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Interview with Paul Holmes—‘Unions need to use their power for their members’

Interview with Paul Holmes—‘Unions need to use their power for their members’ As voting begins in the Unison general secretary election, Sarah Bates talks to socialist candidate Paul Holmes about his plans to shake things up in the public sector trade union

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper

Deported under new regime for being a rough sleeper Rough sleepers in Britain who have come from other countries face deportation under new immigration laws. These will be introduced when the Brexit transition period ends.

Eight people die in Glasgow hotel during Covid-19 crisis

Eight people die in Glasgow hotel during Covid-19 crisis Eight people have died at a Glasgow hotel used to shelter the homeless during lockdown.  

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban People will continue to be made homeless despite an extension of the ban on eviction enforcement announced by the Tories last week.  

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable The solution to ­homelessness in Britain is “almost laughably simple” according to Maeve McClenaghan, author of a new book on the issue.

Crash on the streets—how cruel Tory plans will fuel homeless crisis

Crash on the streets—how cruel Tory plans will fuel homeless crisis Sackings and benefits sanctions have left ever more people struggling to pay their rent. The Tories’ plan to end a ban on evictions in September—meaning thousands could be thrown out

Homeless people turfed out as Covid-19 support ends

12 June 2020
The Tory government promised to help care for homeless people during the  pandemic. But now the measures adopted are ending, writes Sadie Robinson 

Residents pay more for failed care + new threats to homeless people

09 June 2020
Coronavirus has ripped through adult social care.

Tories slash emergency funding for homeless

18 May 2020
Homeless people across England could be thrown back onto the streets after the Tories cut funding for an emergency scheme.

Letters—we must end the housing crisis before lockdown’s over

15 May 2020
We cannot go back to the same old housing crisis—something has to change

Homeless people charged for not going home

12 May 2020
Homeless people are being arrested and charged under coronavirus legislation.

Letters—We workers need more than just applause and gratitude

11 May 2020
As a support worker I have seen recently the outpouring of affection and respect lavished upon us “key workers”. 

Homeless people abandoned in a system ‘designed to fail’

02 May 2020
Despite Tory promises to house homeless people, the most vulnerable are left struggling with a situation that’s only getting worse

Tory measures not enough to protect homeless people

06 April 2020
 The outbreak of Covid-19 is showing just how hard vital homelessness services have been hit by austerity.

Tories abandon homeless people despite promises to give shelter

30 March 2020
Conflicting advice from the Tory government is resulting in homeless people being at heightened risk of contracting coronavirus.

Strike at St Mungo’s for conditions and homeless service

17 March 2020
Around 500 workers at the St Mungo’s homelessness charity began a three-day strike on Monday over attempts to push through worse terms and conditions.

True horror of housing benefits in Tory Britain

14 January 2020
Hundreds of people are being driven into homelessness by errors in housing benefits appeals and overpayments.

Revealed - shocking state of child homelessness in Britain

10 December 2019
At least 135,000 children will be homeless by Christmas—the highest in 12 years, according to a report by housing charity Shelter.

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die

26 November 2019
While Boris Johnson speaks of a “one nation” Britain, at least five homeless people have died in the last few weeks.

Homeless protesters occupy Chester council building after torrential rain

02 October 2019
Homeless protesters who stormed a council building in Chester on Monday night were still inside on Wednesday demanding a place to live.

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