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

Shelter helpline calls increase by 50,000 in a year

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The number of calls to Shelter’s helpline has jumped by nearly 50,000 in the space of a year, the charity has reported. The charity said it received 457,700 calls in the financial year 2014/15 – equating to more than 1,200 … Continue reading

2,500 homes repossessed in July-September 2015

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A total of 2,500 homes were repossessed in the third quarter, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). This was unchanged from the previous quarter, although the number of homes in serious arrears did increase by 400 to 23,700 … Continue reading

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 19: No Second Night Out – The Government Said….

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Here is Grant Schapps talking about the government’s ‘No Second Night Out’ report & here are the aims as laid out in the ‘No Second Night Out Campaign’ in 2011, The issue According to government statistics, an estimated 2,744 people … Continue reading

Women at risk of violence are running out of places to turn

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The road to utopia can only be accessed via a shrinking state: at least, that’s what the Tories want us to swallow. Under this government, councils have had budgets hacked by 40%. It is, lest we need reminding, our most … Continue reading

Down & out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 18 – Section 35 Dispersal Orders

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Big up to David Cameron, his government have yet to resort to the sorts of social cleansing advocated by some American Consultants (see Vice News above). But the introduction of Section 35 Dispersal Orders is every bit as vile as … Continue reading