- 23 Nov
THE LHA CAP WILL APPLY TO ALL TENANTS THAT RECEIVE UNIVERSAL CREDIT
These details were stated by the government:Lord Freud announced in a ministerial statement that this would "ensure simplicity and a streamlined process". He also said tenants who are moved from housing benefit onto Universal Credit after April 2019 will be protected "in cash terms" under a transitional arrangement.Chief executive at Community Housing Cymru, Stuart Ropke, said:"This policy is...
- 18 Nov
REPORT WARNS THAT DCLG IS COMPLACENT OVER COMMERCIAL RISKS COUNCILS FACE
Inside Housing gave an account of the committee's report, thus:"The department does not have good enough information to understand the scale and nature of authorities' commercial activities or which authorities are placing themselves at greatest risk and it does not use the information it does have to give it a cumulative picture of risks and pressures across the sector."According to the...
- 15 Nov
HOMELESSNESS CHARITY (SHELTER) APPEALS FOR FUNDING TO HELP THE HOMELESS THIS CHRISTMAS
Shelter is appealing to the public to help meet the demand due to the following:In order to remedy this situation:Director of Plan A at M&S, Mike Barry, said:"This year marks Shelter's 50th anniversary, but the surge in calls to the helpline makes it clear that Shelter is as needed now as at any time in its long history. And that's exactly why our partnership with the charity remains hugely...
- 14 Nov
NHS LEADERSHIP HAS TRIED TO KEEP SECRET PLANS TO CUT HOSPITAL SERVICES
According to the King's Fund, NHS England told local managers to keep the plans "out of the public domain" and avoid requests for information.Forty-four reviews of local services have been set up across the country and interviews were carried out by King's Fund with staff involved in four reviews known as Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs). Proposals have also been drawn:Interviews...
- 07 Nov
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT IS NEEDED TO SOLVE THE HOMELESSNESS CRISIS
The group expressed their worry about the scare housing situation and a lack of adequate national financial support for an increased house building programme.The following suggestions and statistics were also stated:Councils like Labour run Birmingham, for instance, are fighting against the rise of homelessness as many families are stuck in temporary accommodation.What do you think?Please tweet...
- 04 Nov
FORECAST: THE BRITISH PROPERTY MARKET'S POST-CRASH BOOM MAY COME TO A HALT IN 2017
The following findings are also embedded in the forecast:Lucian Cook, Savill's UK head of residential research, said:"The effect of Brexit is complicating a natural shift towards the later stages of the housing market cycle when the strongest growth is seen beyond London and the southeast."What is clear is that the housing market does not like political and economic uncertainty and this points...
- 03 Nov
SURVEY RESULT SHOWS THAT THE SOCIAL CARE CRISIS IS GETTING WORSE
Here are findings of the survey:According to the former president of ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services), Ray James, social care is approaching a 'perfect storm' and vulnerable people may keep getting insufficient help, therefore, the government needs to fund this sector as quickly as possible in order for help to be rendered.He said:"This survey paints a picture of adult...
- 01 Nov
THE NEW LOWER BENEFIT CAP WILL HIT MANY FAMILIES
According to Inside Housing, the CIH research made the following findings:Chief executive of the CIH, Terrie Alafat, said:"The results of our research are extremely worrying. It shows that the reduction in total benefits is going to hit some of the most vulnerable families of all sizes across England, Scotland and Wales."These families lose out when the cap comes into effect from 7th November and...
Responding to the DWP Consultation: Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "Sincere thanks to Michael Patterson for an excellent presentation on the HB Reform issues in Leeds last week, and for all the very helpful info and links. I do intend to respond on behalf of our organisation, Caring For Life, but feel that Support Solutions' response is excellent." E.S. - Caring for Life