for the residents of the concerned districts only. By the notification only the service rules framed under Article 309 of the Constitution of India have been sought to be modified, and even the list attached to the notification does not contain any Act of the Parliament or of the State Legislature. The bench noted that it is held by the Apex Court in Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao’s case, that the rules framed under Article 309 of the Constitution of India are neither the law enacted by the Parliament nor by the State Legislature. Further, the top court clearly and specifically held that in garb of the non-obstante clause in paragraph 5(1) of the Fifth Schedule, such power cannot be exercised by the Governor of the State overriding the fundamental rights of the citizens guaranteed under Part-III of the Constitution.”We are also bound by the conclusion of the Hon’ble Apex Court in Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao’s case, that the Governor in exercise of powers under Paragraph 5(1) Schedule V of the Constitution, can exercise the powers concerning any particular Act of the Parliament or the Legislature of the State, directing that such law shall not apply to the scheduled areas or any part thereof, or shall apply subject to any exceptions and modifications, but by that, a new law cannot be framed by the Governor of the State. It has been made clear by the Apex Court that the area reserved for the Governor under the provisions of paragraph 5(1) Schedule V of the Constitution is prescribed. He cannot act beyond its purview and has to exercise his power within the four corners of the provision.”We also find that by the impugned notification issued by the Governor of the State, 100% reservation has been provided in favour of the residents of the scheduled districts, totally ignoring the fundamental rights of the citizens residing out of the scheduled districts, and as held by the Hon’ble Apex Court, such reservation is not permissible under the Constitution, as the outer limit is 50%, as specified in Indra Sawhney’s case”, concluded the bench.As regards the submissions of the Advocate General and counsels for the respondents that in order to overcome the factors of low human development indices, backwardness, poverty etc., in the scheduled districts and to secure justice – social, economic and political, the notification had to be issued by the Governor of the State for protecting the interests of the residents in the scheduled districts, and even otherwise it would be of immense benefit to the school going children in the scheduled districts, if they are taught in their own tribal language by the local teachers, than the outsiders, who may not be well conversant with the local language, the bench said that they are only fit to be rejected. “This “sons of the soil” policies prescribing reservation or preference based on domicile or residence has already been decried by the Apex Court in Dr. Pradeep Jain’s case, holding that Parliament alone has been given the right to enact an exception to the ban on discrimination based on residence. We find no logic in the submission that it would be of immense benefit to the school going children in the scheduled districts, if they are taught in their own tribal language by the local teachers, as the education of the school going children cannot be compromised with merit, giving 100% reservation in favour of the teachers of the same district and prohibiting the appointment of more meritorious teachers, even if available”, said the bench.The bench also did not find any merit in the submission of the Advocate General that the decision in Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao’s case, shall not be applicable to the facts of this case, inasmuch as, the question before the Apex Court was 100% reservation in favour of the Scheduled Tribes in the scheduled areas, which was not the basis of “residence”, as in the State of Jharkhand. The bench noted that in Kailash Chand Sharma’s case, A.V.S Narsimha Rao’s case and Dr. Pradeep Jain’s case, the Apex Court has held that “residence” by itself cannot be a ground to accord any preferential treatment for reservation, and it is not possible to compartmentalize the State into districts with a view to offer employment to the residents of that district on a preferential basis. In Dr. Pradeep Jain’s case, the Apex Court has even condemned the wholesome reservation made by some of the State Governments on the basis of “domicile” or “residence”. It is also held in these cases that only the Parliament is empowered under Articles 16(3) and 35(a) of the Constitution of India to enact any such law and this power is not available to the State Legislatures, and consequently, this power is not available to the Governor of the State as well.” We accordingly find, hold and conclude that the Notification No. 5938 and Order No, 5939 dated 14.7.2016, issued by the respondent State, cannot be sustained in the eyes of law and must be held ultra vires Articles 14, 13(2), 15 and 16 of the Constitution of India. The impugned notification and order also violate Articles 16(3) and 35(a-i) of the Constitution of India, as such power is vested only in the Parliament and not in the State Legislatures. Consequently, the Governor of the State also cannot exercise such power. The same is ultra vires paragraph 5(1) of Schedule V of the Constitution of India as well, as the Governor has transgressed the limitations, in the garb of non-obstante clause therein”, ruled the bench.Both these Notification No. 5938 and Order No. 5939 dated 14.7.2016, were accordingly, quashed. Next, the question about the appointments already made of the candidates belonging to the scheduled districts was addressed. It was submitted by the counsel for the respondents and the intervener respondents that similar was the situation in Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao’s case, wherein the appointments already made in the scheduled areas with respect to the Scheduled Tribe candidates of those areas have been saved by the Apex Court, irrespective of the fact that the relevant Government’s notification dated 10.1.2000 was held ultra vires and not sustainable in the eyes of law.”The facts of Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao’s case were quite different. In the said case, the candidates were working for about 30 years, inasmuch as, they were appointed pursuant to the Govt. notification issued on 5.11.1986 itself. Though the Andhra Pradesh Administrative Tribunal quashed the notification and the challenge to that order before the Hon’ble Apex Court was dismissed as withdrawn on 20.3.1998, the Government of Andhra Pradesh came out with yet another illegal notification dated 25.4.1987, which was also finally quashed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 6437 of 1998 allowing the appeal by Judgment dated 18.12.1998. Thereafter, the State of Andhra Pradesh came out with yet another illegal notification dated 10.1.2000, which was held ultra vires by the Hon’ble Apex Court in Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao’s case (supra). Thus, the candidates already appointed in the year 1987 or afterwards had already worked for more than 30 years and it was in that peculiar circumstance, their appointments were saved with the condition that the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shall not attempt similar exercise in future”, reflected the bench.It commented that Such is not the case in the present writ applications in hand. The local residents of the scheduled districts have been appointed only in the month of July, 2019 and they are working since then. Their appointments are fresh appointments and indeed, in teeth of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India. Such appointments cannot be protected in law. “Indeed, it has been pointed out that the State Government had been contemplating to impose such unreasonable and unconstitutional restrictions for all the districts in the State. We cannot be a mute spectator to such illegal actions of the State Government and any such attempt by the State Government has to be stalled at its very inception. Such appointments, ignoring the rights of more meritorious candidates, only on the basis of residence, were absolutely illegal and unconstitutional from its very inception and have to be quashed”, concluded the bench.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Storm bringing heavy rain to Northwest, snow to impact Cascades

first_imgiStock(MIAMI) — A strong frontal system brought severe weather to southern Florida on Friday night, with numerous reports of flooding, lightning and gusty winds in the Miami metro area, as well as parts of the Florida Keys. A wind gust of over 50 mph was reported offshore of Islamorada, and flooded roadways were reported in Miami Beach.The severe weather threat is not over yet for southern Florida — storms will fire up again today as the front tries to clear the area, and damaging winds, hail, and brief tornadoes will all be possible in southern Florida later today.Additionally, any severe storm may cause flash flooding and have a significant amount of lightning.The good news is that the frontal system will clear Florida and the East Coast Saturday night, and a cooler, but sunny day is ahead for the Super Bowl on Sunday.A strong storm is currently moving onshore to the western U.S. and impacts from an atmospheric river are impacting parts of Washington State this morning. Heavy rain is adding to already saturated grounds in northwest Washington, where some spots have seen one of their wettest Januarys on record.More than 30,000 people are reported to be without power in Washington State, from gusty winds over 50 mph.Additional rain on Saturday will bring the risk for river flooding and landslides through the weekend.After a pretty quiet week of weather, this storm will move into the Rockies, before a part of this system travels across the rest of the country. First today, more heavy rain will move onshore to the Pacific Northwest.Then on Sunday and Monday, snow will move into the mountains. However, the most impactful concern will be the strong gusty winds along the cold front in California, where wind alerts have been issued for much of the state. Gusts, especially on Sunday night into Monday in Southern California, could reach 70 mph in some of the higher elevations. This could bring downed trees and power lines in the region.Then late on Monday, the snow will become more organized in the Rockies in Colorado and Wyoming.Locally an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected in the Pacific Northwest through the weekend, and 1-2 feet of snow in parts of the Cascades and Rockies through Tuesday.A part of this storm will move into the central and eastern U.S. during the week, and will bring several impacts – including the potential for a multi-day severe weather event. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

State governors taking lead on coronavirus precautions

first_imgRiverNorthPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the coronavirus outbreak continues and the federal government scrambles to come up with a national plan to keep people safe, governors are stepping up.And health experts have said that their actions, such as shutting down business and calling for self-isolation, have proved crucial at helping contain the outbreak. Governors of states with the most cases, such as Washington’s Jay Inslee, New York’s Andrew Cuomo and California’s Gavin Newsom, made the right decision by enacting these policies, according to John Auerbach, CEO of Trust for America’s Health, a public health advocacy group. “Part of the reason the states and local governors have taken action is because of the recommendations from the federal government have changed rapidly,” he said. “They are doing the best job they can, and I think we will see the action they are taking will lead to rapid decreases in the number of cases.”Auerbach, formerly the chair of both the Boston and Massachusetts health departments, said one of the most important actions taken by governors and other local leaders has been providing reliable information to the public.Marianne Udow-Phillips, executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation at the University of Michigan, said the governors’ messages stick with the public in a way those from the federal government may not.“Governors hear directly from health care providers, the local business community, school leaders and citizens at large,” she said in an email. “They are deeply attuned to local and statewide impacts.”Joshua Epstein, a professor of epidemiology at the NYU School of Global Public Health, stressed that while the states are taking a lead in their regions, it’s important that there be consistency with their coronavirus actions. He noted that New York, Connecticut and New Jersey’s joint announcement to close non-essential stores was a smart move.“They don’t want people running across state lines to buy goods, and they’ve worked to keep policies the same,” he said.Epstein added that the governors have been smart to not wait or rely on the White House for policy recommendations, because faster responses have been required.“I’m not sure what the benefit has been at this point to communicate with the administration. They’ve been dismissive up until recently, and haven’t stepped up,” Epstein said.Previous statements by the president against the governors, specifically Cuomo, Inslee and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, have made that divide between the federal and state governments worse, according to Christina Greer, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University.Political bickering can frustrate citizens and prevent them from receiving useful information.“They need to keep the public aware and what is going on. People don’t need inaccurate information,” Greer said.Although Cuomo fired back at Trump earlier in the week, after the president tweeted that the New York governor should “do more,” they apparently reached a truce Wednesday. The governor said that he’s communicating with the White House and he and the president are working to come up with more concrete plans to help the state, including that the USNS Comfort, a Navy hospital ship, would be coming to New York.“I told him, ‘Look, we are fighting the same war, you have my back and I have yours,” Cuomo said at a news conference.Auerbach said governors and state officials taking a less combative approach could pay even bigger dividends.“In general, when responding to a pandemic, it is right to keep the eye focused on the steps necessary to protect the public and not become distracted with a political difference,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

26 Immigrants Arrive to Alborán Island, Almería

first_img April 15, 2015 View post tag: Immigrants Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today 26 Immigrants Arrive to Alborán Island, Almería 26 Immigrants Arrive to Alborán Island, Almería Members of the Spanish Navy’s Detachment on the Alborán Island, Almería, helped 26 immigrants on Saturday.The immigrant were travelling aboard a dinghy. They were spotted two miles off the island. When they docked at the pier, where they were received by the officials, the immigrants were reported to be in good health.They were later transferred to the port of Almeria in a maritime rescue vessel.[mappress mapid=”15668″]Naval Today Staff, Image: Spanish Navy Share this article View post tag: Almería View post tag: Spain View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: 26 View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Alborán Islandlast_img read more

How Schema On Read vs. Schema On Write Started It All

first_imgArticle originally appeared as Schema On Read vs. Schema On Write Explained.What’s the difference between Schema on read vs. Schema on write?How did Schema on read shift the way data is stored?Since the inception of Relational Databases in the 70’s, schema on write has be the defacto procedure for storing data to be analyzed. However recently there has been a shift to use a schema on read approach, which has led to the exploding popularity of Big Data platforms and NoSQL databases. In this post let’s take a deep dive into what are the differences between schema on read vs. schema on write.What is Schema On WriteSchema on write is defined as creating a schema for data before writing into the database. If you have done any kind of development with a database you understand the structured nature of Relational Database(RDBMS) because you have used Structured Query Language (SQL) to read data from the database.One of the most time consuming task in a RDBMS  is doing Extract Transform Load (ETL) work. Remember just because the data is structured doesn’t mean it starts out that way. Most of the data that exist is in an unstructured fashion. Not only do you have to define the schema for the data but you must also structure it based on that schema.For example if I wanted to store menu data for a local restaurant how would I begin to set the schema and write the data into the database? First task is to setup the tablesItemIngredientsNutritional values All those steps had to be done before being able to store the data and analyze it for new insights. The overhead for having to do the ETL is one of the reasons new data sets are hard to get into your Enterprise Data Warehouse(EDW) quickly.What is Schema On ReadSchema on read differs from schema on write because you create the schema only when reading the data. Structured is applied to the data only when it’s read, this allows unstructured data to be stored in the database. Since it’s not necessary to define the schema before storing the data it makes it easier to bring in new data sources on the fly.The exploding growth of unstructured data and overhead of ETL for storing data in RDBMS is the main reason for shift to schema on read. Many times analyst aren’t sure what types of insights they will gain from new data sources which is why getting new data source is time consuming. Remember back to our schema on write scenario let’s walk through it using schema on read. First step is to load our data into the databaseBoom! We are done! All of the menu data is in the database. Any insights we want to investigate we can try and apply the schema while testing. Let’s be clear though, we are still doing ETL on the data to fit into a schema but only when reading the data. Think of this as schema on demand!Key Differences Schema On Read vs. Schema On WriteSince schema on read allows for data to be inserted without applying a schema should it become the defacto database? No, there are pros and cons for schema on read and schema on write. For example when structure of the data is known schema on write is perfect because it can return results quickly. See the comparison below for a quick overview:There is no better or best with schema on read vs. schema on write. Just like most things in development– it depends on the use case. Is the workload mostly data supporting a dashboard where the results need to be fast and repetitive? It’s going to need to use a schema on write database. Will there be a lot of unknowns with the data and constant new sources? Sounds like a schema on read will work. Next index items to map relationshipsThen write a regular expression to extract fields for each table in the databaseLastly write SQL insert statements for extracted datalast_img read more

New Fredonia Restaurant Opens In Former Wing City Grille Building

first_imgSubmitted image.FREDONIA – A new restaurant is now open in the former Wing City Grille building on Route 60 across from Walmart in the Village of Fredonia. Officials say a ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at Buddy Brewster’s Ale House, which is owned by Andrew and Amber Carlson. The Carlson’s say they decided to take advantage of the downtime this past spring from the restaurant industry shutdown to remodel the building.“We brought in our chef from the Chop House on Main in Jamestown, Burke Lindquist, to create an amazing new menu,” Andrew Calrson said. “We offer a fresh homemade menu and a full bar including twelve draughts from local breweries.”“We are very excited to be part of the Fredonia community and have taken extra measures to ensure the safety of our guests through these difficult times.” Emily Aults is the General Manager of the new restaurant.County Executive P. J. Wendel, Fredonia Mayor Doug Essek, and representatives from the Fredonia and Dunkirk Community Chambers of Commerce were on hand  to help the Carlson family and staff cut a ribbon to formally open the new restaurant.Guests can order online at www.buddybrewsters.com and pick up curbside, or can stop in. Seating in the dining room is available.Buddy Brewster’s Ale House is open 11am to 10pm daily serving lunch and dinner. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Go Backstage at B’way’s Finding Neverland With Matthew Morrison

first_imgNew musical Finding Neverland has finally landed on the Great White Way and the show’s headliner Matthew Morrison recently took GMA co-host Lara Spencer behind-the-scenes. As we know, the Glee star began his career on the boards as a dancer and he showed off some impressive breakdancing skills to Spencer. He also explained that the new musical is a “marathon,” and revealed that to save his voice: “I don’t talk when I go home. My wife and I have little cue cards and stuff!” Check out the interview below and then the tuner, currently in preview and co-starring Kelsey Grammer and Broadway.com Vlogger Laura Michelle Kelly, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 View Comments World News Videos | US News Videoscenter_img Related Shows Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Governor outlines plan for closing Vermont State Hospital

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin said today that the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, which was closed following Tropical Storm Irene, will not re-open, and outlined his plan to ensure Vermont’s mental health community has access to quality services across the state. The plan includes acute in-patient care in at least two locations, increased services that enable individuals to remain in their communities, expanded local emergency services, and increased support for effective programs helping those with mental health conditions. The governor said these improvements would be monitored and evaluated, and discussions about a long-term plan will continue, and acknowledged the need to talk about other inpatient capacity. ‘Building a replacement facility is years away at best, and we need to put services in place now to ensure all Vermonters have access to the care they need,’ Shumlin said. ‘The absence of the hospital creates the opportunity to fund community services for recovery that can help prevent the need for hospitalization. We believe that all of these actions taken together will meet Vermont’s mental health needs.’ The following actions are in motion: Establish a long-term agreement with the Brattleboro Retreat for 14 acute care beds. The Retreat has been helping since the flood to provide up to 15 beds and will make some renovations to allow them, on a long term basis, to care for individuals with higher needs for supervision and management. 2.      Fund two additional ‘step down’ facilities (similar to Second Spring in Williamstown) for people ready to leave the hospital, so that individuals ready to move from the hospital to another setting for recovery have quick access to a bed. This will help ensure hospital beds are reserved for those in need for that level of service. Deliver on the long-overdue promise of community-based mental health services. Continue to find and secure a facility that can provide 15 beds for appropriate care and services for people in need of acute care. We have looked at many possibilities already and continue to search. Pine Ridge School in Williston is under active consideration, as is a site located near the Central Vermont Medical Center. Governor Shumlin praised the heroic efforts of Vermont State Hospital staff and patients for not only safely evacuating the facility during the tropical storm, but for staff continuing to travel far from home to provide support in other settings. He also thanked community hospitals for providing care to individuals whose needs often exceed what the hospitals are designed to handle.  ‘This crisis is an opportunity to rebuild our mental health services to make them better than before. That’s just what we intend to do,’ the  governorsaid.  Goveror’s office. 10.20.2011last_img read more