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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Reported assaults on housing workers are falling, but do the figures disguise under-reporting? Heather Spurr reveals the results of Inside Housing’s research
The government is facing pressure from councils over the “horrendously short” timescale required to implement its controversial Pay to Stay policy by April next year.
Reported assaults against housing staff have dropped by 10.5%, despite more than one in four workers saying they feel less safe doing their job, exclusive Inside Housing research shows.
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- Lister: associations 'close to building limits'
- Charity Commission insists rules 'not onerous'
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