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A Green MEP has called for a European and national framework to promote sustainable housing, through policy, incentives and funding.
A register office has refused a Christian minister permission for a same-sex marriage,
triggering the first steps in legal action over marriage equality.
An international dementia conference in Scotland has addressed topical issues including palliative care and the quality of life in care homes.
The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement has given firm backing to a new campaign that plans legal action to secure recognition of same-sex marriage in the UK.
Among the Chancellor’s targets in the Comprehensive Spending Review are social housing and those who need it. The capital budget has been slashed, and new tenants may face being charged up to 80 per cent of market rents.
Commentators have been responding to the details of the government's spending review plans, which many see as an attack on the most vulnerable.
Campaigning churches' charity Housing Justice has announced new funding for initiatives aimed at tackling the growing rural housing crisis.
The government's new £7 billion 'fairness premium' funding package for poor families will not adequately protect them from the cuts, says Church Action on Poverty.
Housing charities want to see churches making their unused land and buildings available to the community in order to tackle the rural housing crisis.
Charities and academics have condemned comments by a Conservative minister who appeared to blame large families living on benefits for their own poverty.