Communities

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Charity helping Ukrainians find UK hosts to scale back work
Exclusive: Refugees at Home says it is taking action as government scheme is unworkable

Diane Taylor

02, Oct, 2022 @1:53 PM

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UK house buyers ‘left powerless’ as mortgage deals hang in balance
Chancellor’s mini-budget sees home loans withdrawn and purchasers left in limbo

Jess Clark and Jedidajah Otte

02, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Hope and heartbreak for New Zealanders dreaming of a communal life
Cohousing offers a vision of connected, community-based living – but the path to realising the dream can be far from smooth

Max Rashbrooke

01, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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‘It’s about keeping places alive’: Wales’s radical second-homes policy
Measures aim to preserve communities and keep more homes available for locals but critics say they are ‘anti-tourist’

Steven Morris

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Buy-to-let landlords facing financial cliff edge after mini-budget
Mortgage market meltdown has left many amateur landlords facing a stark choice: to raise rents or sell up

Rupert Jones

29, Sep, 2022 @6:45 PM

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From the £25,000 wreck to the £25m home with an indoor pool: what three house sales tell us about modern Britain
Thousands of homes are sold each day across the country, and each has its own story, from the drug- and crime-ridden streets of a former mining town to the ever more bizarre demands of the super-rich

Simon Usborne

27, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The people making a difference: the man setting up woodworking ‘sheds’ to combat loneliness
When Philip Jackson moved back to the UK from Australia, he felt compelled to support fellow lonely souls in his town. Now, for a momentous event, it’s his turn to be treated

Sirin Kale

26, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Room to rent? UK housesharing on the rise due to energy bills and living costs
Taking in lodgers and sharing meals with family and friends are just some of the ways people can bear down on heating expenses

Suzanne Bearne

25, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘The inferno was racing towards me’: survivors of the Summerland fire on the day their holiday paradise burned down
When it opened in 1971, the acrylic-clad complex promised balmy conditions year round. But then a blaze ripped through the building in minutes, killing 50. What happened – and why has the disaster been forgotten?

Sally Williams

24, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Tell us: are you on the waiting list for affordable housing in Westminster?
We’re interested to hear from people living in the borough of Westminster and are trying to find affordable housing

Guardian community team

23, Sep, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Surge in ‘no-fault evictions’ prompts calls to renew UK-wide ban
Tenants were protected from the practice by lockdown, but are now suffering ‘devastating’ consequences

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

22, Sep, 2022 @12:57 PM

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‘Green gentrification’ due to rewilding could force out poorer communities
Report says urban nature restoration projects must be handled carefully to avoid pricing out locals

Helena Horton Environment reporter

21, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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