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Homelessness and housing problems reach crisis point in all EU countries – except Finland

Report on ‘alarming evidence’ of rising homelessness singles out UK for criticism while warning that one in 70 Athens residents are homeless.

Homeless women are even more vulnerable than homeless men

Channel 4 programme shows more women are becoming homeless and being treated far worse on the streets and by councils.

Right To Buy Puts 40% Of Ex-Council Homes In Private Rental – MPs’ Report

Forcing councils to sell off homes and extending right to buy will further profit private landlords, Commons’ committee finds.

Disabled People Hit By Housing Crisis Are Told: ‘Your Life Is Too Expensive’

With councils too skint to fund adaptations and a serious lack of housebuilding, more disabled people are being trapped in inaccessible homes.

The Psychologists Walking 100 Miles To Fight Austerity’s Impact On Mental Health

Psychologists embark on a mental health march to raise awareness of the devastating effect that cuts are having on their patients.

The Benefit Cap Risks Turning Half Of England Into A Ghetto

Housing benefit cuts will see poor families on benefits priced almost completely out of the south – and even some northern cities. Where will they go?

People Hit By Council Tax Support Cuts Are Broke, But The System Is Broken

Court rooms are clogged with people who have fallen behind on payments since support funds were axed, yet the rich still fail to pay their fair share of the tax.




Employment grant for disabled people to rise by £15k, but is it enough?

Critics argue £57k cap on 'Access To Work' scheme should be lifted completely.

Grieving daughter handed her mother’s ashes to benefits assessor to prove she wasn’t ‘fit for work’

Inexcusable and heartless blunder by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Scrap ‘highly regressive’ council tax, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says levy now resembles much maligned poll tax and should be replaced with more progressive system.

Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".