Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
11 October 2017
In the early hours of Sunday 1 October a fire broke out on the ground floor of a three storey block of flats in Ringland Close, Hanley. A mother and two daughters were rescued from their flat above and rushed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation
26 July 2017
120,000 children are currently in temporary accommodation according to the Local Government Association (LGA)
28 June 2017
"From day one following the fire, our members were on the ground arranging accommodation for those victims, unloading lorries and distributing items"
28 June 2017
Between 400 and 600 people lived in Grenfell Tower - but it had just 200 bedrooms
28 June 2017
The number of families in temporary accommodation has soared by 61% since the Tories came to power
20 June 2017
As more details emerge and the death toll rises, it becomes clearer and clearer what a terrible disaster this is. It is a huge tragedy for the immediate community. But that community has come together in a remarkable display of human solidarity
12 April 2017
Tory caps on housing benefits have left thousands of families with only 50p a week for rent.
5 April 2017
A recent meeting of Waltham Forest Housing Action, set up by the local trades council, heard from several housing campaigns and people affected by the housing crisis. One was Claire Murphy, who told her story.
1 February 2017
The news that two brothers were jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for trafficking vulnerable people to work at Sports Direct in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, will have shocked and angered many, writes Karen Seymour.
30 November 2016
My partner and I are living in what's known as emergency accommodation. It's a small room which costs the council £150 a week. The building is old and falling apart. It's dusty and often we have to wipe the walls with bleach to get rid of black mould.
23 November 2016
Councils have spent a disgraceful £3.5 billion in the last five years keeping homeless vulnerable families in temporary accommodation. They should spend the cash building homes!
9 November 2016
That any children are homeless in Britain, a rich country, is a crime - yet housing charity Shelter predicts there will be 120,000 children homeless this Christmas!
2 November 2016
Billionaires' club extends to UK; students refuse to award best digs prize; Plaid Cymru councillor loses rag when accused of cuts profits.
26 October 2016
Homeless charity St Mungo's has released a report detailing that many of its clients had been advised by councils to sleep rough before they could access services.
12 October 2016
When we organise and fight back, we can win. That's the lesson of the Butterfields Won't Budge campaign.
14 September 2016
Student housing crisis: It's no secret that house prices and living costs are unaffordable for most working class people. It's also no secret that students have been hammered by successive governments, which have increased tuition fees and axed maintenance grants.
7 September 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Super-rich pensioners will soon be able to move into a retirement home with a tunnel direct to Harrods. Meanwhile, two fifths of care homes are substandard due to cuts.
6 July 2016
The death of a homeless man, sleeping rough in the centre of Chatham for over a year, has brought calls for action over the spiralling housing crisis in Kent's Medway towns.
8 June 2016
I am a single mother with two children under five. I am fleeing domestic violence, rape and financial abuse from my ex-partner. As a result I have been forced into homelessness, writes 'Shelly'.
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