Protecting the data rights of homeless people among new projects supported by the ICO Grants Programme

Projects supporting the privacy of homeless people and issues around the use of genomic information in healthcare are among the latest recipients of funding from the ICO Grants Programme. The successful applicants for the programme’s second round of grants also include research into data protection in ‘smart’ homes and the use of public sector data by researchers. The ICO Grants Programme was launched by the Information Commissioner’s Office in 2017 and aims to support independent, innovative research into practical products and solutions which benefit the UK public by tackling significant…

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Sempra Energy Providing Grants To Fight Homelessness As Part Of ’20/20/20′ Giving Campaign

Sempra Energy has announced it is providing $400,000 in contributions toward reducing homelessness in cities where the company operates, reaching communities throughout California, Texas, Louisiana, Mexico, Chile and Peru. The grants are part of a giving campaign in honor of Sempra Energy’s 20th anniversary – the “20/20/20” campaign – in which employees have been challenged to collectively engage in 20,000 volunteer hours in their communities. Thus far, Sempra Energy employees have recorded approximately 60,000 volunteer hours, triple the campaign goal. “Our company’s success is tied to the positive impacts we…

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L.A. Times’ ‘Homeless’ Stickers Call for Urgent City Action by the Mayor, Notes AHF

On the front page of the Los Angeles Times, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) have run a series of three-inch square Sticky Note advocacy ads blaring the headline ‘Homeless’ laid out in a graphic design format that echoes or mirrors the iconic ‘Hollywood’ sign. The ‘Homeless’ Sticky Note ads, which follow a similar ‘Homeless’ billboard campaign led by AHF that launched in February with the posting of more than a dozen billboards throughout Los Angeles, will appear three times in the paper this week. Each of the three ads urge readers…

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HomeAid Announces National Partnership with Metrostudy

HomeAid America, a building industry charity and one of the nation’s largest builders of housing for the homeless, announced today a national partnership with Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood Company and leading provider of data and analysis tools for the residential construction and real estate marketplace. Metrostudy will serve as a Gold Level National Partner to HomeAid, who’s Shelter Development Program builds housing and other facilities for homelessness service providers and undertakes community outreach activities to provide facility renovation or operational assistance for the programs of these service providers. David MacIntosh, Chief…

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Sara Cox hosts tough new game show Would You Rather… but all is not as it seems

While you might be wondering whether to eat that third mince pie or not, homeless young people are grappling with potentially life-or-death situations.  Do they choose a night on the streets? Stay with a violent family member? Or share a bed with a stranger? Young people are having to make these choices as they navigate the festive season without a safe place to call home. Charity Centrepoint has released a new video highlighting some of the decisions young people on the street feel forced to make. “All the cruel options the…

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