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‘We’re not scroungers’: Campaign seeks to challenge negative stereotyping of social housing

Social housing tenants are falsely and unfairly portrayed as 'benefit scroungers' in the national media, say campaigners.

Homeless charities slam ‘open season’ on street people

Police and vigilantes are seeking to ‘other’ people on the street, says chief executive of Crisis.

Two homeless men abandoned to die in sub-zero temperatures

The UK Government is failing to protect the most vulnerable people in society. How long can it be allowed to continue?

Landlords who refuse to rent to housing benefit claimants may be breaking the law

Landlords and letting agents urged to drop "no DSS" after woman is awarded £2,000 compensation in sex discrimination case.

Scotland on course for biggest growth in social housing since 1970s, report says

Scotland's social housing stock expected to rise by 25,000, while 120,000 council houses are lost in England.

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.

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.

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.




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".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".

Millions of families on brink face deepest benefit cuts in years

New study confirms that the poorest are being hit hardest by continuing austerity.