Heather writes news and features for Inside Housing. Her patches include homelessness, supported housing, public land and asylum. She also covers Scotland and the South of England.
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A London borough is re-evaluating its contract with one of Britain’s biggest homelessness charities following a strike over changes to pay.
Guidance on the Care Act has been updated to allay fears that the legislation pays too little attention to the ‘broader’ role of housing.
A group of MPs has launched an inquiry into a Liberal Democrat bill to outlaw ‘revenge’ evictions.
- 95% of England's housing stock not accessible for older people
- Wheatley Group posts seven-fold reduction in deficit
- Staff at homelessness charity to picket HQ today
- Universal credit in place by 2018, says Iain Duncan Smith
- Crisis decisions
- Watchdog fines council £1,000 for pregnant woman 'gatekeeping'
- Two housing associations moved to 'low engagement'
With ALMOs having an increasingly blurred definition, Heather Spurr was not surprised to see a council considering the model for managing temporary homelessness accomodation
With the Conservative Party conference taking place in Manchester this week, Heather Spurr compares David Cameron’s homeless election promises and what his government is doing now.
Westminster Council’s payments to families housed in B&Bs for more than six weeks should be a call to action for other local authorities, writes Heather Spurr
- Tipping the balance
- Lost in translation
- Populist message
- Fairness agenda