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A council has been criticised for erecting posters that make passers-by "suspicious of homeless people". The poster, by Gloucester City Council, states: "Are you really helping homeless people? "In some cases, the people you see sleeping rough are not homeless. They are in accommodation, receiving support and benefits. "Think before…
Loreburn Housing Association has been given the go-ahead by Dumfries and Galloway Council to redevelop the site of the former Garrick Hospital in Stranraer by building dementia-friendly housing alongside an innovative “youth foyer”. The proposals will see the creation of eight one-bed and four two-bed “extra care” dementia-friendly homes. New…
The Prime Minister has said she disagrees with a Tory council leader who called on police to clear rough sleepers from Windsor before the royal wedding. Simon Dudley said beggars could present the town in a "sadly unfavourable light" when Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle in May. He…
Hundreds of millions of pounds from dormant accounts are to be used to help the homeless and boost good causes. The £330 million windfall is to come from bank and building society accounts that have remained untouched for at least 15 years and where the holder cannot be traced by…
Homelessness in England is a "national crisis" and the Government's approach to tackling the problem has been an "abject failure", according to a damning report. More than 9,000 people are sleeping rough on the streets and over 78,000 households, including 120,000 children, are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, often…
A charity has unveiled what it claims is the world's first vending machine for the homeless. Action Hunger installed the device in the Broadmarsh Centre in Nottingham to provide food, socks and toothbrushes, among other essentials, to people sleeping rough at Christmas. The machines can only be accessed with a…
Survivors of domestic violence will be given more support to move home under a new housing scheme. The scheme will ensure those with lifetime tenancies in social housing who flee a violent relationship will not lose their security of tenure and are provided with a new home. In 2015/16 more…
Homeless families are routinely being housed in damp or infested temporary accommodation for weeks on end, a report into local councils has found. Too many people are being left in situations which are "simply unacceptable in modern society", the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman said. Many local councils still…
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