Rough sleeper numbers only count those people sleeping rough, not those in hostels, temporary accommodation, sofa surfing, or otherwise managing to keep themselves off the street but not living in permanent, suitable accommodation. It would be good to know the true level of homelessness in this country.
Government welfare reforms are fuelling a rise in homelessness in towns and cities across the country, an Observer investigation has found.
Interviews with homelessness charities across England reveal a support system in crisis as the rollout of universal credit and freezes to local housing allowance rates put even basic accommodation beyond the means of many. One shelter said universal credit was a factor in a third of its clients ending up in its care.
The findings put more pressure on the chancellor, Philip Hammond, as he prepares to unveil Monday’s budget. On Saturday night, Tory and DUP rebels threatening to force the government into a rethink over universal credit claimed that they had secured a £1bn injection for the programme.
Last week, the Commons…
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Soon to Include Jobcentre AP?
Arthur Chapple. The ‘I’. Today.
This story keeps developing
I am long-term unemployed. Few employers take me seriously: I’m 56, a credit risk due to high debt, can’t drive and therefore dependent on public transport which means I cannot pursue jobs with shift patterns outside the bus or train times. A history of agency…
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https://dailym.ai/2CtY79B via @MailOnline
This video from the USA says about itself:
TYT Contributor Ryan Grim reports from a protest outside the Saudi embassy in Washington DC. U.S. and Turkish officials say that Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident, was reportedly killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month. Read Ryan’s report for The Intercept here.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Monday, October 15, 2018
The demand for sanctions on Riyadh is unanswerable
WESTERN allies of the despotic Saudi monarchy talk loudly of possible consequences if Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed murdered in Riyadh’s Istanbul consulate.
Turkish officials were due to carry out a joint inspection of the consulate last night alongside Saudi officials, but is any evidence likely to survive a fortnight after Khashoggi’s disappearance?
Ankara claimed earlier to have evidence that the journalist, who has…
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