Why shouldn’t councils build the homes needed? We can re-enter the market, using low costs of capital to borrow, and cut out the middleman.
Posts Tagged: Homelessness
The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
A bed is not enough. A chance of employment, as well as good physical and mental health are needed to turn lives around.
Sunak’s statement tomorrow. How much like the Old Normal can we afford to make the New Normal be – or try to?
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
When there are no private rentals to go to the flow from abusive home to refuge in privately rented accommodation will come to an abrupt halt.
Izzi Seccombe: During this crisis, I’m proud of how Conservative councils are delivering the help needed
The focus has been on the vulnerable – the elderly, the lonely, and getting homeless people off the streets and into secure accommodation.
Daniel Pryor: Reducing homelessness. Housing First is a liberal approach based on harm reduction. We need more of it
When Crisis is saying the same thing as the Centre for Social Justice and ourselves at the Adam Smith Institute, politicians should listen.
Coronavirus: Jenrick steps up efforts to help the vulnerable – rough sleepers and victims of domestic violence
The greatest difficulty may prove persuading those who need help, to accept it. Plus – councils given discretion over small business funding.
Independent shops and businesses in Soho, Carnaby Street, and the back lanes of Mayfair, whilst not making headlines, will now have gone for ever.
Plus: And a Coronavirus Social Justice Minister. Give thanks for Starmer. And: it’s time for a Virtual Parliament.
The greatest uncertainty is over how many will be willing to accept the offer of accommodation.
Many are vulnerable people in need of specialist help. Far better use could be made of the existing Public Health budget.
Neil O’Brien: How the Conservatives can do better with younger voters. And remain a compassionate party.
After crushing Labour last year, it might be tempting to rest on our laurels. But we need to act now to keep the extreme left locked out of Number 10.
A new book explains why building land is prohibitively expensive.
The cost of putting individuals and families into temporary accommodation is significant. Finding secure accommodation is imperative.