• February 2, 2012

    The government's minister for disabled people, Maria Miller, yesterday reiterated in the House of Commons her oft-made claim that charities back the coalition's welfare reform policies.

  • January 14, 2012

    Many people have not yet realised the full impact of housing benefit and other welfare reforms threatening further hardship for those already disadvantaged. On political if not humanitarian grounds, the government would do well to stop targeting those in greatest need, says Savi Hensman, examining the specific issue of housing benefit.

  • December 24, 2011

    Homelessnness kills, yet it seems like the world is still walking on by while it happens, says a senior Church of Scotland minister.

  • December 8, 2011

    Religious observance has declined over the years, the British Social Attitudes survey confirmed. The 28th report, published in December 2011, indicated that 50 per cent did not affiliate to a religion, and some who did seldom attended religious services or meetings.

  • November 23, 2011

    The government has launched a new strategy in response to the growing housing crisis.

  • October 24, 2011

    Over 80 per cent of local authorities questioned in a new survey agree that more guidance is needed to help them accurately estimate local housing requirements.

  • October 20, 2011

    A new report from leading housing groups says the Government is failing to deliver on its promises to boost housing supply and protect the vulnerable.

  • September 27, 2011

    Scottish church leaders have teamed up with a housing charity to assess the progress made by the Scottish Government to eradicate homelessness.

  • September 14, 2011

    Shelter is urging councils to crack down on rogue landlords, as its research reveals they continue to cause misery for tenants across England.

  • September 13, 2011

    Especially in areas where affordable housing is scarce, many of us – even if not about to be displaced ourselves – have friends or relatives who are about to lose their homes, with all that this involves, says Savi Hensman, explaining why the government’s programme of draconian cuts to housing benefit are so harmful.