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Posts Tagged: Homelessness
The Government should legislate to make it illegal for estate agents to refuse to offer their services to people purely on the basis that they are in receipt of benefits.
We should look to Asia for a practical and cost-effective way to give rough sleepers a permanent address and bed for the night.
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Sleeping rough is more than the lack of a bed; it’s a personal and social tragedy. How we respond to it is a litmus test for our society.
Each Secretary of State in every department should examine the impact of their department’s policies on families’ lives.
Nat Wei: Like Peel versus the Corn Laws, the Conservative Party must use Brexit to slash the cost of living
As he battled the agri-barons, and Thatcher battled the union barons, so we must champion the underdog against the corporatist barons of today.
Robert Halfon: It’s time for Ministers to let local authorities build more council homes, and borrow to do so
We need more houses, not just to buy, but to rent – truly affordably, as well. This is a social justice issue.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
The Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force in April. But councils should use their public health budgets to provide specialist help to those who need it.
The PM clearly feels the tide of battle has changed, and that she can wear down her adversaries.
Hugo Sugg: I’ve been homeless and live on the edge of poverty. Let’s help others like me with low hours contracts.
I joined the Conservatives six months after this year’s general election, with a vision to help us progress in the area of social equality.
A better way forward is to boost the range available in the private rented sector by an increase in the Local Housing Allowance.
Rosalind Beck: Ministers are not just adopting, but even extending, parts of the Left’s agenda on housing
The Government needs to see the private rented sector as part of the solution rather than the problem.