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Tories slash emergency funding for homeless

Tories slash emergency funding for homeless 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

Letters—we must end the housing crisis before lockdown’s over We cannot go back to the same old housing crisis—something has to change

Homeless people charged for not going home

Homeless people charged for not going home Homeless people are being arrested and charged under coronavirus legislation.

Letters—We workers need more than just applause and gratitude

Letters—We workers need more than just applause and gratitude 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’

Homeless people abandoned in a system ‘designed to fail’ 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

Tory measures not enough to protect homeless people  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.

Millions left without suitable homes in Tory housing crisis

24 September 2019
Millions are in housing need while hundreds of thousands of homes lie empty.

Driving out the homeless

15 April 2019
People in desperate housing need are being forced to live in an old office block next to the North Circular road, a six lane motorway that loops through north London.

LETTERS—Health charges for migrants are racist—scrap all of them

05 March 2019
The treatment of Boysie Folkes shows that the whole system of charging migrants for healthcare and checking people’s immigration status is wrong.

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

04 November 2018
London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

‘Fortress mentality’ means Tories ignore ‘unacceptable hardship’ of Universal Credit

26 October 2018
The Tories’ hated Universal Credit benefit is causing “unacceptable hardship and difficulties” for many claimants, according to a new report from MPs.

The Troublemaker - Councils hit homeless people with up to £1,500 in charges

21 August 2018
Homeless people face being charged up to £1,500 a year by councils to store their possessions.

New Tory act won’t curb rise in homelessness or deaths

17 April 2018
The number of recorded deaths of homeless people has doubled in the past five years.

The system risks lives

27 February 2018
The number of street homeless people has risen for the seventh year in a row—as temperatures dropped below freezing.

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