Archives : Jul-2018

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In an initiative we fully support, Andy Burnham has called on every one of Greater Manchester’s boroughs to provide a bed for every rough sleeper during autumn and winter this year. In a new blog, covered by the Manchester Evening News, the Greater Manchester Mayor writes: “The big question that I will put today is […]

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Housing charity Shelter says tens of thousands of families are trapped in temporary accommodation despite “working every hour they can”. Shelter’s analysis of official data suggests 33,000 families living in temporary digs in England were also working in 2017 – up 73% on 2013. The charity blames a mix of expensive private rents, a housing […]

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The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the number of rough sleepers on the streets of Salford has risen by 600 per cent in five years. Two years ago, Salford mayor Paul Dennett dubbed the homelessness crisis in Greater Manchester ‘a disgrace’ after spending a night searching for rough sleepers in freezing weather in the […]

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In a welcome initiative, the NHS is teaming up with councils to improve health through better housing. A King’s Fund and National Housing Federation Report out now on housing and health says the cost of poor housing to the NHS is £1.4 billion per year. Cold housing can lead to chronic diseases like lung and heart […]

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The majority of local councils in England are struggling to find any stable housing for homeless people in their area, leaving them forced to place more and more people in unstable temporary accommodation, according to a new report. 70% of local authorities surveyed for the report said they had difficulties finding social housing for homeless […]

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Independent Together fully supports the introduction of a new law: Homeless (End of Life Care). The new law has been put forward by Lib Dem MP and home affairs spokesperson, Ed Davey. At present, terminally ill homeless people have no legal rights to appropriate housing and the vast majority do not access the care and […]

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In a new Coronation Street storyline, popular character Sean Tully (played by Antony Cotton) ends up homeless and begging on the streets. Sean faces a terrible struggle as he finds himself with nowhere to stay and is forced to steal a tent and sleep rough. Coincidentally, before Antony was told about his new storyline, he […]