Social housing

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Social housing: don’t assume you’re not eligible for a council property
Look into local authority or housing association options because you may be surprised

Jess Clark

28, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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When people are asked to vote to demolish their homes, you have to ask if this is true democracy | Francisco Garcia
London housing estate residents must now be balloted on redevelopment plans. But in practice, the process is wanting, says journalist Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

12, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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We had no idea we could get social housing, but it has changed our lives | Nicholas Fearn
Too many are missing out due to shortages and stigma, says journalist Nicholas Fearn

Nicholas Fearn

19, Dec, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Awaab Ishak death: Rochdale housing chair to quit after damning report
Social landlord waited nearly two years to check other properties after infant died in mouldy home, says regulator

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

15, Dec, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Watchdog names social landlords in England with worst complaints records
Landlords in Kent, London and Devon named as housing ombudsman criticises ‘poor performance’

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

13, Dec, 2022 @12:00 AM

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‘Life changing’: the social housing helping to cut heating bills in Norwich
Built to Passivhaus standards, Goldsmith Street’s low-energy approach offers a pioneering approach to the housing crisis

Matthew Weaver

09, Dec, 2022 @12:30 PM

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England’s affordable housing scheme falls 32,000 homes short of target
MPs highlight big shortfalls in rural areas and warn that programme risks falling even further behind

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Housing hazards that cost the NHS £1.4bn a year and can be deadly | Letter
Letter: There has not been enough investment in ensuring that homes do not threaten the health or life of occupiers, write Prof David Ormandy and Dr Stephen Battersby

30, Nov, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Woman dying of lung disease ‘caused by mould’ urges action on rogue landlords
Tenant, who is suing landlord in test case, calls on government to back renters in claiming damages

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tens of thousands of homes unsafe, says Michael Gove
Levelling up secretary’s comments come days after coroner said death of toddler Awaab Ishak was caused by exposure to mould

Geneva Abdul

24, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Awaab Ishak’s death shed light on a social housing scandal. Now we have a brief chance to fix it | Christian Weaver
A two-year-old died after exposure to mould in his house in Rochdale. We must ensure no other family suffers like this, says Christian Weaver of Garden Court North Chambers

Christian Weaver

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Young Victorians caught in cycle of homelessness despair of missed education
Campaigners call on state government to act on crisis, as most young people who approach homelessness services are turned away

Cait Kelly

23, Nov, 2022 @5:52 AM

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