Saturday, February 24, 2018

Housing

Stormzy blasts Theresa May over Grenfell at the Brit Awards

"Yo, Theresa May, where's the money for Grenfell?"

Homeless man dies on ‘doorstep’ of Houses of Parliament

MPs criticise government policies after rough sleeper pronounced dead in Westminster area, London.

Windsor council drops plans to fine rough sleepers after outcry

Authority says it will now address anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping separately.

Windsor council to impose fines on rough sleepers

Authority plans to issue £100 penalties for breaches of public space protection orders.

Build more homes for older people to ease pressure on NHS, say MPs

New report argues that more needs to be done to encourage the development of suitable housing for older people.

Hundreds of Merseyside military veterans to get help with housing problems

The homeless charity Shelter has launched a new local service to support older armed forces veterans struggling with housing issues and other problems.

£3.5bn Right-to-Buy discounts have led to a ‘social housing fire sale’, say council leaders

Huge Right to Buy discounts are "driving up housing benefit spending" and exacerbating the homeless crisis, councils warn.

More than 150,000 homes for social rent lost in the last five years

Housing experts predict the number could reach 230,000 by 2020, making it more difficult for low-income households to access affordable homes.

Corbyn: Labour would buy 8,000 properties for homeless people

Leader says party would also give local authorities power to seize properties left vacant.

Rough sleeper numbers in England rise for seventh year running

An estimated 4,751 people bedded down outside overnight in 2017, up 15% on previous year.

Homeless man found dead in freezing temperatures just days after council allegedly ‘removed his sleeping bag’

Bournemouth Council refutes the allegation and say they had been trying to support the gentleman for a number of years.

Windsor councillors leave Tory group over homelessness row

Two quit in protest after Conservative leader Simon Dudley survives confidence vote.

Number of Scotland’s children living in temporary accommodation up 10%

Latest homelessness statistics "must be a wake-up call for local and national government", says Shelter Scotland.

Universal Credit ‘shambles’ leaves Scottish tenants vulnerable to eviction, warns SNP MP

Figures show 29% of landlords have already evicted a tenant for Universal Credit rent arrears.

Tory council criticised for ‘demonising’ rough sleepers in posters

Campaign by Gloucester city council suggesting people who beg on street may not be homeless is termed ‘shameful’.

Rogue landlords making millions out of housing benefits

‘Lockdown’ is a model that can make £56,000 a year from public funds. But the scandal goes on.

Windsor council leader sparks backlash with rough sleeper remarks

Opposition group says Simon Dudley brought borough into disrepute with call for police to clear streets before royal wedding.

Councils forced to fund emergency help for universal credit claimants

Labour says its findings offer more evidence that the government should pause rollout of new benefit system.

Tens of thousands of young people affected by homelessness, data shows

Figures obtained by Lib Dems from 234 councils show almost 45,000 people aged 18-24 have come forward in past year for help with homelessness.

May accused of ‘callousness’ over plight of homeless families

Labour MP says prime minister’s defence of using temporary accommodation to house thousands of children is appalling.

MPs condemn ‘abject failure’ of homelessness policy

Public accounts committee says homelessness is a national crisis and DCLG has been unacceptably complacent.

First vending machine for homeless people launches in UK

Nottingham shopping centre hosts machine carrying free food and other essentials for those with special keycard.

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