Category - housing

  • 27 Jan 2014

    The latest Scottish Government statistics show a 12 percent reduction in the number of homelessness assessments between July and September 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.

  • 7 Nov 2013

    UK ministers and their allies are fond of talking about the need to reduce the welfare bill. They give the impression that the welfare bill goes to feckless scroungers, but almost never mention any statistics about who is actually claiming the money.

  • 28 Oct 2013

    This is a time to be both politically and practically subversive in the face of a growing political consensus that is hurting the most vulnerable, says Jonathan Bartley. All of the main parties in the UK, including Labour, support the cut in housing benefit. Labour has said that it would not reverse it - or, indeed, most of the other welfare reforms - should it gain power at the next election. In the face of such a negative consensus, new social housing could become a central weapon in the Churches' fight to protect the poorest.

  • 28 Oct 2013

    Having a good home is central to the health of everyone in Scotland, says the chair of the independent Housing and Wellbeing Commission.

  • 27 Oct 2013

    Housing Justice, a national Christian housing and homelessness charity, has held the first ever National Night Shelters Conference.

  • 9 Oct 2013

    Dear Iain Duncan Smith

    I believe you live in a beautiful house – a 16th century Tudor farmhouse which belongs to your father-in-law. Perhaps you'll expect me to be angry or envious. But I'm not. It's natural for people to want to help their children and the more you have, the more you can give.

  • 3 Sep 2013

    The housing and homelessness charity Shelter says that England needs a massive expansion of shared ownership homes for a generation of "forgotten families".

  • 14 Jun 2013

    Housing Minister Mark Prisk was among those joining representatives from churches and housing organisations from all over the country this week.

  • 8 Apr 2013

    I was two years old when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and thirteen when she resigned.

    Thatcher’s policies led to mass unemployment, leaving my father on the dole for much of my childhood. I started secondary school the year that Section 28 was brought in, banning schools from presenting same-sex relationships as legitimate.

  • 16 Mar 2013

    Some 17,000 people across Britain have taken part in demonstrations against the government’s controversial ‘Bedroom Tax’ this weekend.