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12 September 2012
Anthony Counihan and Isabel Counihan-Sanchez moved with their five children from Kilburn, London, to Ireland in 2007, to look after Anthony's dad who was sick
5 September 2012
A new criminal offence of 'squatting in a residential building', came into force on 1 September 2012, writes Paul Heron
6 June 2012
On 28 May, BBC3 broadcast Britain's Hidden Homeless, presented by rap artist Speech Debelle. The programme follows "sofa surfers", who aren't included on homeless counts
2 May 2012
Labour-run Newham council in east London decided recently to try to uproot 500 local families and dump them in Stoke, 160 miles away...
14 December 2011
Channel 4's campaigning series of programmes, The Great British Property Scandal, has struck a chord with a wide audience, writes Paul Kershaw, Unite LE 1111 housing workers' branch.
23 November 2011
It isn't surprising that the Con-Dems fear that housing is becoming a toxic issue. New housing proposals, announced on 21 November, are woefully inadequate. They come nowhere near reversing earlier cuts...
16 November 2011
To cheers from the press, David Cameron and Prince William intervened so the England football team could wear the poppy during their match against Spain...
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
22 June 2011
Con-Dems are presiding over a growing social catastrophe: The latest government figures show that the number of people approaching their council as homeless is 23% higher than at the same time last year, writes Paul Kershaw.
23 September 2009
COVENTRY SOCIALIST Party councillor Dave Nellist has warned that council budget cuts for Coventry's leading homelessness charity will see more people sleeping rough in that city from next month...
6 September 2007
The Super-Rich, the owners of Britain's industrial and financial giants, are getting enormously richer while workers are more and more forced to take industrial action merely to defend their pay, pensions and conditions...
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'...
7 February 2007
SOCIALIST PARTY members are actively involved in the campaign by tenants of Peabody Housing Trust to stop it selling off 1,100 homes on the open market...
22 November 2006
THE BBC launch their homelessness season this week to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous TV drama Cathy Come Home...
1 June 2006
BRAZIL'S HATED Military Police (PM) had a brutal response to the violence unleashed by the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) in São Paulo on 12 May (see last week's the socialist), writes Tony Saunois, CWI, Brazil.
16 February 2006
JEREMY SANDFORD'S drama, Cathy Come Home, about a young family who slide into homelessness and poverty was a defining moment in 1960s television, demonstrating how far drama could influence the political agenda...
17 January 2003
THE GOVERNMENT have announced a 'new campaign' to reduce the number of women and children made homeless through domestic violence, writes Eleanor Donne (national chair Campaign Against Domestic Violence).
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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