Hundreds of deaths of homeless people ‘going unexamined’

Reviews to find if deaths in England and Wales could be prevented ‘are not being used’.

Older people at risk of being excluded from vital financial support

A growing shift to online only benefit applications means some older people are at risk of missing out on vital financial support.

DWP accused of ‘cack-handed’ reform to mortgage support benefits

29,000 homeowners have yet respond to news that their mortgage interest support payments are about to end.

Universal Credit causing a ‘hostile environment’ for thousands of families, says Unite

Unite will be holding a 'National Day of Action against Universal Credit' on Thursday 24 May.

Government must do more to support young people on benefits – report

Harsh benefit rules mean some young people are forced to live on less than £3 a day, report says.

Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned in England and Wales

The Guardian finds over 50 local authorities with PSPOs in place prohibiting begging and loitering.

Hundreds hidden from Northern Ireland’s homeless figures

Almost 600 adults and children were allegedly removed from the March homeless figures.

Corbyn pledges ‘one million genuinely affordable homes’ – speech

New Green Paper promises 'Houses for the Many' with a focus on building homes for social rent.

Welfare cuts ‘exacerbating’ youth homelessness, charity warns

Changes to welfare benefit entitlements and a lack of affordable homes are "exacerbating" youth homelessness, warns Homeless Link report.

Majority of Councils in England struggle to find housing for homeless people

Social housing shortages forcing Councils in England to place homeless people in hostels and B&B's.

Homeless family with disabled children forced to share single hotel room for three years

Ombudsman says Bristol City Council did not treat their housing and homelessness applications properly.

Deaths of UK homeless people more than double in five years

Guardian research finds rising deaths of rough sleepers or those in temporary housing.

Mortgage support changes risk causing ‘real hardship’, warn Labour

Low-income homeowners going without essentials to avoid accepting Government loan.

New homelessness act fails to address root causes, charities say

Helping the homeless failed by government.

Tories forced into humiliating u-turn on housing benefit cuts

All 18-21 year old's will be entitled to claim housing support within universal credit.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 social homes

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

‘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.

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