Reports and Campaigns
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6 July 2011
Welfare cuts could make 40,000 homeless according to a leaked letter sent on behalf of Eric Pickles by his private secretary to the prime minister on the planned benefit caps
6 April 2011
Around 50 elderly residents of sheltered accommodation, some support staff and relatives were protesting at Waltham Forest Labour council's decision to implement Tory cuts by picking on the old and vulnerable, writes Linda Taaffe.
7 April 2010
THE COMMENTS of shadow home secretary Chris Grayling last week show the continued existence of anti-gay prejudice in the Conservative Party, writes Ian Pattison, Leeds Socialist Party.
7 October 2009
Around 800 first-year students at De Montfort University in Leicester have been forced into hotels around the city after the university 'ran out of space' in halls, writes Becci Heaghney, Leicester Socialist Students.
7 October 2009
IN HIS keynote speech at the recent Labour Party conference Gordon Brown made out that young single parents are a significant 'problem', writes Jane James.
2 October 2008
Students from Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Oxford lobby John Denham MP , photo Ben Robinson
20 February 2008
THE NUMBER of homeowners in England fell by a record 83,000 in 2007, according to a survey by leading mortgage lenders Halifax...
30 January 2008
Christmas may be over but many Goldsmiths students are still playing mousetrap... By James Kerr, Goldsmiths Socialist Students
31 May 2007
Housing crisis deepens: Government minister Margaret Hodge created a furore in the press when she stated that 'indigenous families' should be given priority for social housing above 'new migrants'...
22 February 2007
Student accommodation: THE NATIONAL Union of Students' (NUS) recent survey of student accommodation costs shows that roughly a quarter of students live in university halls or purpose-built accommodation from corporate providers...
7 December 2006
Durham students say: : ON 1 December, 250 angry Durham University students demonstrated against a proposed 7% increase in the cost of living in university halls of residence...
22 November 2006
THE BBC launch their homelessness season this week to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous TV drama Cathy Come Home...
12 July 2002
NEW LABOUR'S Mental Health Bill includes provision for people with mental illnesses to be committed to long stay accommodation in case they may become a danger to the public (or themselves), writes Clare Wilkins.
14 December 2001
IT'S CHRISTMAS so once again well-heeled politicians are scrambling for that photo opportunity with the homeless, writes Steve Nally, London homelessness worker.
24 November 2000
THE BRITISH Medical Association described the NHS as "in trouble and under pressure." This is mainly because the New Labour government puts its faith in the private profit system...
28 July 2000
TORY AND New Labour housing policy has been catastrophic for social housing and for millions of working-class households living in sub-standard or overcrowded accommodation...
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