Sunday, December 6, 2020

Homelessness

Tory Housing Benefit Cuts ‘Could Mean Ten’s Of Thousands Losing Their Homes’

Research suggests that as many as 156,000 specialist homes for vulnerable people could be lost, due to Tory plans to cap Housing Benefit.

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.

Labour Warns Of ‘Catastrophic Impact’ Of Tory Housing Benefit Cuts

Specialist housing providers could be forced to close accommodation for the most vulnerable, due to Tory Housing Benefit cuts.

Benefit Cuts Put Cancer Patients At Risk Of Homelessness, Charity Warns

Macmillan says proposed cuts to Employment and Support Allowance would leave cancer patients unable to pay housing costs.

We Occupied London’s Royal Mint To Highlight Homelessness

What better place – after the bank bailout – to raise awareness about those forced to sleep on the streets than the old, empty centre of banking finance?

One In Four Homeless People Will Spend Christmas Alone, Says Charity

A damning new report reveals the worrying extent of loneliness and isolation amongst homeless people in the UK.

Number Of Homeless Families Living In B&Bs Hits 12-Year High In England

DCLG figures reveal 45% rise in households with children living in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation.

Housing Benefit Cuts Will Have ‘Devastating Impact’ On Homeless Young People

More than four in ten homeless young people could be affected by Government cuts to housing support, according to a new report.

Benefit Sanctions Leaving Vulnerable People Hungry And Homeless

A new report shows that benefit sanctions are hitting vulnerable people hardest, with many forced to sleep rough and go hungry.

‘Conscious Cruelty’: Ken Loach’s Shock At Benefit Sanctions And Food Banks

‘Hunger is being used as a weapon,’ says veteran director, calling for public rage over situation he says is worse than when he made Cathy Come Home in 1966.

Number Of Young People Living In Poverty Up 400,000 – Report

The number of young people living in poverty in the UK has rocketed by 400,000 in the last ten years, according to a damning new report.

DWP Finally Acts To End Housing Benefit ‘Maladministration’ Scandal

The DWP has issued orders to end a bureaucratic bungle which caused thousands of sanctioned claimants to fall into debt and face eviction.

MPs Launch Inquiry Into Welfare Safety Net ‘Postcode Lottery’

The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into the provisions of the "local welfare safety net", it has been announced.

Social Care Services Heading ‘From Crisis To Catastrophe’, Warns Report

Social care services for vulnerable people in England is heading from 'crisis to catastrophe', according to a new report.

Immigration Bill Will Increase Migrant Homelessness

Immigration Bill will increase levels of homelessness rather than reduce immigration, Scotland's Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil says.

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