Archives : Nov-2018

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Manchester’s first American Football fan club, Gridiron & Gravy, has marked the biggest Thursday of the NFL season by launching a new charity partnership. The Northern community for UK fans of American football marked Thanksgiving, a huge day on the NFL calendar, by announcing Manchester’s I2gether as its new good causes partner. I2gether is a […]

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This year, 320,000 people were recorded as homeless in Britain, analysis from housing charity Shelter suggests. It is a rise of 13,000, or 4%, on last year’s figures and equivalent to 36 new people becoming homeless every day. London has the highest rate of homelessness, but it is growing fastest in the Midlands, Yorkshire and […]

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The BBC is reporting that a family of six has been moved by their local authority 13 times since becoming homeless four months ago. Dean and Amy Coombes were evicted from their house in St Austell, Cornwall, on 29 June, along with their four children aged under eight. Since then they have been placed in […]

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Council tenants on universal credit have on average more than double the rent arrears of those still on housing benefit, a BBC investigation has found. In Flintshire, north Wales, one of the first counties to test the new payment, the council says rent arrears have gone up by £1m. One claimant there said a mistake […]

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The real scale of female homelessness is likely to be significantly worse than official records show, as women hide to avoid being attacked, a new report reveals. Women who sleep on the street are subject to “horrendous” treatment, including sexual abuse, violence and stigmatisation – and often feel unsafe when accessing predominantly male homelessness services, according to […]

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A total of £85m will be handed to 20 local authorities struggling with high or rising numbers of children in care, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced. Delivering the 2018 Budget, Hammond said the money will be provided over the next five years to address the social care pressures faced by councils. He said departmental spending […]