Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
11 January 2012
The cumulative effect of unemployment, a shortage of affordable housing and the cuts to housing benefit is turning the clock backwards on housing, writes Alison Hill.
9 November 2011
The ever deepening housing crisis has been revealed by the latest new build figures. They show that the number of new homes built in 2010/11 in England has slumped to 121,200
5 October 2011
The Tory conference announcement that they will increase the discount for 'right to buy' council house sales is a cruel trick on people suffering on housing waiting lists and council tenants looking for a way out of council housing, writes Paul Kershaw.
28 September 2011
Salford City Council intends to withdraw funding for Lancaster House - a training and resettlement centre which provides temporary accommodation for 38 single men - on 30 September 2011
31 August 2011
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned the government about the "chronic under-supply of homes"...
1 August 2011
Lancaster House provides supported accommodation for hundreds of young men. It now faces closure.
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.
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