Archives : Oct-2018

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In a long overdue development, Pendleton Together has secured funding for the removal and replacement of cladding over nine blocks in Pendleton along with other fire related works. Pendleton Together looks after the day-to-day management of homes owned by Salford City Council. The news has been welcomed by Salford City Council, which has previously been frustrated […]

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In a further sign of the humanitarian crisis facing Greater Manchester, the Manchester Evening News is reporting that two men who died within 24 hours of each other on the streets of the city centre this weekend are both believed to have been homeless. The body of a middle aged man was discovered on Deansgate […]

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A shocking new report from the Salvation Army says human traffickers in the UK are increasingly using drugs and alcohol as a means of controlling and forcing vulnerable British men and women into slave labour and sexual exploitation across the country. Figures from the charity show that this year they have seen a doubling of […]

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Some people “could be worse off” when they switch to universal credit, Esther McVey has admitted. The work and pensions secretary said “tough decisions’ had been made which would hit claimants – following reports that she told the cabinet their loss could reach £2,400 a year. Earlier this week, Paul Barlow from Independent Together warned […]

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Young people have become less likely to own their own home, official figures show. New data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that the number of young people aged 22 – 29 years owning a home fell from 37% in 2008 to 27% in 2017, while just 7% of young people aged […]

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The next stage of Universal Credit – which will see three million people moving from tax credits and the old benefits system onto the new system – will lead to an increase in foodbank use – and even homelessness – in Greater Manchester, according to experts. The Trussell Trust, which runs a number of foodbanks […]