Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 21: Better Off Inside Than Out

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This story should really start with the tale of A. but it doesn’t, it starts with the tale of a sorry looking Polish homeless guy & his two litres of cider. The sorry looking Polish guy told us a dreadful … Continue reading

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 20:The Truth Is Rarely Pure & Never Simple

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Borough of Poole is urging anyone concerned about people sleeping rough to contact the national initiative Street-link. Given the lack of respect they actively encourage where the homeless are concerned, I would have to ask why.  “It is always a concern … Continue reading

Eviction Threat Hangs Over Christmas Dinner

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ACTIVISTS hoping to feed the homeless this Christmas are braced for eviction at any moment as a housing trust drags them into court today. And underlining the vast wealth disparity that caused the campaigners to set up the Camden Mothership … Continue reading

Cameron says ending lifetime council tenancies will ‘help social mobility’

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A Conservative minister has claimed council tenants may benefit from losing the right to live in their home for life because they might not have thought about buying their own property before. Marcus Jones, a housing minister, said the new … Continue reading

Council tenants lose lifetime right to live in property

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In a move condemned by Labour as likely to break up communities, the government has quietly tabled an amendment to the housing and planning bill that sets a maximum of five-year terms for new secure tenancies. The policy brings an … Continue reading

100,000 children will wake up homeless on Christmas Day, Shelter estimates

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More than 100,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas Day across Britain – the equivalent of four children for every school in the country – according to estimates from Shelter. The charity calculated that the n umber of homeless … Continue reading

Poole goes for gold after homelessness service achieves Bronze Standard

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THE first step on the way to becoming a Gold standard authority has been achieved by Borough of Poole’s housing services team. The council is going for gold after a successful peer review of the homelessness service by colleagues from … Continue reading