raDNO looks at campaign for councils to ‘invest to save’ in homeless services

Listen to the latest news relevant to homeless and vulnerably housed people on raDNO between 12 -1 pm. In the studio today will be DNO coordinator, Simon Parker, and members of the DNO team. Stories under consideration this week include:the Pay it Forward campaign encouraging local councils to invest to save in homelessness services;a study saying that the benefits cap is not achieving its aims; Streetlink reporting that the No Second Night Out campaign has helped 3,000 rough sleepers in contact with services since December 2012.Andy Morris and Nancy Bennett will discussing the latest information about Personal Independence Payments.

Down Not Out is a news agency run by people with experience of homelessness or vulnerable housing. Funded by the Big Lottery it was formed from a partnership between local charity, Action Homeless, and Citizens’ Eye Community News Agency.

Simon Parker, Down Not Out News Agency coordinator said: “I think DNO has made a good start in developing raDNO but there is a lot more to do – especially in getting more people involved. If you are interested just come along – there will be no pressure to speak if you don’t want to – and some of our best contributors started by saying they would never go on air. All we’re looking for is enthusiasm and the ability to drink tea, coffee or another (non-alcoholic) drink of your choice.

Anyone who is interested about getting involved in raDNO can contact:

simonparker@actionhomeless.org.uk

or

magsscragg@actionhomeless.org.uk.

Simon Parker said: “It’s great that the show will be hosted on Panj Pani Radio as the station is hosted by the NHS Partnership Trust. It allows us to explore the positive, confidence and self-esteem development that broadcasting training can bring and allows us to look at health issues around homelessness.”

You can listen to the raDNO show by visiting:

http://panjpaniradio.co.uk/

or

http://tunein.com/radio/PanjPani-Radio-s98039/

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