Residential care system ‘failing’ the elderly

Care workers are compromising the dignity and well-being of the people they look after, a new survey has found.

Emergency funding available for Grenfell Tower incident

The Bellwin scheme will be activated to support the immediate response operation following the horrific incident at Grenfell Tower in London.

£1.7bn affordable housing boost for Scottish councils

The Scottish government has committed to stimulate investment in affordable housing by making £1.75 billion available to councils.

Average UK rents falls

New data has shown that the average UK rent has fallen for the first time in over seven years, mirroring a similar fall in the housing market.

House prices fall for third month in a row

Nationwide have revealed that house prices in the UK have fallen for the third month in a row, for the first time since 2009.

Lowly paid paying half of income on rent

Housing charity shelter has warned that low-paid workers are working for the equivalent of a morning per day just to cover the cost of their rent.

English housebuilding at decade high, DCLG figures show

New figures released by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said the number of new homes being built in England is at its highest level for ten years.

West Suffolk councils take on extra staff to combat homelessness

Edmundsbury borough and Forest Heath district councils are to recruit extra staff to help fight homelessness in response to rising numbers as well as major changes to legislation and benefits.

Social Investment Fund launched for homelessness

Homeless Link has launched a £4.5 million Social Investment Fund for organisations working to reduce homelessness.

Councils in 'severe' need for affordable homes

A new report has found that 98 per cent of councils have described their need for affordable houses as ‘severe’ or ‘moderate’.

Average asking price hits record high

The average asking price for homes in UK has hit a record high of £317,281, according to the property website Rightmove.

‘Shaky foundations’ for social care plans

A former coalition government minister has warned that the Conservative Party plans to change social care funding may be derailed by councils.

A new ‘dementia-friendly’ home aimed at learning how better to support those living with the condition will be constructed this Autumn.

One in three borrow money to pay rent

According to new figures by hoping charity Shelter, half a million low earners have had to borrow money to pay their rent during the past year.

Cheshire East Council secures green protection ruling

Cheshire East Council has secured a landmark ruling in the Supreme Court to better protect residents from speculative housing developments that threaten the countryside.

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