Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Homelessness

One in four households facing homelessness are already in work

Campaigners calls for the reversal of social security benefit cuts.

Homelessness in England soars 11% as campaigners demand £12.8bn every year for social housing

Campaigners blame a national shortage in homes for social rent and cuts to social security benefits.

130,000 families forced to live in one-bed flats, research shows

National Housing Federation calls for a £12.8bn investment in social housing.

Exclusive: ‘Suicidal’ Universal Credit claimant left with six months of rent arrears

She was left at risk of eviction, despite living with a disability and suffering from serious mental health issues.

Restoring housing benefit levels would prevent thousands from becoming homeless

£2.1 billion net benefits would also be delivered over the next three years, according to new report from Crisis.

Jeremy Corbyn: Tories failing homeless children and poverty-stricken families

Labour leader vows to end the benefit freeze and halt the rollout of Universal Credit.

Homeless children forced to live in shipping containers, report says

Children's Commissioner slams the "unforgiving welfare system" and high rents for trapping homeless families in temporary accommodation.

A homeless person dies every 19 hours in austerity Britain

Services are failing to protect homelessness people, say campaigners.

Single dad killed himself after being driven into debt and homelessness over Universal Credit wait

His sister says the five-week wait was the 'final nail in the coffin' in her brother's financial struggles.

£12.8bn needed every year to end England’s housing crisis

Spending boost would ensure that millions of people no longer get stuck in inappropriate homes or on the streets.

UK Government told ‘homelessness is not a crime’

UK Government urged to scrap the "centuries old" Vagrancy Act, which punishes vulnerable people for being homeless.

Child poverty campaigners welcome Supreme Court housing benefit victory

Supreme Court rules that tenants should not be forced to use subsistence benefits to cover housing benefit shortfalls.

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1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

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