Care and support

The latest news, opinion and analysis on sheltered and supported housing, home care, and work with vulnerable groups including the homeless and rough sleepers.

Howard Sinclair chief executive of homelessness charity St Mungo's Broadway

St Mungo's Broadway won't 'turn back the clock' on salary changes


Unite members at St Mungo’s Broadway ended their seven-day strike on Friday over changes to pay for new staff, following the merger.

Former head of St Mungo's Broadway

Outrage over St Mungo’s ‘golden handshake’


Details of £157k payoff come to light as more than 500 staff strike over wages

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Debts spiral for welfare reform-affected tenants


Families hit by the coalition government’s welfare reforms have seen their average debt increase by more than 70% in just over a year, a study has found.

Strike by staff at St Mungo's Broadway

Homelessness charity staff vote for second round of strikes


Unite members in the midst of a pay dispute at homelessness charity St Mungo’s Broadway plan to strike for 10 days from Wednesday next week.

CE, Home Group

Landlord misses out on multi-million pound probation contracts


A housing provider bidding to manage multi-million pound probation contracts has been overlooked by government

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New planning guidance for accessibility in London


New planning guidance for London has introduced new rules to ensure developments remain accessible.

Danny Alexander - Shelter lecture

Listen to Danny Alexander's ideas about solving the housing crisis


How to solve the housing crisis is one of the key challenges facing the party voted into power in 2015. Danny Alexander explored how he would tackle the issue in a lecture he gave for Shelter Scotland last week.

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Solicitor, Clarke Willmott

The right to freedom


Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive

Heather Spurr

Crisis decisions


A consultation on how the government could fund local welfare schemes will be received differently by charities and councils, Heather Spurr writes


Disabled rights


The councillor whose disabled employment question to Lord Freud unleashed a torrent of criticism on the welfare minister writes us an exclusive blog

Nick Abbey

Scratching the surface


A strategy to increase the housing options for elderly people would have a positive impact on the young and old

Kathleen Kelly

Tackling poverty post Lyons


The Lyons review paves the way for new homes, but Kathleen Kelly says we need more to ensure housing protects against poverty.

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The young ones


More needs to be done to improve the standard of private rented homes with increasing numbers of young people relying on the sector, says Oliver Colvile

Pete Apps

Rejoice or despair?


Progressive housing policies won’t see the sector rushing to vote Lib Dem, says Pete Apps


Border disputes


The UK is leading the way on helping homeless migrants into destitution, writes Heather Spurr

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