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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Union members at one of Britain’s largest homelessness charities will picket St Mungo’s Broadway’s headquarters on Thursday in a dispute over changes to pay.
The last welfare benefit claimants will be moved onto universal credit by 2018, Iain Duncan Smith has forecast.
A consultation on how the government could fund local welfare schemes will be received differently by charities and councils, Heather Spurr writes
- Watchdog fines council £1,000 for pregnant woman 'gatekeeping'
- Two housing associations moved to 'low engagement'
- Government to offer cheap lending for older people's housing
- Scotland's largest association set for merger after vote
- Lyons: 'Government should make associations use surpluses for new homes'
- Sector backs government's universal credit alert plan
- Back of the queue for single homeless people
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