Demand for training sessions with experts from the emotional support charity has shot up 48% in the past three months, the Sunday People reports.
Housing chiefs are calling in Samaritans as the Bedroom Tax pushes more tenants to the brink – one association even reports a client attempted suicide during a phone call.
Teams of suicide prevention experts from the emotional support charity are training staff at housing groups around the country – and demand for sessions has shot up 48 per cent in the past three months.
At the Riverside Housing Association in Liverpool, 60 call-centre staff have been trained since the Bedroom Tax was introduced in April and by the end of the month the remaining 40 call handlers will be trained to spot suicide risks.
Riverside’s Anna Bishop said: “We had one person who cut their wrists while on the phone to us. “Someone else said they…
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