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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to intervene after a care provider announce plans to close nursing homes across Scotland. The trade union Unison said the decision by Bield Housing would see more than 160 residents, including some aged 90 and above, forced to leave their homes. The union…
Tens of thousands of England's "forgotten homeless" are trapped without a permanent roof over their heads for months on end because of a lack of affordable or accessible housing, a new report says. Single homeless people are being priced out of social housing as well as private sector options -…
Welfare cuts and "turning off the taps to local councils" are affecting how authorities can support homeless people, the founder of the Big Issue has said. John Bird warned the homelessness crisis could see its "worst winter for over two decades" due to an increasing number of people living on…
Kensington and Chelsea Council has voted unanimously to end its contract with the organisation responsible for managing Grenfell Tower. The council is to terminate the current contract with the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) and replace it with a new arrangement to manage its housing stock. At a…
The vast majority of councils and housing associations believe government welfare policy is hitting their efforts to tackle homelessness, according to new research. The research by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the University of Sheffield reveals 84 per cent of the 106 councils and 70 per cent of the…
A raid on a three-bedroom house in north west London found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses. The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, at around 6am on Tuesday following complaints from neighbours, Brent council said. The men, all of Eastern European origin, had piled bedding in…
The Government has failed to do enough to tackle the rocketing homelessness that has been partly fuelled by its own welfare reforms, according to a damning assessment by the public spending watchdog. Over the last six years there has been a 60% rise in households in temporary accommodation, which includes…
The number of specialist homes for older people across England will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years due to the ageing population, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). The LGA is urging a "residential revolution" in homes to support the growing numbers of people…
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