Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
3 January 2018
Over 60,000 homes in England and Wales have been vacant for more than two years. At the same time, 9,100 people live in tents. And in London alone around 9,000 'beds in sheds' fill secret slums.
6 December 2017
The shocking death of a 32-year-old rough sleeper in Cardiff should have spurred emergency housing action - instead authorities are cracking down on homeless people themselves
29 November 2017
Uni boss's raise v our lost wages; no tax for Cadbury's and food price hikes for us; model's mansion v fines for homeless
26 July 2017
120,000 children are currently in temporary accommodation according to the Local Government Association (LGA)
28 June 2017
Between 400 and 600 people lived in Grenfell Tower - but it had just 200 bedrooms
21 June 2017
No justice - no peace! No safety - no rent! Communities can organise to force proper safety checks
26 April 2017
Over 200,000 homes in England sat empty for at least six months last year, according to investment firm Property Partner's analysis of government figures
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.
29 March 2017
Homelessness agencies, including St Mungos, are identified as complicit in immigration raids and a process that results in some of London's most vulnerable people "disappearing into a nightmare of indefinite detention and deportation."
8 March 2017
Bradford Socialist Party members were in attendance along with other activists at the lobby of the council on 23 February outside Bradford city hall. Some Labour councillors came and talked to us as we attempted to persuade them to set a no-cuts budget.
11 January 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
14 December 2016
Homelessness in the UK has reached epidemic proportions. Homelessness in Doncaster is no worse than other towns but a few enterprising folk have set up a tent city to protect the town's homeless.
14 December 2016
While Medway council celebrates Dickens, poverty and homelessness go unnoticed - with an estimated 200 people sleeping roug,h and many more 'sofa surfing'.
7 December 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today
30 November 2016
After my mum's first abusive partner, we had to move. But before you are eligible for council housing you have to be living within the region of a local authority for some time. For domestic violence victims this is a dangerous rule.
30 November 2016
Almost everyone acknowledges there is a major housing crisis in the UK. As Paul Kershaw (Unite housing branch LE1111) explains, a chronic lack of affordable housing has been made worse by the government's
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!
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.
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