“Cathy Come Home” to Rushden!

  The Full Gospel Church in Rushden held a marvelous screening of Ken Loach’s film Cathy Come Home on the 13th June 2018  Ciceros.org has an exclusive interview with Mark Lees of Rushden’s local housing and community project ENCS The … Continue reading “Cathy Come Home” to Rushden!

Grenfell Requires Answers!

A second tragedy has befallen London in the last few days. We all woke on Wednesday to see the most distressing scenes of a towering inferno in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Lancaster West area of London. Although the extent of such a tragedy was difficult to comprehend it was by many residents a disaster almost waiting to happen, and even followed a report by Housing regulation inspectors into the blocks refurbishment following  concerns of the safety of the building that saw gas pipes in communal areas bare, a complete lack of fire sprinklers and the use a lower grade of … Continue reading Grenfell Requires Answers!

Government Housing Benefit rules for 18-21 year olds spells 9,000 more homeless warns Charity

Removing housing benefit from young people could see 9,000 left unable to access accommodation and placed at risk of homelessness, a charity has estimated. On Friday, the government unveiled regulations which will remove the housing benefit element of Universal Credit … Continue reading Government Housing Benefit rules for 18-21 year olds spells 9,000 more homeless warns Charity

Government backs Homelessness Reduction Bill

24 October 2016 2:48 pm | By Carl Brown courtesy : Inside Housing Journal) The government will support the Homelessness Reduction Bill, the communities secretary has announced.Sajid Javid, in parliament today, confirmed ministers will back the bill, which would impose … Continue reading Government backs Homelessness Reduction Bill

Universal credit legislation may force tenants into debt in recovering rent arrears

Changes to legislation concerning rent arrear recovery through universal credit will claw 20% from non-housing increment of UC and could mean tenants seeking loans from loan sharks and the problem of mismanagement of remainder of their  benefits and debt housing and social housing providers warned . http:// http://m.insidehousing.co.uk/regulation/scale-of-arrears-clawback-plan-sparks-fears/7006926.article Continue reading Universal credit legislation may force tenants into debt in recovering rent arrears