Casey calls for support to tackle homelessness
Homelessness expert Dame Louise Casey has issued a call to arms to tackle the rising tide of homelessness around the world.
'Damning' increase in homelessness
The number of households that are homeless or at risk of homelessness has increased by more than 10%, according to figures published today.
What does the Spending Round mean for public health?
A spending round settlement for public health just slightly above inflation is welcome, but we need ‘bigger and braver thinking’ and a multi-year package, says Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy.
Casey calls for humanitarian help for homeless
The Home Office should provide a ‘humanitarian safety net’ for people in Scotland who can’t access homelessness support due to their immigration, Dame Louise Casey has said.
Taking health inequalities out of the shadows
A conference on health and health inequalities has highlighted the importance of taking a life course approach and the need for public health teams to develop a narrative that takes account of people’s social circumstances. Claire Laurent reports
Legal & General’s housing investment in Croydon is ‘long term and ethically-minded’
Jonathan Bunt and Pete Gladwell outline how an innovative investment partnership between Legal & General and Croydon LBC is providing 167 homes for families on housing waiting lists 'at a cheaper effective rate than the Public Works Loan Board'.
Birmingham budget heading for £17m overspend
Issues with bin lorries are contributing to a £17m projected overspend by Birmingham City Council.
Conservative Street in housing benefits freeze call
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has called on his own party to reduce homelessness by reversing the housing benefits freeze.
Combined strategy call to tackle homelessness
The Government should commit to a coherent combined housing and homelessness strategy, a report published today by a commission of experts has urged after a year-long investigation.
Making modular work in Birmingham
Birmingham City Council completes its first modular home this month. Cllr Sharon Thompson describes how the implementation of modern methods of construction (MMC) is the ‘real game changer’ that can help address the housing shortage.
Investigating the homelessness challenge on the Isle of Wight
The fourth leg of the LG Challenge 2019 landed at Isle of Wight Council. Penny Galvin outlines how the participants performed on delivering a route from homelessness to housing
EXCLUSIVE: New protocol to ease council tensions
A protocol encouraging best practice between councils will be drawn up by the Local Government Association (LGA) as tensions grow around increasing out of area placements, The MJ understands.
District leader attacks North Yorkshire over homelessness service cuts
Homeless people in North Yorkshire are being let down by the county council, the leader of Scarborough BC has claimed.
Calls to increase funding to halt rise in homelessness
Calls have been made for increased funding for measures to prevent people becoming homeless as figures show mounting pressure on councils.
Lack of culture change warning after new homelessness law
Councils have not undergone the ‘culture change’ needed to implement the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA), a charity has said.
Stopping youth homelessness is 'patchy' says think tank
A year after the Homelessness Reduction Act, progress on youth homelessness prevention is patchy across local authority areas, a think tank has revealed.
Government sidesteps homelessness emergency call
The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the Government to declare a ‘homelessness emergency’.
Housing shortage hampers councils' homelessness reduction efforts, MPs told
A social housing shortage is holding back councils from preventing homelessness, MPs have heard.
Councils must do better when it comes to housing
Local government must bear some of the blame for the housing crisis, says Heather Jameson - with sector experts pointing to a lack of progress in producing local plans, and a '30 year retreat from the streets'.
Progress amid the pain
In the aftermath of the Grenfell tower tragedy, progress at Kensington & Chelsea can only go as fast as the grief of the families involved, Dr Barry Quirk tells Heather Jameson