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Last week, the Government published new draft regulations for the next stage of the roll-out of U...


16/11/2018
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There is much to be encouraged by in the Government’s social housing green paper, 'A new deal for...


08/11/2018
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Homelessness is not inevitable. We know that in most cases it is preventable, and in every case it can be ended. Crisis’ new report, ‘Preventing homelessness: It’s everybody’s business’, helps demonstrate how this can be achieved. But this will only be possible if every part of government, from the Department for Work and Pensions to the Home Office, takes responsibility for preventing homelessness.


30/10/2018
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Ahead of the Budget, we called on the Government to focus its investment more sharply on interventions that prevent homelessness from occurring in the first place. The Westminster Government already invests £1.1bn every year in tackling homelessness. However, most of this investment is spent on helping people when they reach crisis point.


29/10/2018
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An important part of making Universal Credit work to prevent homelessness is getting the support in Jobcentres right. Historically, Jobcentres have focused on how to help someone into work. But how can anyone reasonably focus on work when they’re worried about whether they can keep a roof over their head?


24/10/2018
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Most people in Scotland become homeless following a relationship breakdown. Many are then placed...


22/10/2018
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Most people in Scotland become homeless following a relationship breakdown. Many are then placed...


22/10/2018
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Housing First is the most important recent innovation in tackling homelessness. Effective for an...


18/10/2018
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In case there was any doubt, the pink and blue signage everywhere declaring 'MORE HOMES' and the...


05/10/2018
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The majority of the provisions within the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) came into effect on th...


04/10/2018
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