Sunday, December 6, 2020

Homelessness

‘Housing First’ programme lifts 200 homeless people off the streets this Christmas

Government backed programme mirrors similar successful schemes seen across Europe.

New figures reveal the shocking extent of England’s homelessness epidemic

One in every two hundred people in England will be homeless this Christmas, shocking new report reveals.

A child becomes homeless in Britain every eight minutes, report reveals

Shelter calls on every political party to put housing at the top of its domestic agenda.

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to end in-work poverty and food bank use within five years

Labour leader pledged to deliver "real change" that will improve the "lives of millions".

Homeless should have say in policy making, says study

Policy makers should listen to people who have a personal experience of homelessness to help tackle the rising problem.

Tenancy reforms leave private renters at risk of ‘revenge evictions’

Tenants who complain about or request repairs unfairly removed from their homes.

Tory Reforms Will Increase Homelessness And Exacerbate The Housing Crisis, Say Councils

Majority of councils also say the Housing and Planning Bill will "drastically reduce the number of council homes" and increase the housing benefit bill.

Charity Blasts ‘Short Sighted Welfare Cuts’ As Homelessness Soars 33%

Official statistics show the number of homeless households has risen by 33% in five years, while number of homeless families is up 42%.

Budget 2016: Charities Respond To Osborne’s Austerity Addiction

Leading charities respond to measures announced in the budget, or in some cases the lack of.

Chancellor To Announce £100m In Budget To Tackle Homelessness

George Osborne expected to announce funding in Wednesday’s budget, aimed at targeting ‘unacceptable’ growth in homelessness.

Social Housing Benefit Cap Will Put Thousands On Streets, Say Charities

Limit for local housing allowance would lead to widespread bed closures in hostels and supported housing, ministers warned.

Homelessness Crisis: Ministers Consider ‘Prevention Duty’ For Councils

Change in law would force local authorities to give advice and support to anyone at risk of homelessness.

Fury As Tory Minister Claims Some Homeless People ‘Choose To Sleep Rough’

Charities have reacted angrily after a senior Tory minister claimed that some homeless people are actively choosing to sleep rough.

Social Housing Benefit Cap Deferred For A Year

Government delays implementing policy while it carries out review of impact on tenants in supported housing.

Number Of People Sleeping Rough In England Rises By Almost A Third In A Year

An estimated 3,569 people are sleeping on streets on any one night, government figures show.

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